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
The Great Brill Building Songwriting Teams: Lie...
An interview with Ken Emerson, author of "Always Magic in the Air: The Bomp and Brilliance of the Brill Building Era."
53 min
80s Roll 1: How Great a Year Was 1984 for Pop M...
Hosts Nate Wilcox and Ed Legge open their discussion of Michaelangelo Matos' book "Can't Slow Down: How 1984 Became Pop's Blockbuster Year"
56 min
Surf Rock, Motown, Girl Groups and a Second Wav...
An interview with Richard Aquila author of "Rock & Roll in Kennedy's America: A Cultural History of the Early 1960s"
59 min
Alice Cooper Combined Proto-Punk and Vaudeville...
An interview with Gary Graff, author of "Alice Cooper @ 75"
54 min
The Holy Trinity of Texas Gospel and a Devilish...
An interview with Michael Corcoran author of "Ghost Notes: Pioneering Spirits of Texas Music"
59 min
Steppenwolf's John Kay Came to Hard Rock from t...
An interview with John Einarson, co-author of "Magic Carpet Ride: The Autobiography of John Kay and Steppenwolf"
61 min
Sun Records Presided Over the Dawn of Rockabill...
An interview with Peter Guralnick, co-author of "The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll: The Illustrated Story of Sun Records and the 70 Recordings That Changed the World."
54 min
Bettye LaVette Took Her Time to Get to the Top
A discussion of Bettye LaVette's memoir "A Woman Like Me" co-written with David Ritz
61 min
John Lennon's Political Activism Got Him Target...
An interview with David Leaf, director of "The U.S. vs. John Lennon."
58 min
Melvins and TAD Were at the Forefront of Seattl...
A discussion of the documentaries "The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale" and "Tad: Busted Circuits and Ringing Ears."
62 min
Thrash Metal Rose and Fell, Led by Metallica, S...
A discussion of the documentary "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal"
63 min
The Peppermint Lounge Took the Twist to the Top
An interview with Joel Selvin and John Johnson, Jr. co-authors of "Peppermint Twist: The Mob, the Music, and the Most Famous Dance Club of the '60s"
57 min
Doc Pomus Wrote Classic Songs for Elvis Presley...
Host Nate Wilcox and Anthony Tusler of AboutDisability discuss the life and accomplishment's of America's foremost handicapped songwriter
62 min
David Crosby, Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman o...
An interview with Scott B. Bomar co-author of "The Byrds 1964-1967" with Roger McGuinn, David Crosby and Chris Hillman
57 min
Buffalo Springfield Couldn't Contain Neil Young...
An interview with John Einarson co-author of "For What It's Worth: The Story of Buffalo Springfield."
64 min
Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys and Creating The C...
An interview with David Leaf author of "God Only Knows: The Story of Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys and the California Myth"
63 min
Jamaican Ska Evolved Directly From American R&B
A discussion of Bruno Blum's research connecting the dots between the shuffle and the birth of ska
56 min
Duran Duran Mastered MTV and Ruled In the 80s
An interview with Annie Zaleski, author of the 33 1/3 book on Duran Duran's Rio.
53 min
Trap Music Took Atlanta's Rap Scene Global but ...
An interview with A.R. Shaw, author of "Trap History: Atlanta Culture and the Global Impact of Trap Music."
62 min
Pop Had An Entirely Different Meaning Before 1955
An interview with Bob Stanley, author of "Let's Do It: The Birth of Pop Music: A History."
46 min
Rick James Took 15 Years to Become an Overnight...
A discussion of "Glow: The Autobiography of Rick James" written with David Ritz.
63 min
Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince Topped a Ba...
An interview with Michaelangelo Matos, author of "Can't Slow Down: How 1984 Became Pop's Blockbuster Year."
57 min
Genres: Pop vs Rock vs R&B vs Hip-Hop vs Dance ...
An interview with Kelefa Sanneh, author of "Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres."
60 min
Paul Simon's Brill Building Years Laid the Grou...
An interview with Peter Ames Carlin, author of "Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon."
58 min
George Michael's Brilliant 80's Run Ended With ...
A discussion with James Gavin author of "George Michael: A Life."
58 min