HolyRoll 2: Jubilee Singers and Barbershop Quartets Continued the Evolution of African-American Music
A discussion of Robert Darden's "People Get Ready: A New History of Black Gospel Music" with hosts Nate Wilcox and Garrett Cash. This episode focuses on the evolution of Afro-American music in the late 19th Century.
Hosts Nate Wilcox & Ryan Harkness continue their discussion of Michaelangelo Matos' "The Underground is Massive: How Electronic Dance Music Conquered America" with a look at the Bay Area in the early 90s.
A discussion of Robert Darden's "People Get Ready: A New History of Black Gospel Music" by hosts Nate Wilcox and Garrett Cash who kick off a new mini-series with some talk about spirituals and Gospel's roots in African music.
TechnoRoll 3.3: Madchester and Hip-House Don't Quite Make It In the States, But Rave Took Root in Southern California
A discussion of Michaelangelo Matos' "The Underground is Massive: How Electronic Dance Music Conquered America." Hosts Nate Wilcox & Ryan Harkness continue their conversations about the slow build of rave culture in the USA in the 1990s.
From Louis Armstrong to the White Stripes, 'St James Infirmary' Connects Folk Traditions to Jazz and Rock
An interview with Robert Harwood author of “I Went Down to St. James Infirmary.” Host Nate Wilcox asks Robert Harwood about the origins of "St James Infirmary" and how he determined that prior histories of the song that linked it to the old British ballad "The Unfortunate Rake" were completely wrong.
TechnoRoll 3.2: Detroit Techno or, George Clinton and Kraftwerk Stuck in an Elevator With a Sequencer
A discussion of Michaelangelo Matos' "The Underground is Massive: How Electronic Dance Music Conquered America." Hosts Nate Wilcox & Ryan Harkness mull Matos' telling of the emergence of the first wave of Detroit Techno, led by the Belleville Three: Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson. As May said, "The music is just like Detroit, a complete mistake. It's like George Clinton and Kraftwerk are stuck in an elevator with only a sequencer to keep them company."
An interview with Dave Thompson author of "Cream: The World's First Supergroup." Host Nate Wilcox asks Dave to delve into the story of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker and the out of control super group they formed in 1966 and its less than 2 year life span.
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.