From author James L. Dickerson (The Curious Life of Elvis Presley's Eccentric Manager/ Goin' Back to Memphis) his new book ''Chips Moman: The Record Producer Whose Genius Changed American Music'
... Chips Moman’s genius began in the studio, where he instituted technical innovations that forever changed the recording industry, but it expanded from there with an uncanny ability to recognize hit songs when he heard them as rough demos, and then blossomed with an unsurpassed string of hit records. He rescued Elvis Presley’s career with his recordings of “Suspicious Minds” and “In the Ghetto,” and he provided Willie Nelson with one of his most memorable signature songs, “Always on My Mind.” Not bad for a Georgia country boy who dropped out of school in the eighth grade and hitchhiked to Memphis in search of the American Dream.
By any measure—sales, multi-genre capability, number of hit records, technical innovation, artistry, etc.—Lincoln “Chips” Moman was the most important record producer in American history. With several hundred hits to his credit in pop, country, rhythm & blues, and rock, both from record production and songwriting, Chips Moman is legendary within the music industry. This biography is the story of his life.
Hardcover : 350 pages. Sartoris Literary Group. Out 10 Dec 2020