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    This weeks ukulele challenge is to explore the musical genres of Skiffle and Calypso. The main artists are Lonnie Donegan and Calypso Rose. But you can cover anybody who has done songs in the Skiffle or Calypso styles.

    You can find playlists of their music at.
    Lonnie Donegan:
    and Calypso Rose:

    Here is a list of Traditional Skiffle songs
    Other Calypso singers that you might like to explore

    If you can... do alternate skiffle and calypso songs... that is to say if you do a Lonnie Donegan song then you must do a Calypso Rose song before going on to the next skiffle song and so on and so forth.

    I hope you have a good week. All the best Rob.

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    SOTU #326: Skiffle
    SOTU #326: Calypso
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    Can we write our own skiffle or calypso songs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demimondaine View Post
    Can we write our own skiffle or calypso songs?
    Of course. I remember on the BBC they had calypso singers singing about what was happening
    in the news, and case of going from Plantation to politics

    Cy Grant always did a topical calypso on the Tonight show.
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    Really fun idea Wee_Rob

    Now I gotta skiffle off to Biffalo....

    or is that

    Calipso off to Mixico?
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    alternate skiffle and calypso songs...

    great challenge! my dad knows his skiffle, plus i bet he knows plenty of calypso songs too, i shall get him on board with my research this week, with his musical thinking cap!
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    Nice one!A challenge for me too.
    Take some inspiration folks..one of the most unusual Calypso albums recorded was by Hollywood "hellraiser" actor Robert Mitchum. Called "Calypso - Is like so".While filming in Jamaica in the '50's he got enthralled with the music and subsequently recorded a Calypso album.
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    If Lonnie Donnegan sung it, is it, by definition, a skiffle song?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bird's eye view of my ukelele View Post
    alternate skiffle and calypso songs...

    great challenge! my dad knows his skiffle, plus i bet he knows plenty of calypso songs too, i shall get him on board with my research this week, with his musical thinking cap!
    Well I thought that the week might get top heavy with skiffle songs
    so I thought it best to go with alternate genres so the Calypso does not
    get left out.

    SOCA is very happy music, for inspiration you could try the Mighty Sparrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatbaroque View Post
    Nice one!A challenge for me too.
    Take some inspiration folks..one of the most unusual Calypso albums recorded was by Hollywood "hellraiser" actor Robert Mitchum. Called "Calypso - Is like so".While filming in Jamaica in the '50's he got enthralled with the music and subsequently recorded a Calypso album.
    That was a fun fact. I had look that up to see what he had done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joko View Post
    If Lonnie Donnegan sung it, is it, by definition, a skiffle song?
    With Lonnie everything is possible. If you have a favourite Lonnie song go for it.
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