Skiffle Sessions Live in Belfast Live
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From the opening "It Takes A Worried Man" to the singalong close of "I Wanna Go Home", this is as much Lonnie Donegan's party as it is Van's. Most of these songs are old Donegan favourites anyway, including such warhorses as "Lost John", "Alabamy Bound", "Railroad Bill" and "Frankie & Johnny". The veteran King of Skiffle revitalised his career on the excellent Muleskinner's Blues album thanks largely to the support and encouragement of Van Morrison, and he goes a long way towards returning the favour here as he helps make The Skiffle Sessions a stomping, rollicking celebration of what pensionable-age rockers do best: get back to their roots. The two frontmen strike sparks off each other as they trade acoustic guitar licks while the storming backing band supply all the really neat fills. Dr John pops up briefly to tickle his ivories, while Chris Barber and other old friends put in guest appearances, but it's the Van and Lonnie show all the way. Everyone involved is obviously having such a good time--including the audience--that it's hard to resist raiding the kitchen in search of a washboard and joining in the fun. Great party music and probably the only opportunity you'll ever get to watch your Gran really rock. --Mark Walker
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Chris, Lonnie and Van serve up a helping of classic skiffle tracks, largely covers of Ledbelly songs, popularised in the mid `50s by Lonnie and Chris. Van adds acoustic guitar and sings a bit, and really melds in well with the two old timers. This is a live recording, and is presented warts and all, which lends a slight rough and ready fell, that suits the skiffle ethos with its home made instruments perfectly. Dr John also pops up to tinkle the ivories for a few tracks, which also adds to proceedings.
This is an album that rocks and rolls with an unrelenting pace with track after track of great uptempo blues played with real passion by three masters. A real feelgood record, I cannot recommend it enough!
The ease with which a few lads and lasses, complete with only a tea chest or tin bathtub bass, a washboard and a couple of guitars, the only skills needed being the ability to learn 2 or 3 guitar chords from 'The Bert Weedon Play In A Day' book, could put together a band, encouraged many youngsters into performing music who otherwise would have continued as listeners only. The Beatles first got together as a skiffle group called 'The Quarrymen', and there were many others who were brought into mainstream pop via this route.
You will not hear a single washboard nor tea chest bass during "The Skiffle Sessions", and have to be content with, perhaps some of the best 'skiffle' type music ever, performed by three absolute masters of the genres making up this style of music, Van Morrison, Chris Barber and Lonnie Donegan.Read more ›
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Brilliant for those who like this type of music. Highly recommended.Published 2 months ago by Ian Kirkland
This is one of the most enjoyable albums I have bought in years, the first track is wonderful and it really never lets up at all . Read morePublished 3 months ago by Pauline D Finch
Brilliant - rock, skiffle and a lot of great memories all rolled into one magical album.Published 8 months ago by William Downie
this is superb if you like that sort of thing however if this is not your kind of thing i guess you won't like itPublished 10 months ago by D. Janson
I already have this CD in my collection, and have enjoyed it since it was first released. However, I was asked to find this album for someone else, and Amazon came up trumps!Published 15 months ago by jazzer9