The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #38726   Message #1420373
Posted By: Roger the Skiffler
25-Feb-05 - 04:00 AM
Thread Name: What is Skiffle?
Subject: RE: What is Skiffle?
The sub-title to a recent CD called Skiffle Revival says it all really:
"Songs about trains, women, alcohol and death" !! A good enough definition for the blues,too,really!

[Chas McDevitt claims on the sleeve "The Dan Burley Skiffle Group of the late 1930s and 1940s gave their name to the genre" but quotes above give an earlier usage.]

(I'll skiffle off now!)