This is an original vintage c. 1962 Window Card poster for a blues concert by Little Milton, Fontella Bass and Oliver Sain. This window card measures about 22 x 14 and has photos of the three stars pasted onto the poster and an ink stamp from Vets Sign & Art Shop of 3700 Easton Avenue in St Louis, Missouri. The text of the poster touts Little Milton as a. And mentions his hit songs. So Mean To Me, I Need Somebody. Saving My Love For You. The poster touts Fontella Bass as a. And mentions her hits. I Dont Hurt Anymore. Oliver Sain is touted as a Bobbin Recording Artist and the poster highlights his hits. Oliver Sain had a 45 record released on the Bobbin label in April 1962 that featured. And the other song titles suggest this poster would have been issued in 1962. The poster is printed on cardboard and is a tour blank with space on the top margin to overprint the venue. This window card is unrestored and has wear on the edges, bumped corners and a trace of staining on the edges in places. This window card also looks like it was used as a cutting mat and has several slices or cuts in the center area but nothing cut off or missing. The slices are visible if you are close but don’t detract much in my opinion and the window card still displays nicely. No attempt has been made at any type of restoration or repair. This is a vintage original featuring three Mississippi born blues legends from the early 1960s. The following is some information on Little Milton from Wikipedia. James Milton Campbell, Jr. (September 7, 1934 August 4, 2005), better known as Little Milton, was an American blues  singer and guitarist, best known for his hit records “Grits Ain’t Groceries, ” “Walking the Back Streets and Crying, ” and We’re Gonna Make It. Milton was born James Milton Campbell, Jr. In the Mississippi Delta town of Inverness and raised in Greenville by a farmer and local blues musician.  By age twelve he was a street musician, chiefly influenced by T-Bone Walker and his blues and rock and roll contemporaries.  He joined the Rhythm Aces in the early part of the 1950s, a three piece band who played throughout the Mississippi Delta area.  One of the group was Eddie Cusic who taught Milton to play the guitar.  In 1952, while still a teenager playing in local bars, he caught the attention of Ike Turner, who was at that time a talent scout for Sam Phillips’ Sun Records. He signed a contract with the label and recorded a number of singles. After trying several labels without notable success, including Trumpet Records,  Milton set up the St. Louis based Bobbin Records label, which ultimately scored a distribution deal with Leonard Chess’ Chess Records.  As a record producer, Milton helped bring artists such as Albert King and Fontella Bass to fame, while experiencing his own success for the first time.  After a number of small format and regional hits, his 1962 single, “So Mean to Me, ” broke onto the Billboard R&B chart, eventually peaking at #14. After the ill-received “Blind Man” (R&B: #86), he released back-to-back hit singles. The first, “We’re Gonna Make It, ” a blues-infused soul song, topped the R&B chart and broke through onto Top 40 radio, a format then dominated largely by white artists. He followed the song with #4 R&B hit Who’s Cheating Who? All three songs were featured on his album, We’re Gonna Make It, released that summer. Throughout the late 1960s Milton released a number of moderately successful singles, but did not issue a further album until 1969, with Grits Ain’t Groceries featuring his hit of the same name, as well as “Just a Little Bit” and “Baby, I Love You”. With the death of Leonard Chess the same year, Milton’s distributor, Checker Records fell into disarray, and Milton joined the Stax label two years later.  Adding complex orchestration to his works, Milton scored hits with “That’s What Love Will Make You Do” and “What It Is” from his live album, What It Is: Live at Montreux. He appeared in the documentary film, Wattstax, which was released in 1973. After leaving Stax, Milton struggled to maintain a career, moving first to Evidence, then the MCA imprint Mobile Fidelity Records, before finding a home at the independent record label, Malaco Records, where he remained for much of the remainder of his career.  His last hit single, “Age Ain’t Nothin’ But a Number, ” was released in 1983 from the album of the same name.  In 1988, Little Milton was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame and won a W.  His final album, Think of Me, was released in May 2005 on the Telarc imprint, and included writing and guitar on three songs by Peter Shoulder of the UK-based blues-rock trio Winterville. Miltons song “Let Me Down Easy” was recorded by the Spencer Davis Group on The Second Album (1965), but his authorship was not acknowledged on the record. He released a single of it himself in 1968 on Checker.  