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Encyclopedia > Work With Me, Annie

Work With Me, Annie with words and music by Hank Ballard was recorded by The Royals (formerly Hank Ballard & the Midnighters) in Cincinnati on the Federal Records label January 14, 1954 and released in February. The FCC immediately opposed it due to its overtly sexual lyrics, lyrics that had crossed over and were now being listened to by a white teenage audience. Because the record was in such demand and received so much publicity, attempts to restrict it failed and the record shot to number one on the R&B charts and remained there for seven weeks.[1] Hank Ballard (November 18, 1927 - March 2, 2003) was an American R&B singer and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... Hank Ballard (November 18, 1936 - March 2, 2003) was an American R&B singer and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky. ... Federal Records was a sister label to King Records. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The abbreviation FCC can refer to: Face-centered cubic (usually fcc), a crystallographic structure Federal Communications Commission, a US government organization Farm Credit Corporation/Farm Credit Canada, a Canadian government organization Families with Children from China, an adoption support organization Florida Christian College, a college in central Florida Fresno City... This article needs to be wikified. ...


This was the first of the 'Annie' records and sold a million copies. So did the answer songs "Annie Had A Baby" and "Annies's Aunt Fanny". They all were banned for radio play by the FCC. The success of these recordings spurred the practice of recording double entendre records and answer songs.[2] This is an incomplete list. ... The abbreviation FCC can refer to: Face-centered cubic (usually fcc), a crystallographic structure Federal Communications Commission, a US government organization Farm Credit Corporation/Farm Credit Canada, a Canadian government organization Families with Children from China, an adoption support organization Florida Christian College, a college in central Florida Fresno City... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Profanity. ... This is an incomplete list. ...


The song " Work With Me, Annie" is part of the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list.[3]. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fames 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll is based on the permanent exhibit of the same name. ...


The song

Hank Ballard had been a fan of Sixty Minute Man recorded by The Dominoes, a song so explicitly dirty that only an rhythm and blues label would take it. When he got the chance he wrote his own bawdy tune.[1] With its strong melody and distinctive rhythm, the song's structure anticipated the style of rock and roll and was flexible enough that later it could be used with entirely different words.[4] Hank Ballard (November 18, 1927 - March 2, 2003) was an American R&B singer and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... Compilation album cover Billy Ward and the Dominoes were one of the top American R&B groups of the 1950s, and launched the careers of both Clyde McPhatter and Jackie Wilson. ... Rhythm and blues (aka R&B or RnB) is a popular music genre combining jazz, gospel, and blues influences — first performed by African American artists. ... Look up melody in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... // Rhythm (Greek ρυθμός = tempo) is the variation of the duration of sounds or other events over time. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ...


The original lyrics were extremely sexually explicit for the period[5] Lyrics are the words in songs. ...

-- "Annie, please don't cheat. Give me all my meat."

Hank Ballard's baritone and excited squeals backed by the group's 'ah-oom' were accompanied by a boogie piano, a driving electric guitar and a booming electric bass. "Work With Me,Annie" defined what was to become Rock'n'Roll.[1]. Baritone (French: baryton; German: Bariton; Italian: baritono) is most commonly the type of male voice that lies between bass and tenor. ... Boogie is swing blues rhythm (Burrows 1995, p. ... Left: Rosa Hurricane, a heavy metal-style solid body guitar. ... Fender Precision Bass Bass Guitar is a commonly spoken phrase used to refer to the electric bass and horizontal acoustic basses, a stringed instrument similar in design to the electric guitar, but larger in size, commonly fretted and sometimes fretless and with a lower range. ... Rock and roll (also spelled rock n roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ...


Notes

  1. ^ a b c Jim Dawson, & Steve Propes (1992). What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record. Boston & London: Faber & Faber, p. 131-137. ISBN 0-571-12939-0.
  2. ^ Work With Me, Annie. Retrieved on 2006-11-07.
  3. ^ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame "500 songs that shaped rock and roll" [1]
  4. ^ Gillett, Charlie (1996). The Sound of the City: The Rise of Rock and Roll, (2nd Ed.), New York, N.Y.: Da Capo Press, p. 129. ISBN 0-306-80683-5.
  5. ^ Hank Ballard. Retrieved on 2006-11-08.

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External links

  • Photo official King reissue from 1975
  • Lyrics 'Note: the site is annoying and has a popup window if you copy the link.'

 
 

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