“Mercy!” Staples crows. “Oooh boy, you’re banging on that guit-fiddle!”
‘I just said immediately — this is it': Steve Cropper knew he had a hit with this Otis Redding favorite
And it’s not like Cropper hasn’t had a slew of them, from Wilson Pickett to Otis Redding.
‘We really did come full circle': Live Aid provided worldwide stage as Hall and Oates honored their heroes
Nearly 2 billion watched as Daryl Hall and John Oates did the old Temptations moves.
Not that it’s easy to draw an answer out of the famously even-handed Stax legend.
“Had you been there,” the Staple Singers star says, “you would have heard my heart pounding.”
They had the luck of timing and a classic R&B cut. They also had something else.
“I don’t think,” Steve Cropper says, “I had even pulled my guitar out of the case yet.”
‘Amplified Soul’ is Incognito’s usual great stuff, which qualifies as well above average classic-style soul.
As important, and as emotional, as “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay” has always been to Otis Redding’s legacy, there has long been a misconception about it
The Stax Museum is located at 926 East McLemore Avenue in Memphis — but it is not, in fact, house in the old building where so many legendary soul sides were once cut. That facility was actually torn down in 1989