“Electric Shock: Recorded Music from the Gramophone to the iPhone.”: An Interview With Author Peter Doggett (Part 2 of 2)
In this episode, Electric Shock author Peter Doggett continues the tale of the first format wars with radio’s sudden mass market emergence in the 1920s and discusses three of the early superstars of recorded music: Enrico Caruso, Bert Williams and Al Jolson.
Next week, author David Wondrich is Nate’s guest to discuss his overlooked classic: “Stomp and Swerve: How American Music Got Hot 1843-1924."
Hosted by longtime rock and roll fan and sportswriter Nate Wilcox, "Let It Roll" is a series of in-depth interviews with Ed Ward about his book, The History of Rock and Roll, Volume 1: 1920-1963. Ward was the official rock and roll historian for NPR’s Fresh Air for 30 years, and is a former editor of Rolling Stone, writer for Crawdaddy, and Cream.