There he, along with guitarists Reggie Young and Bobby Womack, bassist Tommy Cogbill, pianist and organist Bobby Emmons, and drummer Gene Chrisman, recorded the Box Tops, Womack, Merrilee Rush, Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders), Sandy Posey (notably "Single Girl"), Joe Tex, Wilson Pickett and Herbie Mann. Although Dusty Springfield's 1969 Dusty in Memphis album was recorded at American Sound Studios, Moman did not produce the album (that credit went jointly to Tom Dowd, Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin). However, Moman did produce Presley's 1969 LP, From Elvis in Memphis. During this period Moman co-wrote, with fellow Memphis producer and songwriter Dan Penn, "Do Right Woman Do Right Man", recorded by Aretha Franklin; and "The Dark End of the Street", which soul singer James Carr recorded. Both songs have since become part of the repertoires of countless singers.
Moman married fellow songwriter Toni Wine in the early 1970s. He left Memphis in 1973 and briefly operated a studio in Atlanta. He then moved to Nashville, where he produced and co-wrote a hit for B. J. Thomas, "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" (1975). This effort earned Moman a Grammy Award. He also co-wrote "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)" for Waylon Jennings, and produced albums by Willie Nelson, Gary Stewart, Tammy Wynette , and Ronnie Milsap. After a brief return to Memphis in the mid 1980s, during which time his attempt to open a new studio floundered, he settled in West Point, Georgia, where he operated yet another recording studio.
Unsung -- Chips Moman is one of the key figures in the history of Memphis music. So why hasn't he been given his due?
Jul 13, 2008; This is not a sob story or a tale of woe, or a plea for pity or praise. But for Lincoln "Chips" Moman it's about respect -...