Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness pause their discussion of “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - The History of the Disc Jockey” by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton to welcome a special guest, hip hop writer Steve Juon. Together, they take a look at the documentary “Founding Fathers: The Untold Story of Hip Hop” which fills in some important gaps in the story -- namely what were straight black DJs doing in the outer boroughs of NYC during the early days of disco and hip hop?
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A discussion with Frank Sinatra biographer James Kaplan about his first book on the star, "Frank: The Voice." James and host Nate Wilcox discuss the youth of Frank Sinatra, his childhood and parents, his early struggles, his rise to fame singing for Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, his tenure as the teen idol of the War era, how it all fell apart, Ava Gardner, From Here to Eternity and his amazing come back.
Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness continue their discussion of “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - The History of the Disc Jockey” by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton.
Today's topic is the early days of disco in New York when an innovative wave of DJs like David Mancuso and Francis Grasso created a dancer’s utopia in Manhattan.
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