Soul & Swagger: The Complete "5" Royales 1951-1967

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
One of the finest and most influential rhythm & blues acts of the '50s, the "5" Royales began their career as a gospel group called the Royal Sons Quintet before crossing over to secular music in 1952. The "5" Royales initially recorded for Apollo Records, where they scored hits like "Baby Don't Do It" and "Laundromat Blues," but they enjoyed greater success when they signed with King Records in 1954 and stormed the R&B charts with tunes like "Monkey Hips and Rice," "Think" (later covered by James Brown and Aretha Franklin), and "Dedicated to the One I Love" (which both the Shirelles and the Mamas & the Papas took to the upper reaches of the pop charts). While ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
One of the finest and most influential rhythm & blues acts of the '50s, the "5" Royales began their career as a gospel group called the Royal Sons Quintet before crossing over to secular music in 1952. The "5" Royales initially recorded for Apollo Records, where they scored hits like "Baby Don't Do It" and "Laundromat Blues," but they enjoyed greater success when they signed with King Records in 1954 and stormed the R&B charts with tunes like "Monkey Hips and Rice," "Think" (later covered by James Brown and Aretha Franklin), and "Dedicated to the One I Love" (which both the Shirelles and the Mamas & the Papas took to the upper reaches of the pop charts). While the "5" Royales were one of the best harmony acts of their day, the group's secret weapon was Lowman Pauling, who wrote their original material and played powerful, inventive lead guitar on their sides for King. Soul & Swagger: The Complete 5 Royales is a five-disc box set that collects the group's entire recorded repertoire, from their first sides as the Royal Sons Quintet to their final sessions for Home of the Blues Records in 1964. These classic recordings offer a richly detailed portrait of a group whose early singles predated what most people think of as the birth of rock & roll, and retired as R&B was making way for what would be called soul; this is great music from a remarkable time and place, and well worth exploring for fans of vintage R&B and blues.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/1/2014
  • Label: Rockbeat Records
  • UPC: 089353310127
  • Catalog Number: 3101
  • Sales rank: 72,077

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bedside of a Neighbor - Royal Sons Quintet (2:25)
  2. 2 Journey's End - Royal Sons Quintet (2:46)
  3. 3 Come Over Here - Royal Sons Quintet (3:10)
  4. 4 Let Nothing Separate Me - Royal Sons Quintet (3:15)
  5. 5 Too Much of a Little Bit (2:27)
  6. 6 Give Me One More Chance (2:46)
  7. 7 So God Can Use Me (2:38)
  8. 8 I Wanna Rest (2:43)
  9. 9 You Know I Know (2:36)
  10. 10 Courage to Love (2:24)
  11. 11 Baby Don't Do It - Charlie Ferguson His Tenor and Orchestra (2:45)
  12. 12 Take All of Me - Charlie Ferguson His Tenor and Orchestra (2:36)
  13. 13 Help Me Somebody - Charlie Ferguson His Tenor and Orchestra (3:03)
  14. 14 Crazy, Crazy, Crazy - Charlie Ferguson & His Orchestra (2:41)
  15. 15 Too Much Lovin' (Much Too Much) - Charlie Ferguson & His Orchestra (3:00)
  16. 16 Laundromat Blues - Charlie Ferguson & His Orchestra (2:24)
  17. 17 All Righty! - Charlie Ferguson & His Orchestra (2:31)
  18. 18 I Want To Thank You - Charlie Ferguson & His Orchestra (2:32)
  19. 19 I Do - Charlie Ferguson & His Orchestra (2:33)
  20. 20 Good Things - Charlie Ferguson & His Orchestra (2:34)
  21. 21 I Like It Like That - Charlie Ferguson & His Orchestra (2:51)
  22. 22 Cry Some More - Charlie Ferguson & His Orchestra (2:39)
  23. 23 What's That (2:11)
  24. 24 Let Me Come Back Home (2:22)
  25. 25 I Am Thinking (3:05)
  26. 26 I'm Gonna Run It Down (2:52)
  27. 27 Behave Yourself (2:31)
  28. 28 I Can't Stand Losing You (2:28)
  29. 29 Royal J. Abbit Interview (1:09)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Monkey Hips and Rice (2:55)
  2. 2 Devil With the Rest (2:49)
  3. 3 School Girl (2:47)
  4. 4 One Mistake (2:57)
  5. 5 With All Your Heart (2:53)
  6. 6 With All Your Heart (3:01)
  7. 7 Six O'Clock in the Morning (2:44)
  8. 8 See Hear and Know Nothing (2:37)
