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Money and Cigarettes II – the Blues Brothers got Soul

Cropper must be the second most influential guitarist of all time and his recording legacy with the Stax label just goes to show that successful, inspiring guitar playing doesn`t necessarily have to centre around aural histrionics, sonic pyrotechnics, prowess, or high octane, nitrous fuelled fingerboard bombastics! No siree… As a Stax records house guitarist, he played on hundreds of records, from “(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay”, cowritten with Otis Redding, to Sam and Dave’s “Soul Man”. Besides his influential work with Booker T and the MGs, Cropper co-wrote “Knock On Wood” with Eddie Floyd, and “In the Midnight Hour” with Wilson Pickett.