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Not much is well known about the first times of the King’s Men quintet, an old-time Southern gospel act who aren’t to become confused with the Portland, OR-based garage area music group the Kingsmen (the music group whose enduring “Louie, Louie” survives today among the all-time frat rock and roll classics). The King’s Males were founded like a quartet by Big Jim Hamill in 1955 and located in Ashland, NC. Two additional users, Theodore J. Twiggs and Eugene R. Smith, had been outlined as songwriters on what ended up being their just record of your day, “Don’t State You’re Sorry,” released in March 1957 to small fanfare. Soon after this solitary, two of the five users were drafted in to the Equipped Services. A couple of years later on, the King’s Males were together once again and back action and handled a profession that ultimately spanned three years (’50s, ’60s, and ’70s). Recordings continuing to flow, mainly gospel favorites, however the King’s Men’s actual strength appeared to lie within their performances; they’re best kept in mind for flourishing tenors and resounding baritones propelling an authentic gospel prowess. The group continuing in to the ’70s, with fresh members changing retiring King’s Males on the way.

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Awards Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer, Empire Award for Best British Film
Music Songs Louie Louie, Jolly Green Giant, Money, Death Of An Angel, I've Never Seen The Righteous Forsaken, Little Green Thing, Little Latin Lupe Lu, Give Her Lovin', The Gamma Goochee, Bent Scepter, He's All I Need, Meet Me At The Table, Little Sally Tease, The Krunch, God Saw A Cross, Long Green, The Climb, I'll Live Again, Annie Fannie, That's Cool, That's Trash, Oh Yes I Am, Glory Road, Beautiful Home, Haunted Castle, Is That the Old Ship of Zion, Long Tall Texan, Excuses, Love Will Roll The Clouds Away, Conga Rock, Here I Stand Amazed, David's Mood, When My Feet Touch The Streets Of Gold
Albums The Kingsmen In Person, The Kingsmen on Campus, The Kingsmen Volume II, The Kingsmen Volume 3, The Kingsmen Greatest Hits, Georgia Live!, Up and Away, Grace Says, 15 Great Hits, Good Good God, Front Row Live, Louie Louie - Live & Unreleased, You're Not Alone, Proven Time And Time Again, Battle Cry, Live Performances From the NQC, Live from the Alabama Theatre, A Kingsmen Christmas, Live At The Castle, Release Me, Bibletone: Sing, Missing People, King Jesus, Ridin' High, Ya Ya, Live in Tacoma, The Gospel Of Kings - [The Dave Cash Collection], Bibletone: Spotlighting Ray Reese, Singin' in the Sun, Quarter to Three, Born Again, Live & Unreleased Vol. 2, The Old Time Way, Greenfields And Other Folk Favourites, New Life, Bibletone: Just Plain Singin', House Party, Shelter, Bibletone: May Day, I Will, When God Ran, Bibletone: It's Time To Ring The Bell, Honoring The Heritage Vol. 3, 40th Anniversary Reunion - Perfecting the Crown, The Past Is Past
Nominations MTV Movie Award for Best Villain, Empire Award for Best Thriller, Teen Choice Award for Film - Choice Movie: Action Adventure, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star, Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer, Costume Designers Guild Award for Excellence in Costume Design for a Contemporary Film, Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Foreign Language Film
Movies Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kingsman: The Golden Circle

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