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Cliff Edwards

Clifton Avon "Cliff" Edwards (June 14, 1895 – July 17, 1971), nicknamed "Ukulele Ike", was an American musician, singer, actor and voice actor, who enjoyed considerable popularity in the 1920s and early 1930s, specializing in jazzy renditions of pop standards and novelty tunes. He had a number-one hit with "Singin' in the Rain" in 1929. He also did voices for animated cartoons later in his career, and is best known as the voice of Jiminy Cricket in Walt Disney's Pinocchio (1940) and Fun and Fancy Free (1947), and Dandy (Jim) Crow in Walt Disney's Dumbo (1941).

Birth and Death Data: Born June 14th, 1895 (Hannibal), Died July 17th, 1971 (Hollywood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, composer, ukulele, lyricist

Notes: Often billed or given sub-credit as "Ukulele Ike."

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 75 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-25760 10-in. 11/11/1921 You've had your day Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with yodeling and orchestra composer  
Victor B-31164 10-in. 11/12/1924 Wait till you see me with my baby (That little somebody of mine) Ralph Williams Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-36880 10-in. 10/28/1926 No wonder she's a blushing bride Charlie Farrell ; Jim Miller Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor PBS-042393 10-in. 1/22/1940 When you wish upon a star Jiminy Cricket Dubbed recording from film: Male vocal solo, with vocal ensemble and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor PBS-042395 10-in. 1/22/1940 Give a little whistle Jiminy Cricket ; Pinocchio (fictional character) Dubbed recording from film: Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor PBS-042398 10-in. 1/22/1940 Finale (Turn on the old music box & When you wish upon a star) Jiminy Cricket ; Pinocchio (fictional character) Dubbed recording from film: Male vocal duet, with vocal ensemble and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor PBS-061711 10-in. 10/3/1941 When I see an elephant fly Dumbo Orchestra ; Cliff Edwards ; Hall Johnson Choir Dubbed recording from film : Male vocal solo, with male vocal ensemble and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Trial 1921-06-02-01] 10-in. 6/2/1921 Yellow dog Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Trial 1923-11-17-01] 10-in. 11/17/1923 You need some loving Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with ukulele (self-accompaniment) vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, ukulele  
Columbia 78837 10-in. 12/3/1919 There's a lot of blue-eyed Marys down in Maryland Cliff Edwards ; Pierce Keegan Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 78838 10-in. 12/3/1919 Poor little butterfly is a fly gal now Cliff Edwards ; Pierce Keegan Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 78891 10-in. 12/24/1919 Darktown dancin' school Cliff Edwards ; Pierce Keegan Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 78892 10-in. 12/24/1919 I'm gonna spend my honeymoon in Dixie Cliff Edwards ; Pierce Keegan Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 78923 10-in. 1/12/1920 I'll buy the ring and change your name to mine Cliff Edwards ; Pierce Keegan Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 80390 10-in. 6/19/1922 You've had your day Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W143459 10-in. 2/10/1927 No wonder she's a blushing bride Edith Clifford Female vocal solo, with celeste, chimes, and piano composer  
Columbia W145457 10-in. 12/31/1927 (I'm cryin' 'cause I know I'm) Losing you Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with ukulele and instrumental quintet instrumentalist, ukulele, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W145458 10-in. 12/31/1927 After my laughter came tears Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with ukulele and instrumental quintet instrumentalist, ukulele, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W145459 10-in. 1/3/1928 Mary Ann Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W145460 10-in. 1/3/1928 Together Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W145461 10-in. 1/3/1928 The grass grows greener 'way down home Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W145462 10-in. 1/3/1928 When day is done Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W146396 10-in. 6/5/1928 Anything you say! Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W146397 10-in. 6/5/1928 Just like a melody out of the sky Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W146621 10-in. 7/3/1928 Anita Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 75 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Edwards, Cliff," accessed August 10, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105385.

Edwards, Cliff. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 10, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105385.

"Edwards, Cliff." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 10 August 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105385

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