Where the Internet Took Us

While trolling the internet for new tunes, our own Postcard ChaCha happened across the latest from legendary studio player and member of the Blues Brothers band, Steve Cropper. Check out her thoughts on it and some samples below.

Chances are you’ve probably heard Sam & Dave’s song ‘Soul Man’ more times that you can remember. But have you ever noticed the “Play it, Steve!” line?

That order is directed towards guitarist extraordinaire Steve Cropper and chances are you’ve heard Steve’s fine guitar playing more times than you realize. Hell, if you’ve seen the Blues Brothers movie, you’ve seen Steve. Playing with groups like Booker T & The MG’s, Albert King, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding…the list is more than impressive http://www.allmusic.com/artist/steve-cropper-p3993/credits

Steve credits his personal guitar heroes as Tal Farlow, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Reed, Chet Atkins, Lowman Pauling of the Five Royales and Billy Butler of the Bill Doggett band.

Paying homage to Lowman Pauling, Steve has just released a new record titled “Dedicated” that is a tribute to the 5 Royales.

I couldn’t find a stream, but you can sample it here- http://www.429records.com/sites/429records/landingpage/stevecropper/
 
I was lucky enough to have Steve hanging around my mama’s house when I was a kid and besides being one of Rolling Stone’s top 100 guitar players, he is one hell of a nice and fun guy. Although I’ll never forget when I got old enough to figure out who he was. All the sudden all these songs I loved took on a whole new meaning. I mean, Green Onions?!?!

Here’s the first take of Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay (which Steve co-wrote).

Steve might not have been cut out to be a whistler, but I think he did alright with the guitar.

And this is a shitty ass video, but an amazing story

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