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Steve Cropper sparked a key moment in the Blues Brothers legend: ‘They started dancing and clowning around’

Steve Cropper sparked a key moment in the Blues Brothers legend: ‘They started dancing and clowning around’

The Blues Brothers’ ‘Briefcase Full of Blues,’ released on Nov. 28, 1978, was all but complete when Steve Cropper made a career-changing suggestion.

John Belushi’s death almost ended Steve Cropper’s career: ‘Man, that’s it; I’ve had it’

John Belushi’s death almost ended Steve Cropper’s career: ‘Man, that’s it; I’ve had it’

Steve Cropper’s relationship with John Belushi reached its creative apex with ‘The Blues Brothers’ movie, released on June 20, 1980. Then, he was gone.

The Blues Brothers insisted on lifting legacy artists: ‘We did not grab a share of it’

The Blues Brothers insisted on lifting legacy artists: ‘We did not grab a share of it’

The Blues Brothers fought their label to make sure early heroes like Floyd Dixon, Steve Cropper and Isaac Hayes received royalties.

For Steve Cropper, the Blues Brothers were an emotional homecoming: ‘Got to relive our careers all over again’

For Steve Cropper, the Blues Brothers were an emotional homecoming: ‘Got to relive our careers all over again’

More than a decade after the bulk of Steve Cropper’s most famous sides at Stax Records, something magical happened.

It wasn’t the country music that made a key Blues Brothers scene so difficult

It wasn’t the country music that made a key Blues Brothers scene so difficult

Steve Cropper grew up around the sounds he was asked to play during a memorable ‘Blues Brothers’ segment at a country bar. That wasn’t the issue.

Steve Cropper explains his immediate connection with the Blues Brothers: ‘It was a community project’

Steve Cropper explains his immediate connection with the Blues Brothers: ‘It was a community project’

“It was not just John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd,” Steve Cropper says of the Blues Brothers.

‘We couldn’t make fun of our music’: The Blues Brothers overcame big questions with Briefcase Full of Blues

‘We couldn’t make fun of our music’: The Blues Brothers overcame big questions with Briefcase Full of Blues

That tough backing group showed how seriously they took things.

‘They started nicknaming me the Colonel’: Hilarious moment led to new moniker for Steve Cropper

‘They started nicknaming me the Colonel’: Hilarious moment led to new moniker for Steve Cropper

Steve Cropper says his direct approach actually traces back to childhood.

Steve Cropper almost lost the Blues Brothers gig to Robben Ford: ‘I said – No, you won’t!’

Steve Cropper almost lost the Blues Brothers gig to Robben Ford: ‘I said – No, you won’t!’

Could there have been a different guitarist in that legendary band?

‘A powerhouse not to be duplicated’: Dan Aykroyd on the secret to the Blues Brothers’ success

‘A powerhouse not to be duplicated’: Dan Aykroyd on the secret to the Blues Brothers’ success

They had the luck of timing and a classic R&B cut. They also had something else.

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