James (Jamie) Oldaker (Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1951) was best known as blues rock and country music drummer and percussionist. He was an exponent of the shuffle style.
After a stint in Bob Seger's band, in 1974, Jamie Oldaker joined Eric Clapton during the recording of '461 Ocean Boulevard'. Jamie would remain a member of Clapton's studio and touring bands through 1979, when the entire band was dismissed. Oldaker would return to the Clapton band in 1983, leaving in 1986.
Jamie Oldaker appears on the blues side of the live recording 24 Nights from 1990 and 1991. Not long after leaving Clapton's band, Oldaker briefly became a member of Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley's project, Frehley's Comet, appearing on the 1988 album 'Second Sighting'. He was a founding member of the alt.country band The Tractors in 1994.
Jamie Oldaker has also played on recordings of musicians such as The Bellamy Brothers, Asleep at the Wheel, Peter Frampton, Stephen Stills, Leon Russell, Ace Frehley, Freddie King, and the Bee Gees.
In August, 2005 Jamie Oldaker released 'Mad Dogs & Okies' on Concord Records, a collection of tunes celebrating the music and musicians of Oklahoma, which he produced. Collaborators include Eric Clapton, Vince Gill, JJ Cale, Willie Nelson, Ronnie Dunn and Bonnie Bramlett. It will be accompanied by a companion film project.