This release compiles 30 tracks Little Milton cut at the beginning of his career for different imprints like Sun, Meteor, Bobbin, and Chess Records’ subsidiary label Checker, between 1953 and 1962. Highlights include magnificent tunes such as the smash R&B single “So Mean to Me,” plus the stomper “I Need Somebody,” “I’m a Lonely Man,” the ballad “Cross My Heart,” and the rockin’ “Hey, Girl!”, among many others. These great sides are the building blocks of Little Milton's legendary musical legacy.
“LITTLE” MILTON CAMPBELL, vocals and electric guitar, plus:
James Carr, C.W. Tate (tenor sax), Oliver Sain, Lawrence Taylor (alto sax), Larry Prothro (trumpet), Cleophas Johnson, Jesse Knight Jr. (bass), Ike Turner, Fontella Bass (piano), Jerry Walker, Lonnie Hayes (drums), among others.
Recorded in Memphis and St. Louis, between 1953 and 1962.
01 I Need Somebody 02 So Mean to Me 03 Lonely No More 04 Someone to Love 05 I’m in Love 06 Hey, Girl! 07 Dead Love 08 My Baby Pleases Me 09 Hold Me Tight 10 Same Old Blues 11 Long Distance Operator 12 I Found Me a New Love 13 Satisfied 14 Beggin’ My Baby 15 Somebody Told Me 16 If You Love Me, Baby 17 Alone and Blue 18 Losing Hand 19 Oh, My Little Baby 20 Saving My Love for You 21 Love at First Sight 22 Let’s Boogie, Baby 23 That Will Never Do 24 I’m a Lonely Man 25 Lookin’ for My Baby 26 Homesick for My Baby 27 Cross My Heart 28 Strange Dreams 29 I’m Tryin’ 30 I Wonder Why