That’s the voice of Dewey Phillips hosting his radio show called “Red, Hot & Blue,” on WHBQ, a Memphis station. In the 1950s, more than 100,000 people listened to his primetime slot every day.
If you couldn’t make out what Dewey was saying, don’t feel bad. I had to listen to it a few times myself. But for Memphians of that era, Dewey’s frantic and crazed cadence was just part of the experience.
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