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Some Info On Legendary Musical Artists  : Steve Cropper and Lee Dorsey 

Cropper, Steve.


Born : Oct 21 1941 in Willow Springs Missouri. 

Great Memphis Soul Music Guitarist.

 One of the creators of The Stax Memphis Sound,  Cropper emerged out of the suburban Messick Tennessee High School Band as a teen to form the Royal  Spades. The seven members including Donald Dunn on Bass and Wayne Jackson on trumpet  added a fella named Packy Axton , probably due to the fact his mother co-owned a record company undergoing a name change from Satellite to Stax. They  were christened the Mar-Keys as a pun referring to the movie theater used as a label office/ recording studio on McLemore in Memphis. In 1961 Chips Moman recorded an instrumental called "Last Night" by the band which soared to #2 R&B, and #3 on the Pop charts. It was the first official Stax single and begat an era of Southern Fried Soul. The lower end of the harmonic spectrum  emanating from Cropper's guitar was figured prominently in the mix and augmented by soulful horns and electric organ. Cropper claims it was the first instrumental you could "twist" to. One evening a late night jam session in 1962 resulted in "Green Onions," and Booker T & the MG's were formed.

 Cropper wove an inventive subdued playing style around the B-3 played by Booker T. Jones and a very special sound was created. They were in demand constantly as the Stax house band and featured prominently in live shows. He spent most of the sixties writing, recording and performing some of the greatest hits of the Stax and Atlantic label with the likes of Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd, Sam & Dave,

Currently residing in Nashville, he occasionally makes appearances for charity and television.

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