Jack Hammer

Earl Burroughs

Also known as Хамър, Hammer, Hammer Jack, I. Hamer, J Hammer, J. Hammer, J. Hammer, Jack Hamer, Jan Jun Hammer
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Discography of Jack Hammer:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Stop Slop / Fire Baby 2 Audio Ronnex Records
2 Electricity / Spelling Twist 2 Audio Ronnex Records
3 Espana Te Quiero / Ali Ben Ghazi (Bossa Nova) 2 Audio Ronnex Records
4 Twistin' King 12 Audio ABA (2)
5 What Greater Love / You Got Me Where You Want Me 2 Audio Not On Label
6 Thanks 2 Audio 1966 Polydor
7 Down In The Subway / I'm An Unskilled Worker 2 Audio 2010 Mousetrap
8 Hey Jack 2 Audio 1964 Karim
9 Kissin' Twist / Boogie Woogie Twist 2 Audio Tono
10 Tell The Gang Goodbye / Twist In The Morning 2 Audio 1962 Ronnex Records
11 The Wiggle 2 Audio 1962 Ronnex Records
12 Football Rock / So What 2 Audio 1956 Decca
13 Melancholy Boy / Kissin' Twist 2 Audio 1963 Jugoton
14 Brave New World 12 Audio 1966 Polydor
15 The Wiggle / The Wiggling Fool 2 Audio 1962 Vogue Schallplatten
16 Crazy Twist 4 Audio Disques Pop
17 Stop Slop / Fire Baby 2 Audio 1963 Vogue Schallplatten
18 Obviously I Love You / We Also Ran 2 Audio Experience (6)
19 Juliette / Tell The Gang Goodbye 2 Audio
20 The Wiggle 2 Audio 1962
21 Crazy Twist 2 Audio 1962 Ronnex Records
22 Twistin' And Sloppin' 12 Audio 1965 Vogue Schallplatten
23 Jack Hammer U Twistu 4 Audio 1962 Jugoton
24 Colour Combination 2 Audio 1971 Soul
25 Ehy Jack 2 Audio 1964 Karim
26 Juliette 2 Audio 1960
27 Kissin' Twist / Spelling Twist 2 Audio Karim
28 Melancholy Boy / Kissin' Twist 2 Audio 1962 Ronnex Records
29 I Want Her Back / Twist In The Morning 2 Audio 2013 Popcorn (4)
30 Twist In The Morning / Choo Choo Twist 2 Audio 1963 Vogue Schallplatten
31 Thanks 2 Audio 1966 Polydor
32 Kissin' Twist / Twistin' King 2 Audio 1962 Gazell
33 Colour Combination / Swim 2 Audio 1971-04-09 Young Blood
34 Colour Combination / Swim 2 Audio 1971-04-09 Young Blood
35 Colour Combination / Swim 2 Audio 1971 Young Blood
36 Colour Combination / Swim 2 Audio 1971 Soul
37 Colour Combination / Swim 2 Audio 1971 Polydor
38 Kissin Twist/Melancholy Boy 2 Audio 1961 Oriole
39 Colour Combination / Swim 2 Audio 1971 Tamla Motown
40 What Greater Love 2 Audio 1969 United Artists Records
41 What Greater Love 2 Audio 1969 United Artists Records
42 What Greater Love 2 Audio 1969 United Artists Records
43 Colour Combination / Swim 2 Audio 1971 Tamla Motown
44 Colour Combination / Swim 2 Audio 1971 Young Blood
45 Rebellion- Jack Hammer Sings And Reads Songs And Poems Of The Beat Generation 12 Audio 1960 Warwick
46 The Madison / The Wiggle 4 Audio 1962 Discophon
47 Twistin' King / Boogie Woogie Twist / Crazy Twist / Twist Talk 4 Audio 1962 Discophon
48 What Greater Love 2 Audio 1969 United Artists Records
49 Stop Slop / Fire Baby 2 Audio Ronnex Records
50 Twistin' King / Crazy Twist 2 Audio 1961 Disques Pop


Born 18 September, circa 1933, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Songwriter and singer best known as the co-writer with Otis Blackwell "Great Balls Of Fire". In 1956 he made his first recording. He has recorded albums on Warwick and Polydor, before moving to Europe. Hammer recorded several singles and an LP for the Belgian Ronnex label.1961 he had minor in Europe "Kissin' Twist", sold well especially in Germany, Belgium and France.

Jack Hammer has written songs for Jerry Lee Lewis ("Milkshake Mademoiselle"), Big Danny Oliver ("Sapphire"), The Impacts ("Croc-o-doll") and The Cadillacs ("Peek-a-Boo").

Soft Cell covered "Down In The Subway" in their 1984 single and Marc Almond has sung live few of his compositions, "Switchblade Operator" and "Mean And Evil Me".

Not to be confused with the Jack Hammer who recorded on Milestone (this in fact was a pseudonym for rockabilly/country singer Werly Fairburn).


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