Steve Cropper – The Colonel” Cropper, American Guitarist, Songwriter and Producer.

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Blues guitarist Steven Lee Cropper (Oct 21, 1941), also known as Steve “The Colonel” Cropper, is an American songwriter, guitarist, and producer from Willow Springs, Missouri. Best known as the blues guitarist of the Stax Records house band Booker T. & the M.G.’s, Cropper is one of the most well known and influential soul guitarist. He started playing with local musicians when he was 14; he and guitarist Charlie Freeman formed The Mar-Keys and began playing on sessions. Copper was discovered by Stax Records president Jim Stewart and became a founding member of the Stax house band Booker T. & the M.G.’s. In 1996, he was named the greatest living guitar player by Britain’s Mojo magazine, and in 2003, Rolling Stone magazine readers voted him among the Top 100 Guitar Players of all-time.

Top 5 Songs

With A Little Help From My Friends
Why Do You Say You Love Me
Fly
Sad Eyes
In The Midnight Hour

Top 3 Albums

With A Little Help From My Friends
Playin’ My Thang
Night After Night

Discography

1969 Jammed Together (Stax)
1969 Tupelo (Stax)
1971 With A Little Help From My Friends (Volt)
1981 Playin’ My Thang (MCA Records)
1982 Night After Night (MCA Records)

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