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Lonnie Donegan. The King of Skiffle
Lonnie Donegan

Skiffle music is a type of folk music with a jazz and blues influence, usually using homemade or improvised instruments such as the washboard, tea-chest bass, kazoo, cigar-box fiddle, or a comb and paper, and so forth. Skiffle and jug band music are closely related. It was particularly popular in Britain during the late 1950s and the first couple of years of the 1960s.Skiffle first became popular in the early 1900s in the US, starting in New Orleans. The Oxford English Dictionary states that skiffle was a term used for rent party.
Originally, skiffle groups were referred to as spasm bands. By the 1920s and 1930s, a form of skiffle was being played in Louisville and Memphis. Skiffle's roots are also found in the jazz bands of the 1940s and 1950s. The first use of the name on records was in 1925 by the otherwise unknown Jimmy O'Bryant and his Chicago Skifflers. In 1948 Dan Burley & His Skiffle Boys, led by barrelhouse piano player and journalist Burley, brought together New Orleans bassist Pops Foster, and guitar-playing brothers Brownie and Sticks McGhee.

Skiffle became extremely popular in the UK in the late 1950s. Skiffler Lonnie Donegan had major international success with the Leadbelly song, "Rock Island Line" and the novelty song "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavour on the Bedpost Over Night?" Other well-known British skiffle groups include
The Vipers The Gin Mill Skiffle Group, and The Quarry Men, some of whom later became the The Beatles.
Mick Jagger was a member of the Barber - Colyer Skiffle Band but claims he didn't really like skiffle. Nonetheless, it was the popularity of simple skiffle music that opened young Britons' eyes to the idea that they could play music and have hit records.

Skiffle @ the BBC
Skiffle conquered the UK charts in the 1950s

amazing pictures
man oh man!
puttin' on the style
 
 
played by the BBC as only
they know how

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