016 – An Evening With Dan Penn (Part 2)

It’s time for Part 2 in a spotlight on Dan Penn, the great R&B songwriter who wrote hits for Aretha Franklin, James & Bobby Purify, Percy Sledge, Joe Simon, James Carr, Conway Twitty and many others. In this episode, we’ll hear the biggest hits from the Dan Penn songbook and some great behind-the-scenes stories from the man himself. The depth of soul found in Dan’s music combined with his down-home, charming demeanor makes this episode especially captivating and one you’ll undoubtedly want to listen to more than once!

Your Host,

Neil the Night Howler



James Carr – The Dark End of the Street

Dan Penn – The Puppet

James & Bobby Purify – I’m Your Puppet

Aretha Franklin – Do Right Woman, Do Right Man

Barbara Lynn – You Left the Water Running

Otis Redding – Your Left the Water Running (demo with overdubs)

Janis Joplin – A Woman Left Lonely

Percy Sledge – Out of Left Field

Van Broussard – Feed the Flame

Warren Storm (as “Abel”) – My Far Away Cow

The Sweet Inspirations – Sweet Inspiration

Clyde McPhatter – Denver

Dan Penn – See You In My Dreams


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