A short, sweet, and random collection of Stax gems brought to you by your hosts Lee McCormack of The Tramps Like Us Podcast, Mr Brian Jacobs, and Eric Miller of Pods & Sods. Not a ton of research, not a ton of pontificating, just three friends sharing some of the greatest rock & soul the world has ever known.
In Volume Two, we’re unpacking some classics by Johnnie Taylor, Booker T & The MGs, The Staple Singers, Sam & Dave, Linda Lyndell, and The Black Moses himself, Isaac Hayes.
Steve Cropper joins Eric in conversation. Steve wears so many hats and has done so much in his long career, it’s hard to describe. Legendary guitarist, songwriter, and producer from Stax Records, Booker T & The MGs, Otis Redding, The Blues Brothers Band, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett and so much more. We talk about some of the iconic songs he’s written and/or worked on, Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay, Knock On Wood, In The Midnight Hour, Soul Man, Green Onions, Last Night and so many more. We talk about him discovering the guitar and music in general, how he connected with Stax Records and we talk about his friendships with The Beatles and about their attempt to record Revolver at Stax. And so much more, such a humble and talented guy, hope you enjoy!