Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#612 (Week of 4/11/09 - 4/17/09)


"Moonrise"/"Fifth Street Blues"
by The Royals
on Federal 12088
released in 1952

[Above photo courtesy of Gilles Petard and Marv Goldberg.]

Above: The Royals consisted of (L-R) Henry Booth, Hank Ballard, Charles Sutton, Alonzo Tucker, and Sonny Woods.

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Above: Label image of Federal 12088 recorded on 5/10/52 and released in July 1952. It was their third of ten releases on the Federal label (1952-54), before changing their name to The Midnighters. Charles Sutton sings lead on "Moonrise," and Henry Booth does the honor on the flip "Fifth Street Blues." Per the lyrics, written by The Royals, this Fifth Street is the one located in Cincinnati, the home of King-Federal-DeLuxe Records.

Listen to this week's selections by The Royals on Federal 12088 from 1952:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
Above: 1952 Federal Clipping
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           Fifth Street Blues
           BOTH played in sequence

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           Fifth Street Blues
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           Fifth Street Blues

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