It was also chosen by Etta James as the final track in her final album The Dreamer in 2011. Milton died on August 4, 2005 from complications following a stroke. We’re Gonna Make It (1965, Checker) R&B #3 U. Sings Big Blues (1966, Checker). Grits Ain’t Groceries (1969, Chess) R&B #41 U. If Walls Could Talk (1970, MCA/Chess) R&B #23 U. Waiting for Little Milton (1973, Stax) (R&B #39). What It Is: Live at Montreux (1973, Stax). Blues’n’ Soul (1974, Stax) (R&B #45). Tin Pan Alley (1975, Stax). Friend of Mine (1976, Glades) (R&B #50). Me For You, You For Me (1977, Glades). Walkin’ the Back Streets (1981, Stax). The Blues Is Alright (1982, Evidence). Age Ain’t Nothin’ But a Number (1983, Mobile Fidelity) (R&B #53). Playing for Keeps (1984, Malaco) (R&B #55). I Will Survive (1985, Malaco). Annie Mae’s Cafe (1986, Malaco). Movin’ to the Country (1987, Malaco). Back to Back (1988, Malaco) (R&B #73). Too Much Pain (1990, Malaco) (R&B #40). Reality (1991, Malaco) (R&B #57). I Need Your Love So Bad (1991, Golden Ear). Strugglin’ Lady (1992, Malaco) (R&B #63). I’m a Gambler (1994, Malaco). Live at Westville Prison (1995, Delmark). Cheatin’ Habit (1996, Malaco) (Blues #14). For Real (1998, Malaco) (Blues #13). Welcome to Little Milton (1999, Malaco) (Blues #10). Feel It (2001, Malaco). Guitar Man (2002, Malaco) (Blues #8). The Blues Is Alright: Live at Kalamazoo (2004, Varèse Sarabande). Think of Me (2005, Telarc) (Blues #14). Live at the North Atlantic Blues Festival: His Last Concert (2006 Camil). “So Mean to Me” (1962) (R&B #14). “Blind Man” (1965) (R&B #86). “We’re Gonna Make It” (1965) R&B #1 U. Who’s Cheating Who? (1965) R&B #4 U. “Man Loves Two” (1966) (R&B #45). “We Got the Winning Hand” (1966) U. “Feel So Bad” (1967) R&B #7, U. “I’ll Never Turn My Back on You” (1967) (R&B #31). “Let Me Down Easy” (1968) (R&B #27). “More and More” (1968) (R&B #45). “Grits Ain’t Groceries” (1969) R&B #13, U. “Just a Little Bit” (1969) R&B #13, U. “Baby, I Love You” (1970) R&B #6, U. “If Walls Could Talk” (1970) R&B #10, U. “Somebody’s Changin’ My Sweet Baby’s Mind” (1970) (R&B #22). “I Play Dirty” (1971) (R&B #37). “If That Ain’t a Reason” (1971) (R&B #41). “That’s What Love Will Make You Do” (1972) R&B #9, U. “What It Is” (1973) (R&B #51). “Behind Closed Doors” (1974) (R&B #31). “Tin Pan Alley” (1974) (R&B #51). “Let Me Back In” (1974) (R&B #38). “If You Talk In Your Sleep” (1975) (R&B #34). “Friend of Mine” (1976) (R&B #15). “Baby, It Ain’t No Way” (1977) (R&B #94). “Loving You” (1977) (R&B #47). “Just One Step” (1977) (R&B #59). “Age Ain’t Nothin’ But a Number” (1983) (R&B #89). Greatest Hits (1972, MCA/Chess). Sun Masters (1990, Rounder). Welcome to the Club: The Essential Chess Recordings (1994, MCA/Chess). The Complete Stax Singles (1994, Fantasy). Stand By Me: The Blues Collection [#48] (1995, Orbis). Greatest Hits (1995, Malaco). Rockin’ the Blues (1996, MCA Special). Greatest Hits (The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection) (1997, MCA/Chess). Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades of Killer Fretwork (1998 MCA/Chess). Count the Days (1997, 601 Records). The Complete Checker Hit Singles (2001, Connoisseur Collection). Running Wild Blues (2006, Charly). Stax Profiles (2006, Stax). The Very Best of Little Milton (2007, Stax). Appearances on other albums. Jackie Ross: Take the Weight Off Me (Grapevine) Five duets with Ross. Albert King, Chico Hamilton, Little Milton: Montreux Festival (Stax 1974). Various artists: Vanthology: Tribute to Van Morrison (Evidence 2004) Milton covers Van Morrison’s “Tupelo Honey”. Jean Jacques Milteau: Memphis (Sunnyside) Milton sings Sting’s “If You Love Someone Set Them Free”. Scott: The Other Side of Me (Black Bud) Milton sings two duets with Scott. The Deep End, Volume 1 Milton sings “Soulshine” with Warren Haynes. Mulennium live album (3ple CD, 4ple vinyl, 2010, Evil Teen) recorded December 31, 1999 at the Roxy Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia. Willie Dixon: The Chess Box set, Milton performs “I Can’t Quit You Baby”. If you have questions about how to pay for this item please let me know. The item “1962 Little Milton Blues Concert Window Card Poster Fontella Bass Oliver Sain” is in sale since Friday, February 14, 2020. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Blues\Posters”. The seller is “timomills” and is located in Lincoln, Nebraska. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Size: 22″ x 14″
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States