'Play It Steve' : The Official Website

New Book Includes Stax

The son of Gordon Jenkins, living in a Sinatra household, but devoted to Motown and Stax.

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"Shop Around" by Bruce Jenkins
posted by cropper / Date: June 26, 2016

R.I.P. Wayne Jackson

Trumpet player Wayne Jackson, who formed one half of the famed Memphis Horns, has died.

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Wayne Jackson
posted by cropper / Date: June 22, 2016

The Lennon Riff

Steve and Lennon traded a few memorable stories, and at least one long-saved guitar lick.

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posted by cropper / Date: January 3, 2016

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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posted by cropper