Hank Ballard & The Midnighters

Profile:
Vocal quartet from Detroit, MI. Formed in 1952 as The Royals (2) with: Henry Booth, Charles Sutton, Lawson Smith and Sonny Woods.

Late 1953; Hank Ballard replaced Lawson Smith as the lead singer. In 1954, the group's name changed to The Midnighters and then later to Hank Ballard & The Midnighters.

When the group disbanded in 1965, they later formed again with Frank Stadford, Walter Miller and Wesley Hargrove.

After Lawson's departure, the band members were Henry Booth (lead and tenor), Charles Sutton (lead and tenor), Hank Ballard (baritone), and Sonny Woods (bass).

The group was originally named The Midnighters.

1972: The band charted with one R&B Billboard hit as Hank Ballard and the Midnight Lighters.

Awards: 1990; R&R Hall of Fame.
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Albums

618 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Singin' And Swingin' album art Hank Ballard And The Midnighters* Singin' And Swingin' (Album) King Records (3) 618 US 1959 Sell This Version
674 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - The One And Only album art Hank Ballard And His Midnighters* The One And Only (Album) King Records (3) 674 US 1960 Sell This Version
700, LP-700 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Mr. Rhythm And Blues album art Hank Ballard And The Midnighters* Mr. Rhythm And Blues (Album) King Records (3) 700, LP-700 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
K-12-759 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Dance Along album art Hank Ballard & The Midnighters Dance Along (Album) King Records (3) K-12-759 USA & Canada 1961 Sell This Version
PMC 1158 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Spotlight On Hank Ballard album art Hank Ballard And The Midnighters* Spotlight On Hank Ballard (Album) King Records (3) PMC 1158 UK 1961 Sell This Version
981 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Hank Ballard Sings 24 Great Songs album art Hank Ballard And The Midnighters* Hank Ballard Sings 24 Great Songs(LP) King Records (3) 981 US 1961 Sell This Version
748 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Let's Go Again album art Hank Ballard And The Midnighters* Let's Go Again(LP, Album, Mono) King Records (3) 748 US 1961 Sell This Version
781 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - The Twistin' Fools album art Hank Ballard & The Midnighters The Twistin' Fools King Records (3) 781 US 1962 Sell This Version
HA.8101 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Jumpin album art Hank Ballard & The Midnighters Jumpin (Album) King Records (3) HA.8101 UK 1962 Sell This Version
815 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - The 1963 Sound Of Hank Ballard And The Midnighters album art Hank Ballard And The Midnighters* The 1963 Sound Of Hank Ballard And The Midnighters (Album) King Records (3) 815 US 1963 Sell This Version
913 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Those Lazy, Lazy Days album art Hank Ballard And The Midnighters* Those Lazy, Lazy Days(LP, Album, Mono) King Records (3) 913 US 1965 Sell This Version
581, KLP-581 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Volume 2 album art Hank Ballard And The Midnighters* Volume 2 (Album) King Records (3) 581, KLP-581 US 1987 Sell This Version
PLP-325/6 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Live At The Palais album art Hank Ballard And The Midnighters* Live At The Palais (Album) Charly R&B PLP-325/6 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
AFT 4137 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Naked In The Rain album art Hank Ballard & The Midnighters Naked In The Rain (Album) After Hours Records (4) AFT 4137 US 1992 Sell This Version
PPR 9991 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - From Love To Tears album art Hank Ballard & The Midnighters From Love To Tears(CD, Album) Pool Party Records PPR 9991 US 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45-5289 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Look At Little Sister / I Said I Wouldn't Beg You album art Hank Ballard And The Midnighters* Look At Little Sister / I Said I Wouldn't Beg You King Records (3) 45-5289 US 1959 Sell This Version
5215 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Sugaree / Rain Down Tears album art Hank Ballard And The Midnighters* Sugaree / Rain Down Tears (Single) King Records (3) 5215 US 1959 Sell This Version
45-5245 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Cute Little Ways / House With No Windows album art Hank Ballard & The Midnighters Cute Little Ways / House With No Windows King Records (3) 45-5245 US 1959 Sell This Version
45-5195 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Kansas City / I'll Keep You Happy album art Hank Ballard And The Midnighters* Kansas City / I'll Keep You Happy (Single) King Records (3) 45-5195 US 1959 Sell This Version
5171 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Teardrops On Your Letter / The Twist album art Hank Ballard And The Midnighters* Teardrops On Your Letter / The Twist (Single) King Records (3) 5171 US 1959 Sell This Version
45-5275 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - I Could Love You album art Hank Ballard And The Midnighters* I Could Love You (Single) King Records (3) 45-5275 US 1959 Sell This Version
45-5449 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Rock Junction album art Henry Moore Featured Orchestra With Hank Ballard & The Midnighters Henry Moore Featured Orchestra With Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Rock Junction(7", Single, Mono) King Records (3) 45-5449 US 1959 Sell This Version
45-5449 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Rock Junction album art Henry Moore Featured Orchestra With Hank Ballard & The Midnighters Henry Moore Featured Orchestra With Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Rock Junction(7", Single, Mono) King Records (3) 45-5449 US 1959 Sell This Version
SOE 3474 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Kansas City  album art Hank Ballard And The Midnighters* Kansas City (7", EP) Odeon SOE 3474 France 1959 Sell This Version
45-5312 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - The Coffee Grind / Waiting album art Hank Ballard And The Midnighters* The Coffee Grind / Waiting King Records (3) 45-5312 US 1960 Sell This Version