[Dixielandjazz] skiffle

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Sat Sep 6 06:45:47 PDT 2003

Hi all,
Skiffle is being given the benefit of a `conference` in Liverpool.
The organiser,Scott Oram who plays with The Ratcatchers is from Liverpool 
School of Art and Design at John Moores University.
He says ` With the death of Lonnie Donegan skiffle is being reevaluated as 
its importance in the evolution of such groups as the Beatles is recognised.
"As technology and the media dominate the music industry and our pubs and 
clubs fall victim to the backing track determinism of karaoke, is there perhaps 
the need for the spirit of skiffle to rise for the sake of the community, 
music, and society.
There are 10 speakers at the conference including a research student in 
Japanese experimental music.
Mr Mike Brocken who lectures in popular music at the University will use 
"synchronic and diachronic methods" to understand the significance of 
skiffle.(Sounds better than working for a living) He also claims that `Rock Island Line` 
is the most important British recording of the 20th century.

If you  would like to read the full article go to   <guardian.co.uk/arts> 

Get your ticket at the station.......



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