The "5" Royales song "Think" covered by

"Think" is a rhythm and blues song written by Lowman Pauling and originally recorded by his group The "5" Royales on February 2, 1957. Released as a single on King Records in May 1957, it was a national hit and reached number nine on the U.S. R&B chart. -- Wikipedia

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  • In May 1960, James Brown & The Famous Flames recorded a cover version of "Think", becoming their first recording to enter the Pop Top 40, and their next-to-last single for the Federal label before they switched to King. "Think" was also included on Brown's 1960 album of the same name. James Brown & The Famous Flames also recorded an extremely fast live rendition of "Think" for their 1963 album Live at the Apollo. Brown also performs the song on Live at the Apollo, Volume II in a duet with Marva Whitney. In February 1967, James Brown recorded "Think" in the studio as a duet with Vicki Anderson. The version grazed the bottom of the Pop chart, peaking at #100. Brown returned to "Think" again in 1973, when he released two different solo performances of the song as singles on the Polydor label, both of them backed with his cover of The Beatles' "Something". Both versions charted, the former at #15 R&B and #77 Pop, the latter at #37 R&B and #80 Pop.
  • The 'Takers covered the song as B side of a single in 1964.
  • Booker T. & The M.G.'s covered it on his 1966 album "And Now!".
  • Shirley Scott covered it on her 1969 album "Soul Song".
  • People! covered it on their 1969 album "Both Sides of People!" and again in 2006's "Best of People! Vol.2".
  • The Residents covered it as part of a medley on "Live at the Apollo", in 1984.
  • Mick Jagger covered it on his 1993 solo album "Wandering Spirit".
  • Taj Mahal covered it in on his 1997 album "Señor Blues".
  • Rusty Zinn covered it on his 1999 album "Confessin'".
  • Steve Cropper covered it on his 2011 album "Dedicated - A Salute to The 5 Royales".


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