Hand drummers in Berkeley, California, about 1966

Al Jackson Jr. – drums

- Pain in My Heart

Pain in My Heart (Atco Records, 1964)

- Al Jackson Jr.
Hand drummers in Berkeley, California, about 1966

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Jones in 2009

Booker T. Jones

American musician, songwriter, record producer and arranger, best known as the frontman of the band Booker T. & the M.G.'s.

American musician, songwriter, record producer and arranger, best known as the frontman of the band Booker T. & the M.G.'s.

Jones in 2009
Booker T. Jones's childhood home on Edith Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee
Booker T. playing organ at the Petaluma Wine, Jazz and Blues Festival, August 2009

It was here that he met Al Jackson Jr., whom he brought to Stax.

Pain in My Heart (1964)

Cropper performing in 2008

Steve Cropper

American guitarist, songwriter and record producer.

American guitarist, songwriter and record producer.

Cropper performing in 2008
Steve Cropper in concert, 1990
Steve Cropper at the Hamar Music Festival, 2007
Cropper toured Australia with Guy Sebastian, playing on Sebastian's The Memphis Album tour in March 2008

He became a founding member of the Stax house band Booker T. & the M.G.'s, along with Hammond organ player Booker T. Jones, bassist Lewie Steinberg (who was replaced by Donald "Duck" Dunn soon thereafter) and drummer Al Jackson Jr. As a house guitarist, he played on many recordings such as "(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay", co-written with and performed by Otis Redding and Sam & Dave's "Soul Man" on which he was mentioned by name.

Pain in My Heart (Atco Records, 1964)

Dunn in 2007

Donald "Duck" Dunn

American bass guitarist, session musician, record producer, and songwriter.

American bass guitarist, session musician, record producer, and songwriter.

Dunn in 2007
Dunn (left), Guy Sebastian (center) and Steve Cropper (right) on tour in Australia with the Memphis Tour

Booker T. and the M.G.'s was founded by Cropper and Booker T. Jones in 1962, with the drummer Al Jackson, Jr. The original bassist, on early hits such as "Green Onions", was Lewie Steinberg; Dunn replaced him in 1965.

Pain in My Heart (Atco Records, 1964)