Answer Records

ANSWER RECORDS have been around almost forever. Louis Jordan, Roy Brown, Rufus Thomas, Carol King, even current rap stars. But the king of answer records had to be Hank Ballard who created and spawned several: Sexy Ways, Work With Me Annie, (Roll with Me Henry & Hey Henry (Etta James), Annie Had a Baby, Annie Can’t Work No more, Henry’s Got Flat Feet. Even Little Richard jumped into the Annie game.  etc. But Ballard was more than a risque novelty and dance songster. Take a listen to his creamy pipes on Teardrops On My Pillow.