Friday, June 24, 2016

Wayne Jackson, Memphis Horn trumpeter, dies aged 74

From the site:
In 1969, Jackson and fellow Mar-Kay Andrew Love formed the Memphis Horns and worked at American Sound Studio in Memphis and FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

At Chips Moman‘s American Sound Studio, the Memphis Horns appeared on Presley’s “In the Ghetto” and “Suspicious Minds”, Dusty Springfield’s Dusty In Memphis album and Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline”.


Friday, June 17, 2016

Moman had ties to Muscle Shoals

From the site:
Chips Moman's time in Muscle Shoals was brief, but his influence was felt immediately, and inspired some of the musicians working at FAME Recording Studios to follow his lead.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Chips Moman (1937-2016)

I was greatly saddened to hear that Chips Moman had passed away Monday at a hospice facility in LaGrange, Georgia. Over the years that I've maintained this blog my appreciation of Chips has grown as I came to know so many aspects of his musical genius. We all know of his talents as a songwriter, guitarist, and producer. But maybe his greatest contribution was finding and developing a lasting relationship with the musicians celebrated here who were responsible for making so many hundreds of great records.

 I only hope this blog has served in some way to reflect my gratitude and to serve as a record of this man's legacy.

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