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Lonnie Donegan - All The Hits And More 1955-62

Lonnie Donegan - All The Hits And More 1955-62

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Lonnie Donegan was a singer, guitarist and bandleader who became known as “The King of Skiffle”, such was his all-pervading influence as a pioneer of skiffle music in the UK in the latter half of the 1950s. He was always fan and keen student of American country and blues music, and gravitated towards the traditional jazz scene in the post-war years – after his jazz band supported US bluesman Lonnie Johnson in 1952, he changed his name from Tony Donegan to Lonnie Donegan. He played with Chris Barber’s band, where skiffle developed as ‘break-out’ music played by the rhythm section during the intervals in shows. Donegan popularised the skiffle form with his hit “Rock Island Line” and it became a national craze, providing the grounding for dozens of future pop and rock stars. This 78-track 2-CD collection features all his 42 UK chart entries plus just about all his other A & B sides from these years, and tracks from EPs. It includes his UK No. 1s with “Cumberland Gap”, “Puttin’ On The Style”, “Gamblin’ Man” and “My Old Man's A Dustman”, plus other Top 10 classics like “Rock Island Line”, “Tom Dooley”, “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour”, “The Battle Of New Orleans”, “Michael Row The Boat Ashore” and many more. It also includes performances with Chris Barber and his hit with Miki & Griff. He was an innovative performer who had a massive influence on the development of British pop music and this is a substantial and entertaining showcase comprising his most popular recordings.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Rock Island Line The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group
2 John Henry The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group
3 Diggin' My Potatoes The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group
4 Bury My Body The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group
5 Midnight Special The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group
6 When The Sun Goes Down The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group
7 New Burying Ground The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group
8 It Takes A Worried Man (To Sing A Worried Song) The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group
9 Stewball The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group
10 Lost John The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group
11 Railroad Bill The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group
12 Stackalee The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group
13 The Ballad Of Jesse James The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group
14 Ol' Riley The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group
15 The Passing Stranger Lonnie Donegan
16 Bring A Little Water Sylvie Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
17 Dead Or Alive Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
18 On A Christmas Day Lonnie Donegan with Chris Barber's Jazz Band
19 Take My Hand Precious Lord Lonnie Donegan with Chris Barber's Jazz Band
20 Wabash Cannonball Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
21 How Long, How Long Blues Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
22 I Shall Not Be Moved Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
23 Nobody's Child The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group
24 Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
25 I'm Alabammy Bound The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group
26 Cumberland Gap Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
27 Love Is Strange Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Gamblin' Man Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
2 Puttin' On The Style Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
3 My Dixie Darling Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
4 I'm Just A Rolling Stone The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group
5 Jack O' Diamonds Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
6 Ham 'N' Eggs Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
7 The Grand Coulee Dam Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
8 Nobody Loves Like An Irishman Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
9 Sally Don't You Grieve Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
10 Betty Betty Betty Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
11 Lonesome Traveller Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
12 Times Are Getting Hard Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
13 Lonnie's Skiffle Party Pt. 1 Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
14 Lonnie's Skiffle Party Pt. 2 Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
15 Tom Dooley Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
16 Rock O' My Soul Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
17 Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On The Bedpost Overnight Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
18 Aunt Rhody (The Old Grey Goose) Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
19 Fort Worth Jail Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
20 Whoa Buck Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
21 The Battle Of New Orleans Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
22 Darling Corey Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
23 Sal's Got A Sugar Lip Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
24 Chesapeake Bay Lonnie Donegan
25 San Miguel Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Talking Guitar Blues Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
2 My Old Man's A Dustman (Ballad Of A Refuse Disposal Officer) Lonnie Donegan And His Group
3 The Golden Vanity Lonnie Donegan And His Group
4 I Wanna Go Home (The Wreck of The John B) Lonnie Donegan
5 Jimmy Brown The Newsboy Lonnie Donegan And His Group
6 Lorelei Lonnie Donegan
7 In All My Wildest Dreams Lonnie Donegan
8 Rockin' Alone (In An Old Rocking Chair) Miki & Griff
9 Lively Lonnie Donegan And His Group
10 Black Cat (Cross My Path Today) Lonnie Donegan And His Group
11 Virgin Mary Lonnie Donegan
12 Beyond The Sunset Lonnie Donegan
13 Bury Me Beneath The Willow Lonnie Donegan
14 Leave My Woman Alone Lonnie Donegan
15 Have A Drink On Me Lonnie Donegan And His Group
16 Seven Daffodils Lonnie Donegan And His Group
17 Michael, Row The Boat Ashore Lonnie Donegan And His Group
18 Lumbered Lonnie Donegan And His Group
19 The Comancheros Lonnie Donegan
20 Ramblin' Round Lonnie Donegan And His Group
21 The Party's Over Lonnie Donegan
22 Over The Rainbow Lonnie Donegan
23 I'll Never Fall In Love Again Lonnie Donegan
24 Keep On The Sunny Side Lonnie Donegan And His Group
25 Pick A Bale Of Cotton Lonnie Donegan And His Group
26 Steal Away Lonnie Donegan And His Group
  • EAN:
    824046915025
  • Release:
    May 2024
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Brand:
    Acrobat
  • Product Code:
    ACTRCD9150
  • Weight:
    0.2kg