Steve Cropper- With A Little Help From My Friends

Steve Cropper- With A Little Help From My Friends

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Label: Omnivore

Reissued 10/13/2023, Originally released 1969

CD edition includes eight bonus tracks. As a founding member of Stax house band Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Steve Cropper was involved in some of the most important music of the 1960s as a player, songwriter, and producer. The following decade introduced him to a new group of fans as guitarist for The Blues Brothers, appearing on both their records and film. A two-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Cropper has been an integral thread in the cloth of American music, writing, playing and producing into the 21st century to this very day. In 1969, Cropper released his first solo album, producing and arranging its eleven tracks himself. His backing band? While there is no actual record of who played on the album itself, Grammy winner Robert Gordon's liner notes point to his fellow M.G.'s, Buddy Miles, Jim Keltner, the Bar-Kay's James Alexander, and more as candidates. From original tracks to its well-known covers (including The Beatles classic the release shares its name with), it is a tour de force of pure Memphis rock and soul.

Track listing:

  1. Crop Dustin'
  2. Land of 1000 Dances
  3. 99 1/2
  4. Boo-Ga-Loo Down Broadway
  5. Funky Broadway
  6. With a Little Help from My Friends
  7. Oh, Pretty Woman
  8. I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water
  9. The Way I Feel Tonight
  10. In the Midnight Hour
  11. Rattlesnake
  12. You Don't Know [Bonus Track]
  13. I'm Going Home [Bonus Track]
  14. Grazing in the Grass (Take 2) [Bonus Track]
  15. Soulful Strut (Take 10) [Bonus Track]
  16. Oh, Pretty Woman (Alternate Version) [Bonus Track]
  17. The Way I Feel Tonight (Alternate Version) [Bonus Track]
  18. Boo-Ga-Loo Down Broadway (Alternate Version) [Bonus Track]
  19. Land of 1000 Dances (Alternate Version) [Bonus Track]