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
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
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