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Peter Cox

Nick Welsh: Life & Times of a Ska Man

I Met Her At A Ballroom Gig She Said My Braces Were Too Big

Before reggae there was ska – originating in Jamaica in the late 1950s and still a major music genre.  Garry’s guest tonight is Nick Welsh – one of the busiest and most prolific ska musicians of all time – it’s fair to say that much of the ska music that has been produced and performed in the UK over the last few decades has Nick’s fingerprints on it somewhere.

He’s worked with and produced A-list artists such as Prince Buster, Laurel Aitken, Dave Barker, Rico Rodrigues, and Judge Dread as well as Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry with whom he worked on the Grammy Award winning album Jamaican ET.  He has also been the bassist and songwriter in Bad Manners and The Selecter (helping to shepherd both band’s post 2-Tone careers – he wrote Skaville UK).

A great show full of fabulous music… and the kind of full-disclosure interview you won’t find on any other station!

Links to music in this show:

Highlights from the Shop

RIFF-RAFF, REBELS & ROCK GODS

Riff-Raff, Rebels & Rock Gods

A Journey Through The Wildest Years Of British Rock

Masterclass

MASTERCLASS with Peter Cox

Ignite Your Writing With This One-On-One Intensive

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Steve Diggle – Still A Buzz, Cock

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Patti Boulaye: From Strife To Stardom

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The Cargo Cult of Europe

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When Garry Met Steven Berkoff

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The Golden Years of British TV Comedy

Colin Edmonds - A Scriptwriter At The Top Of His Game

Terry Alderton – The Voices In My Head

"Exceptional, curiously lovable, & the sort of person you pray never sits next to you on a train" says the Telegraph

Breaking Bard

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Roger Scruton – The Last Englishman

“There was a time when all my books were slaughtered...”

Rhoda Dakar: Cleaning In Another Woman’s Kitchen

Why Beyoncé Is No Feminist, And How Brian Eno Is Too Full Of Himself

Jimmy Jones – The Original Alternative Comedian

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Bez, A Twenty-Four Hour Party Political Person

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Soul of the Hooligan

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Lars Frederiksen: Growing Up Punk

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Carol Harrison - From EastEnders To Itchycoo Park

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Jim Davidson: Standing Up For Himself

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Nigel Farage, Kingmaker in Waiting

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Louise Distras: Songs Of Love And Fury

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Steve Ignorant: Crass Warrior

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The Lurkers: Backstage & Back-Story

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