City Ramblers Revival

City-Ramblers-2012On 22nd April, our skiffle band, City Ramblers Revival (website pending) – Simon Prager, Doc Stenson, George Bridges, Joe Barton and me were filmed and recorded at the Poetry Cafe by Archive Film Agency –  good fun but hot and sweaty for all. (Thanks to the audience for mostly sticking it out, retakes included.) We haven’t seen or heard the footage yet, but it seemed to go quite well. Watch Youtube for samples.     CRR are based on the City Ramblers, my fifties’ skiffle group, who played on TV and radio, were recorded by Tempo, Storyville and Topic, toured Europe, played in Moscow and had their own venue – the Skiffle Cellar, 49 Greek Street, in London’s Soho.


3 thoughts on “City Ramblers Revival

  1. Patrick Cleary

    I was a paid up member of the Skiffle Cellar back in 1958. They were wonderful times. I wish I could turn the clock back. Five bob membership, half a crown to get in. 9d for a coffee. Happy days


    1. myra clement

      fantastic days !! what a great place many a Sat night was spent there …what would “health & safety” made of the loo ? I could go on…………



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