Ken Colyer's Skiffle Group - Down By The Riverside

Britain Before "The Invasion": A New Perspective

Episode 1

Episode date - April 23, 2010

How Music Changed

    How Music Changed is primarily the story of how American music changed and developed, but this chapter focuses on music that is generally obscure to most Americans.

    Nevertheless, these songs would eventually coalesce into one of the most influential music trends in pop music history, so starting with this show, we look at the music that caused the British Invasion to happen.

    Tracks include;

    1) She Loves you – The Beatles

    2) Dinah – The Quintette of the Hot Club of France

    3) Small Town – Al Bowlly

    4) Imagine Me on the Maginot Line – George Formby

    5) We’ll Meet Again – Vera Lynn

    6) Bluebell Polka – Jimmy Shand

    7) He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands – Laurie London

    8) Bad Penny Blues – Humphrey Littleton

    9) The Isle of Capri – Ken Colyer

    10) Petite Fleur – Chris Barber

    11) Rock Island Line – Lonnie Donegan

    12) Midnight Special – Ken Colyer's Skiffle Group

    Channel 138 - Britain Before "The Invasion"