Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, 16 September 1985
A short chat with the country-soul legend, talkin' about writing 'Cry Like A Baby', producing the Box Tops and the sadly MIA Eddie Hinton. (Chipping in with occasional comments: Dan's wife Linda...)
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Interview by John Pidgeon, Record Hunter, March 1991
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Sleeve and programme notes by Barney Hoskyns, 'Country Got Soul' (Casual Records), July 2003
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see also Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham
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