Have you checked out the air checks at Beware of the Blog? They're some cool audio time capsules. Take this one for instance, an hour of Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips on the air in the late fifties. This is good stuff. Phillips, a fast talking hillbilly nut, spins Rosco Gordon, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Larry Williams, Bill Dogget, and so on. And he talks a lot, pitches two brands of beer, furniture suits and all sorts of stuff.
Phillips was the first DJ to play Elvis, and the two were friends for years. They did have some sort of falling out at some point, and then made up (read it here.) Regardless, he was there, he played a role, he had taste, and he was a hillbilly nut. Did I mention the part about hillbilly nut? Hell yeah, good enough for me.
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