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VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP (Live 1957) Rare / Song: PICK A BALE OF COTTON
VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP (Live 1957) Rare / Song: PICK A BALE OF COTTON
Published: 2012/04/23
Channel: Dilson A. Barbosa
THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP  MAGGIE MAY  78RPM
THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP MAGGIE MAY 78RPM
Published: 2013/08/28
Channel: recreateist
THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP  STREAMLINE TRAIN  78RPM
THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP STREAMLINE TRAIN 78RPM
Published: 2013/08/28
Channel: recreateist
The Vipers Skiffle Group - Liverpool Blues
The Vipers Skiffle Group - Liverpool Blues
Published: 2013/02/27
Channel: Jarski J.
The Vipers Skiffle Group Part 1
The Vipers Skiffle Group Part 1
Published: 2012/08/28
Channel: Peter Bausch
The Vipers Skiffle Group cumberland gap
The Vipers Skiffle Group cumberland gap
Published: 2011/03/24
Channel: Ralph Edvardsson
WALLY WHYTON WITH THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP Easy Rider(  see see rider blues ) 1957
WALLY WHYTON WITH THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP Easy Rider( see see rider blues ) 1957
Published: 2016/05/31
Channel: bebopcapitol
The Vipers Skiffle Group-Don
The Vipers Skiffle Group-Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O.wmv
Published: 2012/04/19
Channel: alainc91
The King Brothers, Jim Dale and The Vipers Skiffle Group
The King Brothers, Jim Dale and The Vipers Skiffle Group 'Top Ten Special'
Published: 2014/04/13
Channel: OldiesAl
THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP Cumberland Gap 1957
THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP Cumberland Gap 1957
Published: 2015/02/06
Channel: bebopcapitol
THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP  10,000 YEARS AGO
THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP 10,000 YEARS AGO
Published: 2013/08/28
Channel: recreateist
THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP  HEY LILEY, LILEY LO  78RPM
THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP HEY LILEY, LILEY LO 78RPM
Published: 2013/08/28
Channel: recreateist
WALLY WHYTON WITH THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP All Shook Up & Last Train To San Fernando 1957
WALLY WHYTON WITH THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP All Shook Up & Last Train To San Fernando 1957
Published: 2016/05/28
Channel: bebopcapitol
10,000 Years Ago—Vipers Skiffle Group
10,000 Years Ago—Vipers Skiffle Group
Published: 2013/06/28
Channel: TheeDixieFlatline
MAGGIE MAY by The Vipers Skiffle Group 1957
MAGGIE MAY by The Vipers Skiffle Group 1957
Published: 2012/01/30
Channel: cdbpdx
The Vipers Skiffle Group -
The Vipers Skiffle Group - 'Streamline Train' - 1957 45rpm
Published: 2012/10/10
Channel: JukeboxSaturdayNite
Wanderin
Wanderin' - The Vipers Skiffle Group
Published: 2016/05/13
Channel: bmoviefan100
The Vipers Skiffle Group - Homing Bird
The Vipers Skiffle Group - Homing Bird
Published: 2013/02/27
Channel: Jarski J.
The Vipers Skiffle Group - The Cumberland Gap
The Vipers Skiffle Group - The Cumberland Gap
Published: 2015/09/18
Channel: MAJESTIC JUKEBOX
The Vipers Skiffle Group - 10.000 Years Ago (1957)
The Vipers Skiffle Group - 10.000 Years Ago (1957)
Published: 2010/12/08
Channel: ptm51
THE CUMBERLAND GAP by The Vipers Skiffle Group 1957
THE CUMBERLAND GAP by The Vipers Skiffle Group 1957
Published: 2012/01/30
Channel: cdbpdx
The Vipers Skiffle Group -
The Vipers Skiffle Group - 'Railroad Steamboat' - 1957 45rpm
Published: 2012/10/29
Channel: JukeboxSaturdayNite
The Vipers Skiffle Group Part 2
The Vipers Skiffle Group Part 2
Published: 2012/08/28
Channel: Peter Bausch
Vipers Skiffle Group “Maggie May” Beatles record John Lennon Parlophone R4289
Vipers Skiffle Group “Maggie May” Beatles record John Lennon Parlophone R4289
Published: 2015/12/26
Channel: Tim Gracyk
The Vipers Skiffle Group - Don
The Vipers Skiffle Group - Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O
Published: 2011/05/02
Channel: ptm51
THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP " SKIFFLE PARTY "  78RPM
THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP " SKIFFLE PARTY " 78RPM
Published: 2013/08/28
