Dan Penn has southern soul running through his veins. Penn started out in the early sixties as band leader of various soul combos in Alabama, but he remained out of the limelight for most of his career, instead choosing to write hit songs for other artists. He has been responsible for songs including "Is A Bluebird Blue" by Conway Twitty, "Do Right Woman Do Right Man" by Aretha Franklin, "The Letter" by The Box Tops, "I'm Your Puppet" by Bobby & James Purify, "You Left The Water Running" by Wilson Picket and Otis Redding and many more.
In 1994 Dan finally picked up the guitar and recorded these songs himself for the first time and to great effect: his renditions of "I'm Your Puppet" and "You Left The Water Running" add fragile and beautiful magic to these already great songs.
This incredible collection of songs is available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on gold colored vinyl.
If James Brown is Soul Brother Number One, you can make a very credible case for Dan Penn being number two....Penn can't just write 'em, he can perform 'em too, in a manner as soulful as the greats, as this record shows. The man deserves to be an American musical icon.
- Individually Numbered, Limited Edition - 1000 Copies
- 180g Audiophile Vinyl LP
- Gold Vinyl
- Made in the EU
- The Dark End Of The Street
- Cry Like A Man
- It Tears Me Up
- You Left The Water Running
- Do Right Woman Do Right Man
- Memphis Women And Chicken
- Zero Willpower
- He'll Take Care Of You
- I'm Your Puppet
- Where There's A Will (There's A Way)