It's Trad, Dad

Britain's legendary blues-singer, commentator and social icon George Melly tells the story of the time when, for a short period, Traditional Jazz ruled the pop-music airwaves.

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20050726

1/4. Britain's legendary blues-singer, commentator and social icon George Melly tells the story of the time when, for a short period, Traditional Jazz ruled the pop-music airwaves.

20050802

2/4. George Melly presents a four-part series on the traditional jazz boom that preceeded the Beatles. Trad jazz hits the charts. Interviews with stars Acker Bilk and Kenny Ball.

20050809

3/4. George Melly looks back at the late years of the Trad Boom: its new stars, its eccentricities and its eventual decline before the Beatles swept the pavements of Tin Pan Alley.

20050816

4/4. George Melly concludes a four-part series on the traditional jazz boom. A look back at the aftermath of the trad boom.

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Trad jazz hits the charts.

Interviews with stars Acker Bilk and Kenny Ball

0320050809

George Melly looks back at the late years of the Trad Boom: its new stars, its eccentricities and its eventual decline before the Beatles swept the pavements of Tin Pan Alley.

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A look back at the aftermath of the trad boom.