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Spooner Oldham

key, *1943 US, Center Star, Alabama
Musician / Songwriter of Rock
A.k.a. Dewey Lindon Oldham, Jr. Dewey Lindon Oldham Jr.

Dewey Lindon "Spooner" Oldham (born June 14, 1943) is an American songwriter and session musician. An organist, he recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, at FAME Studios as part of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section on such hit R&B songs as "When a Man Loves a Woman", by Percy Sledge; "Mustang Sally", by Wilson Pickett; and "I Never Loved a Man", by Aretha Franklin.As a songwriter, Oldham teamed with Dan Penn to write such hits as "Cry Like a Baby" (the Box Tops), "I'm Your Puppet" (James and Bobby Purify), and "A Woman Left Lonely" and "It Tears Me Up" (Percy Sledge).

        
Instruments
  • Keyboards
  • Vocals
  • Piano
  • Organ
  • Backing Vocals
Genres
  • Rock
  • World
  • Pop
  • Folk
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
I'm Your Puppet - Live on Moments from This Theatre by Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham
Sweet Inspiration - Live on Moments from This Theatre by Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham
I'm Your Puppet - 2 Meter Session on Jan Douwe Kroeske presents: 2 Meter Sessions, Vol. 10 by Various Artists
Cry Like a Baby - Live on Moments from This Theatre by Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham
Do Right Woman, Do Right Man - Live on Moments from This Theatre by Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham
The Dark End of the Street - Live on Moments from This Theatre by Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham
You Left the Water Running - Live on Moments from This Theatre by Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham
Memphis Women and Chicken - Live on Moments from This Theatre by Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham
It Tears Me Up - Live on Moments from This Theatre by Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham
Life's Little Package of Puzzles on Pot Luck by Spooner Oldham

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
The Southern Christmas Songbook & HymnalOteil Burbridge, Billy Crain, Marco Giovino, Spooner Oldham, Tammy Rogers2016Album
Pot Luck / Spare ChangeSpooner Oldham2009Compil.
For The Living Of These DaysKate Campbell With Spooner Oldham2006Album
Moments From This TheatreDan Penn And Spooner Oldham1999Album
Spare ChangeSpooner Oldham1982Album
Pot LuckSpooner Oldham1972Album
My Goodness / It's LoveSpooner Oldham1968Single
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