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Skiffle - The Essential Collection (Digitally Remastered)
 
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Skiffle - The Essential Collection (Digitally Remastered)

1 Dec 2008 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Dec 2008
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: AVID Entertainment
  • Copyright: (c) 2008 AVID Entertainment
  • Total Length: 2:14:26
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  • ASIN: B001N5TFBQ
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,079 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Barry McCanna TOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 Nov 2008
Format: Audio CD
This 2-CD set follows hard on the heels of Rexx's ambitiously-titled double compilation "Skiffle At Its Best", but at almost half the price. So how do they compare? Some duplication was almost inevitable, but nine tracks out of 50 is not as much as you might have expected.

In part, this is because this collection is more firmly based in the genre, and whilst the usual suspects (Ken Colyer, The Vipers, Chas McDevitt) are included the net has been cast wider. The Chris Barber tracks, and one of Lonnie Donegan, include vocals by Dick Bishop and Johnny Duncan. The latter also features with his Blue Grass Boys, and Peggy Seeger, Beryl Bryden, Betty Smith, Bob Wallis, Alexis Korner, the Avon Cities and the City Ramblers all get a share. The track titled "New Orleans" later became a hit for Eric Burdon and The Animals under the title of "The House Of The Rising Sun".
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By D. Elliott TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 Nov 2009
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There are 50 terrific tracks giving over 2 hours magnificent music on this double album CD, and on the basis that the CDs relate to only British skiffle the album may truly be regarded as an `Essential Collection'. Normally I shun such titles because it is impracticable to make selections from innumerable examples of whatever music is being considered - but it is attainable for skiffle where the genre's popularity lasted such a short period with lots of amateur practitioners so that there was only a comparatively small range of recording artists. Skiffle's life was short-lived but it was a springboard for `rock and roll' and `pop' that followed - it was a creative craze that allowed raw and raucous playing with emphasis on vocals amongst the youth of post-war years with limited skills and with improvised instruments like wash-board, tea-chest string bass, kazoo etc. Many claims are made to the origins of skiffle, but as for jazz it developed amongst African-Americans in the South with jug bands and rent parties, and its roots are in folk and blues as well as jazz. In Britain it emerged as a craze in the 1950s and it is generally agreed that it was given form by Lonnie Donegan playing in Ken Colyer's jazz band and stepping in to entertain audiences whilst giving the front line a break. His first popular smash hit, with Chris Barber's band, was a quick tempo version of Huddie Leadbetter's classic `Rock Island Line' and it is fitting this number is the first track of CD1. What follows is a veritable feast of skiffle music with contributions by all main protagonists of the craze.Read more ›
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Robert Derbyshire on 3 April 2009
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This supplies what it says on the label, "The Essential Collection" if you like skiffle this contains a real flavour of the period and includes the top stars and hits of the genre. Great to hear some long lost favourites and some I don't remember. Well worth the money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David B. Davies on 3 Dec 2011
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The CD was receeived in good time and in first class condition. It is a great record of the skiffle period and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys this type of music. Really great stuff.
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