Mungo Jerry
The EP Collection
As Good as It Gets: Skiffle
Last Train to San Fernando

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This refers to a mixture of jazz and country blues often played on a mixture of basically simple instruments such as the guitar, harmonica, jug, kazoo, and washtub bass. Although the term Skiffle was originally used in the U.S. in the 1930s to describe mixtures of blues, boogie woogie, and other popular black music, the skiffle revival of the 1950s -- as typified by Lonnie Donegan's recording of "Rock Island Line" -- was most pronounced in Great Britain, where it remained popular until the style was replaced by rock & roll at the end of the decade. Major skiffle artists include Chris Barber and Ken Colyer.

Skiffle Artists Highlights

Mungo Jerry
Mungo Jerry

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Skiffle Album Highlights

The EP Collection
Lonnie Donegan
The EP Collection
As Good as It Gets: Skiffle
Various Artists
As Good as It Gets: Skiffle
Last Train to San Fernando
Johnny Duncan
Last Train to San Fernando
Washboards... Kazoos...Banjos: The History of Skiffle
Various Artists
Washboards...
10,000 Years Ago
The Vipers Skiffle Group / ...
10,000 Years Ago
The EP Collection, Vol. 2
Lonnie Donegan
The EP Collection, Vol. 2

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Skiffle Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
After You've Gone Ken Colyer / Sammy Rimington
Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour On the Bedpost Overnight Lonnie Donegan
Frankie & Johnny Lonnie Donegan
Rock Island Line Lonnie Donegan
Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O The Vipers Skiffle Group
Cumberland Gap The Vipers Skiffle Group
Dr. Jazz
Ken Colyer / Sammy Rimington
Worried Man Blues Lonnie Donegan
Lost John Lonnie Donegan
Maggie May The Vipers Skiffle Group

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