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
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
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
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
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
The KLF triggered the cosmic when they burned £...
An interview with John Higgs author of "KLF: Chaos Magic Music Money"
54 min
The Neville Brothers took New Orleans R&B to a ...
Hosts Nate Wilcox and Brooks Long discuss "The Neville Brothers: An Autobiography"
59 min
Peter Asher scored in the British Invasion and ...
An interview with David Jacks author of "Peter Asher: A Life In Music"
55 min
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
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
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