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George Formby  CD

George Formby
Standing at the Corner of the Street

George Formby was one of the first widely-known Lancashire comedians, sometimes appearing in the guise of John Willie as in the song "John Willie, Come on". He settled in Wigan in 1900, and was credited with the popularization of the name "Wigan Pier". 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 father's 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 23 tracks, transferred from original 78 rpm records and phonograph cylinders which were made between 1908 - 1920.

Further George Formby Snr. recordings are available on CDR79 and CDR80

Track Listing

One, Two, Three, Four, Five
John Willie
Come on
I began to run
Plink Plonk
Father tried it on
Standing at the corner of the Street
Commercial Traveller
Bits Fra' Wigan
I parted my hair in the middle
To let
'Orrible 'Erbert
I sobbed and I cried like a child
Frightened to go to sleep again
Grandfather's Clock
Did you see the Crowd in Piccadilly
Twice nightly
Kind Words never die
Since I had a Row with the Wife
Looking for mugs in the Strand
Just before the Show
We all went home in a Cab
I turned my Trousers up

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Father tried it on

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