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Isaac Hayes needed help to complete Sam and Dave’s ‘Soul Man’: ‘I can’t think of an intro’

Isaac Hayes needed help to complete Sam and Dave’s ‘Soul Man’: ‘I can’t think of an intro’

Stuck for a beginning, Isaac Hayes tracked down Steve Cropper elsewhere in the Stax building — and the final piece of a Sam and Dave hit emerged.

‘He did it the one time only’: How an ad lib changed everything for Steve Cropper

‘He did it the one time only’: How an ad lib changed everything for Steve Cropper

Decades later, this kind of off-the-cuff aside is increasingly rare.

‘One of the hardest sessions’: Legendary Stax smash was no easy task for Steve Cropper

‘One of the hardest sessions’: Legendary Stax smash was no easy task for Steve Cropper

Here’s the story behind one of Cropper’s more brilliantly concise performances.

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.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Roll Of The Dice” (1992)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Roll Of The Dice” (1992)

For a few seconds here, you might be fooled into thinking this was the E Street Band. An aggressive snap-roll of the drums, a single guitar chord, and a joyous piano figure sure did sound about right.

Nils Lofgren – Old School (2011)

You could forgive Nils Lofgren, best known these days as a 27-year member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, for issuing a contemplative record after such a difficult period. And there’s some of that here.

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.

Bobby Whitlock, of Derek and the Dominos: Something Else! Interview

Bobby Whitlock reflects on Derek and the Dominos’ ‘Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs,’ and other career highlights.

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