I met Steve Cropper at Larrabee Studios, West Hollywood, CA, while working on John Prine's "Common Sense" album. He had years of success with Booker T and the MG's, and was then playing sessions and producing. From my experience with Steve, I was exposed to many unique aspects of studio work. He knows how to get musicians, artists and engineers to feel right at home. He is a good taskmaster since he has a methodical, but not rigid game plan, that allows plenty to time for searching for the right musical part, the right vocal performance and the right sound. "Crop", of course, is the "groove king" and has an uncanny sense of the best "feel." He is a good student; having learned from legendary producers while working as a session guitar player. Cropper is "technologically patient"...knowing that certain studio processes take time to realize. I got to work with Steve on the John Prine album; two Cate Brothers albums that I engineered as well as mixed, an Yvonne Elliman album; and three songs for a never released solo album by Who drummer, the late Keith Moon.