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Biography

Born: 18 November 1927 in Detroit, MI

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

A crucial link between rhythm-and-blues and early rock & roll during the 1950s, Hank Ballard and the Midnighters’ songs may have been rooted in the high-energy spirituals of gospel, but looked to far earthier inspirations for most of their subject matter. While Ballard’s lascivious lyrics and hard-charging doo-wop style were considered too risqué for mainstream radio, songs like “Work with Me Annie” and “Sexy Ways” made them darlings of the so-called “chitlin’ circuit” (entertainment venues that...
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All 20 of Their Chart Hits: From 1953-1962, Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
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  • $18.99
  • Genres: R&B/Soul, Music, Pop
  • Released: 10 February 2005

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