MIDNIGHTERS were originally a Detroit high school group called the Royals. Levi Stubbs and Jackie Wilson sang with them. In 1953 a Ford assembly line worker named Hank Ballard joined them and the lyrics soon got down and funky. And sales got...
Our next honored song was released in 1955 by Atlantic Records. It only reached #10 R&B but reached #1 in our hearts and the raspberry red 45 played on every jukebox in our southeast beaches. This witty and memorable laid back party tune was also written by the great Rudy Toombs.
“Goin to the party, get with the bunch.
Got a dollar for my nippin and a dime for my lunch”
Still beloved and requested by shaggers...NIP SIP by the CLOVERS