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Dan Penn: Close To Me: More Fame Recordings (CD)

(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 extraordinaire, Dan Penn. As with the previous volume, all the tracks were recorded from 1963 to 1966, when a prolific and driven Penn spent countless days and nights at Rick Hall's FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals honing his writing and recording skills in the company of collaborators such as Donnie Fritts, Marlin Greene and his longtime cohort, Spooner Oldham. The accompaniment features crack Fame sessioneers David Briggs, Junior Lowe, Roger Hawkins, Jimmy Johnson and others. Penn issued a handful of singles in this period in a half-hearted attempt at a solo career; two are featured here, including the title cut. Otherwise the contents of "Close To Me: More Fame Recordings" are previously unreleased. They provide another treasure trove of Penn the writer and Penn the song-stylist, with compelling, impassioned performances throughout. While the songs 'Without A Woman,' 'Lovely Ladies' and 'She Ain't Gonna Do Right' are familiar to southern soul fans through the interpretation of others, Dan's personal treatment of his newly-minted creations casts fresh light on the material and his artistry. There are also many more obscure entries from the Penn songbook, including several tunes like the grooving 'Standing In The Way Of A Good Thing' or the impassioned 'It Hurts' that were never covered. Detailed liner notes with extensive commentary from Penn himself complete the package, along with some rare illustrations. "Close To Me: More Fame Recordings" is further evidence that nobody sings Dan Penn like Dan Penn.

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  • Interpret: Dan Penn

  • Album titlle: Close To Me: More Fame Recordings (CD)

  • Year of publication 2016
  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Label Ace Records

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0029667076326

  • weight in Kg 0.11
Penn, Dan - Close To Me: More Fame Recordings (CD) CD 1
01 Close To Me
02 Without A Woman
03 Trash Man
04 Miss Personality
05 Love Is A Wonderful Thing
06 It Hurts
07 Standing In The Way Of A Good Thing
08 Reaching Out For Someone
09 I'll Take Care Of You
10 I Need You
11 Destroyed
12 So Many Reasons
13 Little Girl
14 I Love Everything About You
15 Lovely Ladies
16 I Dig A Big Town
17 Diamonds
18 She Ain't Gonna Do Right
19 I Can't Stop (The Feeling Won't Let Me)
20 Do You Need It
21 You Really Know How To Hurt A Guy
22 Live And Let Live
23 We're Swinging
24 Downright Uptight Good Woman
Dan Penn Dan Penn first came to the fore as the 14-year-old writer of `Is A Bluebird Blue?', a... more
"Dan Penn"

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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Tracklist
Penn, Dan - Close To Me: More Fame Recordings (CD) CD 1
01 Close To Me
02 Without A Woman
03 Trash Man
04 Miss Personality
05 Love Is A Wonderful Thing
06 It Hurts
07 Standing In The Way Of A Good Thing
08 Reaching Out For Someone
09 I'll Take Care Of You
10 I Need You
11 Destroyed
12 So Many Reasons
13 Little Girl
14 I Love Everything About You
15 Lovely Ladies
16 I Dig A Big Town
17 Diamonds
18 She Ain't Gonna Do Right
19 I Can't Stop (The Feeling Won't Let Me)
20 Do You Need It
21 You Really Know How To Hurt A Guy
22 Live And Let Live
23 We're Swinging
24 Downright Uptight Good Woman