Bob Davenport English Folk Music Collection

Sam Sherry interview, part 01

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:06:48

  • 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

  • Interviewees

    Sherry, Sam, 1912-2001 (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Tchalenko, John (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Tise, Edward

  • Abstract

    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

  • 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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