Soon after I first discovered Southern Rock, I also found the link with other Southern music. Like Southern Soul. And how a lot of people were both associated with Southern Rock as well as the Soul scene. With studios like Stax, Fame and Muscle Shoals, there was a lot to be learned from just inspecting back covers of those albums and reading books like Peter Guralnick's Lost Highway and Sweet Soul Music. People like Donnie Fritts, Don Nix and Travis Wammack. And of course the legendary Dan Penn. Singer-songwriter extraordinaire, responsible for classics like "I'm Your Puppet" and "The Dark End Of The Street".
Dan Penn's been mostly known for others recording his songs, but he's quite the entertainer himself. Not the outgoing kind, yet very charming just the same. And a great storyteller, as you will hear when the show starts and he tells the audience about how "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" came about. If you dig the Amazing Rhythm Aces, then this is right up your alley. And I guess any Southern Rock fan would fall for "Memphis Women And Chicken". This is a short set, so give it a go.