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Penn & Oldham: Good Ol' Boys In The Hood

Nick Hasted, Independent, The, November 1999

DAN PENN'S writing credits read like a soul jukebox. Often working with his friend Spooner Oldham, Penn was behind many of the defining songs from the most celebrated black singers of the Sixties: James Carr's 'The Dark End of the Street'; Aretha Franklin's 'Do Right Man, Do Right Woman'; Percy Sledge's 'It Tears Me Up'; Otis Redding's 'You Left The Water Running'; James and Bobby Purify's 'I'm Your Puppet'.

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