The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65410 Message #3811084
Posted By: GUEST,jim bainbridge
24-Sep-16 - 07:01 AM
Thread Name: Review: Bob Davenport
Subject: RE: Review: Bob Davenport
Just had another look at the first post here- the 'band called the Rakes' who backed Bob Davenport on those early LPs and EPs and more recent CDs are playing for their very last dance this very evening.
For the record, and in my opinion, the Rakes (of Gravesend, originally) have been the most rhythmic, tight and reliable band on the English scene for many years.
Unappreciated to some extent, maybe, but their adherence to real traditional music has shown the way to many, like myself, who have been inspired by them over the years.
Another quote from that original post is that Bob Davenport is a 'much better singer than McCall (sic) and AL Lloyd'- well, I know my preference, but as I don't wish to start a war I'll keep that to myself....