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Episode #337 – Annie Songs: Prequels, Sequels & Answer Records

Air Week: October 17-23, 2016

Work With Me AnnieAnnie Songs: Prequels, Sequels and Answer Records

This week, the “Juke In The Back” explores the rhythm and blues phenomenon of the “Annie” song.  This is the giant wave of sequel songs and answer records that emerged after the enormous success of The Midnighters’ “Work With Me Annie.”  Most of the hit “Annie” follow-ups were done by The Midnighters themselves, like “Annie Had A Baby” and “Annie’s Aunt Fannie,” but there were some notable “Annie” songs by The El Dorados, Linda Hayes, Danny Taylor and of course the “Henry” songs by a very young Etta James.  It may sound odd now, but from 1954-56, the R&B juke boxes were jumpin’ to songs about “Annie,” her 15 of the best on this week’s “Juke In The Back” with Matt The Cat.


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