Steve Cropper remembers Al Jackson, Jr.
Great interview from Jim Payne’s book I believe. Steve Cropper is the interviewee as best I know although it’s not clear from the web page.
From the site:
Al Jackson went for the meat of the groove. He knew how to study that song, and he could do it very quickly. He hated to rehearse on something, too, which used to wear us out, because we felt like we really needed a drummer to find the groove so we could be creative. But Al would say, "Yeah, y’all work it up and then I’ll come in there." We’d say, "Man, we need a drummer!" [laughs] Basically, we’d just sit in there and learn changes and then, when Al got there, we’d start trying to arrange it a little bit.