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Attention Mac Users!

Mac users have been experiencing problems in unpacking the WinRAR archives used on this blog. Two solutions have been suggested.

1. Use The Unarchiver - - see comments on Little Esther Bad Baad Girl post for details.

2. Use Keka - - see comments on Johnny Otis Presents post.

Saturday, 24 May 2008

The Midnighters - Their Greatest Hits

This the third of the albums that Joan sent recently. A 1956 Federal compilation of Midnighters tracks, including some early stuff recorded when they were The Royals. This is definitely not the sweet, romantic doowop of the last few posts. Sleazy lee-rics, shrieking sax breaks and clanging electric guitar are on offer. Vintage bebopwino music!

These sides were ripped from original 45rpm singles and consequently there is rather a lot of surface noise present. But we don’t mind, do we? Originally ripped by Joan to m4a format, subsequently converted to mp3, so there are 2 download links to let you opt for the format of your choice. As ever, Joan has supplied label shots of the original discs. Thanks again Joan!

Download m4a version from here:

Download mp3 version from here:

Password on both versions is greaseyspoon.

1. Work With Me Annie
2. Moonrise
3. Sexy Ways
4. Get It
5. Switchie Witchie
6. It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day)
7. Annie Had A Baby
8. She's The One
9. Annie's Aunt Fannie
10. Crazy Lovin' (Stay With Me)
11. Henry's Got Flat Feet
12. Tore Up Over You


oshaman3 said...

Many Thanks.

jothman said...

tanx for sharing

Anonymous said...

One of the greatest collections of r&b singles ever! A few skips, but so what? That's rock-n-roll, baby!

boogiewoody said...

That's the spirit, anonymous! A few crackles, pops, skips and the sound of the needle hitting the groove is just what bebopwinos want, nay, DEMAND, from their rock'n'roll sounds. These scratchy old discs are the real deal. Listen and weep.

quick sliver said...

thank your posting mom hear of and was them when she back her day's I have not hear them i hear thee Midnighters not the smae group. I can not wait hear them thank you