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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0220050802

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.

04 LAST20050816

A look back at the aftermath of the trad boom.