George Robey - Archibald! Certainly Not! (Glover) (1911)

Share this & earn $10
Vintage Sounds
Published at : 29 Jan 2021
113 views
1
0

From Wikipedia: Sir George Edward Wade, CBE (20 September 1869 – 29 November 1954), known professionally as George Robey, was an English comedian, singer and actor in musical theatre, who became known as one of the greatest music hall performers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As a comedian, he mixed everyday situations and observations with comic absurdity. Apart from his music hall acts, he was a popular Christmas pantomime performer in the English provinces, where he excelled in the dame roles. He scored notable successes in musical revues during and after the First World War, particularly with the song 'If You Were the Only Girl (In the World),' which he performed with Violet Loraine in the revue 'The Bing Boys Are Here' (1916). One of his best-known original characters in his six-decade long career was the Prime Minister of Mirth.



Born in London, Robey came from a middle-class family. After schooling in England and Germany, and a series of office jobs, he made his debut on the London stage, at the age of 21, as the straight man to a comic hypnotist. Robey soon developed his own act and appeared at the Oxford Music Hall in 1890, where he earned favourable notices singing 'The Simple Pimple' and 'He'll Get It Where He's Gone to Now.' In 1892, he appeared in his first pantomime, 'Whittington Up-to-Date' in Brighton, which brought him to a wider audience. More provincial engagements followed in Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool, and he became a mainstay of the popular Christmas pantomime scene.



Robey's music hall act matured in the first decade of the 1900s, and he undertook a number of foreign tours. He starred in the Royal Command Performance in 1912 and regularly entertained before aristocracy. He was an avid sportsman, playing cricket and football at a semi-professional level. During the First World War, in addition to his performances in revues, he raised money for many war charities and was appointed a CBE in 1919. From 1918, he created sketches based on his Prime Minister of Mirth character and used a costume he had designed in the 1890s as a basis for the character's attire. He made a successful transition from music hall to variety shows and starred in the revue 'Round in Fifty' in 1922, which earned him still wider notice. With the exception of his performances in revue and pantomime, he appeared as his Prime Minister of Mirth character in all the other entertainment media including variety, music hall and radio.



In 1913 Robey made his film debut, but he had only modest success in the medium. He continued to perform in variety theatre in the inter-war years and, in 1932, starred in 'Helen!,' his first straight theatre role. His appearance brought him to the attention of many influential directors, including Sydney Carroll, who signed him to appear on stage as Falstaff in Henry IV, Part 1 in 1935, a role that he later repeated in Laurence Olivier's 1944 film, Henry V. During the Second World War, Robey raised money for charities and promoted recruitment into the forces. By the 1950s, his health had deteriorated, and he entered into semi-retirement. He was knighted a few months before his death in 1954.



'Archibald! Certainly Not!' was recorded on 28 April 1911. It is an excellent example of Robey's art.



The slideshow shows Robey in a more serious mode.
GeorgeRobeyArchibald!

Sergio - Lately (Audio)

Sergio - Lately (Audio)

Apple varieties Fruit Samples - DUTTA APPLE ESTATE

Apple varieties Fruit Samples - DUTTA APPLE ESTATE

Lil Nas X - HOLIDAY (Official Video)

Lil Nas X - HOLIDAY (Official Video)

Provide you with a world class professional voice over - Best Music & Audio service

Provide you with a world class professional voice over - Best Music & Audio service

"It's Not Going To Flip A Switch" - Dr. Sanjay Gupta On The Coronavirus Vaccine

"It's Not Going To Flip A Switch" - Dr. Sanjay Gupta On The Coronavirus Vaccine

Macron’s France Vs Anglo-American liberalism: religious radicalism or radical secularism

Macron’s France Vs Anglo-American liberalism: religious radicalism or radical secularism

Enrique Iglesias - Hero (Official Music Video)

Enrique Iglesias - Hero (Official Music Video)

Louis denying Larry, oBvIoUslY

Louis denying Larry, oBvIoUslY

Однажды в Одессе. Once upon a Time in Odessa. 5-8 Серии. Жизнь и приключения М. Япончика. StarMedia

Однажды в Одессе. Once upon a Time in Odessa. 5-8 Серии. Жизнь и приключения М. Япончика. StarMedia

Beyonce singing the Etta James Classic 'At Last'

Beyonce singing the Etta James Classic 'At Last'

Zika Virus: Microcephaly Sufferer’s Campaign To Aid Families Affected By Outbreak

Zika Virus: Microcephaly Sufferer’s Campaign To Aid Families Affected By Outbreak

Reopening California: San Francisco salons, gyms gear up to reopen indoors Monday

Reopening California: San Francisco salons, gyms gear up to reopen indoors Monday

