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12 Early Influence Prospects for the Rock Hall

Here we are at the last of the three posts which highlight worthy candidates for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s auxiliary categories. I have for your consideration a dozen picks for the now seldom-used Early Influence category. 1.699 woorden meer

Rock And Roll

Rock Island Party Line: Roots, Radicals, and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World by Billy Bragg

For the Dallas Morning News, I reviewed folk singer Billy Bragg’s new history of skiffle, a largely forgotten British musical form that linked blues and “trad jazz” with rock and roll in the mid-to-late 1950s. Enjoy.


Restoring skiffle's reputation...

Billy Bragg, the Bard of Barking, shines the spotlight on skiffle in his latest book Roots, Radicals And Rockers: How Skiffle Changed The World. 190 woorden meer

Bound For Glory - Andy Irvine & Woody Guthrie

"I thought since today is Andy's 75th Birthday now might be a good time to post this look back at the links between Andy & his all time hero Woody!
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Andy Irvine

Extra! Billy Bragg Comes to Tea…

In the late summer of last year, I received an email out of the blue from Billy Bragg.

“Hi Martin”, Billy wrote, “For the past couple of years I’ve been writing a book that seeks to put skiffle into its proper context in British cultural history. 856 woorden meer


Day 3: A song that makes you laugh

This was a bit of a tricky one for me. I couldn’t think of a song that made me laugh off the top of my head. 188 woorden meer

Crazed Ramblings

His Old Man's Old Man Was a Dustman: Peter Donegan

Peter Donegan and the Lonnie Donegan Band

at The Eel Pie Club, The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham, 

 9th February 2017

A review by Cliff Tapstand

Anthony James (Lonnie) Donegan MBE, forever remembered as “The King of Skiffle” died in November 2002, but his legacy lives on through his son, Peter, who like his father before him is a multi-talented musician and songwriter. 450 woorden meer