  9. 9 You Didn't Learn It At Home (2:11)
  10. 10 Every Dog Has His Day (2:46)
  11. 11 Mohawk Squaw (2:39)
  12. 12 How I Wonder (2:45)
  13. 13 I Need Your Lovin' Baby (2:47)
  14. 14 When I Get Like This (2:39)
  15. 15 Women About To Make Me Go Crazy (3:01)
  16. 16 Do Unto You (3:00)
  17. 17 Someone Made You For Me (2:37)
  18. 18 I Ain't Getting Caught (2:40)
  19. 19 Right Around the Corner (2:27)
  20. 20 When You Walked Through the Door (2:46)
  21. 21 I Could Love You (2:13)
  22. 22 My Wants For Love (2:47)
  23. 23 Come On and Save Me (2:34)
  24. 24 Come On and Save Me (2:31)
  25. 25 Come On and Save Me (2:25)
  26. 26 Get Something Out of It (2:26)
  27. 27 Get Something Out of It (2:37)
  28. 28 Get Something Out of It (2:36)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Just As I Am (2:25)
  2. 2 Just As I Am (3:19)
  3. 3 Mine Forever More (2:15)
  4. 4 Tears of Joy (2:40)
  5. 5 Thirty Second Lover (2:27)
  6. 6 Think (2:35)
  7. 7 I'd Better Make a Move (2:18)
  8. 8 Messin' Up (2:47)
  9. 9 Say It (2:22)
  10. 10 Dedicated To the One I Love (2:44)
  11. 11 Don't Be Ashamed (2:30)
  12. 12 The Feeling is Real (2:53)
  13. 13 Do the Cha Cha Cherry (2:16)
  14. 14 Double or Nothing (2:04)
  15. 15 Tell the Truth (2:13)
  16. 16 Don't Let It Be In Vain (2:28)
  17. 17 Don't Let It Be In Vain (2:36)
  18. 18 The Summer the Slum (2:15)
  19. 19 The Summer the Slum AKA Stopernin' Stop (2:00)
  20. 20 The Real Thing (2:10)
  21. 21 The Real Thing (2:15)
  22. 22 Your Only Love (2:37)
  23. 23 Your Only Love (2:48)
  24. 24 I Know It's Hard But It's Fair (2:39)
  25. 25 Miracle of Love (2:23)
  26. 26 Tell Me You Care (2:54)
  27. 27 Wonder Where Your Love Has Gone (2:25)
  28. 28 My Sugar Sugar (2:49)
  29. 29 Pumpkin Pie - Guitar Shorty (2:51)
Disc 4
  1. 1 It Hurts Inside - Guitar Shorty (2:37)
  2. 2 I'm With You (4:23)
  3. 3 Don't Give More Than You Can Take (2:51)
  4. 4 Why (2:44)
  5. 5 (Something Moves Me) Within My Heart (2:21)
  6. 6 Solid Rock (2:18)
  7. 7 I'm a Cool Teenager (2:59)
  8. 8 I'm a Cool Teenager (3:15)
  9. 9 Now Baby Don't Do It (2:55)
  10. 10 Everbody Knows (3:04)
  11. 11 Please, Please, Please (2:29)
  12. 12 I Got To Know (2:32)
  13. 13 Dedicated to the One I Love (2:55)
  14. 14 If You Don't Need Me (2:19)
  15. 15 I'm Gonna Tell Them (2:26)
  16. 16 Raindrops Keep A-Fallin' (3:19)
  17. 17 Please, Please, Be Mine (2:51)
  18. 18 Not Going to Cry (2:32)
  19. 19 Take Me With You Baby (2:25)
  20. 20 Here It 'Tis Right Here (2:30)
  21. 21 Jail Bird (2:54)
  22. 22 Much In Need (2:36)
  23. 23 They Don't Know (2:17)
  24. 24 Send Me Somebody (3:23)
  25. 25 Come On Let's Have a Good Time (2:43)
  26. 26 Just Can't Do Me This Way (2:29)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Help Me Somebody (3:03)
  2. 2 Talk About My Woman (1:49)
  3. 3 Talk About My Woman, Pt. 2 (2:11)
  4. 4 Goof Ball (2:39)
  5. 5 Catch That Teardrop (2:30)
  6. 6 I Want It Like That (2:20)
  7. 7 What's In the Heart (2:19)
  8. 8 She Did Me Wrong (2:30)
  9. 9 Show Me (3:10)
  10. 10 Think (2:51)
  11. 11 I'm Standing in the Shadows (2:00)
  12. 12 Doin' Everything (2:23)
  13. 13 Baby, Don't Do It (2:55)
  14. 14 There's Somebody Over There (2:10)
  15. 15 Baby, Don't Do It (2:19)
  16. 16 I Like It Like That (1:51)
  17. 17 Never Turn Your Back (2:35)
  18. 18 Faith (2:58)
  19. 19 Time for Everything (2:50)
  20. 20 It Won't Be Long (2:24)
  21. 21 Mr. Moon Man, Pts. 1-2 (5:03)
  22. 22 I'm on the Right Road Now (2:43)
  23. 23 Mr. Moon Man (2:35)
  24. 24 Help Yourself (2:28)
  25. 25 Roll with the Punch (2:23)
  26. 26 I'm Not Ashamed (2:41)
  27. 27 Didn't We Fool Them (2:19)
  28. 28 Washboard (2:30)
  29. 29 (I'm) Gonna Spend My Money (2:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The "5" Royales Primary Artist
Technical Credits
James Brown Composer
Steve Cropper Liner Notes
James Austin Producer, Liner Notes
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Billy Vera Photo Courtesy
Bill Dahl Liner Notes
Lowman Pauling Composer
Johnny Tanner Composer
Jerry Peterson Remastering
Obadiah Carter Composer
Jimmy Moore Composer
Otto Jeffries Composer
Tom McCullough Liner Notes, Discographical Information
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