|Performer:||The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group|
|Title:||Rock Island Line|
|Category:||World, Folk, Country|
|Other format:||WMA AUD DTS MPC MOD RA AC3|
|A||Rock Island Line|
|FJ. 10647||Lonnie Donegan's Skiffle Group||Rock Island Line / John Henry (Shellac, 10")||Decca||FJ. 10647||UK||1955|
|F. 10647||Lonnie Donegan's Skiffle Group||Rock Island Line / John Henry (Shellac, 10")||Decca||F. 10647||New Zealand||Unknown|
|F.10647, XDR 19299||Lonnie Donegan's Skiffle Group||Rock Island Line (7", RE)||Decca, Decca||F.10647, XDR 19299||UK||Unknown|
|1650||Lonnie Donegan's Skiffle Group||Rock Island Line / John Henry (Shellac, 10", Single)||London Records||1650||US||Unknown|
|D 18 230||The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group*||Rock Island Line (7", Single)||Decca||D 18 230||Germany||1956|
Donegan was known as 'The King of Skiffle,' which was a kind of ues fusion usually using homemade or improvised instruments. This was the first of 17 Top 10 hits for him in the UK and the first of two Top 10s in the US - the first British male to achieve that feat. Leadbelly (Huddie Ledbetter) originally recorded this track in 1936. The story goes that whilst Donegan was recording a jazz album with Chris Barber Jazz Band, the band went out for coffee leaving the tape running. Donegan took up the microphone and sung this song to the accompaniment of a passing girl.
Rock Island Line" is an American folk song. Ostensibly about the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, it appeared as a folk song as early as 1929. The October 1934 recording, by Kelly Pace and a group of convicts, was released on the compilation album A Treasury of Library of Congress Field Recordings (released 1997). Lead Belly – Recorded in Washington, . on June 22, 1937, the first of many recordings he made during his career, the last being live at the University of Texas at Austin on June 15, 1949. Rock Island Line" appears on the Lead Belly compilation Rock Island Line: Original 1935-1943 Recordings (released 2003), among many others. Lonnie Donegan (single 1955) – In July 1954 Donegan recorded this fast-tempo version of "Rock Island Line", with Chris Barber's Jazz Band.
Album: Rock Island Line: Stomp and Skiffle Classics (Remastered Version), 2011. com Lonnie Donegan performs "Rock Island Line" live on "Putting on the Donegan" 15/6/1961. Has been played on. United States 9.
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Album: Decca Showcase Volume 5. The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group: best 2 tracks. The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group - Putting on the Style Skiffle Anyone?, Vol. 1, 2013 03:30. Lonnie Donegan, The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group - John Henry New Orleans Joys, 2011 02:06. Artist: The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group.
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