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Hank Ballard

The 4 Falcons (members Jackie Wilson, Levi Stubbs, Lawson Smith and Sonny Woods (born 1930? --- died ? - September-1982 in Atlanta, Georgia --- cause: heart attack))

The Royals (members Charles Sutton, Henry Booth (born 7-March-1934 in Alabama - died 1978), Freddy Pride, Sonny Woods (died 1984) and Alonzo Tucker (guitar)) 

The Royals With Instrumental (members Charles Sutton, Henry Booth, Lawson Smith, Sonny Woods and Alonzo Tucker (guitar)) 


Federal 12064 - Every Beat Of My Heart* / All Night Long - 1952 *also recorded in 1961 by Gladys Knight & The Pips on Huntom 2510. 

The Royals (Members Charles Sutton, Henry Booth, Hank Ballard (Born John Henry Kendricks Birth Records Indicate On 18-November-1927 But Biographical Information Lists His Birthdate As 18-November-1936, In Detroit Michigan, Died 2-March-2003 At His Home In Los Angeles, California - Cause: Throat Cancer) , Sonny Woods And Alonzo Tucker (Guitar)) 

Federal 12077 - Starting From Tonight / I Know I Love You So – 1952
Federal 12088 - Moonrise / Fifth Street Blues – 1952
Federal 12098 - A Love In My Heart / I'll Never Let Her Go* - 1952 *Lead Hank Ballard.
Federal 12113 - Are You Forgetting / What Did I Do – 1952
Federal 12121 - The Shrine Of St. Cecilia / I Feel So Blue – 1953
Federal 12133 - Get It / No It Ain't – 1953
Federal 12150 - Hey Miss Fine / I Feel That-A-Way – 1953
Federal 12160 - That's It / Someone Like You – 1953

The Royals (Members Hank Ballard, Charles Sutton, Henry Booth, Sonny Woods And Arthur Porter (Guitar))

Federal 12169 - Work With Me Annie / Until I Die - 1954 (Silver Top Label Scarcer Than All-Green Label)

The Midnighters (Formerly Known As The Royals) (Members Hank Ballard, Charles Sutton, Henry Booth And Sonny Woods)

Federal 12169 - Work With Me Annie / Until I Die – 1954

The Midnighters Formerly The Royals (Members Hank Ballard, Charles Sutton, Henry Booth And Sonny Woods)

Federal 12177 - Give It Up / That Woman – 1954
Federal 12185 - Sexy Ways / Don't Say Your Last Goodbye – 1954

The Midnighters (members Hank Ballard, Charles Sutton, Henry Booth and Sonny Woods) 

Federal 12195 - Annie Had A Baby / She's The One – 1954
Federal 12200 - Annie's Aunt Fannie / Crazy Loving - 1954
 

The Midnighters (members Hank Ballard, Henry Booth, Cal Green (born 22-June-1935 in Dayton, Liberty County, Texas --- died 4-July-2004 in Lake View Terrace, California, cause: aneurysm) and Sonny Woods (later replaced by Norman Thrasher))  

Federal 12202 - Tell Them / Stingy Little Thing - 1954
Federal 12205 - She's The One / Moonrise – 1954
Federal 12210 - Ashamed Of Myself / Ring-A-Ling-Ling – 1955
Federal 12220 - Why Are We Apart / Switchie, Witchie, Tichie – 1955
Federal 12224 - Henry's Got Flat Feet (Can't Dance No More) / Whatsoever You Do – 1955
Federal 12227 - It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day)* / Looka Here - 1955 *also recorded in 1955 by Earl Gaines with Louis Brooks & His Hi-Toppers on Excello 2056 and again in 1955 by Ruth Brown on Atlantic 1072. 
Federal 12230 - Give It Up / That Woman – 1955
Federal 12240 - Rock And Roll Wedding / That House On The Hill – 1955
Federal 12243 - Don't Change Your Pretty Ways / We'll Never Meet Again – 1955
Federal 12251 - Partners For Life / Sweet Mama, Do Right – 1956
Federal 12260 - Rock Granny Roll / Open Up The Back Door – 1956

The 4 Falcons (members Jackie Wilson, Levi Stubbs, Lawson Smith and Sonny Woods (born 1930? --- died ? - September-1982 in Atlanta, Georgia --- cause: heart attack))  
 
Federal 12270 - Tore Up Over You* / Early One Morning - 1956 *also recorded in 1965 by Roy Hamilton on RCA Victor 47 - 8705. 

The Midnighters

Federal 12285 - I'll Be Home Some Day / Come On And Get It – 1957
Federal 12288 - Let Me Hold Your Hand / Oh Bah Baby – 1957
Federal 12293 - E Basta Cosi / In The Doorway Crying – 1957
Federal 12299 - Oh, So Happy / Is Your Love For Real – 1957
Federal 12305 - Let 'Em Roll / What Made You Change Your Mind – 1957
Federal 12317 - Stay By My Side / Daddy's Little Baby – 1958
Federal 12339 - Baby Please / Ow-Wow-Oo-Wee - 1958
 

Hank Ballard And The Midnighters (Members Hank Ballard, ....................................................)

