Friday, 20 December 2013

Day 20 - "Santa Claus Is Coming" - Hank Ballard and the Midnighters

A storming Rock 'n' Roll track recorded at a time that Doo-wop was crossing with R 'n' B to form it's own hybrid. In fact Hank Ballard wrote and performed 'The Twist' before Chubby Checker picked up on the whole thing, and there are elements of that in this electric performance from 1959. A wild sax solo, bells and tight harmonies make this an essential for party night.

Wonderful and as rare as those Christmas Tree crumpets that ASDA are allegedly supposed to be selling.


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