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One of the Keys to the Soul Movement Moves to the Forefront With Solo Album.

Singer, songwriter, guitar player, Dan Penn. Penn has written soul music classics--"Do Right Woman," "Cry Like a Baby," "Sweet Inspiration," "I'm Your Puppet," for example. His compositions have been made famous by the likes of Aretha Franklin, James Carr, Percy Sledge, Solomon Burke and Otis Redding. Penn left his tiny hometown of Vernon, Alabama when he was sixteen. . . a white kid, singing like Ray Charles and in love with black music. Now, 36 years later, Penn performs his own songs on his upcoming release "Do Right Man" (Warner Brothers, Sire Label).

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Other segments from the episode on April 28, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 28, 1994: Interview with Marshall Crenshaw; Review of Lokua Kanza's album "Lokua Kanza"; Interview with Dan Penn; Review of the television programs "Mystery" and …

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