WORK WITH ME ANNIE

Latest update on 11/08/2013

Artist: Midnighters formerly The Royals
Author: Hank Ballard
Label: Federal
Year: 1954

Hank Ballard's band following their first name change, explaining the clearifying namegiving on the original single's label. Risky n°1 R&B.

Covers:

1955:

Etta James [answer song: Roll With Me Henry (Henry being Hank Ballard's real name); Modern records considered the song title indecent for a 15-year old to sing and changed it into The Wallflower]

1955:

Georgia Gibbs [neutralized as Dance With Me Henry; n°1 US]

1960s:

Jo Ann Campbell [idem]

1961:

Damita Jo

1967:

P.J. Proby

1999:

Rockin' Johnny Band [as Twist With Me Annie]

2013:

Aaron Neville

Georgia Gibbs' white rip-off hit triggered an endless series of Annie & Henry answer songs, risky or not: Annie Had A Baby, Annie's Aunt Fanny and Henry's Got Flat Feet (all three by Hank Ballard himself), Hey Henry (Etta James), Annie Met Henry (The Cadets), Annie Pulled A Humbug (The Midnights), Annie Kicked The Bucket (The Nu-Tones), Eat Your Heart Out Annie (The Jodimars), I'm The Father Of Annie's Baby (Danny Taylor), Annie's Been Working On The Midnight Shift (Buddy Holly), Annie Had A Party (The Gee Cees), Annie Get Your Yo-Yo (Little Junior Parker), I Broke The Yo-Yo (Annie's Yo-yo) (Rosco Chenier), Annie's Back (Little Richard & The Five Satins), My Name Ain't Annie (The Platters & Linda Hayes) and Annie Don't Love Me No More (The Hollywood Flames).

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