Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Dodge Brothers: Number Nine

This Traditional Tuesday, I am stretching the limit with a genre I have yet to feature on Reading Between the Grooves: skiffle. Related to American jug band music of the 1930s, skiffle became highly popular in Britain in the 1950s with Lonnie Donegan’s recordings. Even The Beatles evolved from John Lennon’s band the Quarrymen -- a skiffle band from Liverpool.

Today’s selection is by The Dodge Brothers from Southampton, England performing “Number Nine” on the BBC’s Culture Show from May 2007. I think this is first time I’d ever seen a double bass player play harmonica in a rack.


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