Memphis (Tennessee), USA – Veteran bluesman
Little Milton Campbell died Thursday, August 4. He was 70. Little Milton died at Delta
Medical Center in Memphis. A statement from the family said the musician died
from a cerebral hemorrhage as a result of a stroke he suffered on July 27.
Campbell is survived by his wife, Patricia, and three children.Born into a sharecropper family in rural Mississippi on September 7, 1934,
young Milton Campbell grew up listening to the Grand Ole Opry, one of the most
popular radio shows of the day among audiences throughout the deep South. From
an early age, his musical sensibilities were shaped by this exposure to country
and western music, along with the gospel music of his Baptist upbringing and the
Delta blues so prevalent throughout his native Mississippi.
His most recent album is
Think of Me, on the Telarc label. Released in May 2005, Think of Me borrows some of the best elements of gospel, soul, R&B and country and grafts
them to his deep and unwavering blues roots.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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