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The Midnighters

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The Midnighters

The Midnighters has been played on NTS in shows including Diddy Wah, featured first on 11 June 2018. Songs played include Sexy Ways.

The backup group with R&B legend Hank Ballard, this Detroit band was initially called the Royals when they formed in 1952. Henry Booth, Charles Sutton, Lawson Smith, and Sonny Woods were the original lineup. Ballard replaced Smith in 1953 and became the lead singer. They became the Midnighters in 1954. The group disbanded temporarily in 1965, then reformed with Frank Stadford, Walter Miller, and Wesley Hargrove. This unit worked in the James Brown Revue for several years.

Hank Ballard (born John Henry…

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Sexy Ways
The Midnighters
Federal Records1954
Sexy Ways
The MidnightersFederal Records1954
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