The songs in Fannie Lou are an original musical mix ranging from roots/blues to operetta in a dynamic, genre-spanning gamut. Audience members have enthusiastically lauded the music, and many have said they're looking forward to the release of a CD of the score. To get an idea of what they've heard, you can hear excerpts from the Fannie Lou score through the audio sample below. The sample is a promo for our 2012 world premiere. Just click on the arrow to hear it.
The brief excerpts you'll hear are from several of the 20 original songs that comprise the Fannie Lou score. The titles of the songs you'll hear, in order, follow. Names of the characters* who sing them are in parentheses:
"I Am" (Fannie Lou), "Sick and Tired" (Fannie Lou), "Hold On" (Laura and Fannie Lou), "Bigger Than Myself" (Pamela), "Who Owns You?" (Junior), "Bless His Soul" (Laura), "Make It Like It Was Before" (Mr. Richards and other voting-rights resisters), "The Right to Vote" (prospective voters) and a reprise of "I Am" (Fannie Lou).
CLICK THE ARROW ABOVE LEFT TO HEAR SAMPLES OF MUSIC FROM FANNIE LOU
* To read a few dialogue excerpts from Fannie Lou please visit this page.
"This Little Light of Mine" actually is not part of the Fannie Lou score, which consists of all orginal music. However, it was recorded early-on because it was one of Fannie Lou Hamer's favorite songs and had been considered for inclusion in the musical before the decision to go with all original music was made. You can download Felicia's viola solo version of "This Little Light of Mine" here, for free, by clicking the downward-pointing arrow.
For more information about these or other songs from Fannie Lou, or if you have questions about other aspects of the production, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
Read about our sold-out world premiere (the first show sold out more than a month in advance!!) at broadwayworld.com