Chanteur Rhythm 'n' Blues US né John H. Kendricks, le 18 novembre 1927 à Detroit (Michigan). Hank Ballard fut découvert par Johnny Otis au début des années cinquante et enregistra son premier disque en 1954 avec son groupe les Royals qu'il changea de nom pour Midnighters. Hank, compositeur prolifique, a enregistré "The Twist", mais c'est la version de Chubby Checker qui deviendra N°1. Il a enregistré chez King, Silver Fox et People Records. Hank Ballard, atteint d'un cancer est décédé le 2 mars 2003 à Los Angeles (Californie).

In the world of early rhythm & blues and doo wop, Hank Ballard was the very definition of earthiness. Though influenced by high-energy gospel vocal groups, Ballard's music with the Midnighters couldn't have been more diametrically opposed in terms of subject matter: his lyrics were filled with raunchy double-entendres that left little to the imagination, pushing the envelope of what was considered acceptable in the '50s. His songs were sometimes banned on the radio, but that only made him an even bigger jukebox favorite among black audiences. Ballard's hard-driving, rhythmic style was also an underappreciated influence on the rawer side of R&B, particularly on a young James Brown; plus, his composition "The Twist" — recorded for a hit by Chubby Checker — became one of the biggest hits in rock & roll history.
Hank Ballard was born November 18, 1927 (according to his birth records) in Detroit, but moved to Bessemer, AL, as a young child following his father's death. There he began singing in church and when he returned to Detroit at age 15, he set about forming a doo wop group while working on the Ford assembly line. Around the same time, singers Henry Booth and Charles Sutton were organizing a doo wop outfit called the Royals, which reputedly at one time also featured Jackie Wilson and future Four Top Levi Stubbs; it eventually grew to include vocalists Lawson Smith and Sonny Woods, plus gritty guitarist Alonzo Tucker. Initially copying the smooth style of Sonny Til & the Orioles,the Royals were discovered by Johnny Otis in 1952 and signed with Federal Records. However, when Hank Ballard replaced Smith in 1953, they adopted a rougher, more hepped-up sound in keeping with Ballard's numerous original compositions and Clyde McPhatter influence. Ballard's first recording with the group was 1953's "Get It," which hit the Top Ten on the R&B charts, but it was the following year's ribald "Work With Me Annie" that really broke the group (they changed their name to the Midnighters around this time, to avoid confusion with the Five Royales). "Work With Me Annie" topped the R&B charts and nearly reached the pop Top 20, despite a number of radio stations refusing to air the song. It inspired a number of answer records and the Midnighters themselves entered the fray with the sequels "Annie Had a Baby" (another R&B chart-topper) and "Annie's Aunt Fannie." They also scored another major smash with the Ballard-penned "Sexy Ways," which solidified their reputation as R&B's most risqué act.
However, after the momentum of "Work With Me Annie" slowed, the Midnighters seemed at a loss as to how to recapture it. They went nearly three and a half years without another big hit, and with the decline in their fortunes came numerous personnel shifts. Lawson Smith returned to the fold to replace Sutton, Norman Thrasher replaced Sonny Woods, and Tucker's guitar post was taken first by Arthur Porter, then Cal Green. Ballard attempted to take his 1958 composition "The Twist" to Vee-Jay, which declined to release the version they recorded; King, Federal's parent label, issued it as the B-side of the Midnighters' R&B comeback ballad hit "Teardrops on Your Letter" in 1959. Still, "The Twist" gained some notice and found a fan in American Bandstand host Dick Clark, who brought the song to Chubby Checker's attention; the rest was history, as "The Twist" became the first song to hit number one during two completely separate chart runs. Ballard and the Midnighters benefited from the exposure, scoring their first Top Ten pop singles in 1960 with "Finger Poppin' Time" and "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go." A few more R&B hits followed, generally dance-oriented songs in the vein of "The Twist," before the well dried up for a second time. The Midnighters gradually disintegrated and Ballard became a solo act; by the end of the '60s, he was working with longtime fan James Brown, who produced several singles for Ballard during the late '60s and early '70s. After a lengthy absence from music, Ballard re-formed the Midnighters during the mid-'80s, first as a female group, then male, and began touring once again. In 1990, Ballard received his due as an R&B innovator with his election into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. After suffering for several years with throat cancer, Ballard died quietly at his Los Angeles home in March of 2003.

