Lewie Steinberg

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Lewie Steinberg
Born (1933-09-13)September 13, 1933
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Died July 21, 2016(2016-07-21) (aged 82)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres Soul, R&B, Memphis soul
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass guitar
Associated acts Booker T. & the M.G.'s

Lewie Steinberg (September 13, 1933 – July 21, 2016) was an American musician best known as the original bass guitar player for the soul music group Booker T. & the M.G.'s. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee.

Steinberg was in the group from 1962 to 1965. He was featured on "Green Onions" and its B-side, "Behave Yourself", and the album Green Onions. He recorded one more album with the band, Soul Dressing, in 1965. Unlike the first album, every track but one on Soul Dressing was an original. About that time, Steinberg left the group and was replaced by Donald "Duck" Dunn.

Steinberg was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992[1] and received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. He lived in Memphis.[2]

Steinberg died on July 21, 2016, in Memphis, at the age of 82.[3]


Green Onions (Stax 701)

Soul Dressing (Stax 705)

  • Soul Dressing
  • Tic Tac Toe
  • Big Train
  • Jellybread
  • Aw' Mercy
  • Outrage
  • Night Owl Walk
  • Chinese Checkers
  • Home Grown
  • Mercy Mercy
  • Plum Nellie
  • Can't Be Still


  1. ^ Profile: Booker T. and the MGs Archived 2011-07-07 at the Wayback Machine.. About.com.
  2. ^ Mehr, Bob (February 12, 2007). Stax Stacks Up at Grammys. Memphis Commercial Appeal.
  3. ^ http://www.noise11.com/news/r-i-p-lewie-steinberg-of-booker-t-the-mgs-1933-2016-20160722

External links

  • Lewie Steinberg on IMDb

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