Monday, October 13, 2008

Penn, Tell Her!

Dan Penn - Just As I Am

The contributions of Dan Penn and his frequent collaborator Spooner Oldham to the world of soul music are well-known soul fans, whether or not they have read the songwriter credits for the many soul classics they composed. The recordings by the two men are known only by serious soul fans, but are definitely worth seeking out. Guitarist Dan Penn was the more frequenly recorded of the two, and today's selection, better known as a Solomon Burke recording for Atlantic, was a FAME single that shows off Penn's countrified blue-eyed soul sound. The earnesty Penn brings to "Just As I Am" grabs the listener and make the tune worth profiling today.

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