I’m on Sound Opinions Talking About The “5” Royales

A week or so ago I made my second appearance on the call-in segment of NPR’s music show/podcast Sound Opinions. You can find the show here. I’m at the very, very end of the show–around 59:30 minutes–talking about the influence of Winston-Salem’s own “5” Royales on James Brown’s band The Famous Flames, who were discussed the week previous in the show’s “album dissection” of James Brown: Live at the Apollo.

I did a one-page comic about the Royales a while back. If you missed it, here it is:



  1. bluemoonpaul says:

    You sound great, and quite knowledgeable!

  2. Ben says:

    @bluemoonpaul I’m a wealth of useless trivia–about both comics and music!

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