Roots, Radicals and Rockers, How Skiffle Changed the World.
London: Faber & Faber, Ltd., 2017. Later printing. 431 pages.
Hardcover with dustjacket, both in FINE condition. $18
Skiffle, a folk music that emerged in the jazz clubs of post-war Britain and helped shape culture as we know it. Imagine attending a jazz concert in 1954, the brass players take a break and guitarist Lonnie Donegan steps to the front and begins singing. It was at that moment music changed. The future has arrived. Annual guitar sales rocketed from 5,000 to 250,000. Billy Bragg relates the history, impact and legacy of Britain’s original pop movement in this book, described as a “perfect mix” of author and subject.