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Roy Milton And His Solid Senders ‎– Big Fat Mama - 1985- Rhythm & Blues, Jump Blues (Vinyl)

Roy Milton And His Solid Senders ‎– Big Fat Mama - 1985- Rhythm & Blues, Jump Blues (Vinyl)

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Roy Milton And His Solid Senders ‎– Big Fat Mama - 1985- Rhythm & Blues, Jump Blues (Vinyl)

Near Mint - slight edge wear - Bin *R6

Milton's grandmother was Chickasaw. He was born in Wynnewood, Oklahoma,[3] and grew up on an Indian reservationbefore moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma. He joined the Ernie Fields band in the late 1920s as singer and, later, drummer.[4]

After moving to Los Angeles, in 1933, he formed his own band, the Solid Senders, with Camille Howard on piano.[4] He performed in local clubs and began recording in the 1940s, his first release being "Milton's Boogie" on his own record label.[3] His big break came in 1945, when his "R.M. Blues", on the new Juke Box label, became a hit, reaching number 2 on the Billboard R&B chart and number 20 on the pop chart.[4] Its success helped establish Art Rupe's company, which he shortly afterwards renamed Specialty Records.[5]

In 1950, Milton and his Orchestra performed at the sixth famed Cavalcade of Jazz concert held at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles which was produced by Leon Hefflin, Sr. on June 25. Also featured on the same day were Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra, Pee Wee Crayton's Orchestra, Dinah WashingtonTiny Davis & Her Hell Divers, and other artists. 16,000 were reported to be in attendance and the concert ended early because of a fracas in the crowd while Hampton's band played "Flying Home".[6]

Milton and his band became a major touring attraction, and he continued to record successfully for Specialty Records through the late 1940s and early 1950s. He recorded a total of 19 Top Ten R&B hits, the biggest being "Hop, Skip and Jump" (number 3 R&B, 1948), "Information Blues" (number 2 R&B, 1950), and "Best Wishes" (number 2 R&B, 1951). He left Specialty in 1955. However, releases on other labels were unsuccessful, and with the emergence of rock and roll his style of music became unfashionable by the middle of the decade.[4]

He continued to perform, appearing as a member of the Johnny Otis band at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1970, and he resumed his recording career in the 1970s with albums for Kent Records (Roots of Rock, Vol. 1: Roy Milton, Kent KST-554) and for the French label Black & Blue Records (Instant Groove, Black and Blue 33.114).[4]

Milton died in Los Angeles on September 18, 1983, aged 76.[citation needed]

cover version of his song "Reelin' and Rockin'" was recorded by the group Rocket Sixty-Nine for their 1996 album Jump Shot!

Jukebox Lil ‎– JB-616
Vinyl, LP, Album, Compilation, Mono


A1 Rhythm Cocktail 2:19
A2 Big Fat Mama 2:45
A3 I'll Always Be In Love With You 2:59
A4 Little Boy Blue 2:34
A5 So Tired 3:09
A6 Thelma Lou 2:38
A7 Someday 2:58
A8 Roy Rides 2:48
B1 Blue Turning Grey 2:20
B2 Believe Me Baby 2:34
B3 T-Town Twist 2:46
B4 Am I Wasting My Time? 2:54
B5 Don't You Remember, Baby? 2:17
B6 Let Me Give You All My Love 2:24
B7 I Stood By 2:30
B8 A Bird In The Hand 2:09


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