SHORT FAT FANNIE * LARRY WILLIAMS * LONDON 8472* UK
Larry Williams had his first big hit with the above self penned song which name checks all the big R&B hits of the day; a clever tactic because as it inserts his own title into the weave, so that Short Fat Fannie becomes, by association, on a par with those other hits of the day.
Whether the, err, Fannie he refers to was of his acquaintance or not is not clear, but it sounds like he had a good time with it, as it were. Short Fat Fannie was originally released on Specialty 608 in the USA, and Larry Williams also played piano, with Earl Palmer on drums; sadly Larry Williams died of gunshot wounds in 1980.
SHORT FAT FANNIE * LARRY WILLIAMS * SPECIALTY 608 * USA
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