'Play It Steve' : The Official Website

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

A Cold Winter So Far

The past few weeks have been a toughie. We have lost Bobby Keys, Don Davis, Wendy Rene, Larry Henley and John Fry.

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posted by cropper / Date: December 20, 2014

Interview: “All Things Norfolk”

I don’t think it would be too large an embellishment of the facts to state that almost everyone reading this article will either recognise Steve Cropper, be well-acquainted with his prodigious musical

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posted by cropper / Date: October 20, 2014

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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