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A song for the Rocksax meeting: Fannie Mae

thomsax

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Another easy song with riffing saxophones.

Fannie Mae (Glasgow, Levy, Levis) reached #38 on US Single list (Top 40 Solos, John Laughter) and #1 on R&B chart in 1960. Buster Brown sang and played harmonica. Beside Buster Brown, Rolling Stones, Gary US Bonds, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Booker T & the MG’s …… recorded this song.

An easy song for the sax player(s). Good practice as well. Listen and learn song/tones by ear. You should play the riff through the whole song. Even during the solo(s). Steady and even. I think this song needs a singer and a harmonica player. Buster Browns recorded this song in concert F (G for Bb-saxes and D for Eb-saxes). Gary US Bonds also recorded Fannie Mae but he did it in concert E (F# for Bb-saxes and C# for Eb-saxes). The horn arrangement is also different on Gary Anderson (Bonds) recording. And there is a nice tenor solo played by Joey Stann and Southside Johnny played the harmonica.

Buster Brown “Fannie Mae”.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVNcqb2a3KA

Thomas
 
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spike

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That's an old Lightnin Hopkins number (isn't it?) sounds like Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, - What's that link Colin, I'm in Germany and the European Mind Police are blockin' the UTube link.
 

Greg Strange

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That's an old Lightnin Hopkins number (isn't it?) sounds like Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, - What's that link Colin, I'm in Germany and the European Mind Police are blockin' the UTube link.
Little Walter & his Jukes - Boom Boom Out Goes The Lights...

Spike,

I thought the "Wall" came down a few years back...:)))

Don't want to corrupt those Europeans with the blues...

I can even see it in Kiwiland / Middle Earth...:thumb:

Greg S.
 
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John Laughter

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We have an updated list of "THE HISTORY OF “TOP 40” SAXOPHONE SOLOS - 1955-2011" and we are still looking for the names of the players, especially on the mid to late 50's songs. Send an email for the 94 page list.

Maybe you can help us with some names or songs that we have not added. And we are always looking for photos, bios and historical notes for the CD book which is well over 400 pages. Thanks; JSAXL@aol.com
 

kernewegor

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Fannie Mae.... I have an as yet unnamed blues on the stocks (pun intended).

Maybe I should call it after one of the mortgage providers this side of the pond... Bradford and Bingley...? Halifax...? Scottish Widows...? Maybe Santander... conjures up a nice offshore image... wine...Basque cuisine...sunshine...tax evasion...
 
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