Books Billy Bragg Books by Billy Bragg Billy Bragg has written books about: Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Arts & Entertainment Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Billy Bragg Billy Bragg says he initially pursued songwriting as a way to escape working in the local car factory. Andy Whale/Courtesy of Faber & Faber hide caption toggle caption Andy Whale/Courtesy of Faber & Faber Music Interviews Billy Bragg On Skiffle, The Movement That Brought Guitar To British Radio Fresh Air July 19, 2017 The singer describes skiffle as "a bunch of British school boys in the mid '50s playing Lead Belly's repertoire ... on acoustic guitars." Bragg's new book is Roots, Radicals And Rockers. Billy Bragg On Skiffle, The Movement That Brought Guitar To British Radio Listen · 42:59 42:59 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/538079082/538139108" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript 'Woody Guthrie: Art Works' November 28, 2006 "Wait! Don't assume you're not interested!" writes Ketzel Levine when including this book in her roundup of holiday gift possibilities. The book "cuts and pastes Guthrie's remarkable cartoons, drawings and journal fragments into a raucous kind of sketchbook." Music Billy Bragg, In a Retrospective Mood October 14, 2006 The rocker has released a two-volume set of recordings. Volume one was out in February, with material from the 1980s. Volume two includes four albums he turned out between 1988 and 2002 and four bonus CDs of new material. Billy Bragg, In a Retrospective Mood Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6263463/6264617" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Gift Books to Delight and Enthrall December 2, 2005 With her gift book selections, NPR's Ketzel Levine will take you wandering through old maps and contemporary art galleries, courtside at the NBA, inside the minds of raucous high school kids, and into the embrace of poems.