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
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
Gene Clark's Songwriting Lifted the Byrds
An interview with John Einarson, author of "Mr. Tambourine Man: The Life and Legacy of The Byrds' Gene Clark."
60 min
Eddie Floyd Epitomized the Stax Records Approac...
An interview with Tony Fletcher, co-author of Eddie Floyd's autobiography "Knock! Knock! Knock! On Wood: My Life in Soul."
65 min
The History of American Pop Music Writing Tells...
An interview with Eric Weisbard author of , Songbooks: The Literature of American Popular Music."
53 min
The Record Exec Who Signed Michael Jackson, Bru...
A discussion of "Howling at the Moon: The Odyssey of a Monstrous Music Mogul in an Age of Excess" by Walter Yetnikoff and David Ritz.
64 min
Vybz Kartel's Career Arc Landed Jamaica's Most ...
A discussion of the career of imprisoned dancehall star Vybz Kartel.
53 min
The Velvet Underground Brought the Avant-Garde ...
An interview with Victor Bockris, the co-author of "Uptight: The Story of the Velvet Underground."
57 min
DJ Screw Slowed Hip-Hop Down and Built a Home G...
An interview with Lance Scott Walker, author of "DJ Screw: A Life in Slow Revolution."
61 min
Swing King Chick Webb Brought Ella Fitzgerald t...
An interview with Jeff Kaufman, the director of "The Savoy King: Chick Webb & the Music That Changed America."
59 min
The Band That Broke Czechoslovakian Communism: ...
An interview with Joe Yanosik, author of "A Consumer Guide to The Plastic People of the Universe."
55 min
Arthur Lee and Love Ruled LA's Sunset Strip Bet...
An interview with John Einarson author of "Forever Changes: Arthur Lee And The Book Of Love."
62 min
American Music Developed in the 19th Century NY...
An interview with Dale Cockrell, author of "Everybody's Doin' It: Sex, Music, and Dance in New York, 1840-1917."
60 min
BB King's Beginnings in Memphis & the Mississip...
An interview with Daniel de Visé, author of "King of the Blues: The Rise and Reign of B.B. King."
57 min
My Old Kentucky Home's Century of Myth
An interview with Emily Bingham, the author of "My Old Kentucky Home: The Astonishing Life and Reckoning of an Iconic American Song."
56 min
Atlantic Records' Jerry Wexler Produced Aretha ...
Hosts Nate Wilcox and Brooks Long discuss "Rhythm And The Blues: A Life in American Music" by Jerry Wexler and David Ritz.
60 min
The Evolution of American Ska: The Untouchables...
An interview with Marc Wasserman, author of "Skaboom!: An American Ska & Reggae Oral History."
55 min
Metal Evolution Led to Extremes: Grindcore, Dea...
Hosts Nate Wilcox, Eugene S. Robinson & Alexei Auld discuss the fan-funded "Extreme Metal" episode of the documentary series "Metal Evolution."
59 min
J Dilla Transformed Time for Q-Tip, the Pharcyd...
An interview with Dan Charnas author of "Dilla Time: The Life and Afterlife of J Dilla, the Hip-Hop Producer Who Reinvented Rhythm."
59 min
Progressive Metal from Rush & Dream Theater to ...
Hosts Nate Wilcox, Eugene S. Robinson & Alexei Auld discuss the "Progressive Metal" episode of VH1 documentary series "Metal Evolution."
63 min