015 - Sam Phillips
The Blues Foundation Podcast - Season 1: Blues Hall of Fame
We continue our series with one of the most electrifying individuals in the history of popular music, maverick producer Sam Phillips.
Sam was an audio engineer, a talent scout, a producer, a studio owner, and a record label owner. He approached all these endeavors with unbridled enthusiasm, an unparalleled sense of showmanship, and keen understanding of the levers of human psychology.
His "laboratory" (aka Memphis Recording Service) delivered groundbreaking efforts from B.B. King, Bobby Blue Bland, Rufus Thomas, Junior Parker, James Cotton, and countless others.
In fact, Sam Phillips' legacy was established long before Elvis walked through his front door.
This is his story.
Sam Phillips inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1998.
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