Michael chats with guitarist Steve Cropper about his decade at STAX records, producing acts like The Staple Singers, co-writing hits like "Knock On Wood" and "(Sittin' On) Dock Of The Bay," and his legendary and influential guitar work with Booker T & The MGs and his new lp "Fire It Up."
Michael welcomes The Mumps' drummer Paul Rutner to discuss the band's interesting history. Fronted by the original reality TV star Lance Loud whose family was featured in PBS’ 1973 docuseries, An American Family, the band was a mainstay on the 70s CBGB scene and attracted fans like Andy Warhol. A new compilation of their recordings is titled "Rock & Roll This, Rock & Roll That: Best Case Scenario, You’ve
Michael chats with legendary drummer Howard Grimes whose revealing new biography "Timekeeper" recounts his Memphis upbringing, his first gig at age 12, and countless sessions for STAX and Hi Records backing acts like Al Green, Ann Peebles, Eddie Floyd and Sam & Dave.
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April 13, 2021: Guest: Al Jardine of The Beach Boys