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‘You won’t abuse my song’: Steve Cropper on the Stax hit that caused a tussle between Wilson Pickett and Eddie Floyd

‘You won’t abuse my song’: Steve Cropper on the Stax hit that caused a tussle between Wilson Pickett and Eddie Floyd

“Here are these two guys,” Cropper marvels, “wrestling in the control room.”

‘A storm came across the river’: Fate intervened during the construction of a legendary Stax track

‘A storm came across the river’: Fate intervened during the construction of a legendary Stax track

“I don’t think,” Steve Cropper says, “I had even pulled my guitar out of the case yet.”

Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Dixon, Dr. John, Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper – A Celebration of Blues and Soul (2014)

A years-long labor of love helps save a key piece of musical, not political, history.

‘How are we going to make that work?’: Moment of inspiration sparked a familiar Stax hit

‘How are we going to make that work?’: Moment of inspiration sparked a familiar Stax hit

Steve Cropper’s first reaction when Eddie Floyd said he wanted to write something about superstitions was rather circumspect: “Doesn’t Stevie Wonder already have a song about that?”

‘What are we going to do for an intro?’: Steve Cropper connects the dots on hits with Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd

‘What are we going to do for an intro?’: Steve Cropper connects the dots on hits with Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd

For guitarist Steve Cropper, an intuitive sense of things served him well. Twice, when it came to legendary riffs on what would become legendary Stax songs, he simply did what came naturally.

Gimme Five: Steve Cropper on "Knock on Wood," "Dock of the Bay," "Soul Man," others

Steve Cropper, of Booker T. and the MGs and Stax Records fame, has trouble picking any one moment on his upcoming star-studded project Dedicated as his favorite. So, we went further back into his legendary soul-soaked career.

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