We start the second season of Let It Roll with a prequel to last season that covers the period from 1920 to 1945 the opening chapter of Ed's History of Rock & Roll 1920-1963.
It’s a fun one as Ed Ward and Nate Wilcox talk rock and roll’s prehistory in the era of Victrolas, live radio and swing bands. We talk about the first hit blues record, the first superstars of country music and much more.
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.