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Wilson Pickett and Steve Cropper were strangers who hit it big: ‘Why don’t you guys just keep on writing?’

Wilson Pickett and Steve Cropper were strangers who hit it big: ‘Why don’t you guys just keep on writing?’

Something immediately clicked between Wilson Pickett and Steve Cropper. Their first writing session, in fact, produced an astounding three hit songs.

Steve Cropper’s research into then-unknown Wilson Pickett sparked his initial hit: ‘I found some gospel songs’

Steve Cropper’s research into then-unknown Wilson Pickett sparked his initial hit: ‘I found some gospel songs’

Steve Cropper inadvertantly discovered the seeds of Wilson Pickett’s breakthrough song while trying to figure out just who Pickett was.

‘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.”

‘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.

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