On April 23, Steve Cropper—guitarist for the legendary R&B group Booker T. and the MG’s—will release Fire It Up, which he’s calling his first “proper” solo album since 1969. “This album is different from everything out there now,” Cropper says in a press release, in reference to two vocals albums he released in the ’80s. “I haven’t heard myself this way since the ’60s.”
Cropper announced the album with the release of “Far Away,” described as “a bouncing soul number that draws heavily from classic R&B, featuring Cropper’s signature guitar that’s always in service to the groove.” He says, “I’m a rhythm player. I set the groove. I’m always listening to the singer and the rest of band.”

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