Little Milton Welcome To Little Milton

One of the world's greatest blues guitarists, singers and composers, Milton Campbell's stature is anything but "Little." His lack of creating his own truly distinctive sound early on, however, has cost him the fame afforded his better-known contemporaries, Bobby "Blue" Bland and B.B. King. At 65, Little Milton's guitar playing is reminiscent of B.B.'s urban blues, and his charismatic voice resembles Bland's R&B-branded blues. This release may bring Little Milton out from their shadows, as this elder blues man is given the chance to strut his stuff with a cross-section of modern blues men and women, demonstrating his incredible range across such versatile material. He holds his own against players half his age, without taking anything away from his guests, a diverse group including Peter Wolf ("Two Loves"), Dave Alvin ("Never Trust A Woman") and even Gov't Mule ("When The Blues Comes Knockin'" and Willie Dixon's "I Can't Quit You Baby") with whom he sounds more than at home. Additional turns with G. Love & Special Sauce, Susan Tedeschi and Lucinda Williams, lovingly recorded at Alabama's Muscle Shoals Sound, oozes with his patented soulful sound. Little Milton's back and deserving of more attention than he ever got the first time around. (Malaco)