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The Resource Dewey and Elvis : the life and times of a rock 'n' roll deejay, Louis Cantor

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

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
"It all started in 1949 when Memphis's own WDIA became the first radio station in the country to switch to all-black programming. After WDIA went off the air, WHBQ decided to capture some of this newly discovered black audience by putting "Daddy-O-Dewey" Phillips - the most popular white deejay in the mid-South - on a new show, Red, Hot and Blue. Although the show originally aired for just fifteen minutes a night, its impact was immeasurable." "While Elvis and Sun Records were still virtually unknown - and two full years before Alan Freed famously "discovered" rock 'n' roll - Dewey Phillips was playing Howlin' Wolf, B. B. King, and Muddy Waters. Phillips is already a part of rock 'n' roll history as the first major disc jockey to play Elvis Presley (and subsequently to conduct the first live, on-air interview with Elvis)." "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. Loaded with anecdotes and insights about key figures, including Elvis's close friend George Klein and Sun Records' Sam Phillips, Dewey and Elvis will be irresistible to anyone interested in Elvis, the Memphis music scene, or the history of rock 'n' roll."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cantor, Louis
Dewey number
  • 782.42166/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML429.P52
LC item number
C36 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Music in American life
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rock music
  • Popular culture
  • Disc jockeys
  • Phillips, Dewey
  • Presley, Elvis
Label
Dewey and Elvis : the life and times of a rock 'n' roll deejay, Louis Cantor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Programmed chaos : Dewey Phillips on the air -- Before the storm : Dewey arrives at the five and ten -- 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's 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 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
56591388
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 287 pages
Isbn
9780252029813
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004022008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Dewey and Elvis : the life and times of a rock 'n' roll deejay, Louis Cantor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Programmed chaos : Dewey Phillips on the air -- Before the storm : Dewey arrives at the five and ten -- 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's 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 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
56591388
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 287 pages
Isbn
9780252029813
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004022008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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