Lewie Steinberg

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Lewie Steinberg
Birth name Lewis 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
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass guitar
Associated acts Booker T. & the M.G.'s

Lewis "Lewie" Steinberg (September 13, 1933 – July 21, 2016) was an American musician best known as the original bass guitar player for 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", its B-side "Behave Yourself", and the Green Onions album. He recorded one more album with the band, Soul Dressing in 1965. Unlike the first album, every song 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. Steinberg lived in Memphis, Tennessee.[2]

He and members of his family were honored with a Brass Note on Beale Street's Walk of Fame, in Memphis, on November 14, 2010.[3]

Steinberg died on July 21, 2016 in Memphis at the age of 82.[4]


Green Onions (Stax 701)

  • Green Onions
  • Rinky Dink
  • I Got A Woman
  • Mo' Onions
  • Twist And Shout
  • Behave Yourself
  • Stanger On The Shore
  • Lonely Avenue
  • One Who Really Loves You
  • I Can't Sit Down
  • A Woman, A Lover, A Friend
  • Comin' Home Baby

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


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