Host Nate Wilcox welcomes Black Flag biographer Stevie Chick, author of "Spray Paint the Walls: The Story of Black Flag", to discuss the band's emergence from the suburbs of Los Angeles and the vicious resistance they faced every step of the way.
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TechnoRoll 2.9: Underground Resistance, Carl Craig & Richie Hawtin's +8 Led Detroit's Second Wave of Techno
Hosts Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness continue our discussion of Simon Reynolds' "Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture" with a look at the second wave of Detroit Techno -- artists like Underground Resistance, Richie Hawtin’s +8 label and Carl Craig.
The Birth of Jazz in New Orleans: Buddy Bolden & Jellyroll Morton Combined Brass Bands with Ragtime and Blues
Host Nate Wilcox welcomes Ted Gioia back to the show to discuss the latest edition of his "The History of Jazz." The conversation is focused on the origin of jazz in New Orleans, the key influences and some of the important musicians who created this new music.
TechnoRoll 2.8: Goldie's Rufige Cru, Doc Scott and DJ Hype Led Breakbeat Hardcore's Turn to Darkcore
Hosts Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness discuss Simon Reynolds' "Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture." As Ecstasy lost its charm for many in the UK dance scene, some producers and DJs led an evolution that saw the music's themes get grimmer and the sounds get stranger.
Bert Berns' Songs Were Immortalized by The Beatles, The Isley Brothers, Janis Joplin, Van Morrison and More
Host Nate Wilcox welcomes back Joel Selvin to discuss his book "Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues." The conversation covers Berns' formative love of Latin dance music, his ups and downs with Atlantic Records, his relationship with organized crime, his own Bang! Records and the many great records he wrote and produced.
TechnoRoll 2.7: Aphex Twin, The Orb, The Black Dog and Sven Vath Create Intelligent Techno, Ambient and Trance
Hosts Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness continue their discussion of Simon Reynolds' "Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture." This week the conversation turns to the chapter called “Feed Your Head: Intelligent Techno, Ambient and Trance” and the attempt by some producers and DJs to push the music into a serious album-oriented music made for listening rather than dancing.
Hosts Nate Wilcox and Brooks Long discuss David Ritz' two books on The Queen of Soul. The autobiography he helped her pen, "From These Roots" and the biography he felt compelled to write a few years later, "Respect." The discussion covers her father Rev. C.L. Franklin, John Hammond and her Columbia years, Jerry Wexler and Atlantic, her siblings and "Amazing Grace."
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Hosts Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness discuss Simon Reynolds' "Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture." This week the conversation turns to The Spiral Tribe, the 1992 Castlemorton Common Festival and the crusty-raver alliance that saw the last gasp of mass illegal raves in Britain.
Frank Sinatra biographer James Kaplan returns, to discuss “Sinatra: The Chairman” which covers the peak years of Sinatra’s career, his incredible run of albums for Capital Records, the Rat Pack, and how he was the connection between a President and the mob.
Don't Miss Nate's earlier conversation with James about the first volume of his Sinatra biography, "Frank: The Voice."
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.