Steve Cropper - Fire It Up [Vinyl]
Catalogue No.: 0810020503746
Release Date: 23rd April 2021
1. Bush Hog, Pt. 1 / 2. Fire It Up / 3. One Good Turn / 4. I’m Not Havin' It / 5. Out of Love / 6. Far Away
1. Say You Don't Know Me / 2. She's So Fine / 3. Two Wrongs / 4. Heartbreak Street / 5. The Go-Getter Is Gone / 6. Bush Hog, Pt. 2 / 7. Bush Hog
The term "Guitar Hero" is bandied about loosely these days. Seems like all you have to do is look good holding the thing and you qualify. But if you ask the actual guitar heroes---like Brian May, Jeff Beck, and Eric Clapton---who THEIR Guitar Heroes are, Steve Cropper is definitely on the shortlist. If all he had done were the records with Otis Redding that would be enough, but shortly thereafter he was leaving his fingerprints on records by Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, Johnny Taylor, Albert King, and virtually anybody worthy who came within earshot of Memphis. He was a Guitarist's Guitarist, and a Songwriter's Songwriter.
Fire It Up is Steve Cropper's first album of new Soul/R&B material in 10 years. The album was produced by Steve and Jon Tiven, and will be released worldwide on April 23, 2021 via Mascot Label Group/Provogue.
- Steve Cropper was one of Stax Records main producers, songwriters and guitarist their house band Booker T. & the M.G.’s. Cropper was also a member of the Blues Brothers band.
- Rolling Stone magazine ranked him in the Top 40 of its 100 all-time greatest guitarists.
- Steve Cropper has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music, including Otis Redding, Rod Stewart, Ringo Starr, Dolly Parton, John Lennon, Jimmy Buffett, and many more.
- Extensive social media and lifestyle campaigns on Facebook, Google, YouTube, and online adverts on key websites.
- 75K+ followers on social media.