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Steve Cropper

Guitarist, songwriter, and producer Steve Cropper. In the 60's, he was with Stax Records, the record company that defined the Memphis sound of the time. He's best known for his playing with Booker T & the MGs; he also played in the band from the film The Blues Brothers. He co-wrote such hits as In the Midnight Hour, Soul Man, and Otis Redding's (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay.



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