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Talents : Singer, Singwriter, Leader

Style musical : Doo Wop, Rhythm 'n' Blues 

WORK WITH ME ANNIE (1954)

SEXY WAYS (1954)

THE TWIST (1958)

SUGAREE (1961)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

1952 SP FEDERAL 12077 (US) . The ROYALS - Starting From Tonight / I Know I Love You So
1952 SP FEDERAL 12088 (US) . The ROYALS - Moonrise / Fifth Street Blues
1952 SP FEDERAL 12098 (US) . The ROYALS - A Love In My Heart / I'll Never Let Her Go
1952 SP FEDERAL 12113 (US) . The ROYALS - Are You Forgetting / What Did I Do
1953 SP FEDERAL 12121 (US) . The ROYALS - The Shrine Of St. Cecilia / I Feel So Blue
1953 SP FEDERAL 12133 (US) . The ROYALS - Get It / No It Ain't
1953 SP FEDERAL 12150 (US) . The ROYALS - Hey Miss Fine / I Feel That-A-Way
1953 SP FEDERAL 12160 (US) . The ROYALS - That's It / Someone Like You
1954 SP FEDERAL 12169 (US) . The ROYALS - Work With Me Annie / Until I Die
03/1954 SP FEDERAL 12169 (US) . The MIDNIGHTERS - Work With Me Annie / Sinner's Prayer
04/1954 SP FEDERAL 12177 (US) . The MIDNIGHTERS - That Woman / Give It Up
06/1954 SP FEDERAL 12185 (US) . The MIDNIGHTERS - Sexy Ways / Don't Say Your Last Goodbye
08/1954 SP FEDERAL 12195 (US) . The MIDNIGHTERS - Annie Had A Baby / She's The One
10/1954 SP FEDERAL 12200 (US) . The MIDNIGHTERS - Annie's Aunt Fanny / Crazy Loving
11/1954 SP FEDERAL 12202 (US) . The MIDNIGHTERS - Stingy Little Thing / Tell Them
12/1954 SP FEDERAL 12205 (US) . The MIDNIGHTERS - Moonrise / She's The One
02/1955 SP FEDERAL 12210 (US) . The MIDNIGHTERS - Ashamed Of Myself / Ring A Ling A Ling
04/1955 SP FEDERAL 12220 (US) . The MIDNIGHTERS - Switchie Witchie Titchie / Why Are We Apart
06/1955 SP FEDERAL 12224 (US) . The MIDNIGHTERS - Henry's Got Flat Feet / Whatsoever You Do
07/1955 SP FEDERAL 12227 (US) . The MIDNIGHTERS - Look A Here / It's Love Baby
08/1955 SP FEDERAL 12230 (US) . The MIDNIGHTERS - Give It Up / That Woman
10/1955 SP FEDERAL 12240 (US) . The MIDNIGHTERS - Rock And Roll Wedding / That House On The Hill
12/1955 SP FEDERAL 12243 (US) . The MIDNIGHTERS - Don't Change Your Pretty Ways / We'll Never Meet Again
01/1956 SP FEDERAL 12251 (US) . The MIDNIGHTERS - Partners For Life / Sweet Mama Do Right
03/1956 SP FEDERAL 12260 (US) . The MIDNIGHTERS - Rock Granny Roll / Open Up The Back  
06/1956 SP FEDERAL 12270 (US) . The MIDNIGHTERS - Tore Up Over You / Early One Morning
12/1956 SP FEDERAL 12285 (US) . The MIDNIGHTERS - I'll Be Home Someday / Come On And Get It
01/1957 SP FEDERAL 12288 (US) . The MIDNIGHTERS - Let Me Hold Your Hand / Ooh Bah Baby
03/1957 SP FEDERAL 12293 (US) . The MIDNIGHTERS - E Basti Losi / In The Doorway Crying
06/1957 SP FEDERAL 12299 (US) . The MIDNIGHTERS - Is Your Love So Real / Oh So Happy
08/1957 SP FEDERAL 12305 (US) . The MIDNIGHTERS - Let 'em Roll / What Made You Change Your Mind
02/1958 SP FEDERAL 12317 (US) . The MIDNIGHTERS - Daddy's Little Baby / Stay By My Side
10/1958 SP FEDERAL 12339 (US) . The MIDNIGHTERS - Baby Please / Ow Wow Oo Wee
12/1958 SP FEDERAL 12345 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - The Twist / Teardrops On Your Letter
01/1959 SP KING 45-5171 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - The Twist / Teardrops On Your Letter
03/1959 SP KING 45-5195 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Kansas City / I'll Keep You Happy
06/1959 SP KING 45-5215 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Sugaree / Rain Down Tears
09/1959 SP KING 45-5245 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - House With No Windows / Cute Little Ways
11/1959 SP KING 45-5275 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Never Knew / I Could Love You
1959 EP ODEON SOE 3474 (F) Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Kansas City / I'll Keep You Happy / Tore Up Over You / In The Doorway Crying
01/1960 SP KING 45-5289 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Look At Little Sister / I Said I Wouldn't Beg
03/1960 SP KING 45-5312 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Waiting / The Coffee Grind
05/1960 SP KING 45-5341 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Finger Poppin' Time / I Love You So-O
1960 SP KING 45-5400 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go / If You 'd Forgive Me
1960 SP KING 45-5428 (US) Walk Slow (Little Willie JOHN / Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS) / The Hoochi Coochi Coo (Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS)
1960 SP KING 45-5430 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - The Hoochi Coochi Coo / I'm Thinking Of You
1960 SP KING 45-5449 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Spongie / Rock Junction
01/1961 SP KING 45-5459 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Let's Go Again / Deep Blue Sea
1961 SP KING 45-5491 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Continental Walk / What Is This I See
1961 SP KING 45-5510 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - The Switch A Roo / The Float
1961 SP KING 45-5513 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS / Henry MOORE - The Big Frog / Doin' Everything
1961 SP KING 45-5535 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Keep On Dancing / Nothing But Good
1961 SP KING 45-5550 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Big Red Sunset / Can't You See I Need A Friend
