Happy Birthday Steve Cropper

Happy birthday to Steve Cropper, born October 21, 1941.

In the decade he spent at Stax Records, Steve Cropper stayed in the background most of the time. He played guitar (and occasionally bass, piano, or percussion) with practically every vocalist who passed through the company's Memphis studio. He also supervised numerous sessions and wrote hit songs with Otis Redding, Eddie Floyd, Wilson Pickett, and others. His guitar solos with Booker T. & the MGs were models of economy and taste, as were his fills on tunes such as Sam and Dave's "Soul Man," which prompted the now-famous spoken response, "Play it, Steve!" ...READ FULL BIOGRAPHY

Happy birthday to Steve Cropper, born October 21, 1941.

In the decade he spent at Stax Records, Steve Cropper stayed in the background most of the time. He played guitar (and occasionally bass, piano, or percussion) with practically every vocalist who passed through the company's Memphis studio. He also supervised numerous sessions and wrote hit songs with Otis Redding, Eddie Floyd, Wilson Pickett, and others. His guitar solos with Booker T. & the MGs were models of economy and taste, as were his fills on tunes such as Sam and Dave's "Soul Man," which prompted the now-famous spoken response, "Play it, Steve!" ...READ FULL BIOGRAPHY


 
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