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Billy Bragg wants to tell you all about the history of Skiffle music

Bill Bragg discusses his latest project, a book called Roots, Radicals and Rockers, which details the history and importance of the Skiffle music scene in the UK.
Musician Billy Bragg with Ali Hassan in the q studios in Toronto, Ont. (Melody Lau/CBC)

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

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