King 5171 - Teardrops On Your Letter / The Twist* - 1959 *Covered In 1960 By Chubby Checker On Parkway 811.
King 5195 - Kansas City / I'll Keep You Happy - 1959 (Mono)
King S-5195 - Kansas City / I'll Keep You Happy - 1959 (Stereo)
King 5215 - Sugaree / Rain Down Tears - 1959 (Mono)
King S-5215 - Sugaree / Rain Down Tears - 1959 (Stereo)
King 5245 - Cute Little Ways / A House With No Windows – 1959
King 5275 - I Could Love You / Never Knew – 1959
King 5289 - Look At Little Sister / I Said I Wouldn't Beg You – 1959
King 5312 - The Coffee Grind / Waiting – 1960
King 5341 - Finger Poppin' Time / I Love You, I Love You So-O-O – 1960
King 5400 - Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go / If You'd Forgive Me – 1960

Little Willie John / Hank Ballard And The Midnighters

King 5428/5430 - Walk Slow / The Hoochi Coochi Coo* - 1960 *Flip By Hank Ballard And The Midnighters.

Hank Ballard And The Midnighters (Members Hank Ballard, ........................................................)
 

King 5430 - The Hoochi Coochi Coo / I'm Thinking Of You – 1960
King 5459 - Let's Go Again (Where We Went Last Night) / Deep Blue Sea – 1961

Henry Booth and The Midnighters (members Charles Sutton, Henry Booth, Freddy Pride, Sonny Woods and Alonzo Tucker (guitar))  

Deluxe 6190 - Every Beat Of My Heart / Starting From Tonight - 1961 (reissue of Federal 12064) lead vocals by Charles Sutton on both tracks. 

Hank Ballard

King HBP-2 – Hello (7 seconds) / Hello (18 seconds) /// The Continental Walk – 1961 (promo issue only – Hank Ballard speaks to Dj’s and fans)

Hank Ballard and The Midnighters (members Hank Ballard, ..................)

King 5491 - The Continental Walk / What Is This I See - 1961 (some copies issued with picture sleeve) 

King 5510 - The Switch-A-Roo / The Float – 1961

Hank Ballard And The Midnighters / Henry Moore

King 5513 - The Big Frog / Doin' Everything* - 1961 *Flip By Henry Moore.

Hank Ballard And The Midnighters (Members Hank Ballard, ............................................)

King 5535 - Nothing But Good / Keep On Dancing – 1961
King 5550 - Big Red Sunset* / Can't You See -- I Need A Friend - 1961 *session: Big John Hamilton (guitar)
King 5578 - Do You Remember / I'm Gonna Miss You – 1961
King 5593 - Do You Know How To Twist / Broadway – 1962
King 5601 - It's Twistin' Time / Autumn Breeze – 1962
King 5635 - Good Twistin' Tonight / I'm Young – 1962
King 5655 - I Want To Thank You / Excuse Me – 1962
King 5677 - Dream World / When I Need You – 1962
King 5693 - Shaky Mae / I Love And Care For You – 1962
King 5703 - Bring Me Your Love / She's The One – 1962
King 5713 - All The Things In Life That Please You / (At A Place They Call) The Rising Tide - 1963
 

(At Some Period In 1963 Hank Ballard Split With The Midnighters But Retained Rights To The Name, From There On He Worked With Numerous Male And Female "Midnighters")

Hank Ballard And The Midnighters / The Viceroys

King / Bethlehem 5719 - That Low Down Move / House On The Hill** - 1963 *"A" Side On King Label. **Flip By The Viceroys On Bethlehem Label  (Promo Issue Only)

Hank Ballard And The Midnighters (Members Hank Ballard, ................................................)

King 5719 – (I’m Goin’ Back To) The House On The Hill /That Low-Down Move – 1963
King 5729 - Christmas Time For Everyone But Me / Santa Claus Is Coming – 1963
King 5746 - How Could You Leave Your Man Alone / Walkin' And Talkin' – 1963
King 5798 - Those Lonely, Lonely Feelings / It's Love, Baby – 1963
King 5821 - Buttin' In / I'm Leavin' – 1963
King 5835 - Don't Let Temptation Turn You Around / Have Mercy, Have A Little Pity – 1964
King 5860 - Don't Fall In Love With Me / I'm So Mad With You – 1964
King 5884 - I Don't Know How To Do But One Thing / These Young Girls – 1964
King 5901 - Stay Away From My Baby / She's Got A Whole Lot Of Soul – 1964
King 5931 - Daddy Rolling Stone / What's Your Name – 1964
King 5954 - Let's Get The Show On The Road / A Winner Never Quits – 1964
King 5963 - One Monkey Don't Stop No Show / What Can I Tell You – 1964
King 5974 - The Handwriting On The Wall / I Done It – 1964
King 5996 - Poppin' The Whip / You, Just You – 1965

