PUPPET, THE

Latest update on 02/03/2018

Artist: Dan Penn
Author: Dan Penn/Spooner Oldham
Label: MGM
Year: 1965

B-side of Is A Bluebird Blue, version with strings and a female chorus which failed to chart. He recut it in '94 as I'm Your Puppet, while his delicate demo was released on his ACE comp The Fame Recordings ('12).

Covers:

1966:

James & Bobby Purify [as I'm Your Puppet; top 10 US, top 5 R&B, hit UK & NL in '76; recorded at Fame in Muscle Shoals with Dan Penn at the controls]

1967:

Box Tops [also produced by Dan Penn]

1967:

Sam & Dave

1967:

Geno Washington

1967:

Sandy Posey

1967:

Peter & Gordon

1968:

Dandy

1968:

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

1969:

Dionne Warwick

1971:

Donny Osmond

1972:

Mel & Tim

1975:

Delroy Wilson

1981:

Derrick Harriott

1988:

Mickey Gilley [hit C&W]

1990:

J.J. Cale [vocal: Spooner Oldham]

1993:

Paul Young & Elton John

1996:

Rico

1999:

Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham

2000:

Irma Thomas

2003:

Dennis Brown

2006:

Yo La Tengo

2008:

John Legend [in film Soul Men]

2011:

Cliff Richard [with Percy Sledge]

2016:

Graham Parker

In the 1966 line-up of James & Bobby Purify, the Bobby was Robert Lee Dickey, in the '76 line-up his name was Ben Moore.

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