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.
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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: Skiffle Anyone?, Vol. 2. Release year: 2013. Download The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group - Rock Island Line. Skiffle Anyone?, Vol. 2: Best 2 songs. Adam Faith And The Worried Men - This Little Light 03:10. Don Lang Skiffle Group - Bye and Bye 01:26. Album: Skiffle Anyone?, Vol. 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.
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|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|
|45-F10647||The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group*||Rock Island Line (7")||Decca||45-F10647||UK||1956|