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Hank Ballard (November 18, 1927 – March 2, 2003), born John Henry Kendricks, was a rhythm and blues singer and songwriter, the lead vocalist of Hank Ballard and The Midnighters and one of the first rock 'n' roll artists to emerge in the early 1950s. He played an integral part in the development of the genre, releasing the hit singles "Work With Me, Annie" and answer songs "Annie Had a Baby" and "Annie's Aunt Fannie" with his Midnighters. He later wrote and recorded "The Twist" which spread the popularity of the dance and was notably covered by Chubby Checker. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

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Discography

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1958 Their Greatest Hits Hank Ballard and The Midnighters 1
1985 What You Get When the Gettin Gets Good Hank Ballard and The Midnighters 1
1993 Sexy Ways: The Best of Hank Ballard & The Midnighters Hank Ballard and The Midnighters 1
2000 The EP Collection Plus Hank Ballard and The Midnighters 1
2005 The Chronological Classics: Hank Ballard & The Midnighters / The Royals 1952-1954 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters 1
2009 Nothing but Good: 1952-1962 Hank Ballard and The Midnighters 1
2010 Hank Ballard and the Midnighters + Singin' & Swingin' Hank Ballard and The Midnighters 1
The Very Best of Hank Ballard and The Midnighters Hank Ballard and The Midnighters 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1954 Work With Me Annie / Until I Die The Midnighters (Formerly known as the Royals) 1
1954 Annie Had a Baby / She's the One The Midnighters 1
1960 Finger Poppin' Time / I Love You, I Love You So-o-o Hank Ballard and The Midnighters 1
1979 Freak Your Boom Boom Hank Ballard and The Midnighters 1

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