DARK END OF THE STREET, THE

Latest update on 02/03/2018

Artist: James Carr
Author: Dan Penn/Chips Moman
Label: Goldwax
Year: 1966

On lp You Got My Mind Messed Up. Recorded with Dan Penn on backing vocals in the Royal Sound Studio (Hi). First choice American Studios was struck with a power cut-off. For another Dan Penn/Chips Moman original, see: Do Right Woman, Do Right Man.

Covers:

1967:

Percy Sledge

1967:

Oscar Toney Jr.

1967:

Prince Buster

1968:

Archie Campbell & Lorene Mann [hit C&W]

1968:

Joe Tex

1968:

Little Milton

1968:

Lee Hazlewood & Ann-Margret

1969:

Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton

1969:

Roy Hamilton

1969:

Flying Burrito Brothers [along with Do Right Woman, Do Right Man on The Guilded Palace Of Sin]

1969:

Clarence Carter [as Making Love (At The Dark End Of The Street)]

1969:

Pat Kelly

1970:

Lee Moses

1970:

Aretha Franklin

1972:

Ry Cooder [instrumental]

1972:

Dorothy Moore

1972:

Chris Spedding

1973:

Willie Hobbs

1975:

Linda Ronstadt

1975:

Richard & Linda Thompson

1982:

Moving Hearts [on their lp Dark End Of The Street]

1988:

Lazy Lester

1988:

Bobby King & Terry Evans

1989:

Deacon Blue

1989:

James Davis

1990:

Don Dixon

1991:

Commitments

1992:

Hugh & Katy Moffatt

1993:

Afghan Whigs

1993:

Joanna Connor

1993:

Mud Boy & The Neutrons [band of Jim Dickinson]

1994:

Diamanda Galas & John Paul Jones

1994:

Dan Penn [coauthor]

1995:

Barbara Dickson

1997:

Peter Green

1997:

Gregg Allman

1998:

Eva Cassidy

1999:

Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham

1999:

Linda Gail Lewis

2004:

Elvis Costello [outtake The Delivery Man]

2005:

Frank Black

2011:

June Tabor & The Oyster Band

2013:

Bo-Keys

2015:

Russell Smith

2016:

Jimmy Barnes

"Everybody keeps asking me what's my favorite version of Dark End Of The Street. As if there was any other than James Carr's." - Dan Penn, coauthor. There's no greater compliment imaginable, considering the big names that covered it. Dan Penn lost his rights to Dark End Of The Street through gambling. And the winner was Quinton Claunch of Goldwax Records, who immediately put his new soul protégé James Carr on the job. No one brings the guilt across like him. Adultery is spelled all over this deep end of the dark street, as if the forbidden rendez-vous takes place in the very Hearbreak Hotel. James knows it's got to come out sooner or later: 'They're gonna find us, they're gonna find us'. Passion becomes monotonous routine and you can hear that in the solemn arrangement. It didn't take long finding appropriate music while carrying James Carr's coffin during his funeral.

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