Guitarist Steve Cropper on Otis Redding's musical legacy
Originally published on Dec. 8, 2017
This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of Otis Redding's death. The singer died in a plane crash on Dec. 10, 1967 at the age of 26. In his short career, Redding recorded classic songs like Respect and Try a Little Tenderness. He left an indelible imprint on soul music and music in general.
Guitarist Steve Cropper played in Redding's band and co-wrote songs with the music legend. He joined Tom Power today to talk about Redding, his legacy and what it was like working with that incredible voice.
Otis Redding, These Arms of Mine
Otis Redding, Fa-fa-fa-fa (Sad Song)
Otis Redding, Mr. Pitiful
Otis Redding, Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay
— Produced by Ben Edwards