Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham

take us to the bridge stu

Yes the good ol' boys came back and stu took 'em to the bridge and shot 'em

Tuesday 23 May 2006
La Java
105, rue du faubourg du Temple Paris 10

One of the great odd couples of rock 'n soul these are the men behind a string of Muscle Shoals masterpieces. They made the Box Tops Cry Like A Baby and Clarence Carter go down The Dark End of the Street, Dan was the Do Right Man who succeeded in making Aretha Franklin a Do Right Woman, and they Left the Water Running for Otis Redding. Peerless songwriters and quirky raconteurs performing country-soul classics of their own making.


"The essentials-one guitar, one piano, two voices-and the greatest country soul songs ever."
(Billboard)

"A series of two or three minute psychodramas with a country sensibility, but written mainly for Southern soul acts in the sixties...are journeyman song-writing raised to a high art."
(The Independent)

"Some might call this brand of southern soul (with it's strong country feel) old fashioned - really its appeal is timeless." (The Daily Telegraph)

"The songs may be old, but the humanity of this slice of pop life is a given. Dan and Spooner know the score." (Evening Standard)


Dan Penn
and
Spooner Oldham


Special guest Damien Jurado

Sun 10 & Mon 11 October 1999

One of the great odd couples of rock 'n soul these are the men behind a string of Muscle Shoals masterpieces. They made the Box Tops Cry Like A Baby and Clarence Carter go down The Dark End of the Street, Dan was the Do Right Man who succeeded in making Aretha Franklin a Do Right Woman, and they Left the Water Running for Otis Redding. Peerless songwriters and quirky raconteurs performing country-soul classics of their own making.