Skiffle Generally performed with a mixture of manufactured and homemade or improvised instruments, skiffle became extremely popular in the UK in the 1950s, where it was played by such artists as Lonnie Donegan, The Vipers Skiffle Group, Ken Colyer, and Chas McDevitt. JP (1987): "It was principally Donegan. I mean, I listened to the others ... " Read More >
A Tribe Called Quest Regarded as pioneers of alternative hip hop music, A Tribe Called Quest were formed in St. Albans, Queens, New York in 1985. John Peel played tracks from the ensemble between 1989 and 1991 but appeared to lose enthusiasm for the group after their jazz-influenced second album, ‘The Low End Theory’ ... Read More >
Al Ferrier In 2005, the Al Ferrier single “I'm Not Drinking More / Don't Play ‘Blue Eyes (Crying In The Rain)'” (Master Trak, 1980) was discovered among the favourite 45s in John Peel's Record Box. The DJ regularly featured both sides of the single by the former rockabilly star, enthusing after "Don’t Play Blue Eyes": "Now that's what I call a country song!" ... Read More >
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