BSC is proud to expand its mission and introduce ILTM – a new weekly video series filmed in culturally relevant spaces. I Listen to Memphis is about Memphis music today, the musicians who make it, and the places and culture that fuel it. We are here to inform, inspire, and share the best of Memphis music.
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Marcella Simien and Spooner Oldham are back with us for an incredible encore performance! If you missed their previous installment, check it out right here:
This time, they perform the timeless Memphis hit, “I’m Your Puppet.” Written by Spooner and Dan Penn, the song reached the top of the charts in 1966 as performed by James and Bobby Purify, earning them a Grammy nomination along the way. The following year, local garage band The Box Tops, led by a precocious, 16-year-old Alex Chilton, were working with Spooner and Penn at Chips Moman’s American Sound Studios in Memphis. The group recorded their own timeless take on the song, including it on their debut album, Neon Rainbow/The Letter.
Director – Christian Walker
Produced by Waheed AlQawasmi “WA Films”
Cinematographer – Jordan Danelz
Camera Operator/Editor – Jared B. Callan
Special thanks to Pigeon Roost Collaborative and Inherent Media.