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Dedicated
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 28, 2011
Format: Audio CDVerified Purchase
The only Albums I have of Steve Cropper is from the Blues Brothers Band so after reading good reviews about this CD had to buy it for my collection with some Great Rhythm and Blues and early Rock Guitar licks and Musicians singing and playing 15 tracks : Thirty Second Lover with Steve Winwood , Don't be Ashamed with Bettye La Vette & Willie Jones , Baby Don't Do It with BB King & Smekia Copeland , Dedicated To The One I Love with Lucinda Williams & Dan Penn , My Sugar Sugar with John Popper , Right Around The Corner with Delbert Mclinton , Help Me Somebody Steve Cropper Instrumental , I Do with Brian May , Messin' Up with Sharon Jones , Say It with Bettye La Vatte , The Slummer The Slum with Buddy Miller , Someone Made You For Me with Dann Penn , Think Steve Cropper Instrumental , Come On & Save Me with Dylan LeBlanc & Sharon Jones and When I Get Like This with Lucinda Williams ... Good Album Musicians Vocals Catchy Tracks and Guitar Licks .
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 25, 2013
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Because of Steve Crooper's name--co writer/writer (Sittin on the Dock of the Bay)/Booker T & the MG's. Stax Records. Producer/Blues Brothers--Guitar Player--etc. Is the reason--he was able to get the people that he got to be on this cd. B.B. King/Lucinda Williams/Brian May/Bettye Lavette/Steve Winwood Etc. Now of course--because this isn't an American Idol cd--This will be a cd for those--who kinda have a clue what music is--and you didn't have to look cute to sell records.if it wasn't for a review in "Vintage Guitar"--Magazine. I wouldn have never known about this cd. Pick this up before it goes out of print.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 5, 2011
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Need some pep in your soul? Got tired blood? Have your party guests decomposed into math computations? Pop this in the player and see what happens. Most tributes are refried without the beans but this one is fun.I can't think of a time Steve Windwood fronted a doo wop gruop,but he could any day of the week.The neo soul revivalists,betty and sharon kick the rug out from under you.The unlikely contributor Buddy Miller puts in a cool performance.Even my good friend Jeffrado,the avid jazz, fan was caught tapping his toe when I played this.I can't think of any higher recommendation.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 8, 2012
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My favourite album of the year. I was checking out some Huey Lewis and Ry Cooder on Amazon, and this popped up as a possible alternative. I gave it a try and I'm glad I did. I had remembered Steve Cropper from The Blues Brothers, but hadn't thought of him since. Wow. Every song's a keeper. I recently downloaded all my CD's to a new MP3 player. This is one of the few albums of which I transferred every song.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 27, 2011
Format: VinylVerified Purchase
Some great playing by the great guitarist Steve Cropper behind a wonderful lineup of guests. First vinyl copy came warped, but replaced with no problems. Vinyl is slightly warmer than the CD, but both have excellent sound. The track order on the vinyl and the CD differ slightly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Steve Cropper's "Dedicated" is a great disc that blasts the music of the Five Royals into the present. The set opens with the utterly delightful "Thirty Second Lover" with Steve Winwood on vocals. The title's double entendre melds into a blistering rock rave, "Get me a bottle, turn it up and drink it down, Can't get you out of my mind." "Dedicated to the One I Love" has Lucinda Williams on lead vocals with Cropper's great guitar. Blues Traveler's John Popper gives strong vocals on the addictive "My Sugar Sugar." While not every track blasts me into the stratosphere, there's enough here to make this a welcome addition to the sonic atmosphere! Enjoy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 23, 2012
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Some fun songs, a great cast of guest musicians and singers, and the legendary Steve Cropper on guitar. It's hard to go wrong with such a combination. This tribute to the 5 Royales has definitely sparked my interest in hearing the original recordings. Clearly, that group --- particularly their guitarist --- was a big influence on Cropper. Each listener will find a few tracks that they prefer more than others on this album. I really like the two songs that Lucinda Williams sings, but it's all pretty darn groovy. Very thankful that Steve Cropper was able to get so many interesting artists to help him with this album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 29, 2013
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I love this CD and can't believe I missed it when it first came out. Cropper's guitar playing is clean and precise and the songs are wonderful. Reminds me of tooling around in my old Ford in the summer with the windows down and the stereo at full blast enjoying my youth with friends from high school! The added feature of having a host of other talented artist's make for a great "various artist" collection. I'm glad Steve Cropper introduced me to The 5 Royales.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 21, 2011
Format: VinylVerified Purchase
This is an interesting release. Cropper chose to cover an entire lp's worth of songs from a group most of the buying publice has most likely never heard of. And if they did they would barely remember any songs in their original form. Certainly "Dedicated to the One I Love" will ring familliar with many music fans but not the 5 Royale's version. Further making this a new product for many rock & roll fans old enough to remember the 5 Royales in their day is the fact that nearly half of their songs which charted on r&b charts in the 50s are not included here. And two that are are done as instrumentals. I realize Cropper is doing this more as a personal thanks to Lowman Pauling's guitar work. But if sales mattered I think those items just mentioned are flaws.
That said, I doubt that sales really mattered to Cropper. A tribute to the 5 Royales is a mighty reach in the sales world. He has lined up some really good vocalists for this including Lucinda Williams, Bettye LeVette and Steve Winwood to name a few to really fortify his tribute.
This is a good disc and it shouldn't matter how obscure to the main music buyers the 5 Royales are.
Of interest, but of no critical value, is the fact that while the vinyl and CD have the same cuts the playing order differs from one to the other. Wonder why?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 9, 2013
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What a great album by one of the most important guitar players ever. Excellent production and song choices. Lucinda Williams track is outstanding.
I mix in tracks and friends always ask what's this I'm playing. Very good MUSIC! Unusual these days
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