the record men #3

Sam Phillips, founder of Sun records.

Memphis music legend James Dickinson on recording with Phillips:

"We got there and Sam had a suit and tie on and he was walking around with a clipboard in his hand, writing down microphones and stuff and I got real excited. I'd been around him, but I'd never really met him. That session was the first time I felt the hands of a master. I looked into the black pools of madness in Sam's eyes and I saw the same thing Elvis and Howlin' Wolf saw."
 (It Came From Memphis Robert Gordon)

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