Steve Cropper, the Booker T and the MG’s legendary guitarist, has rounded up a bunch of well known artists to help produce Dedicated: A Tribute To The 5 Royales. And there’s no one that deserves a tribute CD more than these North Carolina-based soul stars from the 50’s. They were key in fusing realy doo wop, R&B, and gospel into what we think of as soul music that came out of Memphis and Muscle Shoals in the 60s. So I was very glad to see Steve Cropper’s work to pay tribute to their influence. There are covers of the 5 Royales from Bettye Lavette, Lucinda Williams, B.B. Kink, Buddy Miller and many others. This tribute CD is highly recommended.