In the first episode, we’ll be talking about the time period from 1945-1950. You’ll be hearing about the stroll, which was the main avenue of the segregated African-American city within every major American city. We’ll also be hearing about the independent record labels that put the music out, the relationship of jump blues, jazz, gospel, folk and western swing to the new music, as well as legends like Fats Domino, Hank Williams and Muddy Waters.
As always you can read all about it in Ed Ward's epic History of Rock & Roll part 1.
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.