After a bit of a hiatus, Single Song Sunday returns. And it's a bit of a corker, even though I say so myself. Of course, it helps that we've chosen one of the many classic tunes Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham seemed to be able to churn out at will in the 1960s - "I'm Your Puppet".
We start with Dan's own version from his 1994 album "Do Right Man", which leads into the hit (and still best) version by James and Bobby Purify from 1966. After that was a smash, the soul royalty piled in as the next few covers show. So, later on, did any number of weedy indie types. The Mandatory Reggae Version comes courtesy of Jimmy London (Dandy Livingston's is also worth checking out), and we end with a special treat for Mister F.
"I'm Your Puppet" - Dan Penn
"I'm Your Puppet" - James & Bobby Purify
"I'm Your Puppet" - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
"I'm Your Puppet" - Dionne Warwick
"I'm Your Puppet" - Irma Thomas
"I'm Your Puppet" - Joe Pernice
"I'm Your Puppet" - Jimmy London
"I'm Your Puppet" - Dave Kusworth
After James & Bobby Purify's success with the song, any number of duets tackled it. Marvin & Tammi, obviously, Sam & Dave, Mel & Tim etc. I've spared you the Elton John and Paul Young attempt, but felt I had to include this one just because the combination of duet partners is so unlikely.