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Gus Elen - The Coster Comedian (CDR2)

Gus Elen CD
Gus Elen is known as the greatest of the music hall coster comedians. The word "coster" comes from "costermonger" - a person who sells articles from a street barrow. Born in London in 1862, he started his musical career busking in the streets before his first appearance in the music hall as part of a minstrel duo. He became more widely known when he decided to introduce to his act a number of cockney songs in the style of Albert Chevalier. From this time in 1891, he concentrated on characterisations of cockney life, his performances on stage accurately capturing the accent and dress of this part of the London scene.
Track Listing:
Down the Road, Wait till the work comes round, The new pyjama hat, The Publican, Pretty little villa down at Barking, Nature's made a big mistake, The Coster's Pony, I'm going to settle down, Dick Whittington, It's a great big shame, 'arf a pint o' ale, 'E dunno where 'E are, The Coster's Muvver, The Golden Dustman, The Postman's 'oliday, Mrs Carter, If it wasn't for the houses in between - more track info . . .

Additional songs by Gus Elen are featured on CDR15 "Costers and Cockneys"

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Listen to part of a sample track - If it wasn't for the houses in between

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