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Bill Berry interviewed by Alex and Annette Hood in the Alex Hood folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 3308927
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Berry, Bill, 1934-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research & personal copies, written permission is required for public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 2004 Feb. 20 
1 digital audio tape (ca. 62 min.) 
Series

Alex Hood folklore collection.

Summary

Bill Berry talks about Charlie Batchelor; Charlie teaching the old tunes he learned while playing around Bingara N.S.W; singing bush songs with him; Herb McLintock and his marriage to Bill's sister, Marie; his life in Queensland; the "Red Brick Bush Band" and its members; Gary Tooth; the Wayfarers; Stan Arthur; Evan Matheson; John Manifold and "The Bandicoots"; Don Henderson; playing at the hotel on Saturday nights; the Folk Club; Harry Robertson; his latest C.D. and his tunes; Mark Gregory releasing a Trade Union Record; Chris Kempster; his concertina "Lachenal" its configuration and sale; Brian Crawford later selling him an East German one; busking; council fees; a story of a tourist from England; John Dengate; story of a Japanese tourist; the songs of Woody Guthrie and the importance of these songs.

Partial contents
  • Songs and tunes played by Bill Berry: Charlie Batchelor 'Varsovienna' (concertina)
  • plays on guitar and mouth organ, unidentified tune
  • more tunes
  • Charlie Batchelor tune and waltzes, Orotalia waltz and Waltz of Vienna
  • Spanish fandangle (concertina)
  • Large balls
  • Nine miles from Gundagai (sung)
  • a song by Merv Lilley
  • Kill a man a day (unaccompanied singing)
  • The station cook (Fowler's Bay)
 
Notes

Recorded on Feb. 20, 2004 at Lithgow, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (2 p.) 
Subjects Berry, Bill, 1934- -- Interviews.  |  Batchelor, Charlie.  |  Folk musicians -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Folk musicians.
Other authors/contributors Hood, Alex, 1935-, Interviewer  |  Hood, Annette, 1948-, Interviewer

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