Portraying the little man who wins through against all the odds, the Everyman, 'the urban "little man" defeated—but refusing to admit it' (Sunday Times, 13 Jan 1963), George Formby may have looked like an unlikely film star, but this little Lancastrian was one of the biggest screen draws in Britain in the 1930s and 40s, and the highest-paid entertainer of his day. This record of his professional work has recently been split away from the main GF page as it was out of place there and not a full reflection of his work. Aside from that, we are now nominating this for featured list status because we believe that it now satisfies the criteria. Cheers - SchroCat (talk) 07:02, 29 May 2014 (UTC) & Cassiantotalk 07:02, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
The note at the top, "This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it" gives one pause. You make it clear in the next line that it can never be complete as no full record exists, but even so, ought readers to see such a note in a Featured List?
I do agree on this. We run the risk of well-meaning editors adding questionable numbers with no references if we add this current wording. I would vote to delete this and go with the "no full record exists". Cassiantotalk 10:58, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
is this really just the composer or the author of the words too?
it may be a coincidence, but we have "Cotterell", "Cotterill" and "Cottrell" at various points, and one wonders if they are the same person sometimes misspelled.
Dubin and Warren each have an article you can link to
not clear why some entries are for e.g. Gifford/Cliffe/Formby and others for Formby/Gifford/Cliffe. Is this how the source does it?
It depends on the source as to the order. As they are inconsistent between them, I have picked one and stuck to it throughout. - SchroCat (talk) 11:30, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
"John Willie at the License Office" – was Licence really spelled with an s? Ditto for "You Don't Need a License for That"
I suspect "Swimin with the Wimmen" should be "Swimmin…"
I doubt that Auntie Maggie's Remedy lacks its possessive apostrophe, in either the 1941 issue or the 1950 remake
"I'm the Husband of the Wife of Mr Wu" – recordings with the same date are listed twice, though with different catalogue numbers. It seems unlikely that they are different takes, though if they are I suppose it's sensible to list them separately, and a footnote would be helpful to make clear why they get two mentions. On the other hand, if, as seems probable, they are the same recording differently coupled on two different 78 releases, I don't think it helpful to list the reissue.
"Dan the Dairy Man" – ditto
"Delivering the Morning Milk" – ditto
"Got To Get Your Photo in the Press" – ditto
"Hill Billy Willie" – ditto
"Our Sergeant Major" – listed twice with identical date and catalogue numbers
"Low Down Lazy Turk" – no details of label, catalogue number and composer
"The Pleasure Cruise" 1951 remake – something's gone awry with the date
"Zip Goes a Million" – another mangled date
Desert Island Discs – last choice: can't be George Sr singing it, as he died more than a decade before it was first performed, according to the article on the song.
An error on the DiD microsite—not for the first time, as we've all seen before! I've changed it to one of his father's standards, "Standing on the Corner of the Street", accordingly sourced.
Hope these comments are useful. Tim rileytalk 10:27, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
Extremely useful, thank you very much indeed! - SchroCat (talk) 11:30, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
My few comments are now satisfactorily addressed, and I have much pleasure in supporting the promotion of this page. It is clear, thorough, and well sourced, with a good introductory section. Hard to imagine it could be better done. Tim rileytalk 15:56, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
Much obliged for the review and support Tim, cheers! Cassiantotalk 00:32, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
Support Excellent list!♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:27, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks great: many thanks Doc, for your time and comments. Cheers - SchroCat (talk) 10:13, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
Support - It might be my flu, but I can't find anything to nitpick. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:48, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
Many thanks for your review: much appreciated indeed! - SchroCat (talk) 08:28, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
Ditto to both. Get well soon Crisco! -- Cassiantotalk 08:53, 10 June 2014 (UTC)