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Billy Bragg On Skiffle, The Movement That Brought Guitar To British Radio

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.

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Billy Bragg On Skiffle, The Movement That Brought Guitar To British Radio

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