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Len Davis plays musical saw for John Meredith for the John Meredith folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2199569
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Davis, Len, 1915-, Performer
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies; written permission required for public use. 
Description 1985 Dec. 11 
1 tape reel (ca. 21 min.) 7 1/2 ips, 2 track stereo , 7 in. 
Series

John Meredith folklore collection.

Summary

Folkloric recording. Davis speaks of learning to play the saw; his father's saw playing; types of saws; playing techniques and learning to play by ear. Goodridge speaks of learning to play; the technique of vamping and her family's piano.

Full contents
  • Music:
  • 1. Springtime in the Rockies
  • 2. Little Sir Echo
  • 3. Amazing grace
  • 4. I'll take you home again Kathleen
  • 5. Wild Irish rose
  • 6. When Irish eyes
  • 7. Bless this house
  • 8. There goes my everything
  • 9. Eidelweiss
 
Notes

Accompanied by Jean Goodridge on piano.

Recorded at Young, New South Wales, on 11 December 1985.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-221489640

Subjects Davis, Len, 1915- -- Interviews.  |  Goodridge, Jean -- Interviews.  |  Musical saw and piano music.  |  Folk songs, English -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors Goodridge, Jean, Performer  |  Meredith, John, 1920-2001, Interviewer

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