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Bill Crosdale interviewed by Rob Willis in the Rob Willis folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 4270663
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Crosdale, Bill, 1934-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2007 
4 sound files (ca. 181 min.) 
Series

Rob Willis folklore collection.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web. 

Summary

Folkloric recording. Bill Crosdale has had a lifelong interest in sound recording. Crosdale talks of how he started recording sound with discs and later wire recorders; his life in radio and also as a film projectionist; recording people's life stories, songs and ditties from the 1940's onwards; the fire which destroyed many of the recordings; writing down many of the recorded songs. Crosdale sings, recites poetry and a rhyme.

Full contents
  • File 2: Songs from his collection: The Pokolbin ram
  • The old hands chaunt
  • The old hands chaunt (repeat)
  • Bullocky ooh
  • Coal miner
  • Dying Spragger
  • Charlie Mopps
  • Outlandish knight (from Edna Perkins)
  • Golden vanity
  • The farmer's boy
 
Partial contents
  • File 1: Songs: Farmer's boy
  • Farmer's boy (repeat). Poem: Not understood. Songs: The Polkolbin ram
  • The swagman
  • The old handy
  • unidentified song (Norm Giles)
  • The old hands chant (song recited by Bill Crosdale) Poems: McGilligan's black cat
  • McGee and Malone (from Biddy O'Donovan). Songs: Bullocky ooh
  • The coalminer
  • The dying miner.
  • File 3: Rhyme: 30 reasons why bicycles are better than women. Poem: The nightcart. Songs: I married many men
 
Notes

Recorded on June 6, 2007 at Cessnock, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (6 p.) 
Subjects Crosdale, Bill, 1934- -- Interviews.  |  Motion picture projectionists -- New South Wales -- Cessnock -- Interviews.  |  Sound -- Recording and reproducing.  |  Folk songs, English -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer

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