- I Want Somebody to Cheer Me Up
- I'm Crying 'Cause I Know I'm Losing You
- Halfway to Heaven
- That's My Weakness Now
- I Can't Make Her Happy That Old Girl of Mine
- It Goes Like This (That Funny Melody)
- Good Little, Bad Little You
- My Old Girl's My New Girl Now
- Singin' in the Rain
- I'll See You in My Dreams
- Hush My Mouth (If I Ain't Goin' South)
- Love Is Just Around the Corner
- One Little Kiss
- Somebody Loves Me
- It Had to Be You
- A Love Like Ours
- Hold on to Your Heart
- My Melancholy Baby
This is a strong collection of Edwards' music, half from the '20s while the other half is from the '30s and '40s. Styles range from tight hot jazz with "His Hot Combination," a band which included Red Nichols and Miff Mole, to the poppier love songs backed by generic '30s vocal group the Eton Boys to pop-Hawaiian with the superb Andy Iona and his Islanders. It's a tribute to Edwards' versatility as a performer that he shines no matter what the background. Though this CD has the same title as an earlier Take Two LP, it is significantly different; they only share seven tracks. Leonard Maltin wrote the excellent liner notes full of personal reminiscences of Cliff by some of the artists who worked with him.
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Performance CreditsCliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards Primary Artist,Ukulele,Vocals
Technical CreditsLew Brown Composer
Buddy DeSylva Composer
Bud Green Composer
Ray Henderson Composer
Sam H. Stept Composer
Maurice Sigler Composer
Leonard Maltin Liner Notes
George Morrow Contributor
Jim Bedoian Producer
Michael Cleary Composer
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The Vintage Recordings of Cliff Edwards (Ukulele Ike) based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Cliff Edwards was an original. Between 1925 and 1930 he sold over 75,000,000 records (all 78's). His falsetto singing and ukulele were one of the inspirations for "Tiny Tim", but Cliff--the original--was MUCH better and more listenable. He is best known as the voice of Jiminy Cricket in Walt Disney's "Pinocchio", and he sang the song "When I see an Elephant Fly" in Dumbo.
He also (featured on this disc) was the first artist to record "Singin' in the Rain", in 1929. Catch this number, and several others on You Tube, in excerpts from the "Hollywood Revue of 1929".
If you like "retro", buy this disc.