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Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock'n'Roll (2000)

Biography of Sam Phillips, the legendary record producer whose Sun Records label in Memphis, TN, produced records by such rock icons as Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash.

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Biography of Sam Phillips, the legendary record producer whose Sun Records label in Memphis, TN, produced records by such rock icons as Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash.

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That's All Right (Mama)
Written by Arthur Crudup
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great doc, no DVD
2 February 2015 | by (new york) – See all my reviews

Insightful 90-minute documentary of the remarkable man who discovered and first recorded not only Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash but many extraordinary black blues singers--Howlin' Wolf, Rufus Thomas, Little Milton.

In the case of Elvis, it was a Sun staffer who was key. After Presley paid to record a couple songs for his mother, the receptionist dogged Phillips to listen. Finally, he did.

There is much on-camera footage of Sam Phillips' personal recollections, rendered in his unique style--wry, measured, articulate.

No DVD of this show, which apparently was produced in the U.K. and aired here on A&E Biography as well as PBS. Part 1 on internet, Part 2 blocked in U.S.(?!).


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