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Dave Phillips ?

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Subject: Dave Phillips ?
From: Anglo
Date: 07 Apr 01 - 01:40 AM

On another thread I saw Dave Phillips referred to as "late" and wondered when and how. I've heard nothing of him for a long, long time, but remember him with admiration both with the Campbells at the Jug of Punch and as a soloist around the midlands folk scene, with the likes of Jonathan Swift and Tommy Dempsey.

Thanks for any information,
Expat in New York.


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Subject: RE: Dave Phillips ?
From: Frug
Date: 07 Apr 01 - 04:09 AM

Yes unfortunately Dave passed on a couple of years ago. He had a short illness from which he didn't recover. Not sure what it was. At his funeral Ian Campbell co-ordinated a review of Daves life including playing some old tapes from the days at the Jug of Punch.I was standing behind Martin Carthty and Dave Swarbrick at the church and when the vicar asked everyone to sing Daves favourite hymn Lord of the Dance. Swarbrick said to Carthy in a stage whisper ' done this one to death he did' My abiding memory of Dave is of him coming into the local in Moseley in Birmingham with his guitar case held in an awkward way and shouting out Barman bottle of beer over 'ere or occasionally he would break out into some operatic piece. Dave had a wonderful voice and a peculiar sense of humour and is sadly missed.


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Subject: RE: Dave Phillips ?
From: Anglo
Date: 07 Apr 01 - 10:10 AM

Thanks, Frug.
'Course, he was older than I was, and those days are over thirty five years ago. Did he record? The only Campbells stuff I heard was from after he left, though I do remember he was on the "Bells of Rhymney" cut of what I think was their first LP. My local club, when I was home, was the Galleon at the boathouse in Stourport-on-Severn, and we'd occasionally get him as a guest.


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Subject: RE: Dave Phillips ?
From: Frug
Date: 07 Apr 01 - 11:24 AM

Anglo Don,t know that Dave ever recorded with anyone other than the Campbells in the 60's. He played the Midlands folk circuit mostly and was poplular for his singing and not least of all his eccentricities which became more pronounced towards the end of his life. I believe that over his latter years Dave was an unhappy man who'd never quite got the best return from the obvious talent he had and I think this frustrated him. He became a demon for the drink and I think this was largely responsible for his dearly demise. I sat and drank with him many times and he told great stories. When Dave laughed his face was so broad it was like a chasm opening. I especially remember him singing the Unquiet Grave, Dainty Davy, The Travelling People etc...........What a waste!


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Subject: RE: Dave Phillips ?
From: Frug
Date: 07 Apr 01 - 06:59 PM

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Subject: RE: Dave Phillips ?
From: Anglo
Date: 07 Apr 01 - 07:39 PM

Thanks for the memories. My own recollections are vague, beautiful voice, guitar, leather waistcoat. He was a favorite at the club, but a lot of that time I was away at uni, and left the country a couple of years later.


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Subject: RE: Dave Phillips ?
From: belfast
Date: 26 Jan 05 - 10:55 AM

Another thread about "Radcliffe Highway" caused me to remember Ronnie Drew's version. And that led me to remember on the same album a great version of "Wild Mountain Thyme" by Luke Kelly along with Dave Phillips.
Is this the same Dave Phillips?


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Subject: RE: Dave Phillips ?
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 26 Jan 05 - 12:15 PM

Ah, dear old Dave. Sadly missed indeed.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Dave Phillips ?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 26 Jan 05 - 04:14 PM

Did he not record with Drowsy Maggie? He was part of that crowd that hung round the Star Club on the ringway in the 70's.

A lovely voice.


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Subject: RE: Dave Phillips ?
From: GUEST,skilletpot
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 09:45 AM

Yes weelittledrummer - He played with Birmingham based Drowsy Maggie for several years and recorded one album with them in 1974. More info at www.drowsymaggie.co.uk - actually the band are still going after 37 years and play the 'Red Lion' folk club on December 5th. Better still - to see photos of Dave performing go to this link www.turvillefolkclub.co.uk for some early folk memories!


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Subject: RE: Dave Phillips ?
From: SINSULL
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 10:09 AM

www.turvillefolkclub.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Dave Phillips ?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 10:12 AM

Turville ? Ah !! The Good Old Days ! Be careful though - I'm on that site too !


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Subject: RE: Dave Phillips ?
From: SINSULL
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 10:13 AM

Sorry - link doesn't work but if you paste the address in your browser you can get there.


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