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The “5” Royales

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The “5” Royales were a comparatively unheralded, but significant, link between early R&B and early soul within their mix of doo wop, jump blues, and gospel styles. Their industrial success was fairly modest — that they had seven TOP R&B strikes in the 1950s, most documented in the period of little more than a 12 months between past due 1952 and past due 1953. Some of their singles would show popular in cover variations by other performers, though — Wayne Dark brown and Aretha Franklin tore it up with “Believe,” Ray Charles protected “Tell the reality,” as well as the Shirelles (and later on the Mamas & the Papas) experienced pop achievement with “Focused on the main one I REALLY LIKE.” The vast majority of their materials was compiled by guitarist Lowman Pauling, who affected Steve Cropper along with his biting and bluesy acoustic guitar lines, which at their most ferocious nearly appear to be a precursor to blues-rock. Pauling’s acoustic guitar is fairly muted on the early edges, though, which occasionally walk the collection between gospel and R&B. The gospel components aren’t surprising, considering that the Royales had been originally referred to as the Royal Sons Quintet if they created in Winston-Salem, N.C. Actually, these were still referred to as the Royal Sons Quintet if they started documenting for Apollo in the first ’50s, although that they had six users. They would switch their name towards the “5” Royales in 1952, although they might, confusingly, stay a six-man clothing for some time; the quotes across the 5 within their billing had been designed to relieve a number of the misunderstandings. The Apollo singles “Baby Don’t GET IT DONE” and “Help Me Someone” made number 1 around the R&B graphs in 1953, plus they had additional strikes for Apollo before becoming lured aside to King Information in 1954. Even though group would stick to King for all of those other 1950s, they might just enter the R&B TOP two more occasions, with “Believe” and “Tears of Pleasure” (both in 1957). Their later on edges, however, are their finest, as Pauling became a lot more assertive on your guitar, dashing off some piercing and liquid solos. A few of these solos are one of the heaviest and wildest in ’50s rock and roll, on both fairly well-known slashes like “Believe,” and practically unknown figures like “The Slummer the Slum.” Greil Marcus once published something to the result that a youthful Eric Clapton could have once paid to carry Pauling’s coating. They remained mainly a tranquility vocal group, though, and when their past due-’50s edges are somewhat more modernized than their early Apollo strikes, they’re still a whole lot nearer to doo wop than spirit. Even though their information weren’t offering, the “5” Royales had been a favorite touring music group. Their continuous activity at Ruler Records, in all probability, had some impact on the youthful James Brown, after that starting his profession on a single label; among Brown’s 1st big R&B strikes was a frenetic cover of “Believe.” They couldn’t maintain themselves without even more strikes, though. After departing King and documenting some more edges in the first ’60s, they finally split up by 1965.

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1 A&R man and record producer in the fifties and sixties with various labels, most notably King and Roulette. Probably the first African American director of A&R for a major independent label (King/Federal). Produced artists such as Little Willie John, Hank Ballard and the Midnighters, Joey Dee and the Starlighters, The 5 Royales and The Essex.


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TitleYearStatusCharacter
Independent Lens 2005 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Ray 2004/I writer: "Drown in My Own Tears"
The Practice 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Blues 2003 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
End of the Century 2003 Documentary writer: "California Sun"
Cathouse 2002 TV Movie documentary writer: "It Ain't the Meat It's the Motion"
Jackass: The Movie 2002 Documentary "California Sun"
Ken Park 2002 writer: "Henry's Got Flat Feet"
My Own Private Oshawa 2002 TV Special writer: "Breakin' Up the House"
Speaking of Sex 2001 writer: "Peppermint Twist"
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas 2000 writer: "Seven Nights to Rock"
Liberty Heights 1999 writer: "Annie Had a Baby"
Chairman of the Board 1998 writer: "California Sun"
Twilight 1998 writer: "Blues Stay Away from Me" - as H. Glover
The Simpsons 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Traveller 1997 writer: "Blues, Stay Away From Me"
Devil in a Blue Dress 1995 writer: "I CAN'T GO ON WITHOUT YOU"
Baywatch 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Andre 1994 writer: "Peppermint Twist"
La Vie de Bohème 1992 writer: "I've Got to Go Cry"
The Doors 1991 writer: "California Sun"
Heavy Petting 1989 Documentary writer: "Annie Had a Baby"
Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 writer: "California Sun"
The Big Town 1987 writer: "DROWN IN MY OWN TEARS"
Five Corners 1987 courtesy: "Uh Uh Uh", "Funky Soul", "Leave Me Alone" / lyrics: "Let The Little Girl Dance" - as Glover / music: "Let The Little Girl Dance" - as Glover
Back to the Beach 1987 "California Sun"
Nadine 1987 writer: "SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK"
Street Hawk 1985 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gyllene Tider: Parkliv 1981 music: "Tylö sun California Sun"
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie 1980 writer: "Lovin' Machine"
Rock 'n' Roll High School 1979 writer: "California Sun"
French Shampoo (Homage to W. B.) 1975 writer: "It Ain't the Meat It's the Motion" - as H. Glover, uncredited
American Graffiti 1973 writer: "Peppermint Twist"
Mad Dogs & Englishmen 1971 Documentary writer: "Sticks and Stones"
Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers 1969 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shindig! 1964-1965 TV Series writer - 8 episodes
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Una joven de 16 años 1963 writer: "Peppermint Twist" - as Clover
Two Tickets to Paris 1962 writer: "Open Sea", "Left Bank Blues"
Souls of Sin 1949 writer: "THE THINGS YOU DO TO ME"
Fallout 4 2015 Video Game writer: "Butcher Pete Part 1", "Butcher Pete Part 2", "Rocket 69"
Californication 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
CBGB 2013 writer: "California Sun"
The Crazy Ones 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Not Fade Away 2012 writer: "Peppermint Twist"
Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure 2011 Documentary writer: "California Sun"
Some Jerk with a Camera 2011 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place 2011 Documentary writer: "California Sun"
Detroit 1-8-7 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Charlie St. Cloud 2010 writer: "California Sun"
The Killer Inside Me 2010 writer: "I'm Waiting Just for You"
Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! 2009 writer: "California Sun"
My One and Only 2009 writer: "I'm Waiting Just for You", "Well, Oh Well"
Fallout 3 2008 Video Game writer: "Butcher Pete Part 1"
House M.D. 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Alvin and the Chipmunks 2007 writer: "California Sun"
The Sopranos 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room 2005 Documentary writer: "California Sun"

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Two Tickets to Paris 1962
Hey, Let's Twist! 1961

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Music Department

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Two Tickets to Paris 1962 musical director

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The Last Waltz 1978 Documentary special thanks

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