Archive for October 19th, 2006

19th October
written by Matt The Cat
This week, HARLEM welcomes one of the underrated, true innovators of 50s R&B…;

Hank Ballard & The Midnighters

Hank Ballard got his big break in 1953 when he joined a local Detroit group called The Royals. Almost immediately, they changed their name to The Midnighters so they wouldn’t be confused with The Five Royales, another popular R&B; group of the day. The Midnighters would go on to have many #1 R&B; records including the extremely influential, dirty and controversial “Work With Me Annie” from 1954. This week Matt The Cat digs up some of The Midnighters most important sides and gives ’em a spin on the show that solutes early 50s rhythm and blues; HARLEM.

Harlem Airs on the 50s on 5:
Monday Afternoon 10/23 @ 1pm over Stowe, VT
Tuesday Night 10/24 @ 9pm PST & Midnight EST
Friday Night 10/27 @ 6pm over Ipswich, MA
Sunday Morning 10/29 @ 11am over High Point, NC