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&at=11l9vR
  2. All Night Longhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Starting from Tonighthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. I Know I Love You Sohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Moonrisehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Fifth Street Blueshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. A Love in My Hearthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. I'll Never Let Her Gohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Are You Forgettinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. What Did I Dohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. The Shrine of St. Celiahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. I Feel So Bluehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Get Ithttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. No It Ain'thttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Hey Miss Finehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. I Feel That-A-Wayhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. That's Ithttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. Someone Like Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. Work with Me Anniehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. Until I Diehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. That Womanhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. Give It Uphttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  23. Sexy Wayshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  24. Don't Say Your Last Goodbyehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  25. Annie Had a Babyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  26. She's the Onehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  27. Annie's Aunt Fannyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  28. Crazy Lovinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  29. Tell Themhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  30. Stingy Little Thinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  31. Ashamed of Myselfhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  32. Ring-a-Ling-a-Linghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  33. Why Are We Aparthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  34. Switchie Witchie Titchiehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  35. Henry's Got Flat Feethttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  36. Whatsonever You Dohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  37. It's Love Babyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  38. Looka Herehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  39. Rock and Roll Weddinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  40. That House on the Hillhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  41. Don't Change Your Pretty Wayshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  42. We'll Never Meet Againhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  43. Partners For Lifehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  44. Sweet Mama Do Righthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  45. Rock, Granny, Rollhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  46. Open Up the Back Doorhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  47. Tore Up Over Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  48. Early One Morninghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  49. I'll Be Home Somedayhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  50. Come on and Get Ithttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  51. Let Me Hold Your Handhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  52. Ooh Bah Babyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  53. E Basta Cosihttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  54. In the Doorway Cryinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  55. Is Your Love So Realhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  56. Oh So Happyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  57. Let 'Em Rollhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  58. What Made You Change Your Mindhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  59. Baby Please (Stay By My Side)http://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  60. The Twisthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tore-up-over-you/id395585431?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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