Hank Ballard & The Midnighters Nothing But Good 1952 - 62 [import]

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Format: CD  (5 Discs)
Item:  IMT 2716795

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Released: January 5, 2009
  • Label: Bear Family

Entertainment Reviews:

Record Collector (magazine) - p.79
4 stars out of 5 -- "Though he could do the big, emotive ballads, he really hit his stride with his rollicking, pumping jump-blues 'Work With Me Annie'..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.I Feel So Blue
  • 2.Are You Forgetting
  • 3.Get It
  • 4.No, It Ain't
  • 5.That's It
  • 6.Hello Miss Fine
  • 7.Someone Like You
  • 8.I Feel That-A-Way
  • 9.That Woman
  • 10.Work with Me Annie
  • 11.Work with Me Annie - (alternate take)
  • 12.Until I Die
  • 13.Give It Up
  • 14.Work Baby
  • 15.Work Baby - (take With Overdub)
  • 16.Sexy Ways
  • 17.Don't Say Your Last Goodbye
  • 18.Annie Had a Baby
  • 19.She's the One
  • 20.Annie's Aunt Fannie
  • 21.Stingy Little Thing
  • 22.Crazy Loving (Stay with Me)
  • 23.Tell Them
  • 24.Switchie Witchie Titchie
  • 25.Switchie Witchie Titchie - (alternate take)
  • 26.Why Are We Apart
  • 27.Ashamed of Myself
  • 28.Ring A-Ling A-Ling
  • 29.Whatsonever You Do
  • 30.Don't Ever Change Your Pretty Ways
  • 31.We'll Never Meet Again
  • 32.Looka Here

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Henry's Got Flat Feet (Can't Dance No More)
  • 2.It's Love, Baby (24 Hours a Day)
  • 3.Rock and Roll Wedding
  • 4.That House on the Hill
  • 5.Partners for Life
  • 6.Open Up the Back Door
  • 7.Sweet Mama, Do Right
  • 8.Rock, Granny, Roll
  • 9.Tore Up Over You
  • 10.Early One Morning
  • 11.Let Me Hold Your Hand
  • 12.I'll Be Home Someday
  • 13.Ooh Bah Baby
  • 14.Baby Please
  • 15.Come on and Get It
  • 16.Ow-Wow-Oo-Wee
  • 17.E Basta Cosi
  • 18.In the Doorway Crying
  • 19.Let 'Em Roll
  • 20.What Made You Change Your Mind
  • 21.Let 'Em Roll
  • 22.Is Your Love for Real
  • 23.Oh So Happy
  • 24.Daddy's Little Baby
  • 25.Stay by My Side
  • 26.The Twist
  • 27.I'll Pray for You

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.The Twist [with Sax Overdub]
  • 2.The Twist
  • 3.Teardrops on Your Letter
  • 4.I'll Pray for You
  • 5.Everybody Does Wrong Some Time
  • 6.Kansas City
  • 7.Cute Little Ways
  • 8.So Good to Be Home
  • 9.House with No Windows
  • 10.Rain Down Tears
  • 11.I'll Keep You Happy
  • 12.She's Got a Whole Lot of Soul
  • 13.Sugaree
  • 14.Sugaree - (alternate take)
  • 15.Young Lady
  • 16.Move, Move, Move
  • 17.I'm Crying Mercy, Mercy
  • 18.Leave That Fat
  • 19.I Said I Wouldn't Beg You
  • 20.Look at Little Sister
  • 21.I Could Love You
  • 22.Never Knew
  • 23.The Coffee Grind
  • 24.Waiting
  • 25.Don't Go I Love You
  • 26.I Love You, I Love You So-o-o
  • 27.I Must Be Crazy
  • 28.These Young Girls
  • 29.Finger Poppin' Time
  • 30.I'm Thinking of You

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Young Lady
  • 2.Broadway
  • 3.Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go
  • 4.I'm Sick of You
  • 5.Keep on Dancing
  • 6.Keep on Churnin' (Till the Butter Come)
  • 7.Goodbye So Long
  • 8.When I Need You
  • 9.If You'd Forgive Me
  • 10.When I Need You
  • 11.The Hoochi Coochi Coo
  • 12.Mona Lisa
  • 13.The Hoochi Coochi Coo
  • 14.Just One More Chance
  • 15.Summertime
  • 16.I Like to See My Baby
  • 17.Let's Go Again (Where We Went Last Night)
  • 18.You Ain't Nothing But Fine
  • 19.Where Is the Love
  • 20.Deep Blue Sea
  • 21.I'm So Crazy About You
  • 22.I'm Young
  • 23.What Is This I See
  • 24.I'm Gonna Miss You
  • 25.Daddy Rolling Stone
  • 26.The Continental Walk
  • 27.The Switch-A-Roo
  • 28.The Float
  • 29.I Belong to You (You're the Keeper of My Heart)
  • 30.I Got a Mind to Leave You (I Got a Mind to Go Back Home)

