August 3, 2017 Records of the Day

Hank Ballard was a pioneer and founding father in Rock N Roll and Rhythm and Blues with early ‘50s risqué records like “Work with me Annie” and “Annie Had a Baby.” With his backup group, the Midnighters, he had success in the ‘60s with “Finger Poppin Time” and “Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go.” He also wrote and first recorded “The Twist,” later a giant smash for Chubby Checker. Hank’s version is worth up to $30.00. In 1961 King records released “Sing Along” by Hank Ballad & the Midnighters. A copy can sell for $100.00 today.

 

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