mp3: Little Milton - Satisfied
James Milton Campbell, Jr. and Oliver Sain were both born to musical families in Mississippi. Like many other artists whose sobriquet includes the descriptive little, Little Milton's career started when he was young. While working as a talent scout, Ike Turner heard his guitar playing and signed him to Sun Records. Their he recorded several singles, but none of them sold particularly well - don't worry though, Sun Records did okay for themselves with another young singer/guitarist around the same time. Sain was also a teenager when his musical career began as the drummer in his stepfather's band. By the late 1950s, Sain had switched to saxophone and had his own band, for which he hired Little Milton to be the vocalist. They recorded together for Little Milton's own St. Louis based record label, Bobbin, before signing with Chess Records' Checker label and moving north to Chicago. In 1962 they co-wrote and released Satisfied, which has the beefy, tight, city blues sound that peaked musically in Chicago at that time. This is the sound that is sometimes retroactively described by music nerds, record sellers and other people who like to give names to things, as New Breed.
Labels: chicago, rhythm and blues