DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE

Latest update on 11/12/2013

Artist: Five Royales
Author: Lowman Pauling/Ralph Bass
Label: King
Year: 1957

Owes a lot to Chester Mayfield's I Don't Want You To Go by The Casanovas ('55 - Apollo), the former label of The 5 Royales. Both Casanovas and 5 Royales were bands from North Carolina and held tenor William Samuels, coauthor Lowman Pauling's brother-in-law.

Covers:

1959:

Shirelles [hit US in '61]

1965:

Reparata & The Delrons

1967:

Mamas And Papas [n°2 US]

1967:

Frank Alamo [as J'ai pleuré pour toi]

1972:

Temprees

1973:

Ruben & The Jets

1981:

Bernadette Peters

1994:

Bitty McLean

1996:

Linda Ronstadt [on cd Dedicated To The One I Love]

2000:

Holly Cole

The Shirelles' hit version is from 1961, when it followed up Will You Love Me Tomorrow. In reaction the Five Royales' original was reissued.

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