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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Dan Penn inducted into Birmingham Record Collectors Hall of Fame


Dan Penn inducted into Birmingham Record Collectors Hall of Fame


Alabama Music Office.com goes to Birmingham, Alabama to attend the Birmingham Record Collectors Show & Hall of Fame Inductions. In the late 1950's and early 1960's, R&B music was beginning to see some offshoots. Artists such as Jackie Wilson and Sam Cooke were taking R&B to a slightly smoother sound. Then came the Motown Sound - R&B blended together with a pop sound. There were artists such as Smokey Robinson, Mary Wells, and Marvin Gaye who took this sound to the top of the charts. While all this was going on in Detroit, New York, and Philadelphia, there was a growing R&B emergence that became known as 'Soul'. One of the early movers and shakers that brought soul music to the forefront of popularity was Dan Penn. Dan helped shape the development of southern soul music with legendary songwriting, musicianship, and production.

Dan Penn - 2013 Hall of Fame Bio-http://www.birminghamrecord.com/home/node/10073

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