Bob Davenport English Folk Music Collection
Bob Davenport interview, part 05
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Davenport, Bob (speaker, male)
Tchalenko, John (speaker, male)
Interview continued. Family life in Gateshead; the pension that his family received after father’s death; his father’s occupation and seven year apprenticeship; local collieries around Gateshead; his desire to be a conscientious objector but lack of back up; his lack of interest in communism because it condemned jazz; buying records and listening to “Family favourites” on the radio
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).