He was a member of the studio's house band, the Mar-Keys as well as Booker T. Jones' MGs and recorded hundreds of sides for a wide range of artists.

Steve Cropper Simply put, Steve Cropper is one of Rock music's all time greats.

Steve Cropper) It’s my pleasure, but that’s a little overrated.

I write songs and I play.” I’m honoured to even be on the list to start with and I just love those Mojo guys, they do a great job.

BH) Well, it’s a matter of opinion, but … [Both laughing] He co-wrote "Knock On Wood" with Eddie Floyd, "In The Midnight Hour" with Wilson Pickett and "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" with Otis Redding.

Interview: Brian D Holland) Steve, let me start by saying that I feel very privileged to be speaking with one of the greatest guitar players of all-time.


Steve Cropper became an integral part of the Stax Studio sound in Memphis as guitarist, songwriter and producer. Here’s an excerpt of our interview with Steve Cropper, who recalls how he wrote with Otis Redding the classic hit, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay.” Cropper’s three biggest hits—“(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” “In The Midnight Hour” and “Knock On Wood”—are soul standards that remain popular, even 50 years after these songs were written.

Early Blues Interview Steve Cropper, ... I’m just Steve Cropper and that’s what I do and I have fun doing it.

Not just as a guitarist, but as a songwriter and producer.