Gurdip Ladhar and Justin Gausman of the TCBCast join Nate to wrap up their discussion of Elvis Presley’s life and career based on Peter Guralnick’s “Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley” and HBO’s “The Searcher.”
Nate, Gurdip and Justin discuss the long, slow dissolution of Elvis Presley in the 1970s, the role of Col. Tom Parker and the work and accomplishments of the falling king.
Today Greg Prato joins host Nate Wilcox to talk about his book “Dark Black and Blue: The Soundgarden Story.”
Nate and Greg discuss how Soundgarden helped build the nascent grunge scene in Seattle, rode it to the top of the charts, broke up, finally reunited and only to endure the tragic death of singer Chris Cornell.
Dylan Jones joins Nate to talk about his book “Wichita Lineman: Searching in the Sun for the World's Greatest Unfinished Song.”
Nate and Dylan discuss how Glenn Campbell and Jimmy Webb two young men from the Midwest, created one of the world’s classic pop songs.
Host Nate Wilcox and author Stephen Tow discuss his book “London, Reign Over Me: How England's Capital Built Classic Rock.” The show covers how London suddenly emerged as an incubator of rock music in 1963 and nurtured trends from R&B to Psychedelia to progressive rock.
Chuck Haddix joins Nate to discuss his book “Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop--A History.”
Nate and Chuck talk about the corrupt Kansas City machine and how the vice it fostered produced great American music from Ragtime to Bebop, Count Basie to Charlie Parker.
This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
Author Josh Alan Friedman joins host Nate Wilcox to discuss his book “Tell the Truth Until They Bleed: Coming Clean in the Dirty World of Blues and Rock 'n' Roll”.
Nate and Josh talk about Jerry Lieber and his incredible song-writing partnership with Mike Stoller, their work with Elvis Presley, Atlantic Records, the Coasters and much more.
Today we kick off the 9th season of Let It Roll with the return of Joe Bonomo who’s joining Nate to discuss his 33 ⅓ book on AC/DC’s Highway To Hell.
Nate and Joe talk about the Aussie band’s mastery of the hard rock format, the tragic death of Bon Scott, the band’s early association with punk rock and how and why they chose to distance themselves from that movement, producer Mutt Lange and much more.
Today special guest scholar and musician Yuri Campbell returns to review the key lessons we learned from Nate’s discussions with Ed Ward about his book “The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 2: 1964-1977 The Beatles, The Stones and the Rise of Classic Rock.”
Nate and Yuri evaluate Ward’s attempt to summarize the history of rock and roll from the mid-sixties to the early 70s, acknowledge the many things Ed got right and mull a couple of things that Ed might have missed.
Special guest scholar and musician Yuri Campbell returns to review the key lessons we learned from Nate’s discussion with Elijah Wald about his book “How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music.”
Nate and Yuri evaluate Wald’s revisionist history of the evolution of popular music in the 20th century and his claim that Paul Whiteman was the Beatles of the 1920s or rather that the Beatles were the Paul Whiteman of the 1960s.
Today special guest scholar and musician Yuri Campbell returns, to review the key lessons we learned from Nate’s discussion with Elijah Wald about his book "Escaping The Delta: Robert Johnson & the Invention of the Blues.”
Nate and Yuri evaluate Wald’s boldly revisionist take on Robert Johnson and debate whether or not Wald succeeded in re-assessing Johnson from the perspective of his peers and contemporaries in contrast with the romantic myth of Johnson long propagated in the folk & rock communities.
Let It Roll is a series of in-depth interviews with music writers like Ed Ward, Robert Gordon, Paul Trynka, Peter Doggett, Elijah Wald and more.