“Lonely Women Make Good Lovers”, song written by Freddy Weller and Spooner Oldham, was recorded by Bob Luman for the Epic label, at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville. Two other songs were recorded at the same recording session: “Sweet Baby Jane Ke” and “Love Ought to be a happy thing”. At the recording session Bob was accompanied by: Billy Sanford (guitar), Glenn Sutton (guitar), Chip Young (guitar), Pete Drake (steel), Bob Moore (bass), Jerry Carrigan (drums), Hargus Robbins (piano) and Charlie McCoy (harmonica) + Jordanaires. With the Glenn Sutton production, the song was released on September 2, 1972, and on December 2, 1972, peaked at # 4 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, remaining on the charts for a total of 19 weeks. On the Canada RPM Country Tracks charts, it also peaked at # 4. It was Bob Luman’s biggest hit on the charts.
The song was included on Bob’s ninth studio album, Lonely Women Make Good Lovers (Epic 1972), the abum was released in September 1972, peaking at # 10 on the US Top Country album charts. It is his most successful album.
Freddy Weller 1972 (Columbia)
Lynn Anderson 1973 (Columbia)
Johnny Chester 1978 (Image)
Steve Wariner 1983 (RCA)
Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham 1999 (Proper Records)
Shonna Tucker 2016 (Zip City Records )