In this episode Ed and Nate discuss the period when Rock and Roll really got started. We’ll hear about the woman who discovered Elvis Presley, a pair of Jewish music fans who become legit R&B legends, how a Turkish record mogul wrote Ray Charles’ first hit, when country music discovered cheating songs and a whole lot about dirty dirty naughty rhythm and blues records.
As always you can read all about it in Ed Ward's epic History of Rock & Roll part 1.
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.