Let It Roll

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.

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January 30, 2023 62 min

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." Host Nate Wilcox asks them about the connections between music and organized crime, the beginnings of the Ronettes, The Beatles visit, and the launch of the Twist on the adult world of the early 1960s.


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Host Nate Wilcox and Anthony Tusler of AboutDisability discuss the life and accomplishment's of America's foremost disabled songwriter. The discussion draws on the book Lonely Avenue: The Unlikely Life and Times of Doc Pomus by Alex Halberstadt and the film AKA Doc Pomus directed by Peter Miller and William Hechter.


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An interview with Scott B. Bomar co-author of "The Byrds 1964-1967" with Roger McGuinn, David Crosby and Chris Hillman. Host Nate Wilcox asks Scott about the book, the formation and amazing run of the band, their management and more.

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Host Nate Wilcox asks John to untangle the web of frustration, competing egos and music-biz shenanigans that undid the Buffalo Springfield.

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Host Nate Wilcox asks David about the new edition of his classic book and his role in the recovery and revival of Brian Wilson.

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Hosts Nate Wilcox & Kit Mackintosh discuss the CD sets Roots of Ska 1942-1962 and Jamaica - Rhythm & Blues 1956-1961.

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An interview with Annie Zaleski, author of the 33 1/3 book on Duran Duran's Rio. Host Nate Wilcox asks Annie how Duran Duran rose so high and what happened after the peak.

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Host Nate Wilcox and A.R. discuss the origins of Trap music in Atlanta, its rise to global preeminence and it's failure to transcend the gritty realities of its origin.

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Host Nate Wilcox asks Bob about the beginnings of the music industry in the first half of the 20th Century.

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Hosts Nate Wilcox and Brooks Long discuss the career of Rick James with an emphasis on his early years in Toronto, Detroit and Los Angeles, working with the likes of Neil Young and trying his hand at folk-rock, jazz fusion and finally funk.

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Host Nate Wilcox asks Matos what made 1984 such a big year for pop music.

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Kelefa and host Nate Wilcox discuss the last 50 years of music history through a lens of the 7 major genres of modern popular music. 

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Peter and host Nate Wilcox discuss the early years of Paul Simon and his partnership with Art Garfunkel. 

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Host Nate Wilcox and James discuss the meteoric rise of George Michael and his long, slow downfall.

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December 12, 2022 63 min

Host Nate Wilcox and John discuss the career of Gene Clark, both with the Byrds and his later solo efforts and with Dillard & Clark.

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Host Nate Wilcox and Tony discuss the career of Eddie Floyd and his connections to the wider world of R&B. 

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Host Nate Wilcox and Eric discuss some of the twists and turns in the long narrative of American music writing.

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Hosts Nate Wilcox and Brooks Long discuss the merits and demerits of Walter Yetnikoff's storied run at CBS Records.

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Hosts Nate Wilcox and Kit Mackintosh discuss the rise and fall of Jamaica's top 21st century music star.

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Host Nate Wilcox asks Victor to detail the ups and downs of the Velvet Underground and Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable.

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