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50 Years of Stax: 'Soul Man' Steve Cropper

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50 Years of Stax: 'Soul Man' Steve Cropper

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50 Years of Stax: 'Soul Man' Steve Cropper

50 Years of Stax: 'Soul Man' Steve Cropper

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Memphis soul label Stax records is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year; a series of tribute concerts are being held, and PBS airs the documentary Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story next week. We feature interviews with musicians who were a big part of the Stax sound.

First up: Guitarist, songwriter and producer Steve Cropper, best known for playing with Booker T & the MGs. He co-wrote "Soul Man" and "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay." This interview first aired on Sept. 18, 1990.