Various - The Cavern Club: The Jazz & Skiffle Years 1957-2017

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To mark the Cavern Club’s 60th Anniversary year, this special limited edition 10” blue vinyl LP (individually numbered 001-500) celebrates its diverse musical heritage, showcasing some of the legends of Modern Jazz and Skiffle that performed at the Cavern in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. The Cavern was even the official base for the Liverpool branch of the ‘Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Club’. Passionate about Skiffle, Donegan used his Skiffle Clubs to encourage young musicians to get on stage and give it a go. Although Donegan visited the Cavern, he was far too big a name to perform there in those days, but he did take to the stage on the 24th of May 2001 for a special one-off gig.

The Cavern Club - The Jazz And Skiffle Years isn’t just a historical record of the Cavern’s rich and diverse musical heritage, it’s a stunning collection of great music. Featuring all things Jazz, from Trad. to Modern, through to Skiffle. This special collection features Jazz legends George Melly (UK), Liverpool’s very own Merseysippi Jazz Band (UK), Ronnie Scott (UK), Tubby Hayes (UK) and Mose Allison (USA). On the flip side, we feature five popular Skiffle pioneers - Lonnie Donegan (UK), Beryl Bryden (UK), Chas. McDevitt (UK), Johnny Duncan (USA) andLiverpool’s very own Dickie Bishop (UK). Paul McCartney paid homage to his Skiffle roots in 1999, recording a fine cover of Bishop’s ‘No Other Baby’ on ‘Run Devil Run’ album, you can hear the original right here!

1a I'm a Ding Dong Daddy (Decca 45-F10763) 1956 - George Melly With Mick Mulligan And His Band
2a Chicago Buzz (Esquire EP 130) 1957 - Merseysippi Jazz Band
3a Quicksilver (Esquire EP 612) 1955 - Ronnie Scott Orchestra
4a Orient Line (Tempo EP EXA 14) 1955 - Tubby Hayes And His Orchestra
5a Parchman Farm (Esquire EP 214) 1959 - Mose Allison Trio

1b Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O (PYE Nixa EP NEP 24040) 1957 - Lonnie Donegan And His Skiffle Group
2b Casey Jones (Decca F 10823) 1956 - Beryl Bryden's Back-Room Skiffle
3b Deep Down (Oriole 1405) 1957 - The Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group
4b Blue Blue Heartache (Columbia DB3996) 1957 - Johnny Duncan And The Blue Grass Boys
5b No Other Baby (Decca F 10869) 1957 - Dickie Bishop And The Sidekicks