Spooner Oldham Papers, 1966-2007, undated.


Spooner Oldham Papers, 1966-2007, undated.

The Spooner Oldham Papers span the years 1966 to 2007 and provide documentation of Oldham's successful career as a musician and songwriter. The materials in the collection include business papers, photographs, handwritten song lyrics, chord charts, tour schedule booklets, and a copy of Music Galore Magazine. The business papers contain contracts between Oldham and FAME Studios and Atlantic Records, as well as documents from Warner Brothers. The photographs are images of Oldham in the recording studio with various people, including Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett. Oldham's handwritten song lyrics and chord charts are from his FAME Studios days and later in his career. The tour schedule booklets in the collection include information about Oldham's tours with Neil Young and Drive By Truckers. The collection as a whole provides rich insight to Oldham's career and the late-1960s music scene surrounding FAME Studios and Atlantic Records.

2.13 linear feet.

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Spooner Oldham was an integral part of the Memphis/Muscle Shoals studio bands of the late-1960s. While studying at the University of North Alabama, he began frequenting Rick Hall's FAME studios. He became a member of Rick Hall's ace studio band alongside guitarist Jimmy Johnson, bassist Junior Lowe, and drummer Roger Hawkins. Together, they played on albums by Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, and many others. In1967, Oldham relocated to Memphis and teamed with singer Dan Penn at Chips Moman's Am...