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Guitarist Steve Cropper on Otis Redding's musical legacy

This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of Otis Redding's death. Guitarist Steve Cropper talks about the indelible imprint the artist has left on music.
This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of Otis Redding's death. (Volt Records via Wikimedia Commons)

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

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