CHECK OUT THIS NPR INTERVIEW WHERE STEVE CROPPER DISCUSSES THE GROUP AS WELL AS HIS OWN
The FIVE ROYALES was an R&B group from Winston-Salem, NC. The group combined gospel, jump blues and doo-wop. In the process, from their beginning, they were very influential in the EVOLUTION OF ROCK AND ROLL AND SOUL MUSIC.
In the early 1950s it wasn't uncommon for the group to hold as many as the top five spots on the R&B charts:
October 30, 1953 FIVE ROYALES R&B charted hits:
"Baby Don't Do It"
B/W with "Help Me Somebody" also at #1
"Too Much Lovin"
And with "Crazy, Crazy, Crazy" at #5