King 6001 - I'm Just A Fool (And Everybody Knows) / Do It Zulu Style - 1965

King 6018 - Sloop And Slide / My Sun Is Going Down – 1966
King 6031 - I'm Ready / Togetherness – 1966
King 6055 - I Was Born To Move / He Came Alone – 1966
King 6092 - Here Comes The Hurt / Dance Till It Hurt Cha – 1967
King 6119 - You're In Real Good Hands / Unwind Yourself – 1967
King 6131 - Funky's Soul Train / Which Way Should I Turn – 1967
King 6177 - I'm Back To Stay / Come On Wit' It – 1968

Hank Ballard Along With "The Dapps" (members Hank Ballard, Eddie Setser (guitar), Charles Summers (bass), Les Asch (saxophone), David Parkinson (saxophone), Ken Tibbets (trumpet) and Ron Geisman (trumpet) and William Bowman (drums))  

King 6196 - How You Gonna Get Respect (When You Haven't Cut Your Process Yet) / Teardrops On Your Letter - 1968
King 6215 - You're So Sexy / Thrill On The Hill – 1969

Hank Ballard And The Midnighters (Members Hank Ballard, ..........................................................)

King 6228 - Are You Lonely For Me Baby / With Our Sweet Lovin' Self – 1969
King 6244 - Butter Your Popcorn / Funky Soul Train – 1969
King 6246 - Come On With It / Blackenized – 1969
King 6332 - Work With Me Annie / Sexy Ways – 1970

Silver Fox 23 - Sunday Morning Coming Down* / Love Made A Fool Of Me - 1970 (promo copies came in blue vinyl)  *also released in 1970 by Kris Kristofferson on Monument 1210.   


Betty LaVette & Hank Ballard 

SSS Int 946 - Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go* / ? - 1970 (unreleased as a 45 in the U. S. A. this track was released on a 2006 Varese Sarabande CD "Bettye LaVette - Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart"  502 066 708 2)   
SSS Int - Hello Sunshine - 1970
(although unreleased on vinyl this track was released on a 2006 Varese Sarabande Cd "Bettye LaVette - Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart"  502 066 708  

Hank Ballard & The Midnighters (members Hank Ballard, ........................................................) 

Chess 2111 - Love, Why Is It Taking You So Long / I'm A Junkie For My Baby's Love - 1971
People 604 - Teardrops On Your Letter / Annie Had A Baby – 1972
People 606 - With Your Sweet Lovin' Self / Finger Poppin' Time – 1972

Hank Ballard And The Midnight Lighters (Members Hank Ballard, .....................................) 

Polydor 14128 - Finger Poppin' Time / From The Love Side – 1972

Hank Ballard & The Midnighters (Members Hank Ballard, .......................................................)

Polydor 14166 - Going To Get A Thrill / ? - 1973
Stang 5053 - Let's Go Streaking (Part 1) / Let's Go Streaking (Part 2) – 1974
Stang 5058 - Hey There Sexy Lady / (Instrumental) – 1975
Stang 5061 - Let's Go Skinny Dipping / Love On Love – 1975
King Kg-502 - Work With Me Annie / Annie Had A Baby – 1975
King Kg-508 - The Twist / Teardrops On Your Letter – 1975
King Kg-522 - Sexy Ways / Kansas City – 1977
Gusto 2012 - The Twist / Teardrops On Your Letter – 1978
Gusto 2048 - Annie Had A Baby / Work With Me Annie – 1978
Gusto 2094 - Finger Poppin' Time / Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go - 1978
Gusto 2103 - Sexy Ways / Kansas City -
Gusto 2149 - Switchie, Witchie, Titchie / Tore Up Over You - ?
Gusto 2150 - What Is This I See / Broadway - ?
Gusto 2151 - I Used To Cry Mercy Mercy Mercy / Love Rock And Thrill - ?
Gusto 2166 - The Hoochi Coochi Coo / The Coffee Grind - ?


Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
/ Little Willie John

Gusto 2174 - Continental Walk / A Cottage For Sale* - ? *
Flip By Little Willie John.

Hank Ballard & The Midnighters

Le Joint 34004 - Freak Your Boom Boom (Part 1) / Freak Your Boom Boom (Part 2) – 1979
Collectables Col 036027 - The Twist / Teardrops On Your Letter - ?
Collectables Col 036047 - Finger Poppin' Time / Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go - ?
Collectables Col 036057 - The Hoochie Coochi Coo / The Coffee Grind - ?
Collectables Col 036077 - Sexy Ways / Kansas City - ?

The Royals (Members Charles Sutton, Henry Booth, Hank Ballard, Sonny Woods And Alonzo Tucker (Guitar)) 

Collectables Col 036527 - Moonrise / The Shrine Of St. Cecilia - ?

The Midnighters

Collectables Col 036537 - Annie's Aunt Fanny / Henry's Got Flat Feet (Can't Dance No More) - ?
 

Trivia

In 1990 Hank Ballard Was Inducted Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.