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Episode #113 - The "5" Royales

From: Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri
Series: Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Length: 59:02

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This week, the "Juke In The Back" features a rhythm & blues vocal group from Winston-Salem, NC that not only influenced James Brown, but quite possibly the entire soul movement of the late '50s into the 1960s; The "5" Royales.

They began their career as a six man gospel group called The Royal Sons Quintet. They kept their six member lineup even after they changed their name to the "5 Royales. They had legal battles with Hank Ballard's Royals and their own label, Apollo Records, but managed to score two #1 smashes during 1953. Their sound was unique, their harmonies air-tight and thief chief songwriter was also their guitarist, Lowman Pauling. His guitar playing influenced Eric Clapton, Steve Cropper and countless other guitar legends. The "5" Royales were much more than just a '50s R&B vocal group and this week, Matt The Cat & the "Juke In The Back" are going to tell their story.

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The "5" Royales The "5" Royales

This week, the "Juke In The Back" features a rhythm & blues vocal group from Winston-Salem, NC that not only influenced James Brown, but quite possibly the entire soul movement of the late '50s into the 1960s; The "5" Royales.

They began their career as a six man gospel group called The Royal Sons Quintet. They kept their six member lineup even after they changed their name to the "5 Royales. They had legal battles with Hank Ballard's Royals and their own label, Apollo Records, but managed to score two #1 smashes during 1953. Their sound was unique, their harmonies air-tight and thief chief songwriter was also their guitarist, Lowman Pauling. His guitar playing influenced Eric Clapton, Steve Cropper and countless other guitar legends. The "5" Royales were much more than just a '50s R&B vocal group and this week, Matt The Cat & the "Juke In The Back" are going to tell their story.

Broadcast History

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Transcript

Juke In The Back #113 - Playlist

1. Swanee River Boogie – Albert Ammons – Mercury 1947
2. Let’s Have Some Fun (Honey) – Slim Saunders – Chess 1954
3. You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide - Solomon Burke – Apollo 1956
4. Let Nothing Separate Me – Royal Sons Quintet – Apollo 1952
5. Baby Don’t Do It – The “5” Royales – Apollo 1952
6. Help Me Somebody – The “5” Royales – Apollo 1953
7. Crazy, Crazy, Crazy – The “5” Royales – Apollo 1953
8. Laundromat Blues – The “5” Royales – Apollo 1953
9. Too Much Lovin’ – The “5” Royales – Apollo 1953
10. I Do – The “5” Royales – Apollo 1954
11. Monkey Hips And Rice – The “5” Royales - King 1954
12. Tears Of Joy – The “5” Royales – King 1957
13. GREAT 78 - Women About To Make Me Go Crazy – The “5” Royales – King 1955
14. Think – The “5” Royales – King 1957
15. Dedicated To The One I Love – The “5” Royales – King 1957
16. The Slummer The Slum – The...
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Intro and Outro

INTRO:

This week, Matt The Cat features one of the most innovative and underrated vocal groups of the 1950s: The "5" Royales. Dig this amazing group on this week's "Juke In The Back"

OUTRO:

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