Channel: recreateist
THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP " SKIFFLE PARTY " 78RPM
THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP " SKIFFLE PARTY " 78RPM
Published: 2013/08/28
Channel: recreateist
The Vipers Skiffle Group  Pay Me My Money Down
The Vipers Skiffle Group Pay Me My Money Down
Published: 2013/05/04
Channel: Heath Wilson
Vipers Skiffle Group Ain;t You Glad.
Vipers Skiffle Group Ain;t You Glad.
Published: 2012/08/26
Channel: RGMFRIEND
Fast Rattlers Skiffle Group - Pick a Bale of Cotton - Leadbelly / Vipers Skiffle Group Cover
Fast Rattlers Skiffle Group - Pick a Bale of Cotton - Leadbelly / Vipers Skiffle Group Cover
Published: 2017/07/27
Channel: Fast Rattlers Skiffle Songbook
The Vipers "No Other Baby"
The Vipers "No Other Baby"
Published: 2013/12/15
Channel: 3 Chord Philosophy
Maggie May - The Fast Rattlers Skiffle Group - Vipers Skiffle Group Cover
Maggie May - The Fast Rattlers Skiffle Group - Vipers Skiffle Group Cover
Published: 2016/12/19
Channel: Fast Rattlers Skiffle Songbook
Vipers Skiffle Group, The - Streamline Train(1957)
Vipers Skiffle Group, The - Streamline Train(1957)
Published: 2015/10/25
Channel: finnigan49
Vipers Skiffle Group Dont you rock me Daddy O with psychedelic Gifs
Vipers Skiffle Group Dont you rock me Daddy O with psychedelic Gifs
Published: 2017/07/19
Channel: musicoldy the last Rock n Roller
Fast Rattlers Skiffle Group - Maggie May - Vipers Skiffle Group Cover
Fast Rattlers Skiffle Group - Maggie May - Vipers Skiffle Group Cover
Published: 2017/07/23
Channel: Fast Rattlers Skiffle Songbook
The Vipers Skiffle Group Part 3
The Vipers Skiffle Group Part 3
Published: 2012/08/28
Channel: Peter Bausch
Vipers Skiffle Group, The - Railroad Steamboat(1957)
Vipers Skiffle Group, The - Railroad Steamboat(1957)
Published: 2015/10/16
Channel: finnigan49
The Vipers Skiffle Group Part 4
The Vipers Skiffle Group Part 4
Published: 2012/08/28
Channel: Peter Bausch
THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP  PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN  78RPM
THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN 78RPM
Published: 2013/08/28
Channel: recreateist
Maggie May - Skiffle - Vipers Skiffle Group cover - Jez Quayle
Maggie May - Skiffle - Vipers Skiffle Group cover - Jez Quayle
Published: 2016/04/12
Channel: Fast Rattlers Skiffle Songbook
THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP  JIM DANDY  78RPM
THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP JIM DANDY 78RPM
Published: 2013/08/28
Channel: recreateist
THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP  RAILROAD STEAMBOAT  78RPM
THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP RAILROAD STEAMBOAT 78RPM
Published: 2013/08/28
Channel: recreateist
Maggie May - The Viper Skiffle Group
Maggie May - The Viper Skiffle Group
Published: 2017/06/08
Channel: Trocol Harum
VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP  "Jim Dandy"  UK - PARLOPHONE 1957 LaVern Baker
VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP "Jim Dandy" UK - PARLOPHONE 1957 LaVern Baker
Published: 2015/07/19
Channel: MrSteamhammer100
THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP  THE CUMBERLAND GAP 78RPM
THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP THE CUMBERLAND GAP 78RPM
Published: 2013/08/28
Channel: recreateist
vipers skiffle
vipers skiffle
Published: 2015/05/10
Channel: Robert Dean
THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP  HOMING BIRD  78RPM
THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP HOMING BIRD 78RPM
Published: 2013/08/28
Channel: recreateist
Fast Rattlers Skiffle Group - Pay Me My Money Down - Weavers / Vipers Skiffle Group Cover
Fast Rattlers Skiffle Group - Pay Me My Money Down - Weavers / Vipers Skiffle Group Cover
Published: 2017/07/24
Channel: Fast Rattlers Skiffle Songbook
Don
Don't You Rock Me Daddy O - Skiffle - Vipers Skiffle Group cover - Jez Quayle
Published: 2016/04/13
Channel: Fast Rattlers Skiffle Songbook
VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP  "Railroad Steamboat"  Deutsche ODEON 1958 Skiffle
VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP "Railroad Steamboat" Deutsche ODEON 1958 Skiffle
Published: 2016/11/12
Channel: MrSteamhammer100
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WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE

