Bob Davenport English Folk Music Collection

Bob Davenport interview, part 05

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:09:36

  • Shelf mark

    2CDR0010840 (copy of C1047/52)

  • Recording date

    1979-06-14

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Bob Davenport Archive

  • Interviewees

    Davenport, Bob (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Tchalenko, John (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Tchalenko, John

  • Abstract

    Interview continued. Family life in Gateshead; the pension that his family received after father’s death; his father’s occupation and seven year apprenticeship; local collieries around Gateshead; his desire to be a conscientious objector but lack of back up; his lack of interest in communism because it condemned jazz; buying records and listening to “Family favourites” on the radio

  • Description

    Item notes: Interview arranged by John Tchalenko in preparation for the making of his film "The Bolden Lad: aspects of traditional music in working class Britain" (Arts Council of Great Britain, 1980) . Interviewee notes: Traditional singer. Recording notes: Recorded with 50Hz crystal neopilot track (not audible on playback copy).

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Bob Davenport interview, part 05

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