Billy Bragg wants to tell you all about the history of Skiffle music
Billy Bragg wants to tell you everything about Skiffle music.
The British singer-songwriter's latest project is a book about the Skiffle scene called Roots, Radicals and Rockers (out now). Skiffle, for those who don't know, is a U.K. version of folk and blues that did for British teenagers in the '50s what rock 'n' roll was doing for America's youth. It's a huge passion for Bragg, who joins guest host Ali Hassan on the show today to discuss the genre, its history and why we need to know about it.
— Produced by Ben Edwards