Little Milton

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James Milton Campbell, Jr. was born on September 7, 1934 and died on August 4, 2005 of stroke related complications. He started recording in 1952 under the direction of Ike Turner for Sun Records. As well as a composer and singer he was also a record producer, and became connected to Chess when he set up his own record label. He produced some of the first recordings of Albert King and Fontella Bass. His first hit was “So Mean To Me” in 1962, and by 1965 he was one of Chess’ most successful artistes. When Chess collapsed in the early 1970s Little Milton moved to Stax Records of Memphis where he had further success.

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