RELEASE
October 27, 2008
LABEL
Blue Orchid

Album Review

Hank Ballard and his band the Midnighters combined blues, gospel, doo wop, and early R&B into an earthy (and often risqué) 1950s blend that prefigured the rise of soul a decade later, and when he wrote a little novelty dance number called “The Twist,” a huge hit for Chubby Checker, Ballard crafted one of the biggest and most influential hits in the history of rock & roll. This two-disc set collects Ballard's classic early sides up to (and including) his own 1959 version of “The Twist," and also features “Every Beat of My Heart,” “Work with Me Annie” (plus several of its sequels), and “Don’t Change Your Pretty Ways,” along with other essential early Ballard recordings.
Steve Leggett, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Every Beat of My Hearthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  2. All Night Longhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  3. Starting from Tonighthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  4. I Know I Love You Sohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  5. Moonrisehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  6. Fifth Street Blueshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  7. A Love in My Hearthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  8. I'll Never Let Her Gohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  9. Are You Forgettinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  10. What Did I Dohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  11. The Shrine of St. Celiahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  12. I Feel So Bluehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  13. Get Ithttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  14. No It Ain'thttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  15. Hey Miss Finehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  16. I Feel That-A-Wayhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  17. That's Ithttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  18. Someone Like Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  19. Work with Me Anniehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  20. Until I Diehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  21. That Womanhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  22. Give It Uphttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  23. Sexy Wayshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  24. Don't Say Your Last Goodbyehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  25. Annie Had a Babyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  26. She's the Onehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  27. Annie's Aunt Fannyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  28. Crazy Lovinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  29. Tell Themhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  30. Stingy Little Thinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  31. Ashamed of Myselfhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  32. Ring-a-Ling-a-Linghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  33. Why Are We Aparthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  34. Switchie Witchie Titchiehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  35. Henry's Got Flat Feethttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  36. Whatsonever You Dohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  37. It's Love Babyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  38. Looka Herehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  39. Rock and Roll Weddinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  40. That House on the Hillhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  41. Don't Change Your Pretty Wayshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  42. We'll Never Meet Againhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  43. Partners For Lifehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  44. Sweet Mama Do Righthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  45. Rock, Granny, Rollhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  46. Open Up the Back Doorhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  47. Tore Up Over Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  48. Early One Morninghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  49. I'll Be Home Somedayhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  50. Come on and Get Ithttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  51. Let Me Hold Your Handhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  52. Ooh Bah Babyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  53. E Basta Cosihttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  54. In the Doorway Cryinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  55. Is Your Love So Realhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  56. Oh So Happyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  57. Let 'Em Rollhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  58. What Made You Change Your Mindhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  59. Baby Please (Stay By My Side)http://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
  60. The Twisthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5
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