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Sing for You CD

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This CD is an out of print collectible! It is the original King release.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Your Only Love
  2. The Real Thing
  3. Don't Let It Be In Vain
  4. Do The Cha Cha Cherry
  5. Double Or Nothing
  6. Mohawk Squaw
  7. When I Wonder
  8. I Need Your Lovin' Baby
  9. The Feeling Is Real
  10. Tell The Truth
  11. My Wants For Love
  12. The Slumber The Slum
  13. Do Unto To You
  14. I Ain't Getting Caught
  15. When I Got Like This
  16. Monkey Hips And Rice

Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 14, 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: King
  • ASIN: B000001786
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #658,164 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By A Customer on September 17, 1999
Format: Audio CD
The 5 Royales were topping the R&B charts several years before Rock around the Clock and were Doo Wop's most prominent early model. This is a wonderful collection of 15 tracks from their King records days in the mid fifties (only the first three songs are listed above). The standout tracks here are "The Slummer the Slum" which made Dave Marsh's Top 1001 Singles of Rock and Soul, and "I Wonder" one of the earliest examples of soul lead vocals and the growing influence of the church on Rock and Roll.
One of the most sophisticated vocal groups in 20th century recorded history and among the longest lived (1947-1963), they enjoyed continual chart success throughout their careers. That they are not as well known as many of the teen street corner groups is probably a reflection of their personal ages at the dawn of Rock and Roll (These men were already in their 30's), which made them less photogenic for the majority of written and filmed Rock History, A history that began revising itself with Marsh's book.
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