Vocalist/guitarist Little Milton and vocalist/guitarist Clayton Love created music which drew heavily on both their Mississippi roots This collection is filled with their recordings for the Bobbin label which paved the way for their recording deals on the larger Stax and Chess labels.
Recorded between 1958 & 1962. Includes liner notes by "Chicago" Kerry Kudlacek.
Reissuing the Bobbin recordings of Little Milton and Clayton Love on the same compilation makes sense, although the two men sounded enough alike during the 1950s that some might find it hard to tell where one leaves off and the other begins. Both men were born in Mississippi; Milton Campbell was co-founder and A&R director of the Bobbin record label in East St. Louis, and Clayton Love rose to prominence as Ike Turner's pianist. Compiled and released by the budget Collectables label in 1994, this first volume of Bobbin Blues Masters consists of eight titles by Little Milton (including his first major hit "I'm a Lonely Man," 1958) and three by Clayton Love, whose "Limited Love" (also a hit single in 1958) had instrumental support from a group led by bassist Roosevelt Marks. Exciting tracks include Milton's "Hold Me Tight" and a twist-inducing "I'm in Love," as well as Clayton Love's rocker "Bye Bye Baby." Milton's "Hey Girl" is unedited, and includes a breakdown and studio conversation before they kick into the master take. Recommended for all who love classic '50s rhythm & blues. If you like this. you'll love Vol. 2. ~ arwulf arwulf
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