Bob Davenport English Folk Music Collection
Sam Sherry interview, part 01
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2CDR0010826 (copy of C1047/10)
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Bob Davenport Archive
Unknown location (possibly Sam Sherry's home), Lancashire, England, UK
Sherry, Sam, 1912-2001 (speaker, male)
Tchalenko, John (speaker, male)
180/1: playback of 78 rpm disc of the Sherry brothers followed by Sam Sherry talking about the recording (with disc continuing in background). Talks about clog dancing steps; how clog dancing lost its regional flavour and became a mix of the best of everything when it moved to the music hall stage; Johnson Elwood; playing guitar; his brothers and the instruments they played; the Sherry Bothers’ standard act, which included instrumental music, a comedy act, acrobatic dance routines, and his brother Jim doing bird impressions
Item notes: Includes announcements of slate and take numbers with clapperboard . Interviewee notes: Variety theatre entertainer and speciality dancer, particularly known for his acrobatic clog dancing. Recording notes: Recorded with 50Hz crystal neopilot track (not audible on playback copy).