How to gather requirement as a Business Analyst - Almond Careers

How to gather requirement as a Business Analyst - Almond Careers

New Playhouse and Pretend Play Cooking Food on Kitchen Toy

New Playhouse and Pretend Play Cooking Food on Kitchen Toy

"Nasty Man" by Joan Baez

"Nasty Man" by Joan Baez

Truthful

Truthful

Java Stack + Heap with Reference & Instance Variables

Java Stack + Heap with Reference & Instance Variables

WOLFOO BECOME VENOM 💝| Cartoons for kids

WOLFOO BECOME VENOM 💝| Cartoons for kids

Her's – She Needs Him (Official Audio)

Her's – She Needs Him (Official Audio)

Belly - Consuela ft. Young Thug, Zack (Official Video)

Belly - Consuela ft. Young Thug, Zack (Official Video)

A Wide Variety of Career Options in the Life Sciences

A Wide Variety of Career Options in the Life Sciences

DAY BREAK - Série Drame, Action complet en français S01 E01- 7

DAY BREAK - Série Drame, Action complet en français S01 E01- 7

Cartooning the Body - How to Caricature the Figure

Cartooning the Body - How to Caricature the Figure

Top Countries by Military Budget (Military expenditures) 1900 to 2018

Top Countries by Military Budget (Military expenditures) 1900 to 2018

Casey's Tip On the hip abductor Machine

Casey's Tip On the hip abductor Machine

平井 大 / Slow & Easy

平井 大 / Slow & Easy

How $650 TucciPolo Handmade Luxury Italian Leather Mens Shoes are Handcrafted.

How $650 TucciPolo Handmade Luxury Italian Leather Mens Shoes are Handcrafted.

RICH vs BROKE SCHOOL GIRL | Popular or Loser! Sneak Candies For 24 Hours At School by 123 GO! SCHOOL

RICH vs BROKE SCHOOL GIRL | Popular or Loser! Sneak Candies For 24 Hours At School by 123 GO! SCHOOL

Why is Lean often called a Journey? (FAQ)

Why is Lean often called a Journey? (FAQ)

Building a Shipping Container Home | EP03 Doors, Windows, and Insulation

Building a Shipping Container Home | EP03 Doors, Windows, and Insulation

Walter Benn Michaels - Celebrating Difference: The Trouble With Diversity

Walter Benn Michaels - Celebrating Difference: The Trouble With Diversity

Change Your Habits, Change Your Life

Change Your Habits, Change Your Life

الأنتقام || موسيقى 🎵 حماسيه تحفيزيه 「AMV / ASMV」 || قصة غوكو / دراغون بول 【Dragon Ball】 ᴴᴰ

الأنتقام || موسيقى 🎵 حماسيه تحفيزيه 「AMV / ASMV」 || قصة غوكو / دراغون بول 【Dragon Ball】 ᴴᴰ

BUSY for Garments Retail - English

BUSY for Garments Retail - English

Kenny Omega & Don Callis' Special Holiday Message! | IMPACT Wrestling Best of 2020

Kenny Omega & Don Callis' Special Holiday Message! | IMPACT Wrestling Best of 2020

How to pronounce words that end with NG (English Pronunciation)

How to pronounce words that end with NG (English Pronunciation)

Tesla NEWEST EV Batteries vs Solid State Lithium Metal Batteries

Tesla NEWEST EV Batteries vs Solid State Lithium Metal Batteries

Crucial Chicken Dinner with Blind To win the tournament |Young blood | BLINDNevinOP

Crucial Chicken Dinner with Blind To win the tournament |Young blood | BLINDNevinOP

Billy Joel - Honesty (from A Matter of Trust - The Bridge to Russia)

Billy Joel - Honesty (from A Matter of Trust - The Bridge to Russia)

OKDA - Pick And Choose (Official Video)

OKDA - Pick And Choose (Official Video)

The Acceptable Sacrifice, by John Bunyan.

The Acceptable Sacrifice, by John Bunyan.

The Beauty Of The Lodge

The Beauty Of The Lodge

Trout and Crawdad Survival Fishing Trip!

Trout and Crawdad Survival Fishing Trip!

The Chainsmokers, ILLENIUM - Takeaway ft. Lennon Stella (Lyrics)

The Chainsmokers, ILLENIUM - Takeaway ft. Lennon Stella (Lyrics)

Lik Moss - Definition Of Sturdy (EP)

Lik Moss - Definition Of Sturdy (EP)

You Aren't Too Busy To Practice Piano (10 Minute Practice Routine)

You Aren't Too Busy To Practice Piano (10 Minute Practice Routine)

God Smack - Go Away

God Smack - Go Away

Allsteel Transportable Homes - Rosemont Display Home Walk Through

Allsteel Transportable Homes - Rosemont Display Home Walk Through

Ad Infinitum Legendary PvE Backpack Guide for Guild Wars 2

Ad Infinitum Legendary PvE Backpack Guide for Guild Wars 2