Let It Roll host Nate Wilcox talks to Steve Bergsman about his book "I Put A Spell On You: The Bizarre Life of Screamin Jay Hawkins."
Nate and Steve talk about the creation of the Screamin Jay persona, the weirdness of Jay's thirty year career built on the back of a hit record that never charted, Jay's travels around the world, multiple career revivals and passing.
This week host Nate Wilcox talks to author Ted Anthony about his book "Chasing the Rising Sun" which unearths the history of one song from its roots as a folk song to the top of the charts.
This week author David Ritz -- rock's greatest ghost writer -- tells Nate about his memoir "The God Groove: A Blues Journey to Faith” and how a life time of loving gospel and R&B and getting to know some of the music's greatest creators led him to partake of their faith.
This week author Adam White tells Nate about his book "Motown: The Sound of Young America” and his co-author Barney Ales who was Motown's head of sales, collections and Berry Gordy's right-hand man for much of the 1960s.
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Nate and Justin Bankston finish our appreciation of Tales from the Tour Bus season one with an interview with Jeff Feuerzeig, the scriptwriter of the Johnny Paycheck, George Jones and Tammy Wynette episodes. Full transcript after the break.
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.