Friday, October 21, 2005

Soul Man #3

Hey Soul Mates,
today is Steve Cropper's birthday. Happy Birthday to Soul Man #3. Mr. Cropper was the guitar genius behind most of the major hits on Stax, working with Sam & Dave, Otis Redding and Booker T. & the MGs. That's him that Sam Moore refers to when Sam shouts "play it Steve!" on Soul Man. Of course, Cropper also joined the Blues Brothers' Band and John Belushi got the honor of saying that line on SNL. Steve Cropper's style is minimalist, but assertive. It's dirty and full of grit. Perfect for those Stax sides. He's also an accomplished composer (he co-wrote the massive hits Soul Man, (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay, Knock On Wood) and an inductee of the Rock Hall. Yes! A true music pioneer, who just by playing helped integrate pop music.

Alright, you have this weekend to decide what you are going to wear for our show on Tuesday. The band is wearing orange and black. Which we actually picked before we realized how close we were to Halloween. You don't have to dress like a jack-o-lantern, but we have to discourage you from wearing a costume to the show. However you dress: look sharp! Ladies, I don't even have to tell y'all. Bless you.

It's Friday. Have fun.
Love, Power, Peace.


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