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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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    • Music History
    • 4.7 • 41 Ratings

"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.

    Bing Crosby Ruled The 1940s

    Bing Crosby Ruled The 1940s

    Bing Crosby biographer Gary Giddins joins host Nate Wilcox to discuss Bing Crosby’s incredible run during the World War 2 era.
    The 1940s were a period when Crosby set still-unbroken records for single sales, won an Oscar for his acting, sang for a radio audience in the tens of millions and led Hollywood’s war effort.
    The conversation focuses on Gary's second book on Crosby, "Bing Crosby: Swinging on a Star: The War Years, 1940-1946."
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    • 52 min
    The Beatles' Story Changes With The Teller

    The Beatles' Story Changes With The Teller

    Host Nate Wilcox talks to historian Erin Torkelson Weber about the meta-narrative of Beatles history. Weber is the first to apply the methods of modern historiography to the books about The Beatles in her book "The Beatles and the Historians: An Analysis of Writings about the Fab Four."
    Join us for a lively discussion of the four major narratives that have dominated Beatles history: The Fab Four Myth, Lennon Remembers, Shout! and the Mark Lewisohn era.

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    • 54 min
    Dolly Parton Had A Vision Of Superstardom Beyond Nashville

    Dolly Parton Had A Vision Of Superstardom Beyond Nashville

    Author Alanna Nash joins host Nate Wilcox to talk about her book “Dolly: The Biography.”
    Nate and Alanna discuss Dolly Parton’s humble origins, almost supernatural talent and precocious drive as well as Nashville’s reaction to the book, one of the first critical biographies written about a country superstar.
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    • 50 min
    Marley Marl, Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie & The Juice Crew Perfected Hip-Hop In The 1980s

    Marley Marl, Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie & The Juice Crew Perfected Hip-Hop In The 1980s

    Author Ben Merlis joins host Nate Wilcox to talk about his book “Goin’ Off: The Story of the Juice Crew and Cold Chillin’ Records.”
    Ben tells Nate the story of one of the top hip-hop crews of the Golden Age and the record label that assembled and promoted them. They discuss the innovative producer Marley Marl, the great MC Big Daddy Kane, the wildcard genius Biz Markie, MC Shan’s feud with KRS-One and more.

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    • 52 min
    Elvis Presley Decline And Fall

    Elvis Presley Decline And Fall

    Today Gurdip Ladhar and Justin Gausman of the TCBCast join host Nate Wilcox to wrap up their discussion of Elvis Presley’s life and career based on Peter Guralnick’s “Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley” and HBO’s “The Searcher.”

    Nate, Gurdip and Justin discuss the long, slow dissolution of Elvis Presley in the 1970s, the role of Col. Tom Parker and the work and accomplishments of the falling king.
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    • 1 hr 49 min
    Soundgarden Was The Alpha And Omega Of Grunge

    Soundgarden Was The Alpha And Omega Of Grunge

    Host Nate Wilcox and author Greg Prato discuss how Soundgarden helped build the nascent grunge scene in Seattle, rode it to the top of the charts, broke up, finally reunited and only to endure the tragic death of singer Chris Cornell.

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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Admiral Rd ,

Nate Wilcox is an excellent podcaster and knows Rock music well.

I like the exposure to areas of pop music that I haven’t paid much attention.

Don’t expect all of the book authors to be verbally articulate.

The Wrecking Yard ,

Good stuff.

A good listen.

stewart perry ,

A must-listen to Podcast

This is one of the best podcasts about modern American Music. I can’t find a Podcast that is as well thought out and executed in a understandable format.
My favorite episodes are with the Legendary Musicologist Ed Ward.
Bravo Nate Wilcox.
You nailed it.

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