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Big Red Sunset
  • 2.Big Red Sunset - (alternate take)
  • 3.Big Red Sunset - (alternate take)
  • 4.Can't You See I Need a Friend
  • 5.Nothing But Good
  • 6.Do You Remember
  • 7.Hello Lover, Goodbye Tears
  • 8.Miss Twister
  • 9.Up and Away - (alternate take)
  • 10.Up and Away
  • 11.Do You Know How to Twist
  • 12.Do You Know How to Twist - (alternate take)
  • 13.It's Twistin' Time
  • 14.Good Twistin' Tonight
  • 15.Get Ready
  • 16.I Want to Thank You (From the Bottom of My Heart)
  • 17.Your Lovin'
  • 18.She's the One
  • 19.Dream World
  • 20.Excuse Me (I Think I've Got a Heartache)
  • 21.Autumn Breeze
  • 22.What's Your Name
  • 23.I'm Learning
  • 24.After School
  • 25.Shaky Mae
  • 26.Christmas Time for Everybody But Me
  • 27.I Love and Care for You
  • 28.Santa Claus Is Coming
  • 29.Santa Claus Is Coming - (alternate take)
  • 30.Love, Oh Love (Where Can You Be)
  • 31.Bring Me Your Love

Product Description:

Personnel: Hank Ballard (vocals); Charles Sutton (vocals, baritone); Alonzo Tucker (vocals); Henry Booth (tenor); Lawson Smith (baritone); Norman Thrasher, Sonny Woods (bass voice); David Hamilton , David T. Walker, Porter, Arthur, Dave Hamilton Band , Clarence Kenner, Fred Jordan , J.C. Davis , John Faire, The Joe Richardson Express, Cal Green (guitar); Gene Redd (slide whistle, trumpet, vibraphone); Jewell L. Grant (saxophone); Maxwell Lucas (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone); Wilbert Dyer (alto saxophone); Garnell Cooper, James E. Moore , Don Wilkerson, Robert Darby, Alphonse Strether, Elmer Yates, Ray Felder, Arnett Cobb, Sil Austin, Percy France, Louis Stephens, Buddy Lucas (tenor saxophone); Harold Wallace, Haywood Henry, Alexander Nelson, Bill Graham (baritone saxophone); Dud Bascomb, Ray Copeland (trumpet); Clifford Woods, Dickie Harris (trombone); Vonzell Cooper (piano, organ); Eddie Smith & the Hornets, Emmanuel Kennebrew, Christine Chatman, Perry Deal, Horace Ott, Jimmy Johnson, Ivory Joe Hunter, Florence Pleasant, Sonny Thompson , Todd Rhodes, Bill Doggett, Ernie Hayes (piano); Navarro Hastings, Marion Wright (electric bass); Berisford "Shep" Shepherd, Nooruddin Zafar, Emile Russell, Richard Waters, Wilbur Shock, Robert Boswell, Edison Gore, Charles "Hungry" Williams , Albert Jones, Philip Paul, George DeHart (drums).
Audio Mixer: James Stewart.
Liner Note Author: Bill Dahl.
Recording information: Bell Sound Studio, New York, NY (11/01/1952-09/13/1962); Dallas, TX (11/01/1952-09/13/1962); Henry Stone's Studio, Miami, FL (11/01/1952-09/13/1962); King Studio, Cincinnati, OH (11/01/1952-09/13/1962); Master Recorders, Hollywood, CA (11/01/1952-09/13/1962); Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA (11/01/1952-09/13/1962); Washington DC (11/01/1952-09/13/1962).
Director: Horace Ott.
Illustrators: Jurgen Koop; R.A. Andreas; Paul Harris ; Dave Booth; Victor Pearlin; Bill Dahl.
Photographers: Jurgen Koop; R.A. Andreas; Paul Harris ; Dave Booth; Victor Pearlin; Bill Dahl.
Arranger: Horace Ott.
An exhaustive five-disc survey of Detroit's legendary Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, NOTHING BUT GOOD 1952-62 offers an impressively comprehensive glimpse into the roots of postwar rhythm and blues. Originally led by Houston born guitarist Cal Green, the group began life on the Federal label under the name the Royals, before the national exposure granted them by their first hit, the colossal "Work With Me Annie," forced them to change their name to in deference to the popular vocal group the Five Royales. Green's coruscating lead work can be heard on tracks like "Finger Popping Time" and the frantic "Let 'Em Roll" while Hank Ballard's impassioned vocals had an enormous influence on the musical development of James Brown, who initially modeled himself after the singer.
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