Bob Davenport English Folk Music Collection

Sam Sherry interview, part 02

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:14

  • Shelf mark

    2CDR0010826 (copy of C1047/10)

  • Recording date

    1979-06-06

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Bob Davenport Archive

  • Recording locations

    Unknown location (possibly Sam Sherry's home), Lancashire, England, UK

  • Recordist

    Tise, Edward

  • Abstract

    Singing; each comedy singer had his own songs; his father’s songs; the influence of Black American styles eg. buck and wing, which did originally come from the British Isles; step and clog dancing traditions of Lancashire and the north-east and how they progressed; the dancers that he considers to be the best eg. Peg Leg Bates who danced at the London Palladium in the 1930s

  • Description

    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).

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