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Very nearly seventy years after the event, it's impossible to convey just how big an impact SKIFFLE had upon the teenaged youth of an austere, sepia-tinted, post-WW2?UK. It was an almost exclusively British phenomenon, propelled by home-made, DIY?simplicity; a cheap, bottom-of-the-range banjo or acoustic guitar; a stand-up tea chest bass; a washboard; a handful of thimbles; and a kazoo, from Woolworths (optional). It's no exaggeration to say that Lonnie Donegan's frantic 'Rock Island Line', which made the charts in January 1956, changed everything; it threw the "rule book" out of the window. Following Lonnie's breakthrough, along came The Vipers, Chas McDevitt & Nancy Whiskey, Johnny Duncan, Dickie Bishop, Alexis Korner & Cyril Davies, and dozens more. This compilation features all the singers, strummers, strokers and scratchers at the forefront of the UK Skiffle Boom - more than 40 different groups/artists are featured - and includes many of the genre's biggest hits
Very nearly seventy years after the event, it's impossible to convey just how big an impact SKIFFLE had upon the teenaged youth of an austere, sepia-tinted, post-WW2?UK. It was an almost exclusively British phenomenon, propelled by home-made, DIY?simplicity; a cheap, bottom-of-the-range banjo or acoustic guitar; a stand-up tea chest bass; a washboard; a handful of thimbles; and a kazoo, from Woolworths (optional). It's no exaggeration to say that Lonnie Donegan's frantic 'Rock Island Line', which made the charts in January 1956, changed everything; it threw the "rule book" out of the window. Following Lonnie's breakthrough, along came The Vipers, Chas McDevitt & Nancy Whiskey, Johnny Duncan, Dickie Bishop, Alexis Korner & Cyril Davies, and dozens more. This compilation features all the singers, strummers, strokers and scratchers at the forefront of the UK Skiffle Boom - more than 40 different groups/artists are featured - and includes many of the genre's biggest hits
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Banjos Tea Chests Thimbles & Washboards: Great Uk
Artist: Banjos Tea Chests Thimbles & Washboards: Great Uk
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1. Keep Your Pistol Good and Loaded
2. The Lea Valley Skiffle Group - Streamline Train
3. The Old Timers Skiffle Group - the Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group -Rock Island Line
4. The Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group Featuring Nancy Whiskey - Greenback Dollar
5. Dickie Bishop ; His Sidekicks - No Other Baby
6. The Bob Cort Skiffle Group - 6-5 Special
7. The Vipers Skiffle Group - Maggie May
8. Johnny Duncan ; Blue Grass Boys - Footprints in the Snow
9. The Avon Cities Skiffle Group Featuring Ray Bush - Fisherman's Blues
10. Alexis Korner's Breakdown Group Featuring Cyril Davies -Roundhouse Stomp
11. The Ken Colyer Skiffle Group - Mule Skinner Blues
12. Sonny Stewart ; the Skiffle Kings - the Northern Line
13. The Soho Skiffle Group - Give Me a Big Fat Woman
14. Les Hobeaux - Dynamo
15. The City Ramblers Skiffle Group - the Woman Who Loved a Swine
16. The Barnstormers Spasm Band - Storming the Barn
17. The Frog Island Skiffle Group - Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
18. The Eden Street Skiffle Group - Raise a Ruckus Tonight
19. The Original Soho Skiffle Group - the Ash Grove
20. Jimmy Jackson - Midnight Train
21. The
22. Skiffle Group - Railroad Bill
23. Johnny Christmas ; the Sunspots - I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing
24. The Tin Pan Skiffle Group - Poor Howard
25. The Delta Skiffle Group - Ain't You Glad
26. The Coffee Bar Skifflers - Bad Man Stack-O-Lee
27. Bob Wallis's Washboard Beaters - Crawdad Hole
28. The Worried Men - Fraulein
29. The Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group - House of the Rising Sun (New Orleans)
30. The Chris Barber Skiffle Group Featuring Dickie Bishop - Gypsy Davy
31. Nancy Whiskey ; Her Skifflers - He's Solid Gone
32. Lonnie Donegan ; His Skiffle Group - Bring a Little Water, Sylvie
33. The Vipers Skiffle Group - Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O
34. The Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group Featuring Nancy Whiskey - Freight Train
35. Lonnie Donegan ; His Skiffle Group - Lost John
36. The Vipers Skiffle Group - Cumberland Gap
37. The Chris Barber Skiffle Group Feat Johnny Duncan - Where Could I Go?
38. The City Ramblers Featuring Ramblin' Jack Elliott - Midnight Special
39. Dickie Bishop with Lonnie Donegan ; His Skiffle Group - Worried Man Blues
40. The Original Barnstormers Spasm Band - Tiger Rag
41. Les Hobeaux - Mama Don't Allow
42. The Ken Colyer Skiffle Group - This Sportin' Life
43. The Bob Cort Skiffle Group - School Day
44. Sonny Stewart ; the Skiffle Kings - Black Jack
45. The Eden Street Skiffle Group - Ain't It a Shame
46. The Hallelujah Skiffle Group Featuring Clinton Ford - I Saw the Light
47. Lorrae Desmond ; Her Rebels - Preacher, Preacher
48. Alexis Korner's Skiffle Group Featuring Cyril Davies - Kid Man
49. The Arthur Baird Skiffle Group - Union Train
50. Bob Wallis's Washboard Beaters - It's Tight Like That
51. Johnny Parker's Washboard Band - Canine Stomp
52. The Delta Skiffle Group - Skip to My Lou
53. The Avon Cities Skiffle Group Featuring Ray Bush - This Little Light of Mine
54. The
55. Skiffle Group - Union Maid
56. Unknown Skiffle Group - Washboard Special
57. The Station Skiffle Group - Steamboat Bill
58. The Westcott Skiffle Group - Good Mornin' Blues
59. Jimmy Jackson's Rock'n'skiffle - California Zephyr
60. The Don Lang Skiffle Group - Whiskey
61. The Brian Newey Skiffle Group - Toll the Bell Easy
62. Betty Smith's Skiffle - There's a Blue Ridge Round My Heart, Virginia
63. Beryl Bryden's Backroom Skiffle - Kansas City Blues
64. Jimmy Miller ; the Barbecues - Sizzlin' Hot
65. Liz Winters ; Bob Cort with the Bob Cort Skiffle - Jessamine
66. Johnny Duncan ; Blue Grass Boys - Last Train to San Fernando

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Very nearly seventy years after the event, it's impossible to convey just how big an impact SKIFFLE had upon the teenaged youth of an austere, sepia-tinted, post-WW2?UK. It was an almost exclusively British phenomenon, propelled by home-made, DIY?simplicity; a cheap, bottom-of-the-range banjo or acoustic guitar; a stand-up tea chest bass; a washboard; a handful of thimbles; and a kazoo, from Woolworths (optional). It's no exaggeration to say that Lonnie Donegan's frantic 'Rock Island Line', which made the charts in January 1956, changed everything; it threw the "rule book" out of the window. Following Lonnie's breakthrough, along came The Vipers, Chas McDevitt & Nancy Whiskey, Johnny Duncan, Dickie Bishop, Alexis Korner & Cyril Davies, and dozens more. This compilation features all the singers, strummers, strokers and scratchers at the forefront of the UK Skiffle Boom - more than 40 different groups/artists are featured - and includes many of the genre's biggest hits
        
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