Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham – Moments From This Theater (Live) (1999)
Proper Records | 1999 | Soul Pop Country | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 335Mb+16Mb
Dan Penn and Dewey Lyndon "Spooner" Oldham first met as members of the Fame studio house band in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Penn had already had songwriting success at the age of 14 when one of his first compositions became a hit for Conway Twitty. His subsequent collaborations with Oldham and/or producer Chips Moman resulted in a score of hits for such soul luminaries as Percy Sledge, Clarence Carter, and James Carr ("The Dark End Of The Street"). The Penn/Moman song "Do RightWoman, Do Right Man" was a massive hit for Aretha Franklin.
Recorded live in the UK and Ireland in 1998, Penn and Oldham work through stripped-down arrangements of self-penned soul and pop hits such as "I'm Your Puppet," "Cry Like A Baby" and the aforementioned James Carr classic. "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" is, unsurprisingly, the clincher. The listener can be forgiven for thinking that he has just stumbled in on two old friends in a casual jam session. The songs are delivered with such intimacy that only the applause betrays the concert setting. A great album !!!