A Word From Zac
Greetings My Friends, I am sad to report that the great Little Milton Campbell has passed. Little Milton was one of the greatest bluesmen to ever touch a guitar. His music was a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Everytime the door opened at the Birdland Cafe in Jackson Mississippi back in the 60's & 70's, you would here a Little Milton song blasting from the jukebox. Milton would come to Jackson about 5 times a year and I would see him when he would come into my Father's store on Farish street.
The first time I got to see Little Milton play will be forever in my mind as if it were yesterday. My Mom took me to the Jackson Coliseum when I was 9 years old to see BB King, Albert King, & of course Little Milton. This show was incredible. BB did his thing and of course Albert was smokin but I was captured by the vocal and guitar style of Little Milton Campbell. From that point forward I was hooked. In 1977 I almost got the opportunity to join Little Milton's band. I had just completed a tour with Dorothy Moore and was called by London Moffet who was Milton's music director at the time. I wanted to take the gig so bad but I had promised my Mother that I would return to college as soon as Dorothy's tour was complete. Finally at the 2004 Handy Awards, I got the opportunity to hang out with Little Milton. He watched my performance before the award show and came over to tell me how good he thought I was. You know hearing him say that put me up on a cloud. He gave me great advice and positive encouragement to keep the Blues tradition alive. I'm gonna miss Little Milton. God Bless his soul and I know he's headlining in Heaven.