Cliff ‘Ukulele Ike’ Edwards – All The Hits And More 1924-40 – 2CD


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Cliff Edwards was a singer, musician and actor, who specialised in accompanying himself on the ukulele and acquired the nickname ‘Ukulele Ike’, which appeared on the record labels of most of his releases. His roots were in vaudeville and he specialised in jazzy renditions of vaudeville and pop standards, along with his stylised renditions of Broadway and Hollywood hits of the era, as well as pure novelty material. He also had movie roles, and is best-known for providing the voice of Jiminy Cricket in Walt Disney’s animated movie “Pinocchio”. He had thirty hits during his career, which are all included in this 50-track 2-CD collection along with selected releases on the Banner, Pathe, Columbia, Brunswick, Vocalion, Melotone and Victor labels during these years, some where he accompanies himself on ukulele and others where he performs with his jazz group The Hot Combination, which on occasions including musicians like Red Nichols, Jimmy Dorsey, Eddie Lang, Joe Venuti, Adrian Rollini and Ray Bauduc. It features his No. 1 hits “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” and “Singin’ In The Rain”, and other classics like “It Had To Be You”, “Paddlin’ Madeleine Home”, Dinah”, “Sunday”, “Mary Ann” and “When You Wish Upon A Star”, the last-named being his performance from “Pinocchio”, which was the final hit of his career. He was a highly individual and distinctive performer, and this collection offers an entertaining cross-section of his work.

Track Listing:

Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike): 1. Where The Lazy Daisies Grow -   2. It Had To Be You -   3. Hard Hearted Hannah -   4. You're So Cute (Mama O' Mine) -   5. Somebody Loves Me -   6. My Best Girl -   7. All Alone -   8. Fascinating Rhythm -   9. Who Takes Care Of The Caretaker's Daughter? -   10. Oh, Lady Be Good -   11. That's All There Is - There Ain't No More -   12. If I Never See You As Long As I Live (That's Even Be Too Soon) -   13. If You Knew Suzie -   14. Paddlin' Madelin' Home -   Cliff Edwards & His Hot Combination: 15. Oh! Lovey, Be Mine -   16. Remember -   17. Dinah -   18. How Can You Look So Good? -   19. I Want Somebody To Cheer Me Up -   20. Sweet Child -   21. When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob-Bob-Bobbin' -   22. I Don't Mind Being All Alone -   23. Sunday -   24. I'm Tellin' The Birds, Tellin' The Bees, How I Love You -   25. Since I Found You -

Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike) & His Hot Combination: 1. I Know That You Know -   2. Side By Side -   Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards): 3. After My Laughter Came Tears -   4. Together -   5. Mary Ann -   6. Just Like A Melody Out Of Sky -   7. Anything You Say! -   8. I Can't Give You Anything But Love -   9. That's My Weakness Now -   10. Come Back Chiquita -   11. Half-Way To Heaven -   12. My Old Girl's My New Girl Now -   13. Me And The Man In The Moon -   14. Singin' In The Rain -   15. Orange Blossom Time -   16. Just You, Just Me -   17. The Sophomore Prom -   18. I'll See You In My Dreams -   Cliff Edwards: 19. Dream Sweetheart -   20. A Great Big Bunch Of You -   Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike): 21. It's Only A Paper Moon -   Cliff Edwards: 22. Love Is Just Around The Corner -   Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike): 23. It's An Old Southern Custom -   Jiminy Cricket & Chorus: 24. When You Wish Upon A Star -   Jiminy Cricket & Pinocchio: 25. Give A Little Whistle -