Coverart for item
The Resource Dewey and Elvis : the life and times of a rock 'n' roll deejay, Louis Cantor, (electronic resource)

Dewey and Elvis : the life and times of a rock 'n' roll deejay, Louis Cantor, (electronic resource)

Label
Dewey and Elvis : the life and times of a rock 'n' roll deejay
Title
Dewey and Elvis
Title remainder
the life and times of a rock 'n' roll deejay
Statement of responsibility
Louis Cantor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation:
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cantor, Louis
Dewey number
  • 782.42166/092
  • B
LC call number
ML429.P52
LC item number
C36 2005
Series statement
Music in American life
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Phillips, Dewey
  • Presley, Elvis
  • Disc jockeys
  • Rock music
  • Popular culture
Summary expansion
<p class="MsoNormal">Beginning in 1949, while Elvis Presley and Sun Records were still virtually unknown--and two full years before Alan Freed famously "discovered" rock 'n' roll--Dewey Phillips brought rock 'n' roll to the Memphis airwaves by playing Howlin' Wolf, B. B. King, and Muddy Waters on his nightly radio show Red, Hot and Blue. The mid-South's most popular white deejay, "Daddy-O-Dewey" is part of rock 'n' roll history for being the first major disc jockey to play Elvis Presley (and subsequently to conduct the first live, on-air interview with Elvis). This book illustrates Phillips's role in turning a huge white audience on to previously forbidden race music. His zeal for rhythm and blues legitimized the sound and set the stage for both Elvis's subsequent success and the rock 'n' roll revolution of the 1950s. Using personal interviews, documentary sources, and the oral history collections at the Center for Southern Folklore and the University of Memphis, Louis Cantor presents a very personal view of the disc jockey while arguing for his place as an essential part of rock 'n' roll history
Label
Dewey and Elvis : the life and times of a rock 'n' roll deejay, Louis Cantor, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-276) and index
Contents
  • Programmed chaos : Dewey Phillips on the air -- Before the storm : Dewey arrives at the five-and-dime -- The white brother on Beale Street -- The new Memphis sound : the birth of black programming -- "What in the world is that?" Is this guy black or white? -- Racial cross-pollination : black and white together -- The great convergence : "pop" tunes' one-stop -- The Phillips boys : soul (better than blood) brothers -- "Red, hot, and blue" : the hottest cotton-pickin' thang' in the country -- Dewey and Elvis : the synthesized sound -- Dewey introduces Elvis to the world -- The king and his court jester : men-children in the promised land -- Red hot at first-- blue at the very end -- The final descent : "If Dewey couldn't be number one, he didn't wanna be." -- "Goodbye, good people" -- The legacy : the next generation and beyond
  • Programmed chaos : Dewey Phillips on the air -- Before the storm : Dewey arrives at the five-and-dime -- The white brother on Beale Street -- The new Memphis sound : the birth of black programming -- "What in the world is that?" Is this guy black or white? -- Racial cross-pollination : black and white together -- The great convergence : "pop" tunes' one-stop -- The Phillips boys : soul (better than blood) brothers -- "Red, hot, and blue" : the hottest cotton-pickin' thang' in the country -- Dewey and Elvis : the synthesized sound -- Dewey introduces Elvis to the world -- The king and his court jester : men-children in the promised land -- Red hot at first-- blue at the very end -- The final descent : "If Dewey couldn't be number one, he didn't wanna be." -- "Goodbye, good people" -- The legacy : the next generation and beyond
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000543466
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780252029813
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004022008
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000543466
Label
Dewey and Elvis : the life and times of a rock 'n' roll deejay, Louis Cantor, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-276) and index
Contents
  • Programmed chaos : Dewey Phillips on the air -- Before the storm : Dewey arrives at the five-and-dime -- The white brother on Beale Street -- The new Memphis sound : the birth of black programming -- "What in the world is that?" Is this guy black or white? -- Racial cross-pollination : black and white together -- The great convergence : "pop" tunes' one-stop -- The Phillips boys : soul (better than blood) brothers -- "Red, hot, and blue" : the hottest cotton-pickin' thang' in the country -- Dewey and Elvis : the synthesized sound -- Dewey introduces Elvis to the world -- The king and his court jester : men-children in the promised land -- Red hot at first-- blue at the very end -- The final descent : "If Dewey couldn't be number one, he didn't wanna be." -- "Goodbye, good people" -- The legacy : the next generation and beyond
  • Programmed chaos : Dewey Phillips on the air -- Before the storm : Dewey arrives at the five-and-dime -- The white brother on Beale Street -- The new Memphis sound : the birth of black programming -- "What in the world is that?" Is this guy black or white? -- Racial cross-pollination : black and white together -- The great convergence : "pop" tunes' one-stop -- The Phillips boys : soul (better than blood) brothers -- "Red, hot, and blue" : the hottest cotton-pickin' thang' in the country -- Dewey and Elvis : the synthesized sound -- Dewey introduces Elvis to the world -- The king and his court jester : men-children in the promised land -- Red hot at first-- blue at the very end -- The final descent : "If Dewey couldn't be number one, he didn't wanna be." -- "Goodbye, good people" -- The legacy : the next generation and beyond
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000543466
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780252029813
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004022008
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000543466

Library Locations

    • Thomas Jefferson LibraryBorrow it
      1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
      38.710138 -90.311107
Processing Feedback ...