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The 5 Royales

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The “5″ Royales’ Hard-Rocking R&B

By John Morthland, Contributor

Suppose I were to tell you that Ray Charles is not the father of soul music and the Drifters are not the greatest vocal group in the history of rock 'n' roll? According to R&B conventional wisdom, that would be akin to claiming that grits ain't groceries, eggs ain't poultry and Mona Lisa was a man. But conventional wisdom overlooked the "5" Royales. Who? The "5" Royales were a North Carolina vocal group popular through most of… more »

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The “5″ Royales’ Hard-Rocking R&B

By John Morthland, Contributor

Suppose I were to tell you that Ray Charles is not the father of soul music and the Drifters are not the greatest vocal group in the history of rock 'n' roll? According to R&B conventional wisdom, that would be akin to claiming that grits ain't groceries, eggs ain't poultry and Mona Lisa was a man. But conventional wisdom overlooked the "5" Royales. Who? The "5" Royales were a North Carolina vocal group popular through most of… more »