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Dan Penn

voc, *1941 US, Vernon, Alabama
Singer / Songwriter / Producer of R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Wallace Daniel Pennington Abel (3) Brother Lee Luv Danny Lee (7) Danny Penny Lonnie Ray (2) Wallace Pennington

Dan Penn (born Wallace Daniel Pennington, 16 November 1941) is an American singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer who co-wrote many soul hits of the 1960s, including "The Dark End of the Street" and "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" with Chips Moman and "Cry Like a Baby" with Spooner Oldham. Penn also produced many hits, including "The Letter", by the Box Tops. Though considered to be one of the great white soul singers of his generation[citation needed], Penn has released relatively few records featuring his own vocals and musicianship, preferring the relative anonymity of songwriting and producing.

  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Backing Vocals
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Tamborine
  • R&B/Soul
  • Rock
  • Folk
  • World
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Dreamer on Late Night Etta James by Etta James
Tearjoint on Nobody's Fool by Dan Penn
Nobody's Fool on Nobody's Fool by Dan Penn
The Dark End of the Street on Do Right Man by Dan Penn
Look Before You Leap on Top 20 Texas Blues by Various Artists
Close to Me on Close to Me: More Fame Recordings by Dan Penn
You Left the Water Running on Do Right Man by Dan Penn
Don't Lose Your Good Thing on The Fame Recordings by Dan Penn
Testimony of a Fool - Demo on The Inside Track on Bobby Purify by Dan Penn & Bobby Purify
Memphis Women and Chicken on Do Right Man by Dan Penn

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Close To MeDan Penn2016Compil.
Something About The NightDan Penn2016Album
The Fame RecordingsDan Penn2013Compil.
I Need A HolidayDan Penn2013Album
Keep On TalkingDan Penn2012Single
Junkyard JunkyDan Penn2007Album
Heavy Duty / I Hate HateDan Penn & Chuck Prophet / Razzy Bailey2004Single
Blue Nite LoungeDan Penn2000Album
If Love Was MoneyDan Penn / The Troggs2000Single
Moments From This TheatreDan Penn And Spooner Oldham1999Album
Do Right ManDan Penn1994Album
Make Somebody Happy For ChristmasDan Penn1979Single
Tear Joint / TimeDan Penn1973Single
Nobody's FoolDan Penn1973Album
Stony / Blind Leading The BlindDan Penn1973Single
Nobody's Fool / Buckaroo BillDan Penn1970Single
Prayer For Peace / If Love Was MoneyDan Penn1970Single
Nice Place To Visit / Love Is StrangeDan Penn1969Single
Willie And The Hand JiveDan Penn1966Single
Is A Blue Bird Blue / I'm Your PuppetDan Penn1965Single
Just As I Am / DiamondsDan Penn1965Single
Let Them Talk / Close To MeDan PennSingle
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