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  posted on 8/5/2005 at 09:52 AM
I'd imagine that this has been posted already, but if not it breaks my heart to pass the news. Little Milton passed away yesterday. He truly was a legend, and will be missed. Actually saw it on Relix, here's their article:

EDIT: just saw this was posted a page back, my apologies for doubling up a thread.


Little Milton Passes Away at 71 2005-08-04 14:05:48
Blues guitarist "Little" Milton Campbell passed away at 7:30AM this morning at the age of 71. Last Friday, Campbell suffered a stroke; he remained hospitalized in a coma until his death. Often compared to B.B. King, Little Milton was born James Milton Campbell in Inverness, MS in 1934. The son of blues musician and sharecropper Big Milton, Little Milton patented his own electric mix of Chicago blues, soul and R&B, emerging as one of the 1960s' bestselling blues musicians. During his nearly five decades of performance, Milton recorded for both Chess and Stax, working with such luminaries as Sonny Boy Williamson II, Ike Turner and Sam Phillips. After discovering a half-brother who shared his name, he legally shortened his name to Milton Campbell. An inductee into the W.C. Handy Blues Hall of Fame, Little Milton performed on Gov't Mule's Jammy-winning version of "Soulshine." In March, Little Milton joined the Allman Brothers onstage at the Beacon Theater on two occasions, including a run through his song "The Blues is Alright."

"Little Milton was a true friend," Warren Haynes told Relix. "We met about six years ago when we collaborated for his album Welcome To Little Milton. Since then we played together many times, as recently as this year. At 71 he was playing and singing better than ever. As a person, I always found him to be sincere and a real gentleman, which is not always the case when you meet your heroes. His influence on the blues world and the rock & roll world runs so much deeper than most of us realize. He will be sorely missed."

[Edited on 8/5/2005 by jmintz]

 

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  posted on 8/5/2005 at 09:56 AM
Sad. He really had the crowd going (especially on Saturday night) when I saw him with the Brothers in March.
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  posted on 8/5/2005 at 01:53 PM

 

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  posted on 8/5/2005 at 01:56 PM
RIP Little Milton, your music will be missed. I was at the show this past Beacon run when he came out, my first show too!

 

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  posted on 8/5/2005 at 03:32 PM
Sad news. The cnn.com article about him today had a little mention about Susan T. Check out the link:

http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/05/music.littlemilton.reut/index.h tml


 

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  posted on 8/5/2005 at 03:36 PM
Very sad to hear of the passing of Little Milton. Got a chance to hear him last year at a small blues festival in the DC area and he was definely the "real deal". R.I.P. Milton, you'll be missed.
 
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  posted on 8/5/2005 at 04:05 PM
R.I.P. Milton.

 

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  posted on 8/5/2005 at 07:21 PM
Hasta la vista, Little Milton.

 

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  posted on 8/5/2005 at 07:59 PM
Oh Man that sucks, Hey Milton, Hope your playing music up in the skies.........

 

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  posted on 8/5/2005 at 09:23 PM
Go on up to the House, Brother. I'll miss you.



[Edited on 8/6/2005 by superyankee]

 

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