Saturday, December 31, 2005

Tyrone Davis and Little Milton

Tyrone quit comin' back.
Milton's blues have ended.

Among 2005's most notable losses are Tyrone Davis and Little Milton. Davis will be forever associated with his incomparable hits "Turn Back the Hands of Time" and "Can I Change My Mind." Little Milton's career spanned fifty years- he signed to Sun Records in 1953. He had a string of hits for Checker in the '60s, including the classic "Grits Ain't Groceries." Both men continued to record up to the end, primarily catering to their faithful following in the contemporary soul-blues market. Davis' seduction song is from a 2000 Bellmark release. Milton's number is from 1992's Strugglin' Lady on Malaco.

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