1961 SP KING 45-5578 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - I'm Gonna Miss You / Do You Remember
1961 EP ODEON SOE 3651 (F)
Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - The Continental Walk / The Hoochi Coochi Coo / The Twist / Sugaree
1961 EP ODEON SOE 3675 (F) Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - The Triple Twist / Spongie / The Big Frog / Rock Junction
1962 SP KING 45-5593 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Do You Know How To Twist / Broadway
1962 SP KING 45-5601 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - The Twistin' Time / Autumn Breeze
1962 SP KING 45-5635 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Good Twistin' Tonight / I'm Young
1962 SP KING 45-5655 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - I Want To Thank You / Excuse Me
1962 SP KING 45-5677 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - When I Need You / Dreamworld
1962 SP KING 45-5693 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Shaky Mae / I Love And Care For You
1962 SP KING 45-5703 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - She's The One / Bring Me Your Love
1962 SP KING 45-5713 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - The Rising Tide / All The Things I Love
1962 EP ODEON SOE 3726 (F) Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Finger Poppin' Time / Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go / It's Twistin' Time / Broadway
1963 SP KING 45-5719 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - That Low Down Move / House On The Hill
1963 SP KING 45-5729 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Xmas Time For Everyone But Me / Santa Claus Is Coming
1963 SP KING 45-5746 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Walkin' And Talkin' / How Could You Leave
1963 SP KING 45-5798 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - These Lonely, Lonely Feelings / It's Love
1963 SP KING 45-5821 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Buttin' In / I'm Learning
1963 SP KING 45-5835 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Don't Let Temptation / Have Mercy
1964 SP KING 45-5860 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Don't Fall In Love With Me / I'm So Mad
1964 SP KING 45-5884 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - These Young Girls / I Don't How To Do But One Thing
1964 SP KING 45-5901 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Stay Away From My Baby / She's Got Soul
1964 SP KING 45-5931 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Daddy Rolling Stone / What's Your Name
1964 SP KING 45-5954 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - A Winner Never Quits / Let's Get The Show On The Road
1965 SP KING 45-5963 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - One Monkey Don't Stop No Show / Watch What I Tell You
1965 SP KING 45-5974 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - The Handwriting On The Wall / I Done It
1965 SP KING 45-5996 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Poppin' The Whip / You Just You
1965 SP KING 45-6001 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Do It Zulu Style / I'm Just A Fool
1966 SP KING 45-6018 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Sloop And Slide / My Sun Is Going Down
1966 SP KING 45-6031 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - I'm Ready / Togetherness
1966 SP KING 45-6055 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Dance With Me Annie / He Came Along
1966 SP KING 45-6092 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Dance Till It Hurtcha / Here Comes The Hurt
1967 SP KING 45-6119 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Unwind Yourself / You're In Real Good Hands
1967 SP KING 45-6131 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Funky Soul Train / Witch Way Should I Turn
1967 SP KING 45-6177 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - I'm Back To Stay / Come On With It
1967 SP KING 45-6196 (US) . Hank BALLARD along with The DAPPS - Teardrops On Your Letter / How You Gonna Get Respect
1968 SP KING 45-6215 (US) . Hank BALLARD along with The DAPPS - You're So Sexy / Thrill On The Hill
1968 SP KING 45-6228 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - With Your Sweat Lovin' Self / Are You Lonely For Me Baby
1968 SP KING 45-6244 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Butter Your Popcorn / Funky Soul Train
1968 SP KING 45-6246 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Blackenized / Come On With It
1969 SP KING 45-6332 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Sexy Ways / Work With Me Annie
1969 SP SILVER FOX 23 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Sunday Morning Coming Down / Love Made A Fool Of Me
1969 SP SILVER FOX ? (US) . Let's Go Streakin' (part 1) / Let's Go Streakin' (part 2)
1970 SP SSS INTERNATIONAL 946 (US) Betty LAVETTE & Hank BALLARD - Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go / ?
1970 SP DELUXE 6190 (US) . Starting From Tonight / + Henry BOOTH & The MIDNIGHTERS
1970 SP STANG 5053 (US) . Let's Go Streakin' (part 1) / Let's Go Streakin' (part 2)
1970 SP STANG 5058 (US) . Here There Sexy Lady (V) / Here There Sexy Lady (I)
1970 SP STANG 5061 (US) . Let's Go Skinny Dipping / Love On Love
1971 SP CHESS 2111 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - I'm A Junkie For My Baby's Love / Love, Why Is Taking You So Long?
