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.
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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, he recorded classic songs like "Respect" and "Try a Little Tenderness," and with his voice, he left a legacy of not only soul music, but music in general.

Guitarist Steve Cropper played in Redding's band and co-wrote songs with the music legend. Cropper joins 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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