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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July 29, 2021 50 min
After discussing the book for 21 weeks, hosts Nate Wilcox & Ryan Harkness get the opportunity to ask some questions of the authors. Bill Brewster & Frank Broughton describe their motivation for writing the book, how they worked together and how they decided what to include and what to leave out of their pioneering history of the DJ. Hear every episode of Technoroll here. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts....
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Host Nate Wilcox welcomes back musician and historian Brooks Long for the second installment of their David Ritz book club covering “Divided Soul: The Life Of Marvin Gaye.” The conversation covers Gaye’s troubled personal life and his many musical triumphs from the early days at Motown, through What’s Going On and Sexual Healing. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone...
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In this week’s episode hosts Nate Wilcox & Ryan Harkness debate the questions raised in the final chapter of the book about the values of clubbing and whether or not the current mass success of superstar DJs represents a betrayal of those values. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Host Nate Wilcox and Dave Thompson try to puzzle out how a group that was barely a band nearly perfected the hard rock album in spite of themselves under the watchful eye of their manager Peter Grant and Jeff's best friend, Jimmy Page. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Hosts Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness continue their discussion of “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - The History of the Disc Jockey” by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. This week’s episode focuses on the wave of superstar DJs that emerged in the 21st Century like DJ Tiesto and Fatboy Slim. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Host Nate Wilcox welcomes Dave Thompson to discuss Holland-Dozier-Holland and his book “Come and Get These Memories: The Genius of Holland-Dozier-Holland, Motown’s Incomparable Songwriters.” Nate and Dave talk about how the HDH team came together, their creative dynamic, the hits they made the hits for many of Motown's greatest artists including The Supremes, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye and Martha and the Vandellas. Their compli...
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Hosts Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness continue their discussion of “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - The History of the Disc Jockey” by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. This week’s episode focuses on the attempts to criminalize rave culture in the UK and US. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Host Nate Wilcox welcomes back author Joseph Lanza to discuss his latest book “Easy Listening Acid Trip: An Elevator Ride through Sixties Psychedelic Pop” the surreal landscape where the Beatles met Mantovani. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Hosts Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness continue their discussion of “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - The History of the Disc Jockey” by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. This week’s episode focuses on the emergence of DJs as recording artists in their own right, people like The KLF. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Host Nate Wilcox welcomes Joseph Lanza to discuss his classic and definitive book “Elevator Music: A Surreal History of Muzak, Easy-Listening, and Other Moodsong.” The conversation ranges from the rise of the form in the mid-20th Century to its peak in the industrial era and its decline as the century ended. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Hosts Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkenss continue their discussion of “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - The History of the Disc Jockey” by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. This week’s episode focuses on the many new genres that emerged from Great Britain in the wake of the Acid House revolution: hardcore, jungle, drum and bass, and UK garage. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit ...
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Host Nate Wilcox welcomes music biz veteran Michael Oberman to discuss his book “Fast Forward, Play, and Rewind” a chronicle of the touring musicians of the late 1960s including some legendary anecdotes about David Bowie’s first visit to the USA, a legendary Led Zeppelin gig that may have never happened at all, Frank Zappa at a college gym and having to choose between seeing The Who or the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Let It Roll is pr...
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Today Nate and Ryan continue their discussion of “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - The History of the Disc Jockey” by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. This week’s episode focuses on the massive cultural impact of Acid House on Great Britain. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Host Nate Wilcox is joined by musician and music historian Brooks Long to kick off their David Ritz book club with a discussion of his first book “Brother Ray: His Own Story” the classic autobiography Ritz co-wrote with Ray Charles. The conversation covers Charles' difficult childhood, his rise to fame with Atlantic Records, how he combined gospel and R&B to invent Soul music and his move to ABC Records and establishment a...
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Today hosts Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness continue their discussion of “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - The History of the Disc Jockey” by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. This week’s episode focuses on Ibiza and the unique Balearic sub-genre it spawned as well as Belgian new beat and other Euro dance trends of the late 80s. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit mega...
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Host Nate Wilcox is joined by R.J. Smith to talk about his book "The Great Black Way: L.A. in the 1940s and the Last African American Renaissance." It was a pivotal place and time in American music history that brought together gospel, jazz and blues and brought forth Rhythm & Blues and modern jazz. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Hosts Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness continue their discussion of “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - The History of the Disc Jockey” by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. This week’s episode focuses on the birth of trance music and the cross-pollination between Berlin and Goa, India that made it happen. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Host Nate Wilcox is joined by Adam Steiner, author of "Into The Never: Nine Inch Nails And The Creation Of The Downward Spiral," to talk about Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor and the unique nexus of industrial, alternative and pop music that existed in the 1990s. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Hosts Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness continue their discussion of “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - The History of the Disc Jockey” by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. This week’s episode focuses on the Belleville Three (Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson), the "Belleville Fourth" Eddie Fowlkes, the Electrofying Mojo and the birth of Techno in Detroit. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more...
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Today Andrew Hickey, author of “California Dreaming: The LA Pop Music Scene and the 60s,” joins host Nate Wilcox to talk about 1960s Los Angeles and the long, strange trip from surf rock to folk rock and beyond. Brian Wilson, Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Harry Nilsson, Phil Spector and Little Feat are all discussed. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoic...
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