Dan Penn "Do Right Woman Do Right Man"

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Acclaimed singer/songwriter/producer Dan Penn just released Junkyard Junky on his own Dandy Records label July 29. Junkyard Junky continues an intimate "behind-the-scenes" portrait of this master songwriter that began in 2001 with Blue Nite Lounge, the first offering in Penn's "demo series". The album features 14 songs written or co-written by Penn, many of which have never been recorded, and will be exclusively available on his Web site at DanPenn.com.

As the co-writer of such global classics as "Do Right Woman," "I'm Your Puppet," "Cry Like a Baby," "A Woman Left Lonely," "Dark End of the Street," and "Sweet Inspiration", Penn is often asked about his "other" demos---those that he recorded back in the heyday of soul, which have long been sought after by fans and collectors around the World.

Penn says, "People ask me all the time about those old Muscle Shoals demos. I called for a copy of all of them from EMI a few years back. They sent them, I heard them, and I just didn’t think they were good enough to release. They were good for one thing—and that was, to impress the artist they were pitched to. This they did very well. I guess they would be interesting to somebody, I don’t know, but I do know that these new demos are what I’m writing now, and I live on that, not on what I did 40 years ago."
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By: McGonigel's Mucky Duck