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Steve Cropper

g, *1941 US, Dora, Missouri
Singer / Musician / Songwriter / Producer of R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Steven Lee Cropper Captain Guitar

American guitarist, songwriter, arranger and producer, born 21 October 1941 near Dora, Missouri. Founding member of both The Mar-Keys (originally named The Royal Spades) in the late 1950s, and Stax' in-house band Booker T & The MG's in the early 1960s. Was succesfully active for the label as an A&R manager, musician, one-time solo artist, engineer, producer and songwriter, co-writing classic songs such as Knock On Wood, The Dock Of The Bay and In the Midnight Hour. He left Booker T & The MG's and the label in 1970, to embark on a career as a session musician and producer, working with artists like Jeff Beck, Tower Of Power and Ringo Starr. In the 1980s he recorded two more solo albums. Cropper is also an original member of The Blues Brothers Band. In the early 70s he belongs to the stuff of Clover Recorders.

     
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Electric guitar
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Blues
  • Jazz
Popular Tracks   
Green Onions on Milestones of Soul Legends: Five Soul Superstars, Vol. 10 by Ike & Tina Turner
Behave Yourself on Milestones of Soul Legends: Five Soul Superstars, Vol. 10 by Ike & Tina Turner
Mo' Onions on Milestones of Soul Legends: Five Soul Superstars, Vol. 10 by Ike & Tina Turner
Rinky Dink on Milestones of Soul Legends: Five Soul Superstars, Vol. 10 by Ike & Tina Turner
Comin' Home Baby on Milestones of Soul Legends: Five Soul Superstars, Vol. 10 by Ike & Tina Turner
Opus De Soul on Jammed Together by Steve Cropper, Pop Staples & Albert King
I Got a Woman on Milestones of Soul Legends: Five Soul Superstars, Vol. 10 by Ike & Tina Turner
What'd I Say on Jammed Together by Steve Cropper, Pop Staples & Albert King
Twist and Shout on Milestones of Soul Legends: Five Soul Superstars, Vol. 10 by Ike & Tina Turner
Lonely Avenue on Milestones of Soul Legends: Five Soul Superstars, Vol. 10 by Ike & Tina Turner

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
The Last Shade Of Blue Before BlackSteve Cropper, Lou Marini And The Blues Brothers Band With Eddie Floyd, Joe Louis Walker, Paul Shaffer, Dr. John, Matt Murphy, Joe Morton2017Album
Don't Waste My TimeBruce Foxton With Special Guest Steve Cropper2012Album
Dedicated (A Salute To The 5 Royales)Steve Cropper2011Album
Midnight FlyerSteve Cropper & Felix Cavaliere2010Album
Nudge It Up A NotchSteve Cropper & Felix Cavaliere2008Album
The Interview - Play It, Steve!Steve Cropper1998Album
Play It, Steve!Steve Cropper1998Compil.
Ride My MotorcycleNeil Young, Steve Cropper, Booker T. Jones, Jim Keltner, Donald "Duck" Dunn1993Album
Night After NightSteve Cropper1982Single
Night After NightSteve Cropper1982Single
Night After NightSteve Cropper1982Album
Playin' My ThangSteve Cropper1981Single
Playin' My ThangSteve Cropper1981Album
Sandy BeachesSteve Cropper1981Single
This Is ... Steve Cropper & His FriendsSteve Cropper1971Compil.
Funky BroadwaySteve Cropper1970Single
TupeloAlbert King, Steve Cropper, Pops Staples1969Single
With A Little Help From My FriendsSteve Cropper1969Album
Jammed TogetherAlbert King, Steve Cropper & Pops Staples1969Album
My Girl Friday / The Great Has BeenSteve Cropper & Dante1963Single
WaterAlbert King, Steve Cropper, Pops StaplesSingle
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