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By Louis Cantor

starting in 1949, Dewey Phillips introduced rock 'n' roll to the Memphis airwaves via taking part in Howlin' Wolf, B. B. King, and Muddy Waters on his nightly radio convey pink, scorching and Blue. The mid-South's hottest white deejay, "Daddy-O-Dewey" is a part of rock 'n' roll historical past for being the 1st significant disc jockey to play Elvis Presley (and thus to behavior the 1st stay, on-air interview with Elvis). This ebook illustrates Phillips's position in turning an incredible white viewers directly to formerly forbidden race tune. utilizing own interviews, documentary resources, and the oral background collections on the middle for Southern Folklore and the college of Memphis, Louis Cantor offers a truly own view of the disc jockey whereas arguing for his position as a necessary a part of rock 'n' roll history.

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