1972 SP PEOPLE 604 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Annie Had A Baby / Teardrops On Your Letter
1972 SP PEOPLE 606 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Finger Poppin' Time / With Your Sweet Lovin' Self
1972 SP POLYDOR 14128 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHT LIGHTERS - Finger Poppin' Time / From The Love Side
1973 SP POLYDOR 14166 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Going To Get A Thrill / ?
1974 SP STANG 5053 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Let's Go Streaking (Part 1) / Let's Go Streaking (Part 2)
1975 SP STANG 5058 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Hey There Sexy Lady / (Instrumental)
1975 SP STANG 5061 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Let's Go Skinny Dipping / Love On Love
1975 SP KING KG-502 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Work With Me Annie / Annie Had A Baby
1975 SP KING KG-508 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - The Twist / Teardrops On Your Letter
1977 SP KING KG-522 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Sexy Ways / Kansas City
1978 SP GUSTO 2012 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - The Twist / Teardrops On Your Letter 
1978 SP GUSTO 2048 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Annie Had A Baby / Work With Me Annie
1978 SP GUSTO 2094 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Finger Poppin' Time / Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go
197? SP GUSTO 2149 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Switchie, Witchie, Titchie / Tore Up Over You
197? SP GUSTO 2150 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - What Is This I See / Broadway
197? SP GUSTO 2166 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - The Hoochi Coochi Coo / The Coffee Grind
197? SP GUSTO 2174 (US) . Continental Walk (Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS) / + Little Willie JOHN
1979 SP LE JOINT 34004 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Freak Your Boom Boom (part 1) / Freak Your Boom Boom (part 2)
200? SP COLLECTABLES COL 036027 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - The Twist / Teardrops On Your Letter
200? SP COLLECTABLES COL 036047 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Finger Poppin' Time / Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go
200? SP COLLECTABLES COL 036057 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - The Hoochie Coochi Coo / The Coffee Grind
200? SP COLLECTABLES COL 036077 (US) . Hank BALLARD & The MIDNIGHTERS - Sexy Ways / Kansas City
200? SP COLLECTABLES COL 036527 (US) . The ROYALS - Moonrise / The Shrine Of St. Cecilia
200? SP COLLECTABLES COL 036537 (US) . The MIDNIGHTERS - Annie's Aunt Fanny / Henry's Got Flat Feet

Albums

1956 LP 12" FEDERAL 290 (US) THEIR GREATEST HITS - The MIDNIGHTERS - Work With Me Annie / Moonrise / Sexy Ways / Get It / Switchie Witchie Titchie / It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day) / Annie Had A Baby / She's The One / Annie's Aunt Fannie / Crazy Loving (Stay With Me) / Henry's Got Flat Feet / Tore Up Over You
1956 LP 12" FEDERAL 541 (US) THEIR GREATEST HITS - The MIDNIGHTERS - Work With Me Annie / Moonrise / Sexy Ways / Get It / Switchie Witchie Titchie / It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day) / Annie Had A Baby / She's The One / Annie's Aunt Fannie / Crazy Loving (Stay With Me) / Henry's Got Flat Feet / Tore Up Over You
1956 LP 12" FEDERAL 541 (US) THEIR GREATEST HITS - The MIDNIGHTERS -  Work With Me Annie / Moonrise / Sexy Ways / Get It / Switchie Witchie Titchie / It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day) / Annie Had A Baby / She's The One / Annie's Aunt Fannie / Crazy Loving (Stay With Me) / Henry's Got Flat Feet / Tore Up Over You
12/1958 LP 12" KING 541 (US) GREATEST JUKEBOX HITS - The MIDNIGHTERS -  Work With Me Annie / Moonrise / Sexy Ways / Get It / Switchie Witchie Titchie / It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day) / Annie Had A Baby / She's The One / Annie's Aunt Fannie / Crazy Loving (Stay With Me) / Henry's Got Flat Feet / Tore Up Over You
12/1959 LP 12" KING 581 (US)
HANK BALLARD AND THE MIDNIGHTERS GREATEST HITS, VOLUME 2 - Open Up The Back Door / In The Doorway Crying / Oh So Happy / Let 'Em Roll / E Bosta Cosi / Stay By My Side / Daddy's Little Baby / Partners For Life / Is Your Love For Real / What Made You Change Your Mind / Let Me Hold Your Hand / Early One Morning
