- Neil Pellegrin
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!
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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