Grits Ain't Groceries (All Around The World) - Little Milton
"Grits ain't groceries, eggs ain't poultry and Mona Lisa was a man." The title track off Little Milton's 1969 record Grits Ain't Groceries was a huge hit and one of my earliest tastes of hard funkin' blues. He was discovered by Ike Turner (who also helped launch careers for Sonny Boy Williamson, Otis Rush and, of course, Tina Turner). Despite the miniature nickname there was nothing "Little" about Milton's talent or stature. His father was already performing under the name Big Milton and Little seemed appropriate when twelve year old junior first picked up the blues guitar. Just one "little" listen to Grits and you'll agree, big blues come in Little Miltons.