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The Midnighters

Genres: R&B / Soul
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The "5" Royales - 80% match to Hank Ballard & The Midnighters

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s
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The Five Royales - 80% match to Hank Ballard & The Midnighters

Genres: R&B / Soul
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The Five Royals - 80% match to Hank Ballard & The Midnighters

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Clyde McPhatter - 79% match to Hank Ballard & The Midnighters

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Blues
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Clyde Lensley McPhatter, 15 November 1932, Durham, North Carolina, USA, d. 13 June 1972, New York City, New York, USA. For three years, McPhatter was the lead singer in the seminal R&B vocal group Billy Ward And His Dominoes. He left in 1953 to form the Drifters, whose early releases were enhanced by the singer’s emotional, gospel-drenched delivery. In 1954 McPhatte Read more

The Coasters - 69% match to Hank Ballard & The Midnighters

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop R&B / Soul Vocals Easy Listening Music Theme Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The illustrious career of the Coasters, the pre-eminent vocal group of the early rock ‘n’ roll era, was built on a remarkable body of cleverly comic R&B songs for Atco Records fashioned by their producers, Leiber And Stoller. Under their direction, the Coasters exchanged the crooning of ballads favoured by most groups of the era for robust and full-throated R& Read more

Wynonie Harris - 67% match to Hank Ballard & The Midnighters

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul Country & Bluegrass Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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24 August 1915, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, d. 14 June 1969, Los Angeles, California, USA. This stylish, flamboyant blues shouter enjoyed several R&B hit singles in the immediate post-war period. As a youth Harris played drums in and around his home town before moving to Los Angeles in the early 40s. There he played, danced, sang and worked in several non-musical capacities in Read more

LaVern Baker - 66% match to Hank Ballard & The Midnighters

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Blues Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Delores Williams, 11 November 1929, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 10 March 1997, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. Baker was a pioneering voice in the fusion of R&B and rock ‘n’ roll in the 50s. In 1947 she was discovered in a Chicago nightclub by band leader Fletcher Henderson. Although still in her teens, the singer won a recording contract with the influ Read more

Shirley & Lee - 64% match to Hank Ballard & The Midnighters

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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New Orleans-based duo Shirley Goodman (19 June 1936, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 5 July 2005, Los Angeles, California, USA) and Leonard Lee (b. 29 June 1936, d. 23 October 1976) began recording together in 1952. Billed as ‘The Sweethearts of the Blues’, they enjoyed a series of US R&B hits, including ‘I’m Gone’ (1952) and ‘Feel So Good&# Read more

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - 62% match to Hank Ballard & The Midnighters

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Funk
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Miracles - 62% match to Hank Ballard & The Midnighters

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Of all the R&B vocal groups formed in Detroit, Michigan, USA, in the mid-50s, the Miracles proved to be the most successful. They were founded at the city’s Northern High School in 1955 by Smokey Robinson (William Robinson, 19 February 1940, Detroit, Michigan, USA), Emerson Rogers, Bobby Rogers (b. 19 February 1940, Detroit, Michigan, USA), Ronnie White (b. 5 April Read more

The Clovers - 57% match to Hank Ballard & The Midnighters

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Blues
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US R&B vocal ensemble formed in Washington, DC, in 1946, and built a career recording smooth ballads and bluesy jumps for New York independent Atlantic Records, in the process becoming one of the most popular vocal groups of the 50s. By the time the group first recorded for Rainbow Records in early 1950, the Clovers comprised John ‘Buddy’ Bailey (1930, Was Read more

L. Price - 56% match to Hank Ballard & The Midnighters

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Lloyd Price - 56% match to Hank Ballard & The Midnighters

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Blues Cajun & Zydeco
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 March 1933, Kenner, Louisiana, USA. Price, who launched his career in the early 50s performing rocking R&B, New Orleans-style, was - like his Crescent City compatriot Fats Domino - made for the rock ‘n’ roll era. He did not have to modify his approach at all to become a rock ‘n’ roll hit-maker in the late 50s. Price formed his own band in New Orlean Read more

The Penguins - 56% match to Hank Ballard & The Midnighters

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1954 in Fremont High School, Los Angeles, California, USA, the Penguins were one of the most important R&B vocal groups from the west coast in the early 50s. Their hit ballad ‘Earth Angel’ remains one of the most fondly recalled ‘doo-wop’ recordings. The group comprised lead vocalist Cleveland ‘Cleve’ Duncan (23 July 1935, Los Ange Read more


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