Product Dimensions: 8”x10” photo in 11”x14” matte
Author/Artist: Center for Southern Folklore Archives
This photograph shows the original concert promotional poster advertising Little Milton Campbell's concert at Club Handy in Memphis, Tennessee.. In 1953, when Little Milton was eighteen, he got his first big break when Ike Turner introduced him to Sam Phillips of Sun Records. In the late 1950's he wrote the songs I'm a Lonely Man and That Will Never Do which made him an established and prominent blues force. In 1965 he had a hit entitled We're Gonna Make It which was perfectly timed to coincide with the struggle for Civil Rights. In 1971, Little Milton changed record labels to the Memphis-based Stax Record Company where he recorded Annie Mae's Cafe and Little Bluebird. Little Milton also wrote The Blues Is Alright, a song considered to be the blues anthem. In 1988, Little Milton received the W. C. Handy Blues Entertainer of the Year award and was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. Little Milton died on August 4, 2005.