Steve Cropper

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Steven Lee "Steve" Cropper (born October 21, 1941, Dora, Missouri, United States) is an American guitarist, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known as the guitarist of the Stax Records house band, Booker T. & the M.G.'s, and has backed artists such as Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas and Johnnie Taylor, also acting as producer on many of these records. He later gained fame as a member of the Blues Brothers band. Rolling Stone lists him 39th on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Mojo ranks Cropper as the second-best guitarist ever. His nickname is "The Colonel."

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 With a Little Help From My Friends Steve Cropper 4
1988 Jammed Together Steve Cropper, Pops Staples & Albert King 2
2008 Nudge It Up a Notch Steve Cropper & Felix Cavaliere 1
2011 Dedicated: A Salute to The 5 Royales Steve Cropper 1

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