Let It Roll

"Let it Roll" is a podcast about the history of popular music from the 19th Century to the 21st. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

Music History
Music Commentary
Music Interviews
1
Let Motown Roll 7: The epic tragedy of Marvin Gaye
A discussion of David Ritz's classic biography "Divided Soul: The Life Of Marvin Gaye."
64 min
2
Eugene S. Robinson's journey from disco and no ...
An interview with Eugene S. Robinson author of "A Walk Across Dirty Water and Straight Into Murderer's Row"
56 min
3
Let Motown Roll 6: Holland Dozier Holland perfe...
An interview with Dave Thompson co-author of "Come and Get These Memories: The Story of Holland-Dozier-Holland"
56 min
4
Lou Reed's Transformer came out in a big way
An interview with Simon Doonan author of "Transformer: A Story of Glitter, Glam Rock, and Loving Lou Reed"
55 min
5
Let Motown Roll 5: The Funk Brothers rocked in ...
An interview with Dr Licks author of "Standing in the Shadows of Motown"
52 min
6
Seance Roll 3: Questioning Ed Ward's History of...
A discussion of the late Ed Ward's "History of Rock n Roll" parts one and two
28 min
7
Let Motown Roll 4: The women of Motown
An interview with Susan Whitall, author of "Women of Motown: An Oral History"
63 min
8
Seance Roll 2: The agony of mid-20th century cl...
A discussion of the late Henry Pleasants' 1955 book "The Agony of Modern Music"
43 min
9
Let Motown Roll 3: The man who sold Motown's re...
An interview with Adam White co-author of "Motown: The Sound of Young America."
48 min
10
Seance Roll 1: The Beatles messed with listener...
A meditation on Ian MacDonald's "Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties."
58 min
11
Let Motown Roll 2: Berry Gordy's mastery at Motown
An interview with Andrew Flory author of "I Hear a Symphony: Motown and Crossover R&B"
54 min
12
The Butthole Surfers, Big Boys, Dicks and Scrat...
An interview with photographer and author Pat Blashill about his book "Texas Is the Reason: The Mavericks of Lone Star Punk."
56 min
13
Let Motown Roll 1: Florence Ballard formed the ...
An interview with Peter Benjaminson, author of "The Lost Supreme: The Life of Dreamgirl Florence Ballard"
55 min
14
The KLF triggered the cosmic when they burned £...
An interview with John Higgs author of "KLF: Chaos Magic Music Money"
54 min
15
The Neville Brothers took New Orleans R&B to a ...
Hosts Nate Wilcox and Brooks Long discuss "The Neville Brothers: An Autobiography"
59 min
16
Peter Asher scored in the British Invasion and ...
An interview with David Jacks author of "Peter Asher: A Life In Music"
55 min
17
Latin Roll 3: The most popular American musicia...
An interview with Ned Sublette author of "Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo"
59 min
18
Beethoven freed music from the tyranny of patro...
An interview with Norman Lebrecht author of "Why Beethoven: A Phenomenon in One Hundred Pieces"
52 min
19
Latin Roll 2: Clave and the contradance in the ...
An interview with Ned Sublette author of "Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo"
55 min
20
Mambo hit New York hard in the 1930s, 40s and 50s
An interview with Tony Fletcher author of "All Hopped Up and Ready to Go: Music from the Streets of New York 1927–77"
62 min
21
Latin Roll 1: The musics of Europe and Africa c...
An interview with Ned Sublette author of "Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo"
57 min
22
Chick Webb's Big Beat Style of Swing Led Direct...
An interview with Stephanie Stein Crease, the author of "Rhythm Man: Chick Webb and the Beat that Changed America."
56 min
23
80s Roll 20: Queen, Bowie & Jagger and other hi...
Hosts Nate Wilcox and Ed Legge continue their discussion of Michaelangelo Matos' book "Can't Slow Down: How 1984 Became Pop's Blockbuster Year"
62 min
24
Beginning the Jazz Age: Vaudeville, Minstrelsy,...
An interview with Gary Giddins author of "Visions of Jazz"
62 min
25
80's Roll 19: Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie an...
Hosts Nate Wilcox and Ed Legge continue their discussion of Michaelangelo Matos' book "Can't Slow Down: How 1984 Became Pop's Blockbuster Year"
55 min