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"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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"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.

    ICYMI: Muddy Waters, His Life & Times

    ICYMI: Muddy Waters, His Life & Times

    A re-casting of Nate Wilcox's interview with author Robert Gordon, discussing his book "I Can't Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters." In this episode, Robert and Nate discuss the epic life story of perhaps the most iconic American bluesman of all, from Muddy's beginnings at the Stovall Plantation in the Mississippi Delta, his first recordings for the Library of Congress, his move to Chicago and role in pioneering electric blues, all the way to his influence on the British blues revival and later years as an elder statesman of American music.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    ICYMI: The Beatles ended Rock & Roll and began Rock

    ICYMI: The Beatles ended Rock & Roll and began Rock

    Elijah Wald makes the case for the role of the Beatles (and other leading musicians of their generation like Bob Dylan and the Beach Boys) in inadvertently ending the process of synthesis and cross-pollination that led to the evolution of rock and roll.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Wu-Tang Clan, Nas and Notorious B.I.G. Brought NYC Back: We Dig Hip-Hop Evolution

    Wu-Tang Clan, Nas and Notorious B.I.G. Brought NYC Back: We Dig Hip-Hop Evolution

    Host Nate Wilcox and his cohorts Alexei Auld and Eugene S. Robinson discuss season 2, episode 4 of Hip-Hop Evolution "A New York State of Mind" which covers Nas, the Wu-Tang Clan and Biggie Smalls aka The Notorious B.I.G.
    This is the last episode of our first mini-series on Hip-Hop Evolution. Eugene and Alexei will be back to discuss the 3rd and 4th seasons with Nate later in 2021.
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    • 57 min
    ICYMI: The Biz Was Quick to Exploit Kurt Cobain's Death with an Army of Nirvana Clones

    ICYMI: The Biz Was Quick to Exploit Kurt Cobain's Death with an Army of Nirvana Clones

    This is a re-broadcast of Nate Wilcox's 2018 interview with author Adam Caress, to discuss his book, “The Day Alternative Music Died: the Struggle between Art and Money for the Soul of Rock”. Adam makes the case that the death of Kurt Cobain led to an instant revision of music history, and attempts to remind us of what the actual state of “alternative”* music was in the halcyon days of the early 1990s before grunge was codified as a simple to copy formula that was relentlessly promoted by the music industry.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Tribe Called Quest & De La Soul Led the Native Tongues: We Dig Hip-Hop Evolution

    Tribe Called Quest & De La Soul Led the Native Tongues: We Dig Hip-Hop Evolution

    Host Nate Wilcox and his cohorts Alexei Auld and Eugene S. Robinson discuss season 2, episode 3 of Hip Hop Evolution "Do The Knowledge" which returns to New York to cover The Bridge Wars and Native Tongues groups like De La Soul and Tribe Called Quest.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    ICYMI: Robert Johnson Stood Outside the Mainstream of 1930s Blues

    ICYMI: Robert Johnson Stood Outside the Mainstream of 1930s Blues

    This is a re-posting of Nate Wilcox's 2018 interview with author Elijah Wald about his book “Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues”
    In this episode, Elijah explains his ground-breaking revisionist history of the blues, why Robert Johnson was virtually ignored by blues fans of his own era and how he emerged as a legend in the 1960's and beyond.
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    • 42 min

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