(2009) Dedicated To You

The 5 Royales

... read moreThis may be the great lost R&B record of the 1950s. The "5" Royales were a fine singing group long before this release, but on these sides recorded between 1955 and 1957, guitarist Lowman Pauling cuts loose with the most fiery guitar fills this side of Ike Turner. From the opening shout of "Think...

30′:43″ 12 Songs

1
Think
The 5 Royales
2:36
2
Someone Made Me For You
The 5 Royales
2:37
3
Just As I Am
The 5 Royales
2:27
4
Don't Be Ashamed
The 5 Royales
2:32
5
Come On And Save Me
The 5 Royales
2:35
6
I'd Better Make A Move
The 5 Royales
2:20
7
Dedicated To The One I Love
The 5 Royales
2:45
8
Right Around The Corner
The 5 Royales
2:29
9
Say It
The 5 Royales
2:22
10
Messin' Up
The 5 Royales
2:51
11
Tears Of Joy
The 5 Royales
2:42
12
Thirty Second Lover
The 5 Royales
2:27
Released 01 July 2009, 2005 Gusto Records Inc

Review

This may be the great lost R&B record of the 1950s. The "5" Royales were a fine singing group long before this release, but on these sides recorded between 1955 and 1957, guitarist Lowman Pauling cuts loose with the most fiery guitar fills this side of Ike Turner. From the opening shout of "Think" to the closing notes of "Thirty Second Lover," Dedicated to You is a guitar tour-de-force. The album's crowning moment comes on "Say It," where Clarence Paul's pleading vocal is answered with Pauling's bluesy replies. Other highlights include Bill Doggett's gospel-tinged organ on "Someone Made You For Me," several fine sax solos ("Don't Be Ashamed," "Right Around the Corner") and the straightforward rocker "Messin' Up." An overlooked classic. ~ J.P. Ollio