'Play It Steve' : The Official Website

Steve Makes “Guitar World” Top 10

Steve was recently honored to be included in a list of some of the top players of recent recorded history, listing Steve among The Top 10 Session Guitarists of All Time.

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posted by cropper / Date: June 9, 2015

Cropper Remembers Percy Sledge

When Steve Cropper finally got a chance to work with Percy Sledge, he did everything he could to make it happen — regardless of the cost.

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posted by cropper / Date: May 23, 2015

Another Giant Departs

Blues legend B.B. King has died in Las Vegas at age 89, his lawyer says. The one-time farmhand brought new fans to the blues and influenced a generation of musicians with his heartfelt vocals and soaring guitar on songs such as “The Thrill Is Gone.”

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B.B. King
posted by cropper / Date: May 15, 2015

The Bio

Date: November 14, 2013

If Yankee Stadium is “the house that Babe Ruth built,” Stax Records is “the house that Booker T, and the MG’s built.” Integral to that potent combination is MG rhythm guitarist extraordinaire Steve Cropper. As a guitarist, A & R man, engineer, producer, songwriting partner of Otis Redding, Eddie Floyd and a dozen others and founding member of both Booker T. and the MG’s and The Mar-Keys, Cropper was literally involved in virtually every record issued by Stax from the fall of 1961 through year end 1970.

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