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

Author/Creator:
Cantor, Louis.
Publication:
Urbana, Ill. : University of Illinois Press, c2005.
Series:
Music in American life
Format/Description:
Book
x, 287 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Phillips, Dewey -- Biography.
Presley, Elvis, 1935-1977.
Disc jockeys -- Biography.
Rock music -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- History and criticism.
Popular culture -- United States.
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 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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-276) and index.
ISBN:
025202981X (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC:
56591388
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