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«The Author of Soul and Sound of Stax» - «Hall of Fame»

  • Legendary guitarist, A & R man, engineer, producer, songwriting partner of Otis Redding, Eddie Floyd and a dozen others plus founding member of both Booker T and the MG’s and The Mar-Keys, Steve Cropper was literally involved in virtually every record issued by Stax from 1961 to 1970. Such credits assure Cropper of an honored place in the soul music hall of fame. As co-writer of «(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay» «Knock On Wood» and «In The Midnight Hour», Cropper is in line for immortality and more recently has found an even wider audience as a member of the Blues Brothers Band.

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  • Steve Cropper

    band leader, guitar, vocals

    Lee Finkelstein


    Rusty Cloud

    B3, keys

    James Haggerty


    special guest: Eddie Floyd

    subject to change

    on request


  • "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay"

    Justin Timberlake and Steve Cropper Perform "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" at In Performance at the White House: Memphis Soul accompanied by the White House band.

    Steve Cropper interview

    Ronnie Wood and Steve Cropper discuss Stax Records and writing 'Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay' with Otis Redding just before his death. They discuss the inspiration for the lyrics and the fact that Otis never heard the final version with the electric guitar which we all know and love.

    Steve Cropper live

    Les Paul Tribute Concert - Steve Cropper

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