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

Author: Louis Cantor
Publisher: Urbana, Ill. : University of Illinois Press, ©2005.
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dewey Phillips, a popular white deejay in the mid-South, is part of rock 'n' roll history for being the first major disc jockey to play Elvis Presley (and to conduct the first live, on-air interview  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Dewey Phillips; Elvis Presley; Elvis Presley; Dewey Phillips; Elvis Presley
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Cantor
ISBN: 9780252090738 025209073X
OCLC Number: 811409109
Description: 1 online resource (x, 287 p. :) ill.
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.
Series Title: Music in American life.
Responsibility: Louis Cantor.

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