Steve Cropper

Genres: Blues Funk R&B / Soul
Tags: blues guitar rhythm and blues soul kricamorenabela blues-rock blues rock stax familia santos katia sueli Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stephen Lee Cropper, 21 October 1941, Dora, Missouri, USA. This economical but effective guitarist was a founder member of the Mar-Keys, a high school band whose instrumental single, ‘Last Night’, provided a cornerstone for the emerging Stax Records label in 1961. Cropper worked with several groups constructed around the company’s house musicians, the most successful of which was Booker T. And The MGs. The latter group not only had several hits under its own identity, but over the next few years was the muscle behind almost every performance released via the Stax studio. However, Cropper’s prowess was not only confined to playing. His songwriting and arranging skills were prevalent on many of these performances, including ‘Knock On Wood’ (Eddie Floyd), ‘Sookie Sookie’ (Don Covay), ‘In The Midnight Hour’ (Wilson Pickett) and ‘Mr. Pitiful’ and ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay’ (Otis...

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