Fannie Mae

Album: The New King Of The Blues (1959)
Charted: 38

Songfacts®:

  • This barely made the Top 40, but went to #1 on the R&B charts. The song is highly representative of the evolution of The Blues into "Rhythm & Blues." Influenced by Sonny Terry most likely, Brown was 50 years old when he scored with this: his only hit. >>
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    Eric - Houston, TX

Comments: 5

  • AnonymousDid buster made it on film,tv,public television singing
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 18th, 1960 'Fannie Mae" reached #1 on the R&B charts, the previous 10 weeks the top spot had been held by 'Baby (You've Got What It Takes)' by Brook Benton and Dinah Washington!!!
  • Jim from Custer, SdDid the Rolling Stones ever pay any royalties for using the music & arrangement of FANNIE MAE under the words to "their" UNDER ASSISTANT WEST COAST PROMO MAN? Mick & Keith didn't even change the tempo.
  • David from Fort Worth, TxThis is one of those songs with a hook. The hook is the repetitive lick that goes all through the song and just grabs you. If Freddy Mercury had sang it I still would have loved the song, but it really works with Buster Browns down home, soulful, gut wrenching, vocals that keep you rocking the entire song through. I found this song on a jukebox in Houston Texas where the band I was in at the time was playing, and remembered it from when I was a preschooler. That lick just kept going, and going, through my mind, and I loved every minute of it. The guys in the band were into the song as well, although we didn't have any juice harps, or horns, we still had a rockin' good time trying to imulate Buster Brown. One fun song, Fannie Mae.
    David H. Fort Worth, TX
  • Steve from Salt Lake City, UtThe punch drunk singing & the woozy harmonica & general roadhouse mania here make for a great ol' party rekkid!
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