Crop Turns 80!!

Date: August 16, 2021

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Join Steve and some very talented friends for his 80th Birthday Bash at The Ryman on Sept 7! Special guests include: Billy F. Gibbons, James Burton, Henry Cho, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (formerly with Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers), Eddie Floyd, Mike Mills (of R.E.M.), Phil Vassar, Jason Scheff (longtime lead singer of Chicago), Randy Owen (of ALABAMA), plus some surprise guests as well!

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Crop On Lefsetz Podcast

Date: April 22, 2021

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Steve Cropper is literally a living legend. Guitar player, producer, writer…Cropper has had a hand in some of the most iconic tracks of all time, from “Green Onions” to “In the Midnight Hour” to “Knock on Wood” to “Dock of the Bay” to… We chart Steve’s history from Missouri to Memphis, from the Mar-Keys to Booker T and the MGs, from Jim Stewart to Tom Dowd to John Lennon and the Blues Brothers and so much more. We discuss the creative process, the equipment, the characters…we go deep, and you don’t want to miss this!

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Crop Goes Solo

Date: January 27, 2021

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We’re stoked to announce “Fire It Up”, Steve Cropper’s new solo album now available for pre-order! First track we’re releasing from the record is Far Away; the full lyric video is up on YouTube now.

“Fire It Up” will be released by Provogue Records on April 23rd and will be available as CD, LP & Digital.

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Crop on Yahoo!

Date: January 2, 2021

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It’s 1966 and a thunderstorm illuminates the night sky in Memphis, Tennessee. Two Stax Records musicians, guitarist Steve Cropper and singer Eddie Floyd, sit in a room inside the Lorraine Motel, struggling to fashion a song about love and superstition.

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Cropper Master Class

Date: December 21, 2020

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R.I.P. Mac Davis

Date: September 30, 2020

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Mac Davis, the country singer-songwriter who wrote several hits for Elvis Presley, has died following heart surgery, his manager Jim Morey confirmed. He was 78. Davis was also a prolific actor: In addition to starring in various TV specials, he had his own show, The Mac Davis Show, from 1974 to 1976.

Steve Cropper said this afternoon: “Today the world has lost a super talent. His music will live forever but there will never be another MAC DAVIS. Mac, God bless you where ever you are.”

Cropper And Sun

Date: September 18, 2020

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Roots-music trio Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band adds a fourth member in Dom Flemons for a high-octane cover of “Shake Your Money Maker.” The musicians convened at Sun Records Studio in Memphis in late 2019 to re-create the Elmore James blues standard, which they had first performed together as a jam at the Blues Music Awards earlier that year. It’s a particularly fierce take, with a guitar assist from Stax Records icon Steve Cropper and Scot Sutherland on bass.

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Behind The Scenes

Charlie Daniels R.I.P

Date: July 6, 2020

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So sorry to hear about our good friend Charlie Daniels passing. We have jammed in the past and Angel and I both played in many of his charity tournaments. He was such a great musician and player.

Blues Brothers At 40

Date: June 23, 2020

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John Landis struck gold with his madcap 1980 comedy, a masterpiece of choreographed destruction with a killer soundtrack. Running hot off the success of his 1978 frathouse romp Animal House, Landis was handed the keys to the studio kingdom and seized the opportunity to make the biggest, loudest commercial juggernaut that Hollywood had seen since It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

 

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R.I.P. Richard & Roy

Date: May 9, 2020

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We have lost two super guys this week: Little Richard and Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy. I had the great fortune of meeting both of them several times. Both real people, not to be confused with their profession. Just regular guys doing what they did best. Both will certainly be missed but,as they say,never forgotten. No one could ever copy what they achieved, the absolute best.