Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Steve Cropper ~ All Memphis Music ~ STAX Records ~ The Memphis Sound ~ Soul Music ~ Rhythm and Blues

Hey everybody, it's time for another All Specialty Show and this week, it's a classic, because we're going to air a one-hour special featuring the music of legendary guitarist and Rock N' Roll Hall of Famer, Steve Cropper this Friday, December 18 at 10:00 PM Central Time; and repeating the following morning, December 19, at 10:00 AM Central Time. During the interview, Steve will discuss many of his 20 all-time personal favorite songs he participated in as a songwriter, musician, or producer, with recollections about tracks and how they came about, as well as other anecdotes about the recordings.

Steve Cropper is the iconic guitarist and a founding member of Booker T. & the MGs, whose Memphis sound not only brought the group international acclaim on its own, but were also considered to be the best backing group in the history of soul music, working with many of the Stax Records stable of soul and blues artists, including Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Albert King, William Bell, Eddie Floyd and Rufus Thomas. As a songwriter, Steve Cropper collaborated with a number of artists such as Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett on an array of songs that have become classics. He also became a well-respected producer and continues to work today with many contemporary performers in the blues, rock, soul, and roots genres of music. The show was produced by Jon Scott, David Fleischman, and Steve Cropper. Special thanks to Mark Pucci.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

All Memphis Music ~ December 7th ~ Song of the Day ~ Elvis Presley ~

Today December 8th , the classic song of the day is the laughing Elvis Presley song of "Are You Lonesome Tonight?". You can't help but laugh when you hear this version, which was recorded in Las Vegas. of course. Was Al Green in the audience?Click here
All Memphis Music and listen and laugh!
Notice the background singers just keep on going!