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Cliff Edwards

Clifton Avon "Cliff" Edwards (June 14, 1895 – July 17, 1971), nicknamed "Ukulele Ike", was an American musician and actor. He 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 he 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 13, 1895 (Hannibal), Died July 16, 1971 (Hollywood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1955

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

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

See Also: Ukulele Ike

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

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  
Columbia W146622 10-in. 7/3/1928 I can't give you anything but love Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W146623 10-in. 7/3/1928 That's my weakness now Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W146629 10-in. 7/12/1928 (Come back) Chiquita Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 146797 10-in. 7/25/1928 Stack o' Lee Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio lyricist, vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Columbia 146798 10-in. 7/25/1928 Stack o' Lee Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio lyricist, vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Columbia W146839 10-in. 8/15/1928 Half-way to heaven Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W146840 10-in. 8/15/1928 All of the time Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W146841 10-in. 8/15/1928 It goes like this (That funny melody) Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W147027 10-in. 9/21/1928 Roses of yesterday Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W147028 10-in. 9/21/1928 Good little, bad little you Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W147029 10-in. 9/21/1928 Just a night for meditation Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W147099 10-in. 10/3/1928 I can't make her happy (That old girl of mine) Ukulele Ike Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W147100 10-in. 10/3/1928 My old girl's my new girl now Ukulele Ike Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W147106 10-in. 10/5/1928 Just a sweetheart Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W147158 10-in. 10/24/1928 Me and the man in the moon Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with cello, alto saxophone, and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W147527 10-in. 11/24/1928 Can you blame me? Milton Charles Pipe organ solo, with male vocal solo and violin obbligato vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W148563 10-in. 5/28/1929 Singin' in the rain Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W148564 10-in. 5/28/1929 Orange blossom time Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W148565 10-in. 5/28/1929 Sophomore prom Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W148569 10-in. 5/30/1929 Hang on to me Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W148570 10-in. 5/30/1929 Evangeline Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W148571 10-in. 5/30/1929 Reaching for someone and not finding anyone there Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W148581 10-in. 6/9/1929 My kinda love Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W148590 10-in. 6/14/1929 Just you, just me Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W148591 10-in. 6/14/1929 When I see my sugar (I get a lump in my throat) Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149806 10-in. 2/5/1930 I'll see you in my dreams Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with ukulele and jazz/dance band instrumentalist, ukulele, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149807 10-in. 2/5/1930 The moon is low Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149842 10-in. 6/13/1930 Singing a song to the stars Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149843 10-in. 6/13/1930 Sing (A happy little thing) Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149844 10-in. 6/13/1930 You never did that before Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149861 10-in. 10/24/1930 My baby just cares for me Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149862 10-in. 10/24/1930 Sweet Jennie Lee Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
OKeh S-70636 10-in. Apr. 1922 You've had your day Markel's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 8319 10-in. 12/14/1921 You've had your day Al Bernard ; Frank Kamplain Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Decca DLA 669 10-in. 12/17/1936 Somebody loves me Cliff Edwards vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca DLA 670 10-in. 12/17/1936 If I had you Cliff Edwards vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca DLA 671 10-in. 12/17/1936 The night is young and you're so beautiful Cliff Edwards vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca DLA 672 10-in. 12/17/1936 St. Louis blues Cliff Edwards vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca DLA 1896 10-in. 12/13/1939 Little wooden head Cliff Edwards ; Victor Young Orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca DLA 1897 10-in. 12/13/1939 When you wish upon a star Cliff Edwards ; Victor Young Orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca DLA 1898 10-in. 12/13/1939 Jiminy Cricket Cliff Edwards ; Victor Young Orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca DLA 1899 10-in. 12/13/1939 Give a little whistle Cliff Edwards ; Victor Young Orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca DLA 1900 10-in. 12/13/1939 Turn on the old music box Cliff Edwards ; Victor Young Orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca DLA 1901 10-in. 12/13/1939 Hi-diddle-dee-dee Cliff Edwards ; Victor Young Orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca DLA 1902 10-in. 12/13/1939 I've got no strings Cliff Edwards ; Victor Young Orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca DLA 1903 10-in. 12/13/1939 Three cheers for anything Cliff Edwards ; Victor Young Orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca L 8219 3/8/1955 Give a little whistle Cliff Edwards vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca L 8220 3/8/1955 Jiminy cricket Cliff Edwards vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca L 8221 3/8/1955 The bird and the cricket and the willow tree-1 Cliff Edwards vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca L 8222 3/4/1955 When you wish upon a star-1, 2 Cliff Edwards vocalist, tenor vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Edwards, Cliff," accessed April 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105385.

Edwards, Cliff. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105385.

"Edwards, Cliff." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 April 2024.

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

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