Friday, April 30, 2010

Dan Penn - Singles & Demos



Another pot of gold, as far as I'm concerned. And for those of you that read the Peter Guralnick book "Sweet Soul Music", this is about just as good as he made this stuff out to be. Peter said some very, very nice words about Dan Penn and his recordings, including the demos. And here we have some singles (not all, but none released on any regular albums) and demos, mostly from the 60's. And 26 of 'em. I found these files on 'My Blog Too', though I did try to clean them up some. I was very grateful finding them. I hope someone will find the rest soon as well. But until then, what we have here is a bunch of terrific Country Soul music. Some of the vinyl was seriously wounded, but it's still well worth checking out. I mean come on, it's Dan Penn! Creator of some of the finest Southern Soul classics ever. Maybe the people at Bear Family Records could turn this into one of their ambitious projects. That would sure please me. So sit you down, have a glass of red wine and enjoy Dan Penn at his very obscurest. But pretty. Diamonds..

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

great post! and i am still looking for blue nite lounge and junkyard junky
MP

matt s. said...

Thanks for these singles and demos in one file, as you know they rare and hard to find! It would be great to see a commercially released Dan Penn compilation sometime

Skydogg said...

Looking for Blue Nite Lounge myself as well....

Anonymous said...

Thank you for Dan Penn Singles and Demos, You made my month!!

WINO said...

thanks for the Dan Penn...any chance youve found junkyard junky or blue nite lounge yet? thanks rob

Anonymous said...

Hi!
One question only:
HOW does I get a hold of these music files?
Can I download from posted link?
Thx!
Soulloving_zimmy

brujo said...

here is a link to Blue nite lounge
enjoy
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GEOQ3DIE

Skydogg said...

muchas gracias, hombre! ;-)

Anonymous said...

hey, thanks... it's been two years searching for this... and junkyard junky?
MP

Anonymous said...

Are there any more of these demos? that web site is gone now & im aneeding a dan penn fix. thanx anony

reservatory said...

Amazing! I recently discovered the Fame demos CD and can't believe I'm already finding more treasured demos. Obscure 45s, too! THANKS for putting this together! Really.

Skydogg said...

You're welcome! I would like to get my hands on those Fame demos. Where did you find out about those?

Rune Blomquist said...

Dan Penn FAME Recodings CD :http://acerecords.co.uk/the-fame-recordings

JimHerrington said...

The least you could do is credit me for the photo you used on the cover.
-Jim Herrington

Skydogg said...

I never knew, it's a pretty picture. Jim Herrington, folks!

Slackjack said...

Just found this blog. Have you found Blue Nite Lounge...if not, I have a copy

Anonymous said...

No, but please post Blue Nite Lounge, and also Junkyard Junky if possible. Many thanks.

Skydogg said...

Dan still sells copies of those albums himself. He has a new album out too. http://www.danpenn.com/order.htm

and

http://www.ccnow.com/cgi-local/sc_cart.cgi?2658994249207704

Glen said...

Hi,
Just wondering if you could re upload Dan Penn Singles and Demos, please?

Glen

Skydogg said...

Hi Glen. Done. Enjoy ;-)