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Skiffle Bands

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Skiffle Bands

The skiffle band—a kind of ensemble that nearly disappeared after the 1920s—uses homemade or inexpensive instruments, including washboards, harmonicas, jugs, washtub basses, kazoos, tin flutes, woodblocks, and slide whistles to play a variety of songs. The recordings featured here were made between 1954 and 1957, and the musicians are mostly older men.

Track Listing

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Raise a Ruckus Tonight The Mobile Strugglers 3:11
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Rock Me, Baby The Mobile Strugglers 2:56
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My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean The Mobile Strugglers 3:40
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Trouble, Trouble Followed Me All of My Days The Mobile Strugglers 3:40
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Interview with Virgil Perkins Virgil Perkins 1:42
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Goin Around the Mountain, Darlin' Bessie Virgil Perkins and Jack Sims 3:55
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John Henry Virgil Perkins and Jack Sims 4:30
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Harmonica and Guitar Blues The Memphis Jug Band 3:16
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Tippin' Round The Memphis Jug Band 4:44
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Interview and Solos: a. Old John Booker, You Call That Gone Gus Cannon 4:13
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What You Gonna Do, Baby, When Your Troubles Get Like Mine The Memphis Jug Band 2:41
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Interview with Will Shade and Charlie Burse Will Shade and Charlie Burse 2:51
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Take Your Fingers Off It The Memphis Jug Band 2:57
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