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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
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
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cantor, Louis
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Music in American life
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Phillips, Dewey
  • Presley, Elvis
  • Phillips, Dewey
  • Presley, Elvis
  • Disc jockeys
  • Rock music
  • Popular culture
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • MUSIC
  • Disc jockeys
  • Popular culture
  • Rock music
  • Tennessee
  • United States
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
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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-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
ocn811409109
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 287 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252090738
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c8rdd
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811409109
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
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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-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
ocn811409109
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 287 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252090738
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c8rdd
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811409109

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