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Dan Penn

Dan Penn first came to the fore as the 14-year-old writer of `Is A Bluebird Blue?', a substantial hit for Conway Twitty in 1960. In the late Fifties, he formed a group, Dan Penn and the Pallbearers — adopting their name after buying a hearse as a bandwagon — with David Briggs (piano), Norbert Put-nam (bass), Jerry Carrigan (drums).

They made several un-successful records, playing local Alabama clubs and bars, before Rick Hall hired them as a session band for his new Fame studio, where Penn began a lengthy and fruitful part-. nership with another Fame sessioneer, Lyndon 'Spooner' Oldham. As a songwriting partnership, Penn and Oldham produced several hundred songs, some used by artists from Hall's own Fame label, some artists from other labels doing individual sessions at the studio, and some passed on to artists in other local studios since Penn and Oldham were not contracted to Fame as writers.

Penn also wrote with other renowned sessioneers, most notably with Chips Moman, which team was responsible for `Do Right Woman — Do Right Man', a million-seller for Aretha Franklin and the magnificent doomy, country-soul ballad 'Dark End Of The Street', recorded by James Carr, Roy Hamilton and numer-ous others. As a producer Penn worked with the Box Tops amongst others. He continued his partnership with Spooner Oldham, however, and they went on to form their own in-dependent production company, working from Lynn-Lou Studios. He has recorded in his own right for MGM, Earth, Fame, Atlantic and Happy Tiger.

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Nobody's Fool (180g LP)
Dan Penn: Nobody's Fool (180g LP) Art-Nr.: BAF18021

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• Bear Family DeLuxe first time ever vinyl reissue of this essential and extremely hard-to-find album, originally released on Bell Records in 1973. • Country, Soul and Funk: “Cosmic American Music“. • Dan Penn – many consider him the...
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Unheard Demos (LP, colored Vinyl)
Dan Penn: Unheard Demos (LP, colored Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPLM230

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(The Last Music Company) 10 tracks, colored Vinyl in green As a songwriter, Dan Penn ranks highly as an elder statesman of the classic southern soul genre and needs no further introduction to anyone who digs the real stuff. As a solo...
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Moments From This Theatre (LP, Ltd.)
Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham: Moments From This Theatre (LP, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: LPLM222

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(Last Music Company) 14 tracks. Limited vinyl edition of the original album. Not a repress. Penn and Oldham, whose legendary songwriting, musicianship and production helped shape the evolution of Southern soul music, recorded a live...
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Living On Mercy (CD)
Dan Penn: Living On Mercy (CD) Art-Nr.: CDLM219

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(Last Music) 13 tracks, digisleeve Dan Penn, who has written such classics as "Do Right Woman", "Dark End of The Street" and "I'm Your Puppet", shines in his first release. Penn, the pioneer of country soul, was recorded in Nashville and...
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Living On Mercy (LP)
Dan Penn: Living On Mercy (LP) Art-Nr.: LPLM219

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(Last Music) 13 tracks Dan Penn, who has written such classics as "Do Right Woman", "Dark End of The Street" and "I'm Your Puppet", shines in his first release. Penn, the pioneer of country soul, was recorded in Nashville and Muscle...
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Fame Recordings
Dan Penn: Fame Recordings Art-Nr.: LPHIQ2014

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(2013/Ace) 24 tracks, coloured vinyl, 2-LP. 1964-66
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Do Right Man (LP, 180g Colored Vinyl, Numbered, Ltd.)
Dan Penn: Do Right Man (LP, 180g Colored Vinyl, Numbered,... Art-Nr.: LPMOV740

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(Music on Vinyl) 10 tracks, colored vinyl (gold), limited and numbered to 1000 copies. Possessing one of the most talked about and adored voices in the Deep South, Penn is known for writing and co-writing such monstrous hits as "I'm Your...
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The Inside Track (CD)
Dan Penn & Bobby Purify: The Inside Track (CD) Art-Nr.: CDLM231

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(Last Music Company) 14 tracks, gatefold sleeve, digifile with 16 page booklet The Inside Track on Bobby Purify traces the journey of one of Dan Penn's recording projects from its original conception to final commercial release, offering...
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The Complete Duo Recordings (CD + DVD)
Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham: The Complete Duo Recordings (CD + DVD) Art-Nr.: CDPRPX132

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(The Last Music Company) 36 tracks Penn and Oldham, who helped shape the evolution of Southern soul music with their legendary songwriting, musicianship and production, recorded a live album called Moments From This Theatre while touring...
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The Fame Recordings
Dan Penn: The Fame Recordings Art-Nr.: CDCHD1353

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(2012/ACE) 24 gems from the writer's mid 60s apprenticeship at FAME, the home of Southern soul. 24 page booklet. Nobody sings Dan Penn like Dan Penn!
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Close To Me: More Fame Recordings (CD)
Dan Penn: Close To Me: More Fame Recordings (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHD1477

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(2016/Ace) 24 tracks. ​ The sequel to their acclaimed 2014 release 'The Fame Recordings', Ace presents now 'Close To Me: More Fame Recordings', comprising another two dozen nuggets featuring the unmistakeable voice of songsmith...
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