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 as well as “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, Penn has released relatively few records featuring his own vocals and musicianship preferring the relative anonymity of songwriting and producing.
This is fantastic collection of out of print work from this legendary Memphis songwriter.
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New release from the Folk/Americana singer/songwriter. Massachusetts is an ostensibly real place. But Massachusetts is also just symbolic name for the emotional geography of Lori McKenna’s songs. There are strong resemblances between Lori McKenna’s Massachusetts and the real thing. Both are infused with history, where every turn takes you down some road with a tale to tell, maybe a story of your own or of the ones who came before, with hopes and dreams and loves and losses just like yours. They are places of extremes, where love can be a perfect summer day or a bleak November sky, and life can be as wistful as the dead of winter reminiscing of a greener spring. Like anyplace with history, Massachusetts has endured long enough to be able to look back with hard-won wisdom on its own journey, as many of these songs do. It’s got heart and spirit and it knows that if you can just weather the hard times and stay committed to the genuine ideal of the way you dream life should be, that sooner or later love really is bound to put it all back together.
With Dirt Road Driveway Granger Smith is taking the biggest step he’s taken in his career. In addition to being the follow-up to well-received 2011 album Poets & Prisoners, Dirt Road Driveway is the first album to be distributed nationally via Thirty Tigers and Red Distribution. The album also finds the smart songwriter’s sound trending towards the mainstream but not in a ‘look I can do it too’ sort of way. “We Do It In A Field” is about partying a rural field with friends but it’s not just a list of cliche lines. It comes straight from the heart. It’s a life Granger lived and in some ways, continues to live when not on the road. Granger Smith’s voice is unique and in a world where ‘carbon copy’ artists are trying to be the next big thing, Granger’s been quietly releasing albums on his own since 1999 (Dirt Road Driveway is his 9th album [a couple are live records]). Dirt Road Driveway is the work of an artist who knows who he is and clearly has tapped into something and if fans are looking for the next “Eli Young Band” they should definitely take a look Granger Smith’s way.
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Susan James is a West Coast singer-songwriter who’s toured with Bob Weir and earned the praise of Ryan Adams, who tweeted about her “great songs” and killer band. Her fourth solo album, Highways, Ghosts, Hearts, and Home features that same backing band, I See Hawks In LA (which includes Punch Brothers’ fiddler Gabe Witcher and drummer […]
On Feb. 22, Australian singer-songwriter Shelley Segal will be releasing two CDs: An Atheist Album, containing the popular 2011 single “Saved,” and Little March, a collection of jazz music with American guitarist Adam Levy. Tracks: 1.Eve 2.Saved 3.Gratitude 4.Apocalyptic Love Song (For Hitchens) 5.I Don’t Believe in Fairies 6.House With No Walls 7.Afterlife 8.Saved (Acoustic) […]
Musically, David Olney’s album One Tough Town travels backward in time. By the second track, “Sweet Poison,” he has reached the rockabilly of the 1950s; by the end, on “Rainbow’s End,” he sounds like he’s trying to re-create the hit parade of the 1920s. Especially on recent albums, Olney has investigated more basic musical styles, […]
The curse of having a hit single is that it tends to define public perception of your music in a very specific way, and after Timbuk 3 hit the Top 40 with “The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades,” they were quickly tagged as a novelty act by people who didn’t absorb the song’s […]
The first studio album to bear the name ‘Iggy & The Stooges’ since Raw Power was released in 1973! Ready To Die finds Iggy Pop, guitarist James Williamson and drummer Scott “Rock Action” Asheton reunited for a full album of all-new material with Mike Watt filling in for the late Ron Asheton on bass. The […]