This week author Jonathan Gould joins Nate for the first of two episodes discussing his book “Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life.”
In this episode, Jonathan and Nate cover the youth of Otis Redding in segregation era Georgia, his beginnings in music, his discovery by Stax Records, his management and an early brush with crime.
Come back next week for the conclusion of Nate’s conversation with author Jonathan Gould about Otis Redding.
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.