CLA Radio 10/21/16: Steve Cropper

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The next ConservativeLA Radio show will celebrate Steve Cropper‘s 75th birthday.

What: A brief look at the long career of one of the most important electric guitarists in the pantheon, with particular attention paid (naturally) to his work with the legendary Otis Redding.

Trivia: One of the perhaps surprising facts about Steve is that he thinks of himself as a songwriter (with a string of instantly-recognizable top ten hits to back up the claim) than as a guitarist.

When: Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern.

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse (which is currently less than a buck for the first month).

Spotify playlist: Here, except for material marked with an asterisk.

Twitter info: My handle is @ConservativeLA. The hashtag applicable to the show is #CLARadio.

Set List:

(A note on the dating: Dates are to indicate first release of the song by that artist, whether on single or LP. Dates will not necessarily coincide with the album release date.)

* The Ronnie Wood Show – Steve Cropper 2012 Interview – Re Knock On Wood, Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett – In The Midnight Hour – In The Midnight Hour (1965)
Eddie Floyd – Knock On Wood – Knock On Wood (1966)
* Steve Cropper Interview (11-04-84) – Have Fun And Make Money, Songwriting
The Mar-Keys – Last Night – The Last Night! (1961)
Booker T. & the M.G.’s – Green Onions (45 version) – Green Onions (1962)
Otis Redding – These Arms Of Mine – Soul Manifesto (1962)
Otis Redding – Pain In My Heart – The Complete Studio Albums Collection (1963)
Rufus Thomas – Can Your Monkey Do The Dog – Stax/Volt The Complete Singles (1964)
Otis Redding – The Dog – The Complete Studio Albums Collection (1964)
Rufus & Carla – Night Time Is The Right Time – Stax/Volt, The Complete Singles (1964)
Otis Redding – Mr. Pitiful – The Complete Studio Albums Collection (1964)
Otis Redding – That’s How Strong My Love Is – Soul Manifesto (1964)
Booker T. & the M.G.’s – Soul Dressing – Soul Dressing (1965)
Otis Redding – You Don’t Miss Your Water – Soul Manifesto (1965)
Booker T. & the M.G.’s – Boot-Leg – The Best Of (1965)
* Steve Cropper Interview (11-04-84) – Stax Was Like Church; Otis
Otis Redding – Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) – Complete & Unbelievable (1966)
Otis Redding – You’re Still My Baby (Mono) – Complete & Unbelievable (1966)
Otis Redding – Sweet Lorene (Mono) – Complete & Unbelievable (1966)
* The Ronnie Wood Show – Steve Cropper 2012 Interview – Can’t Turn You Loose
Otis Redding – Don’t Mess With Cupid – Soul Manifesto (1966)
Otis Redding – Try A Little Tenderness – Complete & Unbelievable (1966)
Otis Redding – Cigarettes And Coffee – Soul Manifesto (1966)
* The Ronnie Wood Show – Steve Cropper 2012 Interview – Soul Man
Sam & Dave – Soul Man – Atlantic Top 60 (1967)
Johnnie Taylor – Little Bluebird – Stax/Volt, The Complete Singles (1967)
* The Ronnie Wood Show – Steve Cropper 2012 Interview – Dock Of The Bay
Otis Redding – I Love You More Than Words Can Say – Dock Of The Bay (1967)
Booker T. & the M.G.’s – Hang ‘Em High – The Complete Stax/Volt Singles (1968)
* The Ronnie Wood Show – Steve Cropper 2012 Interview – On Albert King, Pops Staples, “Water”
Steve Cropper, Pops Staples, Albert King – Water – The Complete Stax/Volt Singles (1969)
Albert King, Pops Staples, Steve Cropper – Tupelo (Pt. 1) – The Very Best (1969)
Booker T. & the M.G.’s – Time Is Tight – Soul Six Pack (1969)
Little Sonny – The Creeper Returns – The Complete Stax/Volt Singles (1970)
Rufus Thomas – Preacher And The Bear – Stax/Volt The Complete Singles (1970)
The Staple Singers – Respect Yourself (Single Edit) – The Complete Stax/Volt Singles (1972)
Steve Cropper, Steve Winwood – Thirty Second Lover – Dedicated (2011)
* Otis Redding – I’ve Been Loving You Too Long – Live At Monterey Pop Festival 1967
* Steve Cropper Interview (11-04-84) – Knowing It’s A Hit, Otis Redding
Otis Redding – (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay – The Dock Of The Bay

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