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Some blues enthusiasts would have us believe that Little Milton's heavily arranged Malaco dates have paled in comparison to his Sun, Chess, and Stax output, but in fact, they've been consistent and generally quite enjoyable. The thing is that they have as much to do with soul and R&B as they do with actual 12-bar blues, and if you're a blues purist who isn't comfortable with the idea of Milton recording a lot of songs that would have been appropriate for the O'Jays or the Dramatics in the 1970s, it's best to pass on Reality. However, if you hold blues and '70s soul in equally high regard, you should find the CD appealing. Milton shows how gutsy a bluesman he can be on 12-bar songs like "A Right to Sing the Blues" and "I'm Jealous of Her Husband," but he's equally convincing on the '70s-type soul of "I Want My Baby Back," "I've Got to Remember," and Bobby Womack's "That's the Way I Feel About It." Milton never claimed to be a purist, and Reality points to the fact that he is anything but.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/26/1991
Label: Malaco Records
UPC: 0048021746224
catalogNumber: 7462
Rank: 111062

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Little Milton   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Dorothy Moore   Background Vocals
Thomisene Anderson   Background Vocals
Gary Armstrong   Horn
Jewel Bass   Background Vocals
Harrison Calloway   Horn
Milton Campbell   Guitar
Ray Griffin   Bass
Jim Horn   Horn
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar
James Robertson   Drums
Charles Rose   Horn
Harvey Thompson   Horn
Carson Whitsett   Keyboards
Dino Zimmerman   Guitar

Technical Credits

Bobby Womack   Composer
Bob Johnson   Composer
Harrison Calloway   Composer,Horn Arrangements
Tommy Couch   Producer,Audio Production
Jimmy Grisby   Composer
Joe Hicks   Composer
Jerry Masters   Engineer
Steve Melton   Engineer
Wolf Stephenson   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Vickie Lancaster   Engineer
Sam Mosley   Composer
Sidney Austin   Composer
Joseph Hicks   Composer
Charles Strong   Composer
John Grisby   Composer
B. Jones   Composer

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