Born in Georgia, Moman moved to Memphis, Tennessee as a teenager and began his career playing in the road band of Warren Smith (3). He moved to Los Angeles around 1957 with Johnny Burnette's band and then toured with Gene Vincent. While in Los Angeles, he played guitar on sessions recorded at the Gold Star Studios.
Returning to Memphis, he began producing for Satellite (2) Records (which became Stax Records), producing the labels first hit single, Carla Thomas's 1960 Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes) / For You. Moman left Stax in 1964, after a dispute over money and started his own studio, American Sound Studio, also in Memphis with fellow session men Reggie Young, Bobby Womack, Tommy Cogbill, Bobby Emmons and Gene Chrisman. The studio and the session team played an important role in the recordings of such artists as Wilson Pickett and Joe Tex during the 1960's. Moman produced notable albums such as Elvis Presley's From Elvis In Memphis, and also wrote or co-wrote such classics as "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" and "The Dark End of the Street, "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song"; often co-writing with Dan Penn.
During the late 1960's and early 1970's, Moman's studio had more than 120 charting singles by pop, soul, and country artists. At times during this period, more than 20 of Billboard's Hot 100 songs were produced at American Sound.
Lincoln Moman Discography Tracks
Writing & Arrangement
|S-104||Carla Thomas||For You (as Moman) Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz / For You (7", Single)||Satellite (2)||S-104||US||1960||Sell This Version|
|Dionne Warwick||Do Right Woman-Do Right Man (as L. Moman) Dionne Warwick - Soulful (Album)||Scepter Records||Germany||1969||Sell This Version|
|Joan Baez||Do Right Woman, Do Right Man Joan Baez - Carry It On - Original Sound Track Album (Album)||Vanguard||US||1971||Sell This Version|
|Kitty Wells||Do Right Woman, Do Right Man (as Wayne Norman Lincoln) Kitty Wells - Forever Young (Album)||Capricorn Records||US||1974||Sell This Version|
|Elkie Brooks||Do Right Woman, Do Right Man Elkie Brooks - Two Days Away (Album)||A&M Records||US||1977||Sell This Version|
|AMS 7324||Elkie Brooks||Do Right Woman, Do Right Man Elkie Brooks - Do Right Woman, Do Right Man (7", Single)||A&M Records||AMS 7324||UK||1977||Sell This Version|
|CCSLP 166||Elkie Brooks||Do Right Woman Do Right Man Elkie Brooks - The Collection (2xLP, Comp)||Castle Communications||CCSLP 166||UK||1987||Sell This Version|
|Cheld 1004||Lulu||Do Right Woman, Do Right Man Lulu - The Man Who Sold The World (CD, Comp)||Start Records (5)||Cheld 1004||UK||1989||Sell This Version|
|DEAC C 10, 655212 5||Deacon Blue||Dark End Of The Street (Live) (as L. Moman) Deacon Blue - Love And Regret (Live) (CD, EP, Ltd)||CBS, CBS||DEAC C 10, 655212 5||UK||1989||Sell This Version|
|CREST 004||Ian Matthews*||Do Right Woman (as Moman) Ian Matthews* - Journeys From Gospel Oak (LP, Album, RE)||Mooncrest||CREST 004||UK||1991||Sell This Version|
|NEMCD423||Lulu||Do Right Woman, Do Right Man Lulu - The Man Who Sold The World (CD, Comp, RM)||Sequel Records||NEMCD423||UK||1999||Sell This Version|
|8057||Carla Thomas||Promises (as L. W. Moman) and 1 more… Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz (LP, Album, RE)||Atlantic||8057||US||2012||Sell This Version|
|SA11LP||CRB*||Do Right Woman (as Lincoln Wayne Moman) CRB* - Betty's S.F. Blends, Volume One (4xLP, Album, Ltd, red)||Silver Arrow Records||SA11LP||US||2013||Sell This Version|
|Solomon Burke||Solomon Burke - King Solomon (Album)||Atlantic||US||1968||Sell This Version|