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WHAT'S NEW UNDER THE, ER, SUN?

WHAT'S NEW UNDER THE, ER, SUN?

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TIM CAHILL: The first man to set up a recording studio specializing in the music of black Mississippi Delta musicians was a red-haired freckled-faced young fellow named Sam Phillips. Back in 1950, Phillips was 27 years old, a DJ on radio station WREC, and a man with a deep interest in blues music, especially the blues of the Delta country. It was not terribly unusual for a white man of that time to be interested in black music.

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