In our first ever two hour episode, host Nate Wilcox interviews "Tearing Down the Wall of Sound" author Mick Brown to get the story of Phil Spector, a man who had reached the pinnacle of the music world by age 23, went on to produce the Beatles and is now rotting in prison.
From 1970 to 1975 the Faces were a top touring act in America, packing theaters, then arenas and even stadiums but they were fated to lose their competition with Rod Stewart's solo career. Host Nate Wilcox talks to Faces biographer Andy Neill about his book "Had Me A Real Good Time".
Ted Gioia, author of "The Jazz Standards" and host Nate Wilcox discuss the songs that make up the jazz repertoire, how that differs from the Great American Songbook and jazz musicians stopped interpreting newer pop songs in the 1960s for the most part.
Also check out Ted Gioia on The Cool: A 20th Century Phenomenon
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.