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The Best Skiffle Bands/Artists  

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Skiffle artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good skiffle bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top skiffle bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Skiffle groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all skiffle bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest skiffle bands of all time, since the most famous skiffle artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best skiffle music.

You can click on the skiffle band names to see more information about that particular notable skiffle group. If they're near the top of the best skiffle artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top skiffle bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the skiffle band names themselves.

The list you're viewing has a variety of artists in it, like Van Morrison and Rory Gallagher. Help out your favorites on this list by upvoting them to the top of the list. What's the best item on this list? Keith Moon? Cliff Richard?

All important, significant and iconic names in skiffle music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new skiffle bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of skiffle, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into skiffle music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good skiffle bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent skiffle bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best skiffle bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest skiffle musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular skiffle bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Lonnie Donegan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Skiffle Bands/Artists
Skiffle, Folk music, Traditional pop music
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The Quarrymen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Skiffle Bands/Artists
Skiffle, Rock music, Rock and roll
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Chris Barber is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Skiffle Bands/Artists
Skiffle, Ragtime, Swing music
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Rory Storm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Skiffle Bands/Artists
Skiffle
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Thrill Collins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Skiffle Bands/Artists
Skiffle, Lounge music, Ska
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The Notting Hillbillies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Skiffle Bands/Artists
Skiffle, Alternative rock, Country
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Days of Skiffle. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Skiffle Bands/Artists
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Denny Wright is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Skiffle Bands/Artists
Skiffle, Folk music, Jazz
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Cliff Richard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Skiffle Bands/Artists
Skiffle, Christian music, Pop music
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Clinton Ford is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Skiffle Bands/Artists
Skiffle, Traditional pop music, Trad jazz
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Zapoppin' is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Skiffle Bands/Artists
Skiffle, Folk music, Alternative rock
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The 6-5 Specials Skiffle Band ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Skiffle Bands/Artists
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Ferre Grignard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Skiffle Bands/Artists
Skiffle, Folk music, Blues
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The Dodge Brothers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Skiffle Bands/Artists
Skiffle, Americana, Rockabilly
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Danny Thompson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Skiffle Bands/Artists
Skiffle, Rock music, Folk rock
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The Gutter Brothers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Skiffle Bands/Artists
Skiffle, Blues-rock, Pop music
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Reinhard Mey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Skiffle Bands/Artists
Skiffle, Chanson, Folk music
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The Strapping Fieldhands is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Skiffle Bands/Artists
Skiffle, Indie, Indie rock
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The Lords is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Skiffle Bands/Artists
Skiffle, Rock music, Merseybeat
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Alun Davies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Skiffle Bands/Artists
Skiffle, Pop music, Folk music
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Ken Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Skiffle Bands/Artists
Skiffle, Rock and roll
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Geoff Bradford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Skiffle Bands/Artists
Skiffle, Blues-rock, Folk rock
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The Boothill Foot-Tappers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Skiffle Bands/Artists
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The Skiffle Tramps is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Skiffle Bands/Artists
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