Spooner Oldham & Marcella Perform Live

By Marcella Simien

Spooner Oldham & Marcella Perform Live

A few weeks back, at the invitation of Beale Street Caravan, the Lovers and I were honored to perform with Spooner Oldham.

If you don't know the name Spooner Oldham you definitely know his songs and cohorts: in addition to co-writing, along with Dan Penn, such canonical American hits as "When A Man Loves A Woman", "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" and "At the Dark End of the Street", Spooner has played keys with everyone from Bob Dylan and Neil Young to Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett.  

This once in a lifetime experience was recorded and filmed for Beale Street Caravan's "I Listen to Memphis" video series at Memphis's legendary P&H Cafe, and will be premiering this summer. 

The Lovers and I performed two songs with Spooner: "I'm Your Puppet" and "I'd Rather Go Blind". 

What an honor it was to perform these American classics alongside one of their architects. The videos shimmer with soul and toffee colored light (courtesy of Christian Walker's excellent production team, and engineer extraordinaire Adam Hill's incredible audio mixes) and we cannot wait to share them with you!

Love and light,