Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards - All The Hits And More 1924-40 (2CD)

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.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Where The Lazy Daisies Grow Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike)
2 It Had To Be You Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike)
3 Hard Hearted Hannah Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike)
4 You're So Cute (Mama O' Mine) Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike)
5 Somebody Loves Me Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike)
6 My Best Girl Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike)
7 All Alone Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike)
8 Fascinating Rhythm Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike)
9 Who Takes Care Of The Caretaker's Daughter? Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike)
10 Oh, Lady Be Good Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike)
11 That's All There Is - There Ain't No More Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike)
12 If I Never See You As Long As I Live (That's Even Be Too Soon) Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike)
13 If You Knew Suzie Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike)
14 Paddlin' Madelin' Home Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike)
15 Oh! Lovey, Be Mine Cliff Edwards & His Hot Combination
16 Remember Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike) & His Hot Combination
17 Dinah Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike) & His Hot Combination
18 How Can You Look So Good? Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike) & His Hot Combination
19 I Want Somebody To Cheer Me Up Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike) & His Hot Combination
20 Sweet Child Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike) & His Hot Combination
21 When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob-Bob-Bobbin' Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike)
22 I Don't Mind Being All Alone Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike) & His Hot Combination
23 Sunday Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike) & His Hot Combination
24 I'm Tellin' The Birds, Tellin' The Bees, How I Love You Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike) & His Hot Combination
25 Since I Found You Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike) & His Hot Combination
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 I Know That You Know Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike) & His Hot Combination
2 Side By Side Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike) & His Hot Combination
3 After My Laughter Came Tears Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards)
4 Together Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards)
5 Mary Ann Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards)
6 Just Like A Melody Out Of Sky Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards)
7 Anything You Say! Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards)
8 I Can't Give You Anything But Love Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards)
9 That's My Weakness Now Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards)
10 Come Back Chiquita Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards)
11 Half-Way To Heaven Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards)
12 My Old Girl's My New Girl Now Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards)
13 Me And The Man In The Moon Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards)
14 Singin' In The Rain Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards)
15 Orange Blossom Time Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards)
16 Just You, Just Me Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards)
17 The Sophomore Prom Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards)
18 I'll See You In My Dreams Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards)
19 Dream Sweetheart Cliff Edwards
20 A Great Big Bunch Of You Cliff Edwards
21 It's Only A Paper Moon Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike)
22 Love Is Just Around The Corner Cliff Edwards
23 It's An Old Southern Custom Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike)
24 When You Wish Upon A Star Jiminy Cricket & Chorus
25 Give A Little Whistle Jiminy Cricket & Pinocchio

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    February 2024
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