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SKIFFLE: A style of music played on rudimentary instruments, first popularized in the United States in the 1920s but revived by British musicians in the mid-1950s. The first use of the skiffle name on records was in 1925 by the unknown Jimmy O'Bryant and his Chicago Skifflers.
          It has been estimated that in the late 1950s there were thousands of skiffle groups in England. Skiffle, that bore a passing resemblance to rockabilly, which was growing in popularity in the States during the same period that skiffle was taking Great Britain by storm.
          It gave the working class a chance to start their own bands and indeed Skiffle groups were formed in every town and village across Britain. Lonnie Donegan was the only skiffle act to make a serious impact on the charts. The skiffle craze was largely over by 1958 as its enthusiasts either abandoned music for more stable employment, or moved into some of the forms of music it had first suggested, including folk, the blues and rock and roll.
          On this site we offer a wide range of "shiffle" ... old skiffle, new skiffle, foreign and loosely related skiffle.

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NEWS
Billy Bragg explores British skiffle craze
Posted July 19, 2017

The Definitive Inside Story CD

Pop at the pictures: The skiffle craze

Peter Donegan talks about his father

McCartney Album Is a Trip Down Memory Lane

FYI: Alexis Korner's Skiffle Groupu I Ain't Gonna Worry No More Mp3



SOME ARTISTS that did or do SKIFFLE
*The 2.19 Skiffle Group (song samples on Amazon)
Albert's Skiffle Band
Avon Cities Skiffle Band
The Beaver Street Hat Band
Beryl Bryden Backroom Skiffle
The Black Diamonds
Black Botton Skiffle Group
Bourbon Skiffle Company
Dan Burley Bio
Ken Coyer
The Carp Family
The Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group
Cleanliness & Goodliness Skiffle Band

Ken Colyer Casey Jones & KC Moan

The Cranes Skiffle Group
Rod Davis
The Delta Skiffle Group (audio)
Dodge Brothers
The Dog House Skiffle Group
Lonnie Donegan
Peter Donegan
Johnny Duncan
*Eden Street Skiffle (song samples, Amazon)
Yhe Frenzied & The Diligent
Eric Griffiths
Colin Hanton
Ashley Hutchings
Jive Aces (Skiffle Album)
Pete "Kiwi" Keegan
Alexis Korner
Lake of Stew
Alan Lomax

Chas. McDevitt

Mungo Jerry
Kick 'n' Rush Comedy Skiffle Group
*Don Lang (song samples on Amazon)
*Lea Valley Skiffle Group (song samples on Amazon)
Paul Leegan and the Legends
London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra
Mosam Skiffle Train
Mudfield Skiffle Group
Arnie "Skiffle Joe" Norse
Ode & The Bebops
The Old Boys Skiffle Corporation
The Quarrymen
Railroad Bill
Skiffle
The Skiffle Minstrels
Skiffle Symphony
*The Station Skiffle Group (song samples on Amazon)
The Sunshine Skiffle Band
Sunday Skifflers
Timmendorfer Skiffle Group

Ugly Dog Skiffle

*Bob Wallis Washboard Beaters (song samples on Amazon)

Wally Whyton
Washboard Rhythm Kings

The Viper Skiffle Group

Wahoo Skiffle Crazies
Werner Bros. (site not updated)
Nancy Whiskey

Yorkshire Tea Bags




The London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra,
Live Samples



Lonnie Donegan


Archived LINKS
Alison Armstrong-Lee
A boisterous young woman who could make a fantastic din with a portable domestic appliance, some gardening sticks and a rubber band

British Skiffle Craze

British Skiffle Revival

*British Rock 'n' Roll / Skiffle Singles

*Buy Skiffle on Amazon
The Chris Barber Archives & Website Team

Das Hamburger Skiffle Festival

Cyril Davies Biography

Donald's Encyclopedia / Skiffle

*Essential Skiffle 2-CD (Raucus Records)

Funky Grizzly

German Licks: Skiffle - Bands und das Drumherum

Gutter Brothers History

History of British Rock - Part 1

*Les Hobeaux, (song samples on Amazon)
Jug Bands and Skiffle Music

The Legends of Skiffle video

Jimmy O'Bryant and his Chicago Skifflers
His sound often was used to describe country blues music records, which included the compilation "Hometown Skiffle" (1929), and "Skiffle Blues" (1946) by Dan Burley & His Skiffle Boys. It was used by Ma Rainey (1886╨1939) to describe her repertoire to rural audiences. The term skiffle disappeared from American music in the 1940.

