This week author Ben Yagoda joins Nate to talk about his book “The B Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song.”
In this episode, Ben and Nate discuss the golden age of American song -- a time when writers like Cole Porter and George Gershwin wrote songs that worked on Broadway, on the radio, in dance clubs and as source material for great jazz and how that era ended after world war 2. It wasn’t rock and roll that almost killed Frank Sinatra’s career -- it was Columbia producer Mitch Miller.
Come back next week when author Mark Blake joins us to discuss Led Zeppelin and the greatest manager in rock history.
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.