Greatest Hits (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection)

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
Milton Campbell was a blues chameleon in his early recording career for Sun and Bobbin, changing styles seemingly with every record he made. But he found his groove -- a Bobby Bland-style R&B with a bluesy edge to it -- when he came to Chess Records in 1963. These 16 tracks collect the highlights of his six-year tenure at the label, featuring the hits "We're Gonna Make It," "Who's Cheating Who?" and "If Walls Could Talk." The majority of the sides feature strong horn charts courtesy of Oliver Sain and Gene Barge, the core of Milton's sound during this period. The stylistic connection of Milton to Bland is no more stronger evidenced than on his cover of "Blind Man," but ...
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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
Milton Campbell was a blues chameleon in his early recording career for Sun and Bobbin, changing styles seemingly with every record he made. But he found his groove -- a Bobby Bland-style R&B with a bluesy edge to it -- when he came to Chess Records in 1963. These 16 tracks collect the highlights of his six-year tenure at the label, featuring the hits "We're Gonna Make It," "Who's Cheating Who?" and "If Walls Could Talk." The majority of the sides feature strong horn charts courtesy of Oliver Sain and Gene Barge, the core of Milton's sound during this period. The stylistic connection of Milton to Bland is no more stronger evidenced than on his cover of "Blind Man," but equal mention in the soulful department must go to the heart-wrenching ballad "Let Me Down Easy" and "Poor Man's Song," one of two songs collected here that Campbell had a hand in writing. Interesting updates of Little Willie John's "All Around the World" "Grits Ain't Groceries", Chuck Willis' "I Feel So Bad" and Rosco Gordon's "Just a Little Bit" complete the package. As part of MCA's Chess 50th Anniversary Series, this sweats the two-disc Welcome to the Club: The Essential Chess Recordings down to a perfect introductory package to this sometimes misunderstood is he blues? soul? R&B? artist.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/17/1997
  • Label: Fontana Mca
  • UPC: 076732938621
  • Catalog Number: 9386
  • Sales rank: 26,703

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Little Milton Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Cash McCall Guitar
James Carr Tenor Saxophone
Donny Hathaway Keyboards
Maurice White Drums
Phil Upchurch Guitar
Oliver Sain Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
David Hines Trumpet
Sonny Thompson Piano
Fontella Bass Piano
Ben Branch Tenor Saxophone
Joe Campbell Trumpet
Leonard Caston Piano
Ira Gates Drums
Maurice Jennings Drums
Floyd Morris Piano
George Patterson Saxophone
Louis Satterfield Bass
Gerald Sims Guitar
Charles Stepney Piano
Tom Washington Piano
John Watson Trombone
Murray Watson Trumpet
Roosevelt T. Williams Bass
Lawrence Taylor Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Jerry Walker Drums
Larry Prothe Trumpet
The Gems Vocals
The Radiants Vocals
Robert "Sax" Crowder Baritone Saxophone
Technical Credits
George Jones Composer
Carl Smith Composer
Rosco Gordon Composer
Dexter Gordon Composer
Chick Webb Composer
Oliver Sain Producer
Jerome Kern Composer
Calvin Carter Producer
Leonard Chess Producer
Phil Chess Producer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Chester Powers Composer
Allan Reuss Composer
Billy Davis Composer, Producer
Jerry Hayes Composer
Tommy Karen Composer
Rainy Robinson Composer
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