Eefin Music

NPR’s Jennifer Sharpe has defined eefin music as "a kind of hiccupping, rhythmic wheeze that started in rural Tennessee more than 100 years ago."

Back in the early 1960s, some in the record industry thought that eefin was going to be the next big thing. Though the hopes for it never panned out. The biggest eefin hit was "Little Eefin Annie" by Joe Perkins, which reached #76 in the charts in 1963.

But if you're a fan of Benny Hill, you might appreciate the song 'Eefin Nanny Stomp,' released in 1960 by Billy Hutch His Harmonica And Orchestra. You can clearly hear the Benny Hill theme (Yakety Sax) during parts of it.

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Jan 23, 2020
     Category: Music | 1960s

If you like Eefin, here's a two hour show I did featuring Eefin, hiccoughing and stuttering songs.

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Posted by S. Norman on 01/23/20 at 07:08 AM
The television show Hee Haw regularly had a segment where two of the performers did eefin along with hamboneing - the use of the body as a percussion instrument by slapping, clapping, etc.
Posted by Patrick on 01/23/20 at 08:06 AM
Within the first 10 seconds of the first selection that was what crossed my mind, Patrick.
Posted by KDP on 01/23/20 at 12:46 PM
Spike Jones,in 1952. About halfway in.
Posted by FRANK on 01/24/20 at 04:06 PM
Sounds like Inuit throat-singing.
Posted by Yudith on 01/25/20 at 10:29 AM
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