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Hilton Valentine - Skiffledog on Coburg ST

Hilton Valentine - Skiffledog on Coburg ST - 2011

Hilton Stewart Paterson Valentine was born on May 21, 1943 in North Shields, Northumberland England. He immediately taught himself some chordsfrom a book called Teach Yourself a Thousand Chords and formed his own skiffle band called The Heppers.  They played locally in halls and at outdoor venues, with the newspaper calling them "a young but promisingskiffle group." The Heppers eventually evolved into the rock and roll band, The Wildcats which after some personnel changes had Tappy Wright on rhythm guitar.

Tappy was Hilton's best friend and became the road manager for The Animals.The Wildcats were a very popular band in the Tyne & Wear area getting continuous work in Church Halls, Working Men's Clubs and Dance halls. They decided to take it to the next step and recorded a 10" acetate LP at Morton Sound titled Sounds of The Wild Cats. In 1963 The Animals were starting to form.  Chas liked what he heard and asked him to join what was then called The Alan Price Combo. Sadly, the only evidence of this energetic guitar playing is the 1963 live Club - a-go-go recordings. In 1970 he recorded a solo album of what some people categorize as psychedelicized folk music titled "All In Your Head". Hilton has reunited with the original lineup of Animals three times since their split. In 1994, Hilton was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Animals. In May 2001, he was inducted into Hollywood's Rock Walk of Fame along with the other Animals and had a two night reunion concert at the El Rey Theatre. Since 2004 Hilton has been concentrating on acoustic material, under the name SKIFFLEDOG titled CD "It's Folk 'n' Skiffle, Mate!". 

With an acoustic guitar, snare, bass, washboard, spoons and shakers, Hilton Valentinedelivers very high energy Skiffle and Rock n' Roll with some mellow solo material sprinkled on top in album "Skiffledog in Coburg St.

All songs were recorded live in the studio. Only backing vocals and guitar solos were overdubbed.

01. Rockin' Daddy
02. Move It
03. I'm Satisfied With My Gal
04. Rockin' & Rollin'
05. Gamblin' Man
06. Race With the Devil
07. Number Nine Train
08. Twenty Flight Rock
09. You're My Baby
10. My Dixie Darling
11. Lonesome Traveler
12. I'm Wild About My Lovin'
13. Midnight Special
14. Anyway
15. Fran and Lil


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