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Unheard Demos
Artist: Dan Penn
Format: Vinyl


Rel. Date: 03/01/2024
UPC: 5052442019046

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1. Forever Changed
2. Better to Have It
3. I'm Qualified
4. Things Happen
5. My Life to Live Over
6. Nobody's Home
7. Hate to See You Go
8. You Make Me Dig
9. Testimony of a Fool
10. Somebody's Gotta Do It

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As a songwriter, Dan Penn ranks highly as an elder statesman of the classic southern soul genre and needs no further introduction to anyone who digs the real stuff - As a solo performer, his rare concert appearances are rapturously welcomed by fans eager to hear his classic repertoire in it's raw form, performed by it's creator - These ten demo recordings provide a unique look behind the curtain at some fine examples of the creative process of songwriting featuring Dan's soulful voice at it's best. They were recorded in 2004 immediately after the sessions that produced Don't Give Up On Me as the title track for Solomon Burke's comeback album. This is genuine southern soul music and collectors will really appreciate this being on vinyl. The liner notes are by Bill Bentley, who interviewed Dan about this project. STORY... None of the material on this release has ever been heard by the public or made available previously in any format. These Dan Penn demos were the blueprint for an album he later produced by singer Bobby Purify with a stellar cast of Muscle Shoals session men that was released in 2005. That record was deleted soon after release when "Bobby" reverting to his own name Ben Moore, joined the Blind Boys of Alabama and continued performing with them until his death in May 2022.