You may not know Spooner Oldham’s name but you definitely know his songs and his organ playing. Oldham is a Muscle Shoals musician and songwriter (along with partner Dan Penn) responsible for greatest hits like “Cry Like a Baby” (The Box Tops) and “I’m Your Puppet” (James and Bobby Purify). He also played organ on such hits as “Mustang Sally” (Wilson Pickett), “When a Man Loves a Woman” (Percy Sledge), “I Never Loved a Man” (Aretha Franklin) and countless others.
Originally released in 1972, Pot Luck, is Oldham’s only record featuring him front and center. It’s a great lost soul record that deserves re-listening after fading into obscurity in the 1970s. Luckily Light in the Attic Records is here to dig Pot Luck out of obscurity by reissuing it on vinyl for the masses.
Record of the Month Club members will receive either a blue or green vinyl copy courtesy of Light in the Attic. These color vinyl variations are extremely limited. Members will also receive a great poster featuring rare photos of Spooner from the 1970s. These will ship on or around September 15th.
Now’s the time to sign up for our Record of the Month Club.