Wednesday, January 23, 2008

It's Chicago Soul Time!

Little Milton - Sacrifice

It's been quite awhile since Little Milton has graced this blog (as you can see from my last Little Milton post, which appeared over a year ago; I still need to do a "Soul-Blues Saturday" feature on him), so today I'll dip into a lesser-known piece from his Checker tenure. As I noted in the prior post, after "We're Gonna Make It" hit the top of the charts, the focus of Milton's Checker singles shifted away from his guitar and blues stylings toward a Bobby Bland-inspired Chicago soul sound. "Sacrifice" is a great example of this approach, with Milton's growling vocals at front and center and a swinging, brassy accompaniment that pushing things along.

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