“UNCLE EARL Goes To The Movies“


The Ultimate Underground Experience Presents “UNCLE EARL Goes To The Movies

Recently, Uncle Earl was invited to an exclusive preview screening of an entertaining and highly educational documentary “A.K.A. Doc Pomus” presented by Hilary Helstein and the LA Jewish Film Festival.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills.

Songwriter Mike Stoller (Leiber& Stoller) made a personal appearance for Q&A following film moderated by Cantor Nate Lam (100 Voices)

Mike Stoller and partner Jerry Leiber were the most legendary songwriting/producing team of the 50′s and 60′s creating hit songs such as”Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Stand By Me”.

Doc Pomus…. You know his songs, now hear his story!


Paralyzed with polio as a child and confined to a wheelchair, Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder reinvented himself first as a blues singer, renaming himself “Doc Pomus”, and then emerged as a one of the most brilliant songwriters of the early rock and roll era, writing “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “This Magic Moment,” “A Teenager in Love,” “Viva Las Vegas,” and dozens of other hits. He wrote a thousand songs, including some of the most recorded songs in the history of popular music.

Packed with incomparable music and rare archival imagery, “A.K.A. DOC POMUS” features music and interviews with Doc’s collaborators and friends, including Leiber and StollerDr. John, Andy WilliamsBen E. KingJoan OsborneJoe TurnerShawn ColvinDion,Little Jimmy Scott, Ray Charles, Phil Spector, Elvis Pressley, B.B. King and many more.

  • Directed By Peter Miller and Will Hechter
  • Conceived and Produced by Sharyn Felder
  • Documentary/USA/2012/98 mins 

In cooperation with The Jewish Journal

Opens in select theaters in LA on October 11

More info on this event, call 213-368-1661 email us at info@lajfilmfest.org


Special Musical Artist: Sandra Reaves-Phillips 


Special Thanks:  KLED Live FM, KLEO-TV, Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce, LA Jewish Film Festival, Hilary Helstein, Roz Wolf PR!

Air Date: 10/10/13

Broadcast # 199

Duration: 1:00:00




The Uncle Earl

"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can." - Nikos Kazantzakis The art of success begins first within your heart, no better example to attain this claim than the man of many talents that we have come to know thru the years in the industry as Lacy Darryl Phillips. Lacy Darryl Phillips aka THE UNCLE EARL, an Award Winning American Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer, Actor, Radio Personality & DJ. President of Earl Hitz Records, a NYC label created to embrace the sounds of house, dance, electronic pop, and funk music. As an avid culture curator of performance & music for the world, he wanted to pay homage by creating "The New Paradise Garage Experience". He is also the Creator/Producer of Ultimate Underground, Host/DJ of his weekly radio show, The Ultimate Underground Experience now celebrating it’s 9th successful anniversary. Lacy Darryl Phillips has a career in the entertainment industry which spans four decades, in the disciplines of acting, singing, dancing, directing, choreography, and songwriting. He has worked with recording artists, such as Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, Vanessa Williams, Grace Jones, Sheena Easton, Peabo Bryson, CeCe Peniston, James Ingram, Lou Rawls, The Bette Davis, Debbie Allen, Ray Chew, Randy Jackson, N.W.A. (Dr. Dre & Eazy-E), Jimmy Z., and Lonnie Gordon, among others. Past performances include: The Triad (NYC), House Of Yes (Brooklyn, NY), Coney Island Baby (NYC), Gold Sounds (Brooklyn, NY), Friars Club (NYC), The Delancey (NYC), Madison Street Theater (Chicago), Jazzmobile Summerfest (NYC), Marcus Garvey Park (NYC), JCC Manhattan (NYC), Broadway Sings For Pride (NYC), Gay Pride Festival (NYC), The Landmark (LA).