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Bev Pegg & His Railroad Skiffle Group

From 2020 onwards Bev took a decision to bring to an end his activities with his Railroad Skiffle Group.

The Railroad Skiffle Group began as a brief interlude within Bev's Good Time Jazz Gang's regular shows, and grew from there.

The UK skiffle craze of the mid to late 1950's, popularised by Ken Colyer, Chris Barber, Lonnie Donegan, Chas McDevitt, The Vipers and a host of others, was instrumental to many teenagers taking up the guitar as their preferred instrument.

The Railroad Skiffle Group played a wide selection of skiffle songs with meaningful stories about jail, trains, bank robbery, adultery etc. that were generally sung in the 1920's and 1930's by folk, blues, country and jug band musicians. These songs include "I Shall Not Be Moved", "Freight Train", "Down By The Riverside" which are known by all.

In addition to the conventional skiffle songs, and having a violinist in the group, their programme was interspersed with several interludes of acoustic jazz in the Hot Club of France style

The Railroad Skiffle Group generally played as a four-piece outfit, however the size of the group can varied subject to the financial budget of each individual gig. To meet lower budget engagements, the group can reduced to a duo, or Bev often performed as a solo artist. Whatever the line-up, there was always the addition of loads of laughs with Bev's anecdotes between the songs. As was the case in all of Bev's groups, all musicians were of the highest quality.

Here's a You Tube link to the Skiffle Group playing:

Lost John

Pick A Bale Of Cotton

Lady Be Good

The Six-Five Special

Since Bev decided to bring to an end his band gigs, he was interviewed on two occasions during late 2019. The Jazz Recollections are listed on the Jazz Page of this Website, whereas the other one of an interview by "Creative Black Country" can be found by typing into the YouTube search box "Bev Pegg - Finding Our Funny Roots Interview"

Contact Bev Pegg on...
Telephone: 01562 883493
Mobile: 07979 917374

Email: enquiries@bevpegg.co.uk
(Alternative Email: bevpegg@blueyonder.co.uk)
12, Woodchester, Hagley, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY9 0NF