Covers: Think

Think” was originally recorded by The “5” Royales.  It is an excellent record but unusual only for Lowman Pauling’s guitar playing which was ahead of it’s time.

James Brown’s 1960 cover was revolutionary.  He completely redoes the song in a much faster tempo.

Steve Cropper also covered it on his 2011 album Dedicated – A Tribute to the 5 Royales.

The “5” Royales are not nearly as well known as they should be.  Two of their best songs, “Think” and Dedicated to the One I Love” are better known in cover versions. This comprehensive box set is very impressive.

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