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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

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 51-75 of 75 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-75 of 75 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Edwards, Cliff," accessed April 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105385.

Edwards, Cliff. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105385.

"Edwards, Cliff." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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