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The Vipers Skiffle Group – later known simply as The Vipers – were one of the leading British groups during the skiffle period of the mid to late 1950s, and were important in the careers of radio and television presenter Wally Whyton, coffee bar manager Johnny Martyn, wire salesman Jean Van den Bosch, instrument repairer Tony Tolhurst, journalist John Pilgrim, record producer George Martin, and several members of The Shadows.

History[edit]

The group formed in the spring of 1956 in central London, originally as a trio of singer-guitarists comprising Whyton, Johnny Martyn (born John Martyn Booker, 1934 - 2007), and Jean Van den Bosch, who was replaced in 1958 by Freddy Lloyd. Later that summer they added a rhythm section, Tony Tolhurst (bass) and John Pilgrim (washboard), and took up residency at the renowned Soho music venue, the 2i's Coffee Bar. There, they sometimes jammed with jazz musician Mike Pratt and singer Tommy Hicks, later known as Tommy Steele. In September 1956 they were offered an audition with George Martin at Parlophone Records, and won a recording contract.

Their second single, "Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O", produced by Martin, reached number 10 in the UK Singles Chart in early 1957.[1] Although the songwriting credits were given to Whyton,[2] the song is a variant of the folk standard "Sail Away Ladies", as recorded by Uncle Dave Macon in the 1920s. In the same year they released their version of "Maggie May", which was banned from BBC Radio because of its sexual content, despite the group's attempt to minimise the bawdy content of the lyrics.[3]

The group came into direct competition with Lonnie Donegan on the rival Pye label, who imitated Whyton's arrangements but had the bigger hits, both with "Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O" and with its follow-up "Cumberland Gap". However, the Vipers' version of the latter song again made the UK Top 10, and was followed by their last chart hit, "Streamline Train".[1] Significantly, Martin later commented that working with the Vipers gave him important experience in working with informally trained (Whyton being a skilled trad jazz trombonist), but enthusiastic group of musicians.[4]

The Vipers Skiffle Group continued to record, and for a time were one of the biggest stage attractions among British groups and were second only to Donegan in terms of their skiffle based success.[2] Whyton and Booker also made an album released in the U.S. called The Original Soho Skiffle Group, a showcase for traditional folk and blues music, with sleeve notes by Nat Hentoff. However, by 1958 the skiffle craze was over,[2] and the Vipers dropped the "Skiffle Group" designation from their name.

As The Vipers, the group at one point added Hank Marvin, Jet Harris and Tony Meehan, who would go on to form The Drifters, later The Shadows. However, the group finally disintegrated when their recording contract ran out in 1960. Whyton later moved on to a successful career as a radio and television presenter.

In 1999, Paul McCartney covered the Vipers' "No Other Baby" (written by Bob Watson and Dickie Bishop) in his retrospective covers album, Run Devil Run.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 587. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ a b c Du Noyer, Paul (2003). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music (1st ed.). Fulham, London: Flame Tree Publishing. p. 23. ISBN 1-904041-96-5. 
  3. ^ Dominic Strinati, Come on Down?: Popular Media Culture in Post-War Britain, Routledge, 1992, p.305.
  4. ^ Bruce Eder, The Vipers Skiffle Group, Allmusic.com. Retrieved 28 February 2017

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