Monday, May 28, 2007


Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Finger Poppin' Time

Today's selection is by no means rare among soul fans or anyone who listens to oldies radio. But for some reason it evokes summertime fun on this Memorial Day, so get to finger-poppin'!


soulpeeps said...

Is it just me or does this song sound alot like "The Twist" by Chubby Checker?

The Stepfather of Soul said...

Yes, it has a touch of "Twist" to it, but that's not so surprising, considering that Hank had written and recorded "The Twist" back in 1958, which Checker covered in 1961.

soulpeeps said...

Ahh. Thanks Jason. Give me a shout sometime. Haven't heard from you in a while!