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Thursday, December 10, 2009

(3) Lonnie Donegan & Skiffle Music, British 60s

SONGS I LOVE:
Putting On The Style

Sweet sixteen, goes to church
Just to see the boys
Screams and laughs and giggles
At every little noise
Turns her face a little
And turns her head awhile
But everybody knows
She's only putting on the style

Released on 28/06/1957 with Gamblin' Man on the flip, Putting On The Style was 2 weeks at #1 and 19 weeks on the hit parade chart. And blogger loves this song so much he still remembers the words, especially the chorus.

Chorus:
She's putting on the agony
Putting on the style
That's what all the young folks
Are doing all the while
And as I look around me
I sometimes have to smile
Seeing all the young folks
Putting on the style

Donegan was as big as the Beatles and Cliff Richard but they came on the scene later. He was the King of Skiffle and with a washboard, a tea chest bass (box, stick, string) and a cheap Spanish guitar, Donegan and his mates entertained audiences with folk and blues songs following a skiffle-group style of the 1930s.

The earlier songs that blogger love are, Cumberland Gap, Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O, Gamblin' Man and Rock Island Line. There are many websites on Lonnie Donegan and if you haven't heard of him, you should visit these sites.
Image: flickr.com
Original article: Andy Lim Collection.

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