Bob Davenport English Folk Music Collection
Bob Davenport interview, part 01
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2CDR0010840 (copy of C1047/51)
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Bob Davenport Archive
Davenport, Bob (speaker, male)
Tchalenko, John (speaker, male)
Bob Davenport talks about how he first became involved in folk music in London the 1950s; Irish music in Camden Town; fighting gangs in the Bedford Arms (Billy Hill and Jack "Spot" Comer); singing at the Skiffle Cellar in Greek Street in Soho with Margaret Barry & Michael Gorman; singing at a benefit concert for Pete Seeger who was in jail in the US; singing at a competition at EFDSS where many people objected to his style
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).