Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Proper Cropper

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Steve Cropper, founding member of R&B instrumental band Booker T. and the MGs, was also the guitar cornerstone of the Stax Records house band, who backed everyone from soulmen Sam & Dave to Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding, with whom he co-wrote "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay."

His influence on Southern rock, classic R&B, soul, gospel and even Motown is enormous -- so who inspired him?

Cropper answers with his new album, "Dedicated," a tribute to the incredible and often forgotten 5 Royales, the '50s R&B/doo-wop act from North Carolina. MORE HERE and HERE

Pre-order & sample track HERE

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