Saturday, August 27, 2005

Little Milton 1934-2005
RIP to One Of the Blues Gods

Little Milton Dies at 70
Influential bluesman recorded for Sun, Chess and Stax

(Rolling Stone coverage)

Blues Hall of Famer Little Milton, who combined the tough electric blues sound of the early 1950s with the punchy, showtime arrangements of R&B, soul and funk, died in Memphis August 4 of complications from two strokes. He was seventy.

How'd I miss this???

Little Milton was the man.The Mississippi native and one-time Sun Records artist inspired Led Zeppelin, Clapton, and tons of other great musicians. "Grits Ain't Groceries" is one of the greatest R&B songs of all time. The man, was, well, a Blues god.

I'll bet stations like WWOZ in New Orleans played tons of stuff from Milton's catalog for days.

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