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Cliff Edwards
The Vintage Recordings of Ukulele Ike

Cliff Edwards, also known as Ukulele Ike, was a veteran of Vaudeville, starred in the Ziegfeld Follies, appeared in over 80 films as a character actor and singer, made hundreds of recordings, starred on his own radio show and performed frequently on TV. He introduced the hit songs Ja Da, Singin' In The Rain and the Oscar winning song When You Wish Upon A Star as the voice for Jiminy Cricket in the film Pinocchio.

Edwards was born in Hannibal, Missouri in 1904. As a young man he entertained in cafes and clubs, playing the ukulele for self-accompaniment. By the early 1920s he became established as a successful recording artist and continued making records in 1956 on LP. In addition to his commercial releases, Edwards recorded a vast number of selections on numerous radio transcriptions in the 1940s.

This collection covers the years from 1922 to 1944 with many excellent examples of Cliff Edwards in his prime. Among his popular releases are I'll See You In My Dreams and Somebody Loves Me also including unissued test pressings of It Had To Be You and My Melancholy Baby. All are numbers showcase his warm, expressive voice.
  Track Song Title Date Time
1 Homesick 1922 2:58
2 I Want Somebody To Cheer Me Up 1925 2:43
3 I`m Crying `Cause I Know I`m Losing You 1927 2:52
4 Half-Way To Heaven 1928 3:11
5 That`s My Weakness Now 1928 2:30
6 Together 1928 3:22
7 I Can`t Make Her Happy (That Old Girl of Mine) 1928 3:08
8 It Goes Like This That Funny Melody 1928 2:36
9 Good Little Bad Little You 1928 2:37
10 My Old Girl`s My New Girl Now 1928 3:15
11 Singin` In The Rain 1929 2:22
12 I`ll See You In My Dreams 1930 3:01
13 Hush My Mouth If I Ain`t Goin` South 1933 3:05
14 Love Is Just Around The Corner 1934 2:39
15 One Little Kiss 1934 2:49
16 Somebody Loves Me 1936 2:25
17 It Had To Be You 1944 2:51
18 A Love Like Ours 1944 2:39
19 Hold On To Your Heart 1944 2:37
20 My Melancholy Baby 1944 2:48
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