Oldies Music Encyclopedia: "Skiffle"

My 20-year love affair with the joy of skiffle

National Skiffle Society

The Brain Newey Skiffle Group
This band played in Enfield and surrounding area during the fifties. They were very accomplished and are remembered for their rendition of "Toll the Bell Easy", which is available from the iTunes music store.

Scrabble Solver Word - SKIFFLE

Skiffle by Alex Balmforth

Smithonian Folkways various artists recordings

Strourbridge Washboards

The Tea Chest

What is Skiffle



Many Videos Here
We believe that if you "sign up," you can see 'em all.

The Quarrymen, That'll Be the Day
The Quarrymen, I'll Follow the Sun

Avon Cities Skiffle Group, Green Corn
Dan Burley Skiffle Boys, South Side Shake, 1946
The Carp Family, In a Pickle
Ken Colyer Skiffle Group, Downbound Train
Bob Cort Skiffle, School Day
The Cranes, Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O + Banana Boat Song
Delta Skiffle Group, Pick a Bale of Cotton
A Day In The Life of the Doghouse Skiffle Group
Lonnie Donegan, Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavour
Lonnie Donegan, Grand Coulee Dam
Lonnie Donegan, I Shall Not Be Moved
Lonnie Donegan, Rock Island Line. 1999
Freight Train Boogie,
Lew Dite's Skiffle Box, (5 songs)
Glen Echo Festival Sunshine Skiffle 08, Bananas
Half Man Half Biscuit, New York Skiffle
High Life Skiffle Group, Midnight Special
Island Skiffle Tramps, Banks of the Ohio & Gloryland
Pete "Kiwi" Keegan and his Legendary Skiffle Band in Norwich
Kermode Uncut: Skiffle at the Albert Hall
Jimmy Jackson's Rock 'n' Skiffle, Good Morning Blues
Japanese Skiffle Band, School Day
JET Skiffle and Blues, Wabash Cannonball
The Jive Aces Skiffle Combo, Mama Don't Allow
Paul Leegan & The Legends: Skiffle Session
The Chas Mcdevitt Skiffle Group, Cotton Song
The Lighttown Skiffle Group, Troela O Troela
Alan Lomax & the Ramblers, Hard Case
Charlie McNare, Meadow Lane Stomp
Jimmy Miller & His Barbecues, Sizzling Hot
The MudSkippers Skiffle in the Name of (The X Factor)
New Skiffle Spirits, Tight Like That
The Old Boys Skiffle Corporation, Worried Man
Jimmy Page, Mama Don't Allow
Paramount All Stars, Hometown Skiffle
The Quarrymen, Beatles skiffle tribute "Live"
Skiffle City Ramblers, (from movie,"A girl with guitar")
Skiffle Group from Balaklava, Wild Olive
The Royal Shiffle Group, um i huvet
The Skiffle Minstrels,/b> All Night Diner
Sonny Stewart & His Skiffle Kings, Black Jack
Sunday Skiflle w/Brother Sonny. I Saw the Light
Sunday Skifflers, Cakewalk
Van Morrison w/Lonnie Donegan, Frankie and Johnny
Ugly Dog Skiffle Combo, Rocky Top
Vindscreen Vipers, Mama Don't Allow
Vindscreen Vipers, Mama Don't Allow
The Vipers Skiffle Group, Don`t You Rock Me Daddy-O
Wahoo Skiffle Crazies/Jug Band Music
The Westcott Skiffle, Good Mornin' Blues
Nancy Whiskey, Freight Train