1960 LP 12" KING 618 (US) SINGIN' AND SWINGIN' - Teardrops On Your Letter / Stingy Little Thing / Ring A-Ling A-Ling / Ashamed Of Myself / The Twist / Let Me Hold Your Hand / Ooh Ooh Baby / Tell Them / Don't Say Your Last Good-Bye / What So Never You Do / That House On The Hill / Rock and Roll Wedding / Sweet Mama Do Right / I'll Be Home Someday
1961 LP 12" KING 674 (US) THE ONE AND ONLY - Sugaree / Rain Down Tears / Cute Little Ways / House With No Windows / Everybody Does Wrong Some Time / So Good To Be Home / Kansas City / I'll Keep You Happy / I'm Crying Mercy, Mercy / She's Got A Whole Lot Of Soul / I'll Pray For You / Move Move Move
1961 LP 12" KING 700 (US) MR. RHYTHM AND BLUES (FINGER POPPIN' TIME) - Waiting / Never Knew / Young Lady / Give It Up / Look At Little Sister / Don't Go I Love You / I Love You So-o-o / Why Are We Apart / I Could Love You / The Coffee Grind / Finger Poppin' Time / I Said I Wouldn't Beg You
1961 LP 12" KING 740 (US) SPOOTLIGHT ON HANK BALLARD - Let's Go Let's Go Let's Go / Mona Lisa / When I Need You / Good-Bye-So Long / I Must Be Crazy / Just One More Chance / The Hoochi Coochi Coo / If You'd Forgive Me / Summertime / I'm Sick Of You / I'm Thinking Of You / These Young Girls
1961 LP 12" KING 748 (US) LET'S GO AGAIN - Let's Go Again / Where Is The Love / Come On And Get It / Baby Please / That Woman / Rock Granny Roll / I'm So Crazy About You / Deep Blue Sea / Go-Wow-Oo-Wee / Don't Change Your Pretty Ways / Looka Here/I Like To See My Baby
1961 LP 12" KING 759 (US) DANCE ALONG - Keep On Dancing / The Switch-A-Roo / I Belong To You (You're The Keeper Of My Heart) / The Continental Walk / Big Red Sunset / I'm Young / Nothing But Good / The Float / What Is This I See / Daddy Rolling Stone / Can't You See I Need A Friend / I'm Gonna Miss You
1962 LP 12" KING 781 (US) THE TWISTIN' FOOLS - Do You Know How To Twist / Miss Twister / Up And Away / Broadway / We'll Never Meet Again / I Feel That-A- Way / The Twist / I Got A Mind To Leave You / Do You Remember / You Ain't Nothing But Fine / Leave That Fat / Until I Die
1962 LP 7" KING 793 (US) JUMPIN' HANK BALLARD - I'm Learning / Dream World / It's Twistin' Time / What's Your Name / I Want To Thank You / Good Twistin' Tonight / Get Ready / Your Lovin' / After School / She's The One / Autumn Breeze / Excuse Me I Think I Got a Heartache
1963 LP 12" KING 815 (US) THE 1963 SOUND OF HANK BALLARD - (At A Place They Call) The Rising Tide / (All The Things In Life That) Pleases You / (I'm Goin' Back To) The House On The Hill / How Could You Leave Your Man Alone / Don't Fall In Love With Me / Dr. Lover / Now What'cha Gonna Do / That Low Down Move / Don't Let Me Die A Lonely Man / Walkin' And Talkin' / Everybody Wants Money (But Nobody Wants To Work) / Come On Baby Let's Shake It
1963 LP 12" KING 867 (US) BIGGEST HITS - Let's Go Let's Go Let's Go / Finger Poppin' Time / Teardrops On Your Letter / Let's Go Again (Where We Went Last Night) / I'm Learning / The Twist / It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day) / Kansas City / Sugaree / Work With Me Annie / Annie Had A Baby / Hoochi Coochi Coo
1964 LP 12" KING 896 (US) A STAR IN YOUR EYES - I'm So Made With You / Stay Away From My Baby / Have Mercy, Have A Little Pity / Don't Let Temptation (Turn You Round) / Bring Me Your Love / It's Love Baby (24 hours A Day) / Buttin' In / I Love And Care For You / Those Lonely, Lonely Feelings / I Don't Know How To Do But One Thing / Every Time I See You / Shaky Mae
1965 LP 12" KING 913 (US) THOSE LADY, LAZY DAYS - Get The Show On The Road / Knock On Wood I Feel So Good / Somebody's Got To Help Me / That's Your Mistake / Handwriting On The Wall / You Don't Have To Cry / Watch What I Tell You / One Monkey Don't Stop No Show / I Done It / Seven Nights To Rock / Everybody Do Wrong / Winner Never Quits
1966 LP 12" KING 927 (US) GLAD SONGS, SAD SONGS, SHOUT SONGS - The Float / I'm Young / Big Red Sunset / The Coffe Grind / Keep On Dancing / Oo-Wow-Oo-Wee / Look At Little Sister / I'm Gonna Miss You / Sweet Mama Do Right / Let Me Hold Your Hand / Rock And Roll Wedding / Do You Know How To Twist
