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Skiffle band Peepel play for holidaymakers on a beach in Millport 26th July 1957 PIC: SMG Newspapers Ltd

Billy Bragg’s Essential Skiffle Reading List

June 9, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

If Roots, Radicals and Rockers has given you the Skiffle bug then these five titles – recommended by the book’s author, and our guest editor, Billy Br…

Skiffle group

Sizzlin’ Hot: Billy Bragg’s Skiffle playlist

June 2, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

To celebrate the publication of his new book Roots, Radicals and Rockers, our guest editor Billy Bragg has put together a playlist of some of his favo…

Billy Bragg

Roots, Radicals and Rockers: A Q&A with Billy Bragg

June 1, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

This month Faber Social publishes Billy Bragg’s Roots, Radicals and Rockers, the first book to explore the 1950s Skiffle phenomenon in depth. In this…

All hail Billy Bragg!

May 31, 2017 | by johng

Billy Bragg’s new book Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World is published on the 1st June 2017. You might have seen him talking a…

Dig If You Will playlists

Three Prince Playlists by Ben Greenman

May 4, 2017 | by Faber Social

Prince has been gone more than a year, but his music is as present as ever—more present, in a sense, since his catalog has reappeared on the majority…

All Names are Part and Parcel of my Metamorphosis

May 4, 2017 | by johng

Cosey Fanni Tutti and Davcid Keenan in conversation.

Billy Bragg’s US Tour for Roots, Radicals and Rockers

May 3, 2017 | by johng

To celebrate publication of Billy Bragg’s excellent history of skiffle, Roots, Radicals and Rockers, he’s embarking on an ambitious six-city tour acro…

Classic Cosey Fanni Tutti

April 24, 2017 | by johng

Cosey Fanni Tutti has been producing music for over four decades. Initially as a member of industrial music pioneers Throbbing Gristle and then on to…

Music from Cosey Fanni Tutti on Soundcloud

April 20, 2017 | by johng

To celebrate publication of Cosey Fanni Tutti’s autobiography Art Sex Music here’s three excellent pieces from Cosey on Soundcloud. The first is a mix…

Cosey Fanni Tutti Web takeover

Meet Cosey Fanni Tutti

April 13, 2017 | by johng

Cosey Fanni Tutti’s autobiography Art Sex Music has just been published to widespread acclaim. While she was writing it filmmaker Gavin Toomey intervi…

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