Ed Ward http://wvtf.org en Box Set Looks Back On Pioneering '5' Royales http://wvtf.org/post/box-set-looks-back-pioneering-5-royales Soul music is often defined as the moment when gospel and blues met and formed a new sound. Ray Charles is often given credit for this, but there were others, most notably the "5" Royales, who had immense success as a live act, but never sold as many records as such a pioneering group should have. With the release of the 131-track collection <em>Soul and Swagger: The Complete "5" Royales</em>, the group has finally gotten the recognition they deserve. <em>Fresh Air</em> critic Ed Ward has the story. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:40:00 +0000 Ed Ward 25929 at http://wvtf.org A Label Paramount To Early Blues And Jazz http://wvtf.org/post/label-paramount-early-blues-and-jazz There's nothing a certain type of record collector likes better than finding a stack of 78s on the Paramount label. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 18:56:00 +0000 Ed Ward 25398 at http://wvtf.org The Animals: The British Invasion That Wasn't http://wvtf.org/post/animals-british-invasion-wasnt <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDlrRQ6Yzis</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxNEiZhpinY</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 16:54:00 +0000 Ed Ward 20780 at http://wvtf.org The Animals: The British Invasion That Wasn't The Soul Singer Who Never Quite Made It http://wvtf.org/post/soul-singer-who-never-quite-made-it <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysdrbd3LeGM</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:54:00 +0000 Ed Ward 15964 at http://wvtf.org The Soul Singer Who Never Quite Made It When Memphis Made A Move On Nashville's Country Monopoly http://wvtf.org/post/when-memphis-made-move-nashvilles-country-monopoly <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2u94Feswfw</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al6P75kscBw</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Orz0jU8pcP0</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 19:51:00 +0000 Ed Ward 15428 at http://wvtf.org When Memphis Made A Move On Nashville's Country Monopoly