skiffle

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Post by Edwin F Ashworth » Sun May 11, 2014 5:31 pm

The tea chest bass could be accompanied by kettle drums and somebody on the spoons. Widely used by groups playing infusion music.
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Mon May 12, 2014 5:12 am

Just so long as it's not Liptons.
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Post by Bobinwales » Sun May 25, 2014 4:53 pm

This is especially for Shelley.

This is Skiffle. I was actually there when this was recorded by S4C, the Welsh Language Television maker, which explains the short interviews at the end.

Not only do you get the tea-chest bass but the washboard and the right-handed guitar played upside-down by the left-handed guitarist!
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Re: skiffle

Post by tony h » Mon May 26, 2014 10:43 am

One of the social points about a tea=chest is that they were the ubiquitous packing case. And as such became the default piece of furniture for everyone moving into their first (or fifth) digs. Amongst my musician friends they got roped in as all sorts of instruments. But turning up at someone's place with a bradawl and a piece of string and was a cool way to start the music.

The tea-chest started to disappear in the md 80s when health and safety decided that the ragged edges and (internally) projecting nails where an unsuitable risk and we had to used manufactured cardboard boxes.

http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/x/old-tea- ... 736033.jpg
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With the right context almost anything can sound appropriate.

Re: skiffle

Post by Wizard of Oz » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:49 am

.. Shelley it is all in how well you wiggle your broomstick ..

WoZ on lagerphone
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