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Adventures In Sound And Music: Skiffle Special

October 2018

Special listener’s choice episode on the skiffle scene hosted by Derek Walmsley, chosen by listener (and Derek’s brother) Graham Walmsley, in return for his auction winning contribution to Resonance FM’s 2017 fundraiser. Featuring a contribution from Billy Bragg, author of Roots, Radicals And Rockers: How Skiffle Changed The World (Faber & Faber, 2017). This edition was first broadcast on 18 October 2018.

Lead Belly
“Rock Island Line”
From The History Of Jazz Vol 1: The 'Solid' South
(Capitol Criterion)

Lonnie Donegan
“Rock Island Line”
From Midnight Special: The Skiffle Years 1953–57

Sleepy John Etes
“Someday Baby”
From Down South Blues 1935–1940

Champion Jack Dupree
“Angola Blues”
From Junker's Blues

Emile Barnes/Harrison Brazlee/Ken Colyer/Albert Giles/Albert Glenny/Bill Huntingdon
“Climax Rag”
From Ken Colyer In New Orleans: The Complete 1953 Recordings

Crane River Jazz Band
“Just A Little While To Stay Here”
From The Crane River Jazz Band

Lonnie Donegan
“John Henry”
From Midnight Special: The Skiffle Years 1953–57

Lonnie Donegan
“Midnight Special”
From Midnight Special: The Skiffle Years 1953–57

City Ramblers Skiffle Group
“Boodle Am Shake”
From Freight Trains, Last Trains And Rock Island Lines: A History Of Skiffle
(Rock History)

Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group
“New Orleans”
From Skiffle Showcase
(Stomper Time)

Beryl Bryden's Back-Room Skiffle Group
“Casey Jones”
(British Library)

The Lea Valley Skiffle Group
“Streamline Train”
(British Library)

The Vipers Skiffle Group
“Hey Liley Liley Lo”
(British Library)

Chris Barber’s Jazz Group
“Merrydown Rag”
From New Orleans Joys

Lonnie Donegan
“Cumberland Gap”
From Midnight Special: The Skiffle Years 1953–57

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