Host Nate Wilcox welcomes world Beatles authority Mark Lewisohn to discuss his epic biography of the Beatles “All These Years Volume One - Tune In.” Mark and Nate dive deep into the Beatles signing to Parlophone records, debunking much received wisdom about George Martin, Brian Epstein and the Beatles, and revealing many never before known facts about “Love Me Do” and “How Do You Do It” as well as the battle over the Beatles first single.
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Host Nate Wilcox welcomes back Ted Gioia to continue their discussion of his book “Music: A Subversive History.” Nate and Ted talk about the less than perfect realities of the lives of the great composers. From the murderous makers of madrigals to the sometimes sordid antics of J.S. Bach to the very problematic Richard Wagner, Ted brings a very different perspective to the men we see as paragons of the establishment.
Host Nate Wilcox welcomes back Susan Whitall to discuss her book “Women of Motown: An Oral History.” Nate and Susan talk about the competitive yet familial atmosphere nurtured by Motown patriarch Berry Gordy, the backstage rivalry between Diana Ross and virtually every other woman at Motown and much more.
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Host Nate Wilcox welcomes author Steven Blush to discuss his book “American Hardcore: A Tribal History.” Nate and Steven talk about the angry, loud and disaffected scene of the early 1980s which managed to change the course of American culture despite the active opposition of the music industry.
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.