Bob Davenport English Folk Music Collection
Sam Sherry interview, part 02
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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
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
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).