Hank Ballard & The Midnighters Very Best of Hank Ballard & The Midnighters

Very Best of Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
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CD Details

  • Released: March 14, 2006
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: Collectables Records

Entertainment Reviews:

Living Blues - 5-6/02, p.80
"...Picks up the dance specialist's hit-laden legacy in 1958, when he cut a song called 'The Twist' that would change the face of pop music..."


  • 1.The Twist
  • 2.Teardrops On Your Letter
  • 3.Kansas City
  • 4.Sugaree
  • 5.Rain Down Tears
  • 6.Cute Little Ways
  • 7.House With No Windows
  • 8.I Said I Wouldn't Beg You
  • 9.Look At Little Sister
  • 10.The Coffee Grind
  • 11.Finger Poppin' Time
  • 12.Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go
  • 13.Keep On Dancing
  • 14.The Hoochi Coochi Coo
  • 15.Let's Go Again
  • 16.Deep Blue Sea
  • 17.What Is This I See
  • 18.The Continental Walk
  • 19.The Switch-A-Roo
  • 20.The Float
  • 21.Big Red Sunset
  • 22.Nothing But Good
  • 23.Do You Know How To Twist
  • 24.Good Twistin' Tonight
  • 25.The Rising Tide

Product Description:

Recorded between 1959 & 1963.
Liner Note Author: Victor Pearlin.
Though it bills itself The Very Best of Hank Ballard and the Midnighters, Collectables' compilation doesn't quite live up to that title, since it's missing several definitive singles, including "Sexy Ways," "Work With Me Annie," and "Annie Had a Baby." However, it does feature some of Ballard's more pop-oriented songs, such as "Teardrops on Your Letter," "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go," "Finger Poppin' Time," and "The Twist." The inclusion of songs like "Work With Me Annie" would have made this album almost as good of a retrospective as Sexy Ways: The Best of Hank Ballard and the Midnighters; as it stands, it's just a decent collection of Ballard's mid-career work. ~ Heather Phares

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Very Best of Hank Ballard & The Midnighters Music Lover: from CHICOPEE, MA US -- February, 2, 2006

If you are a fan of the late Hank Ballard, This is the essential CD for you. Hank turned the Midnighters, into a 3nd R&B Group to a 1st class R&B. Hank however never got the recognition he deserved. He wrote and recorded the Twist before Chubby Checker, and it went no were. His version for the R&B fan is the best. Up on the Hill classic Hank, Buy this CD.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 25,666
  • UPC: 090431282328
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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