If 1950's rock radio was defined by the unique personalities of the likes of Alan Freed and Wolfman Jack, Dewey Phillips was unique among the unique.  He brought black rhythm and blues music to white teenagers in Memphis two years before Freed started doing the same in Cleveland.  He brought rock 'n' roll to television a year before Dick Clark's American Bandstand.  And while segregation was imposed on virtually every aspect of life in the streets, "Daddy-O" Dewey gleefully integrated the airways of the South.

        These selections offer a glimpse into this unique performer during his rise, at his peak, and in the decline of his career.  It is a voice which has not been heard before and will likely not be heard again - a voice which changed the social landscape of Memphis and the musical landscape of the world.



CD - Dewey Phillips - Red Hot & Blue