An Evening With Dan Penn (Part 1)

An Evening With Dan Penn (Part 1)

This episode is Part 1 of a spotlight on one of the all-time great R&B songwriters – Dan Penn. Dan has written hundreds of songs that have been recorded by an array of artists, including Percy Sledge, Aretha Franklin, Conway Twitty, Joe Simon, the Box Tops, Brenda Lee, James Carr, Otis Redding, Irma Thomas, Tony Joe White, Solomon Burke, Etta James and countless others. He’s responsible for penning some of the greatest R&B and soul classics ever recorded.  

I had the pleasure of chatting with Dan live in the studio for my radio program on WWOZ in New Orleans on April 23, 2019. I’m digging that conversation out of the archive to share with you here on Trick Bag!

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Neil the Night Howler



Dan Penn – You Don’t Treat Me Right

Conway Twitty – Is a Blue Bird Blue

Jimmy Hughes – I Worship the Ground You Walk On

Jimmy Hughes – It’s a Good Thing

Irma Thomas – Cheater Man

Irma Thomas – Good Things Don’t Come Easy

Tony Borders – Pass the Word

Brenda Lee – My Dreams

The Ovations – I’m Living Good

The Box Tops – The Letter

Betty Wright – Cry Like a Baby

Joe Simon – Nine Pound Steel

Percy Sledge – It Tears Me Up


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