Brian May, Steve Winwood, BB King On Steve Cropper's New Album (A Top Story)
Here is the 411 that 429 Records put out about the album: Steve Cropper, the Grammy-nominated, Rock Hall of Fame guitarist who has played with Booker T. and the MG's as well as Otis Redding and Carla Thomas during the Stax era, is putting the finishing touches to his 429 Records debut project, "DEDICATED"— a heartfelt tribute to fellow guitarist Lowman "Pete" Pauling and his pioneering R&B group The 5 Royales.
A legendary and influential musician in his own right, Cropper pays homage to the group that broke musical ground and shaped his own distinctive musical voice. Produced by Cropper and Jon Tiven (Felix Cavaliere), they put together a session player dream team consisting of David Hood (bass), Spooner Oldham (piano/electric piano, organ), Steve Ferrone (drums), Steve Jordan (drums, percussion), Neal Sugarman (from the Dap Kings) and Tiven himself (saxophones). - more on this story