1967 LP 12" KING 950 (US) 24 HITS TUNES - The Twist / Until I Die / No It Ain't / Do You Know How To Twist / Cute Little Ways / Move Move Move / The Coffee Grind / Young Lady / Give It Up / Finger Poppin' Time / I Like To See My Baby / Baby Please / That Woman / Where Is The Love / Nothing But Good / I'm Young / Daddy Rolling Stone / Can't You See I Need A Friend / Let Me Hold Your Hand / Ooh Bah Baby / Don't Say Your Last Goodbye / I'll Be Home Someday / I Belong To You (You're The Keeper Of My Heart) / The Float
1968 LP 12" KING 981 (US) HANK BALLARD SINGS 24 GREAT SONGS - What Is This I See / So Good To Be Home / I Got A Mind To Leave You / I Could Love You / I'm Crying Mercy Mercy / Waiting / That's It / I Love You, I Love You So / Stingy Little Thing / Don't Change Your Pretty Ways / She's Got A Whole Lot Of Soul / Work Baby / Do You Remember / Come On And Get It / We'll Never Meet Again / I'm So Crazy About You / Tell Them / Don't Go, I Love You / I Feel That-A- Way / Everybody Does Wrong Some Time / I'll Pray For You / Never Knew / Hello Miss Fine / I Said I Wouldn't Beg You
1969 LP 12" KING KSD-1052 (US) YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN - How You Gonna Get Respect, Part 1 / Teardrops On Your Letter / You're So Sexy / Funky Soul Train / Slip Away / Which Way Should I Turn / With Your Sweet Lovin' Self / Are You Lonely For Me Baby / Thrill On The Hill / Woman Is Man's Best Friend / Unwind Yourself / Come On Wit' It
1977 LP 12" KING K-5003X (US) ALL 20 OF THEIR CHART HITS - Get It / Work With Me Annie / Sexy Ways / Annie Had A Baby / Annie's Aunt Fanny / Henry's Got Flat Feet / It's Love Baby / Teardrops On Your Letter / Kansas City / Finger Poppin' Time / The Twist / Let's Go Let's Go Let's Go / The Hoochie Coochie Coo / Let's Go Again / The Continental Walk / The Switch-A-Roo / The Float / Nothing But Good / Keep On Dancing / Do You Know How To Twist
1985 LP 12" CHARLY CRB 1090 (UK) WHAT YOU GET WHEN THE GETTING GETS GOOD - Work With Me Annie / Sexy Ways / Don't Change Your Pretty Ways / Rock And Roll Wedding / Open The Back Door / Rock Granny Roll / Tore Up / Is Your Love For Real / The Twist / Teardrops On Your Letter / Sugaree / Kansas City / Finger Poppin' Time / I'm Gonna Miss You / Let's Go, Let's Go
1987 2 LP 12" CHARLY CDX-16 (UK) LIVE AT THE PALAIS - Lucille / The Hoochi Coochi / Medley: Work With Me Annie - Annie Had A Baby / Tore Up Over You / Teardrops On Your Letter / Look At Your Sister / Medley: My Girl - The Girl's Alright With Me - You're All I Need To Get By - I'll Try Something New - Stand By Me / Medley: Hold On I'm Comin' - Soul Man / The Sky Is Crying / Sugaree / It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day) / Sexy Ways / Deep Blue Sea / Caesar VALENTINO : Baby Workout / Your Love Keeps Lifting Me (Higher And Higher)
1990 CD CHARLY 240 (UK) LET 'EM ROLL - Work With Me Annie / It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day) / Tore Up Over You / Annie Had A Baby / In The Doorway Crying / Twist / Rock & Roll Wedding / Kansas City / Teardrops On Your Letter / Sexy Ways / Let 'Em Roll / Crazy Loving (Stay With Me) / Deep Blue Sea / Hoochi Coochi Coo / Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go / Sugaree / Look At Little Sister / Switch-A-Roo / I'm Gonna Miss You / Daddy Rollin' Stone
1993 CD AFTER HOURS AFT-4137 (US) NAKED IN THE RAIN - Down And Dirty Twist / The Sky Is Crying / Keep That Fat (Right Where It's At!) / I Never Touched Your Heart / Naked In The Rain / You Put Something On My Mind / When I Need You / Trouble Shoes / Catch On Fire  / Jamming In New Orleans
11/1993 CD RHINO 71512 (US) SEXY WAYS - THE BEST OF HANK BALLARD & THE MIDNIGHTERS - Get It / Work With Me Annie / Sexy Ways / Annie Had A Baby / Annie's Aunt Fannie / Henry's Got Flat Feet (Can't Dance No More) / It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day) / Open Up The Back Door / Tore Up Over You / Teardrops On Your Letter / Twist / Sugaree / Never Knew / Look At Little Sister / Finger Poppin' Time / Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go / Let's Go Again (Where We Went Last Night) / Continental Walk / Switch-A-Roo / Nothing But Good
01/1996 CD KING 498 (US) GREATEST HITS - Work With Me Annie / Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go / Sexy Ways / The Hoochie Coochie Coo / Annie Had A Baby / Finger Poppin' Time / Annie's Aunt Fannie / The Twist
