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Clarke, Bob (folk musician) (mouth harp / singer, male)


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  • Title:
    Bob Clarke / Jimmy White / George Taylor
  • Contributor: Clarke, Bob (folk musician) (mouth harp / singer, male); White, Jimmy (folk musician) (speaker and singer, male); Taylor, George (folk musician) (melodeon / accordion); Kennedy, Peter, (sound recordist)
  • Subjects: England; Folk songs; Folk dance music
  • Place Name: Whittingham, Northumberland, England, UK
  • Notes:
    Recording date: 1954-06-09
    Collection title: Peter Kennedy Collection
    Recording Notes: Tests and some silence at the beginning of the recording. First tune starting at about 0 min. 15 sec.
    Recording Notes: Talk by Jimmy White affected by significant wow and flutter [irregular speed] issues between 14 min. 40 sec. and 15 min. 40 sec.
    Recording Notes: Breaks and silences in the recording between individual tunes.
    Recording Notes: Fragment of a tune performed by Clarke and Taylor affected by significant wow and flutter [irregular speed] issues at about 39 min. 35 sec.; this is followed by test tones and microphone testing until the end of the recording.
    Duration: 40 min. 33 sec.
    Item notes: Individual items listed separately.
    Performance notes: Recording session in Whittingham, near Alnwick, Northumberland. Three performers recorded one at a time: Bob Clarke (mouth harp and singing), Jimmy White (singing and talking), and George Taylor (melodeon). Clarke and Taylor also perform together at the end of the session.
    Performance notes: Songs and instrumental tunes recorded - Bob Clarke on mouth harp: 1. Corn rigs / Manchester hornpipe.- 2. My love she's but a lassie // Bob Clarke singing: 3. Poor wee Johnny Clarke // Jimmy White singing: 4. The muckin’ o’ Geordie’s byre.- 5. The devil.- 6. The West Percy hunt [1st take].- 7. The West Percy hunt [2nd take]. // George Taylor on melodeon: 8. Astley's ride.- 9. The Clinch polka.- 10. Drops of brandy (The lads of North Tyne).- 11. Hexham races (with basses).- 12. Hexham races (no basses). // Jimmy White singing and talking: 13. The cannie shepherd laddies o' the hills.- 14. Shepherd's talk / Nicky tams. // Bob Clarke on mouth harp and George Taylor on accordion: 15. The Clinch polka.

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