Bob Davenport English Folk Music Collection
Bob Davenport interview, part 21
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2CDR0010841 (copy of C1047/57)
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Bob Davenport Archive
Davenport, Bob (speaker, male)
Tchalenko, John (speaker, male)
The importance of dance and rhythm; his performances; his opinion of himself as a professional singer; the storytelling function of ballads; tailoring his performance according to his audience; his refusal to sing in many folk clubs; folk clubs being taken over by school teachers; the importance of singing with conviction
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).