09/1998 CD POOL PARTY 9991 (US) FROM LOVE TO TEARS - (How Did We Get) From Love To Tears / Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy / (I Ran) Nekked In The Rain / Two Bad Boys / Shake Wacha Momma Gave Ya / Crazy To Be So Too In Love / Class Act / On The Money / Women Are Made For Lovin' / Let's Go Again (Where We Went Last Night)
09/2000 CD SEE FOR MILES 717 (UK) THE EP COLLECTION PLUS - Work With Me Annie / Moon Rise / Get It / Sexy Ways / Get It / Annie Had A Baby / It's Love Baby / Sweet Mama Do Right / Tore Up Over You / In The Doorway Crying / Teardrops On Your Letter / The Twist / Cute Little Ways / House With No Windows / Kansas City / I'll Keep You Happy / Sugaree / Finger Poppin' Time / Broadway / Let's Go / The Hoochie Coochie Coo / The Continental Walk / The Big Frog / Nothing But Good / It's Twisting Time
10/2000 CD ACE 779 (UK) DANCIN' AND TWISTIN' - Twist / Rock & Roll Wedding (The MIDNIGHTERS) / Henry's Got Flat Feet (Can't Dance No More) (The MIDNIGHTERS) / E Basta Cosi (The MIDNIGHTERS) / Rock, Granny, Roll (The MIDNIGHTERS) / Coffee Grind / Finger Poppin' Time / Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go / Hoochie Coochie Coo / Continental Walk / Let's Go Again (Where We Went Last Night) / Float / Switch-A-Roo / Keep On Dancing / It's Twistin' Time / Good Twistin' Tonight / Do You Know How To Twist / That Low Down Move / (I'm Going Back To) The House On The Hill / Poppin' The Whip / Sloop And Slide / Dance Till It Hurtcha / Funny Soul Train / Butter Your Popcorn
08/2001 CD SEE FOR MILES 6020 (UK) LET 'EM ROLL - Work With Me Annie / It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day) / Tore Up Over You / Annie Had A Baby / In The Doorway Crying / Twist / Rock & Roll Wedding / Kansas City / Teardrops On Your Letter / Sexy Ways / Let 'Em Roll / Crazy Loving (Stay With Me) / Deep Blue Sea / Hoochi Coochi Coo / Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go / Sugaree / Look At Little Sister / Switch-A-Roo / I'm Gonna Miss You / Daddy Rollin' Stone
10/2001 CD COLLECTABLES 2823 (US) THE VERY BEST OF HANK BALLARD AND THE MIDNIGHTERS - Twisted / Teardrops On Your Letter [mono version] / Kansas City [mono version] / Sugaree / Rain Down Tears / Cute Little Ways / House With No Windows / I Said I Wouldn't Beg You / Look At Little Sister / Coffee Grind / Finger Poppin' Time / Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go / Keep On Dancing / Hoochi Coochi Coo / Let's Go Again / Deep Blue Sea / What Is This I See / Continental Walk [mono version] / Switch-A-Roo [mono version] / Float / Big Red Sunset / Nothing But Good / Do You Know How To Twist / Good Twistin' Tonight / Rising Tide [mono version]
06/2003 CD FEDERAL 531 (US) BEST OF THE BEST - Finger Poppin' Time / Work With Me Annie / Annie Had A Baby / Teardrops On Your Letter / It's Love Baby (24 Hours a Day) / Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go / Sexy Ways / Hoochi Coochi Coo / Twist / Annie's Aunt Fannie
05/2005 CD CLASSICS 5132 (US) 1952-1954 - HANK BALLARD & THE MIDNIGHTERS - THE ROYALS - I Know I Love You So / Starting From Tonight / Every Beat Of My Heart / All Night Long / I'll Never Let Her Go / Moon Rise / A Love In My Heart / 5th Street Blues / The Shrine Of St. Cecilia / I Feel So Blue / Are You Forgetting? / What Did I Do? / Get It / No It Ain't / That's It / Hello Miss Fine / Someone Like You / I Feel That-A-Way / That Woman / Work With Me Annie / Until I Die / Give It Up / Sexy Ways / Don't Say Your Last Goodbye
08/2006 CD PROPER ? (UK) SEXY WAYS - Get It / No It Ain't / That's It / Hello Miss Fine / Someone Like You / I Feel That-A-Way / That Woman / Work With Me Annie / Until I Die / Give It Up / Sexy Ways / Don't Say Your Last Goodbye / Annie Had A Baby / Stingy Little Thing / Crazy Lovin' / Tell Them / Ashamed Of Myself / Ring-A-Ling-A-Ling / Whatsonever You Do / Don't Change Your Pretty Ways / It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day) / Rock And Roll Wedding / That House On The Hill / Open Up The Back Door / Sweet Mama Do Right / Rock, Granny, Roll
10/2008 2 CD BLUE ORCHID 301 (UK) TORE UP OVER YOU :
CD 1 : Every Beat Of My Heart / All Night Long / Starting From Tonight / I Know I Love You So / Moonrise / Fifth Street Blues / A Love In My Heart / I'll Never Let Her Go / Are You Forgetting / What Did I Do / The Shrine Of St. Celia / I Feel So Blue / Get It / No It Ain't / Hey Miss Fine / I Feel That-A-Way / That's It / Someone Like You / Work With Me Annie / Until I Die / That Woman / Give It Up / Sexy Ways / Don't Say Your Last Goodbye / Annie Had A Baby / She's The One / Annie's Aunt Fanny / Crazy Loving / Tell Them / Stingy Little Thing
