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Steve Cropper made one of his biggest career decisions in the bathroom: ‘Man, you can’t do that’

Steve Cropper made one of his biggest career decisions in the bathroom: ‘Man, you can’t do that’

Inspiration, it seems, hits artists at the strangest times.

‘There was no color at Stax’: History was made, one cool-rocking single at a time

‘There was no color at Stax’: History was made, one cool-rocking single at a time

Many of Stax Records’ biggest hits were released during a period of America’s greatest racial unrest.

‘Will you give me my job back?’: Difficult early choice led to Steve Cropper’s Hall of Fame career

‘Will you give me my job back?’: Difficult early choice led to Steve Cropper’s Hall of Fame career

Steve Cropper had a once-in-a-lifetime chance, in 1960, to become a road warrior. Yet, even while riding the crest of attention afforded by a breakout hit called “Last Night” with the Mar-Keys, the former music-shop clerk knew he had a difficult choice to make.

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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