In this episode, author Robert Gordon talks about his book "Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion."
We discuss the birth and rapid rise of Stax Records, the early hits of Booker T & the MGs, Otis Redding, and Carla Thomas, as well as the political, social and racial context of Memphis, Tennessee in the 1960s.
Don't miss part two: Stax Records Explodes in the 1970s
This week Nate is joined by author Joe Bonomo, to discuss his book, “Jerry Lee Lewis: Lost and Found.”
In this episode, Joe and Nate discuss the rise, fall and comeback of rockabilly icon Jerry Lee Lewis with a particular focus on his album “Live at the Star-Club.” They’ll cover Jerry’s amazing early hits, his fall from grace, long years in the wilderness, how he came to record a live album at the German club the Beatles made famous, and the current debate about re-evaluating artists in light of the #metoo movement.
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.