Host Nate Wilcox welcomes fellow podcasters Gurdip Ladhar and Justin Gausman of TCBCast to discuss Peter Guralnick’s classic “Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley.” Nate, Gurdip and Justin talk about Sam and Dewey Phillips, Vernon and Gladys, Scotty and Bill and the infamous Col. Tom Parker and the amazing rise of a share-cropper’s son to stardom.
Host Nate Wilcox welcomes Shelly Sorensen and Christian Swain of The Rock N Roll Librarian to discuss one of the first best-selling rock biographies “No One Here Gets Out Alive” which titillated millions with its insider's account of the rise and fall of Jim Morrison and the Doors.
Host Nathan Wilcox welcomes James Kaplan, author of "Irving Berlin: New York Genius" to discuss the life and legacy of the great American songwriter who dominated the first half of the 20th Century.
Today host Nate Wilcox welcomes author David Cantwell to discuss Merle Haggard and his book “The Running Kind.” Nate and David grapple with the factors that made Haggard one of the great country superstars but prevented him from crossing over to a broader audience the way Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson or Dolly Parton did.
Host Nate Wilcox talks to Bing Crosby biographer Gary Giddins about Bing Crosby's jazz credentials, his rise to fame with Paul Whiteman, his conquest of radio, early days in Hollywood, the tragic death of his guitarist and best friend Eddie Lang, and Crosby's mastery of the microphone.
This interview touches on both of Giddins' biographies of Bing but with an emphasis on Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams-the Early Years, 1903-1940.
Listen to part two of Nate's conversation with Gary: Bing Crosby Ruled The 1940s
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.