Bob & Jacqueline Patten English Folk Music Collection

Charlie Hill interview, part 05

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    1CDR0013690 (copy of C1033/300)

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    Bob and Jacqueline Patten Collection

  • Recording locations

    Drewsteignton, Devon, England, UK

  • Interviewees

    Hill, Charlie (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Patten, Bob (speaker, male), Patten, Jacqueline (speaker, female)

  • Recordist

    Patten, Bob

  • Abstract

    ‘I’ve been lucky in so far as I’ve got, in that I met up with the right people at the right time, I met up with people who were interested in me ’. Downs Festival. Meeting Peta Webb ‘a very, very nice person, she’s a very sincere person and she’s a nice singer’ who booked him for the Empress. ‘Danny Quinn and all those lads’. ‘The Traditional [club?]….got the best pay I’d ever had in my life’. Do at Cecil Sharp House compered by Bob Davenport where they were ‘singing all day’. Keith Summers. ‘All those older generation they were all individuals, all individual characters, all very very interesting characters’. Meeting Willie Scott. Would spend hours talking with Fred Jordan. Anecdote about the time when he and Fred were watching a folk group and Fred said ‘If I had my way I’d ram that bloody guitar down his neck’.

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