Thank heavens someone posted a message other than me!
Geoff I certainly do not want to be the only one posting to this thread! In fact I wish I could change the name to "LYR ADD: Jug Band and Skiffle Songs" or somethiing like that.
Also, I would disagree that the necessary ingredient for a jug band and/or song is that it include a jug in its instrumentation. There are several "Jug Bands" for example that used my favorite instrument the gutbucket. Others play what they call "jug band" tunes but use banjos, kazoos, harmonicas, guitars, washboards, and ukes and no jugs.
Also, Jug Band songs in the States seemed to come out of the urban blues, early "hot jazz" and novelty tunes. English Skiffle seemed to take american and english folk tunes, speed them up and add a sort of Rock beat.
Is this how other people see the two forms?
Susan: I am unaware of any Christian Jug Songs, but I am just in the process of really learning about the style.