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Cliff Edwards

(June 14th 1895 - July 17th 1971)

Clifton Avon Edwards born in Hannibal, Missouri in 1895 left school at age fourteen and began working as a barroom singer in St. Louis. He taught himself the ukulele coming to be known as "Ukulele Ike" and formed an act in Chicago with pianist Bob Carleton in 1918. Cliff Edwards became a hit on the vaudeville circuit and made his recording debut in 1919. He would provide some of the earliest recorded examples of scatt style singing with a vocal style he called 'effin'. With a move to Los Angeles, California his career flourished during the late '20s and early 1930s.

Among his many film appearances Cliff Edwards is perhaps best remembered for his role as the voice of Jiminy Cricket in Walt Disney's "Pinocchio".

Videos:

Dinah (3:00)

Good Little Bad Little You (2:40)

Hang On To Me (2:27)

Homesick (3:09)

If I Had You (2:46)

It's Only A Paper Moon (2:40)

Meadow Lark (3:34)

Nobody But You (3:44)

Oh! Baby Don't We Get Along? (2:53)

Paddlin' Madelin' Home (2:51)

Remember (2:37)

Say, Who Is That Baby Doll? (3:09)

She Don't Care (2:05)

Sophomore Prom (2:55)

Stack O' Lee (5:33)

Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1:57)

That's My Weakness Now (2:37)

Ukulele Ike's Hollywood Interview (3:47)

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