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Skiffle

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A style of Folk music that features homemade instruments like washboards, jugs and musical saws. Popular in the USA in the 1920's to 1940's with influences from blues and jazz. In Britain in the 1950's and early 60s it experienced a resurgence combining with rock and roll and becoming popular among Teddy boy teenagers of whom would most become the rock bands of the 1960s (The Beatles for example), following the popular artists such as Lonnie Donegan and The Vipers Skiffle Group. It also became popular again in the USA during the 1990's.

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