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Hank Ballard And The Midnighters - Which Way Should I Turn / Funky Soul Train mp3 album

Hank Ballard And The Midnighters - Which Way Should I Turn / Funky Soul Train mp3 album Performer: Hank Ballard And The Midnighters
Title: Which Way Should I Turn / Funky Soul Train
Style: Soul, Funk
Date of release: 1967
Country: US
Size MP3: 1166 mb
Size FLAC: 1340 mb
Rating: 4.5

In 2010, Hank Ballard & The Midnighters were voted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame. On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Hank Ballard among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire. – "You're In Real Good Hands" b/w "Unwind Yourself" (from You Can't Keep A Good Man Down). – "Which Way Should I Turn" b/w "Funky Soul Train". – You Can't Keep A Good Man Down. Come On Wit' It" b/w "I'm Back To Stay" (Non-album track). – "How You Gonna Get Respect" b/w "Teardrops On Your Letter" Hank Ballard along with "The Dapps".

A. Which Way Should I Turn. Written-By – B. Hobgood, J. Brown, T. Seals, B. Dollar. Brown. Matrix, Runout: K-45-12447-1. Matrix, Runout: K-45-12448-2. Hank Ballard And The Midnighters. Which Way Should I Turn, Funky Soul Train ‎(7", Single, Promo). King Records (3). 45-6131.

Hank Ballard and the Midnighters continued to record deep blues and infectious, undiluted R&B such as Finger Poppin’ Time and Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go into the early Sixties. Although the Midnighters’ recording career lost steam in the wake of Motown, the British Invasion and other developments on the contemporary front, they subsequently made a decent living playing nightclubs and frat parties, finally disbanding in 1967  . In 1985 he formed a new version of the Midnighters and toured America. He also recorded a double live album in England, and he placed several songs on various movie soundtracks. Hank Ballard continued performing until his death from throat cancer on March 2, 2003.

This collection is limited to the King recordings of the Midnighters with Hank Ballard (1959-63) and contains within its 25 tracks all their charted a-sides during that period. The four-page liner notes booklet is brief but informative. Whenever I listen to Hank and The Midnighters I'm in for a treat of good soulful,sweaty,funky R&B from the 50's and early 60's. For some reason when I hear these cats sing it transforms me to a down south hole in the wall juke joint( circa 1961 ) with fish frying in the kitchen and bar b que ribs being served off a grill out back and the whole place is full of cigarette smoke and tight red dress coca cola bottle shaped women.

Over the course of 20 tracks, the best of Ballard's singles for Federal and King, including one cut with the Royals, are unveiled; and years later his music still sounds exuberant, salacious, impassioned, and irresistible - among the best '50s R&B has to offer. It's a bit of a shock to hear what a carnal punch this music still packs, decades after it was recorded. Either way, this is brilliant, timeless music, transcending the pigeonhole of great '50s R&B to stand among some of the great pop music of the 20th century.

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Which way should i turn. 04. Funky soul train. 05. Dance till it hurt'cha. Ballard wasn't even part of the group when they began recording, and they didn't start out as The Midnighters. Their genesis goes back to 1950, when original lead tenor Charles Sutton joined forces with three more denizens of Detroit's East Side-Booth, Woods, and baritone Freddie Pride (a close friend of Jackie Wilson's, who was part of their musical social circle along with future Four Tops lead Levi Stubbs)-to form The Royals.

ballard & blues music Hank Ballard and the Midnighters. In 1953, Ballard joined doo-wop group The Royals, which had previously been discovered by Johnny Otis and signed to Federal Records (a division of King Records), in Cincinnati. Ballard joined Henry Booth, Charles Sutton, Sonny Woods and Alonzo Tucker in the group, replacing previous singer Lawson Smith. Ballard also appeared on Brown’s 1972 album Get on the Good Foot, in a track ( Recitation By Hank Ballard ) that features Ballard describing Brown and the album. During the 1960s, Ballard’s cousin, Florence Ballard, was a member of the Detroit girl group The Supremes. In the mid-1980s, Ballard re-formed The Midnighters and the group performed until 2002.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Which Way Should I Turn
Written-By – B. Hobgood*, J. Brown*, T. Seals*, B. Dollar*
B Funky Soul Train
Written-By – B. Hobgood*, J. Brown*


Black print on yellow King label.


Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: K-45-12447-1
  • Matrix / Runout: K-45-12448-2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
45-6131 Hank Ballard And The Midnighters* Which Way Should I Turn / Funky Soul Train ‎(7", Single) King Records 45-6131 US 1967