In this episode, author Robert Gordon talks about his book "Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion."
We discuss the birth and rapid rise of Stax Records, the early hits of Booker T & the MGs, Otis Redding, and Carla Thomas, as well as the political, social and racial context of Memphis, Tennessee in the 1960s.
Come back next week for part two of Nate’s conversation with Robert Gordon chronicling the history of Stax records.
This week Nate is joined by author Joe Bonomo, to discuss his book, “Jerry Lee Lewis: Lost and Found.”
In this episode, Joe and Nate discuss the rise, fall and comeback of rockabilly icon Jerry Lee Lewis with a particular focus on his album “Live at the Star-Club.” They’ll cover Jerry’s amazing early hits, his fall from grace, long years in the wilderness, how he came to record a live album at the German club the Beatles made famous, and the current debate about re-evaluating artists in light of the #metoo movement.
Come back next week for the first of two discussions with Robert Gordon chronicling the history of Stax records.
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.