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George Formby Snr. - The Man from Lancashire No.1 (CDR79)

George Formby No.1 CD
George Formby was one of the first widely-known Lancashire comedians, sometimes appearing in the guise of John Willie as in the song ďJohn Willie, Come onĒ. He settled in Wigan in 1900, and was credited with the popularization of the name ďWigan PierĒ. His son George, apprenticed as a jockey, left racing on the death of his father and started to carry on the family stage tradition. Initially he re-created his fatherís material, but eventually developed his own personality and as George Formby Jnr. was highly successful in his own right. Today, it is the son who is remembered but George Formby Senior has an appeal of his own and is often regarded as the "comedians" comedian. The CD contains 26 tracks from his earliest recordings, transferred from original 78 rpm records and phonograph cylinders which were made between 1905 - 1912.

Further George Formby Snr. recordings are available on CDR8 and CDR80
Track Listing:
The Man from Lancashire No1
Odds and Ends
One of the Boys
Nelly Bly
Old King Cole
Oh What a Surprise!
Since Poor Grandfather died
Donít be Alarmed
The Pilgrim of the Night
Taking my Fatherís Tea
Iím learning the Lockstep
Funicula
Bits of Humour
I kept on waving my Flag
My Mother said
Stories
Father coaxed Her in
Playing the Game in the West
I put my Coat on and went Home
Taking a Wife
Send for John Willie
Those Lovely Bells
Short Verses
Since I had a go at my Dumbells
Every Day in the Week
Iím such a Hit with the Girls
- more track info . . .

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Listen to part of a sample track - Since Poor Grandfather Died

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