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
Andrew Loog Oldham broke The Rolling Stones in ...
A discussion of Andrew Loog Oldham's memoir "2Stoned"
56 min
Phil Spector's rise and fall was a rock 'n' rol...
An interview with Mick Brown author of "Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector."
121 min
Andrew Loog Oldham made The Rolling Stones the ...
A discussion of Andrew Loog Oldham's memoir "Stoned"
55 min
Why Altamont went so wrong for the Rolling Ston...
An interview with Joel Selvin author of "Altamont: The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock's Darkest Day"
65 min
Marianne Faithfull got too close to the fire wi...
A follow up discussion of "Faithfull: An Autobiography" by Marianne Faithfull and David Dalton
46 min
The Rolling Stones' journey to Altamont
An interview with Stanley Booth author of "The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones"
53 min
Marianne Faithfull abandoned her pop career to ...
A discussion of "Faithfull: An Autobiography" by Marianne Faithfull with David Dalton
53 min
Brian Jones got everything he asked for when he...
An interview with Paul Trynka author of "Sympathy for the Devil: The Birth of the Rolling Stones and the Death of Brian Jones"
51 min
Living with the Rolling Stones in 1963
A discussion of James Phelge's book "Nankering with the Rolling Stones"
52 min
Jerry Lee Lewis bounced back at the Star Club
An interview with Joe Bonomo author of "Jerry Lee Lewis: Lost and Found."
50 min
Vernon Dalhart: The forgotten first superstar o...
A discussion of "Vernon Dalhart: First Star of Country Music" by Jack Palmer
38 min
Let Motown Roll 9: Rick James was the last grea...
Hosts Nate Wilcox and Brooks Long discuss the autobiography "Glow: The Autobiography of Rick James" (co-written by David Ritz)
64 min
Genre, instruments, the meta-history of 20th ce...
Host Nate Wilcox answers questions from Let It Roll readers
58 min
Let Motown Roll 8: Smokey Robinson fulfilled Be...
Hosts Nate Wilcox and Brooks Long discuss the autobiography "Smokey Robinson: Inside My Life" (co-written by David Ritz)
55 min
The 90s Austin underground scene that produced ...
An interview with Greg Beets co-author of “A Curious Mix of People: The Underground Scene of '90s Austin”
56 min
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
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
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
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
Let Motown Roll 5: The Funk Brothers rocked in ...
An interview with Dr Licks author of "Standing in the Shadows of Motown"
52 min
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
Let Motown Roll 4: The women of Motown
An interview with Susan Whitall, author of "Women of Motown: An Oral History"
63 min
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
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
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