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August 4, 2005

Bluesman “Little” Milton

Written by
cindy mcleod

*excerpt from The Clarion-Ledger Mississippi News

Bluesman “Little” Milton dies in Memphis

By Cori Bolger
cbolger@clarionledger.com

Mississippi bluesman “Little” Milton Campbell died this morning in a Memphis hospital nearly a week after suffering a stroke.

The 71-year-old Inverness native’s conditioned worsened and he slipped into a coma last weekend, said family friend Debbie Dixon.
“He could still hear us,” Dixon said. “If I ever needed anybody I could talk to about anything, Milton was always there and I was always there for him.”
Campbell, who’s part of the Jackson-based Malaco Records label, had a string of hits including That’s What Love Will Make You Do and Grits Ain’t Groceries.
Campbell’s last appearance in Jackson was at The Allman Brothers Band concert in May.
Campbell was scheduled to appear Aug. 11 at Clarksdale’s Ground Zero Blues Club for the documentary Native Sons. “Pinetop” Perkins and “Honeyboy” Edwards will take Campbell’s place, said filmmaker Robert Mugge.
Dixon said funeral services will be held in Greenville. Other details were unavailable. Campbell is survived by his wife, Patricia, and several children.

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