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Thread #38726   Message #1421048
Posted By: PoppaGator
25-Feb-05 - 05:35 PM
Thread Name: What is Skiffle?
Subject: RE: What is Skiffle?
As you may know:

The kids in Bristol are sharp as a pistol
When they do
The Bristol Stomp

Of course, that was Bristol, Pennsylvania, just outside Philly, back in about 1958-59 or so.

And no, WLD, sadly enough, Skiffle did not happen in the US. Closest thing we had was the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, just one small part of the folk revival (or "Folk Scare"). Great stuff, surely, but not nearly enough of it...