CD 2 : Ashamed Of Myself / Ring-A-Ling-A-Ling / Why Are We Apart / Switchie Witchie Titchie / Henr'y Got Flat Feet / Whatsonever You Do / It's Love Baby / Looka Here / Rock And Roll Wedding / That House On The Hill / Don't Change Your Pretty Ways / We'll Never Meet Again / Partners For Life / Sweet Mama Do Right / Rock, Granny, Roll / Open Up The Back Door / Tore Up Over You / Early One Morning / I'll Be Home Someday / Come On And Get It / Let Me Hold Your Hand / Ooh Aah Baby / E Basta Cosi / In The Doorway Crying / Is Your Love So Real / Oh So Happy / Let 'em Roll / What Made You Change Your Mind / Baby Please (Stay By My Side) / The Twist
04/2009 5 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 16795 (DE) NOTHING BUT GOOD (1952 - 1962) :
CD 1 : I Feel So Blue / Are You Forgetting / Get It / No, It Ain't / That's It / Hello Miss Fine / Someone Like You / I Feel That-A-Way / That Woman / Work With Me Annie / Work With Me Annie [alternate take] / Until I Die / Give It Up / Work Baby / Work Baby [with overdub] / Sexy Ways / Don't Say Your Last Goodbye / Annie Had A Baby / She's The One / Annie's Aunt Fannie / Stingy Little Thing / Crazy Loving (Stay With Me) / Tell Them / Switchie Witchie Titchie / Switchie Witchie Titchie [alternate take] / Why Are We Apart / Ashamed Of Myself / Ring A-Ling A-Ling / Whatsonever You Do / Don't Ever Change Your Pretty Ways / We'll Never Meet Again / Looka Here
CD 2 : Henry's Got Flat Feet (Can't Dance No More) / It's Love, Baby (24 Hours A Day) / Rock And Roll Wedding / That House On The Hill / Partners For Life / Open Up The Back Door / Sweet Mama, Do Right / Rock, Granny, Roll / Tore Up Over You / Early One Morning / Let Me Hold Your Hand / I'll Be Home Someday / Ooh Bah Baby / Baby Please / Come On And Get It / Ow-Wow-Oo-Wee / E Basta Cosi / In The Doorway Crying / Let 'Em Roll / What Made You Change Your Mind / Let 'Em Roll / Is Your Love For Real / Oh So Happy / Daddy's Little Baby / Stay By My Side / The Twist / I'll Pray For You
CD 3 : The Twist (with sax overdub) / The Twist / Teardrops On Your Letter / I'll Pray For You / Everybody Does Wrong Some Time / Kansas City / Cute Little Ways / So Good To Be Home / House With No Windows / Rain Down Tears / I'll Keep You Happy / She's Got A Whole Lot Of Soul / Sugaree / Sugaree (alternate take) / Young Lady / Move, Move, Move / I'm Crying Mercy, Mercy / Leave That Fat / I Said I Wouldn't Beg You / Look At Little Sister / I Could Love You / Never Knew / The Coffee Grind / Waiting / Don't Go I Love You / I Love You, I Love You So-o-o / I Must Be Crazy / These Young Girls / Finger Poppin' Time / I'm Thinking Of You
CD 4 : Young Lady / Broadway / Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go / I'm Sick Of You / Keep On Dancing / Keep On Churnin' (Till The Butter Come) / Goodbye So Long / When I Need You / If You'd Forgive Me / When I Need You / The Hoochi Coochi Coo / Mona Lisa / The Hoochi / Coochi Coo / Just One More Chance / Summertime / I Like To See My Baby / Let's Go Again (Where We Went Last Night) / You Ain't Nothing But Fine / Where Is The Love / Deep Blue Sea / I'm So Crazy About You / I'm Young / What Is This I See / I'm Gonna Miss You / Daddy Rolling Stone / The Continental Walk / The Switch-A-Roo
CD 5 : The Float / I Belong To You (You're The Keeper Of My Heart) / I Got A Mind To Leave You (I Got A Mind To Go Back Home) / Big Red Sunset / Big Red Sunset (alternate take) / Big Red Sunset (alternate take 2) / Can't You See I Need A Friend / Nothing But Good / Do You Remember / Hello Lover, Goodbye Tears / Miss Twister / Up And Away / Up And Away (with Woody Woodpecker voice) / Do You Know How To Twist / Do You Know How To Twist (alternate take) / It's Twistin' Time / Good Twistin' Tonight / Get Ready / I Want To Thank You (From The Bottom Of My Heart) / Your Lovin' / She's The One / Dream World / Excuse Me (I Think I've Got A Heartache) / Autumn Breeze / What's Your Name / I'm Learning After School / Shaky Mae / Christmas Time For Everybody But Me / I Love And Care For You / Santa Claus Is Coming / Santa Claus Is Coming (alternate take) / Love, Oh Love (Where Can You Be) / Bring Me Your Love

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