Today special guest scholar and musician Yuri Campbell returns to review the key lessons we learned from Nate’s discussions with Ed Ward about his book “The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 2: 1964-1977 The Beatles, The Stones and the Rise of Classic Rock.”
Nate and Yuri evaluate Ward’s attempt to summarize the history of rock and roll from the mid-sixties to the early 70s, acknowledge the many things Ed got right and mull a couple of things that Ed might have missed.
Special guest scholar and musician Yuri Campbell returns to review the key lessons we learned from Nate’s discussion with Elijah Wald about his book “How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music.”
Nate and Yuri evaluate Wald’s revisionist history of the evolution of popular music in the 20th century and his claim that Paul Whiteman was the Beatles of the 1920s or rather that the Beatles were the Paul Whiteman of the 1960s.
Today special guest scholar and musician Yuri Campbell returns, to review the key lessons we learned from Nate’s discussion with Elijah Wald about his book "Escaping The Delta: Robert Johnson & the Invention of the Blues.”
Nate and Yuri evaluate Wald’s boldly revisionist take on Robert Johnson and debate whether or not Wald succeeded in re-assessing Johnson from the perspective of his peers and contemporaries in contrast with the romantic myth of Johnson long propagated in the folk & rock communities.
Ed Ward returns to talk with host Nate Wilcox about his book The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 2: 1964–1977: The Beatles, the Stones, and the Rise of Classic Rock.
This week Ed andNate cover the bloating of the music biz in the early 70s and the feeling that everyone was waiting on something to happen, plus Bob Dylan vs David Geffen, the New York Dolls at the Mercer Arts Center and the collapse of Stax Records.
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.