Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards - I Did It With My Little Ukulele
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This CD celebrates the unique talent of Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards, pioneer of an instrument once again in fashion, the ukulele, and one of the first true crooners. ‘Ukulele Ike’, as Edwards became known, was an entertainer whose inimitable style exuded a quality rare in today’s jaundiced world: charm. Edwards was a prolific recording artist in the 20s and 30s - by some accounts selling around three-quarters of a million 78s - and his vaudeville background made him an ideal performer for the early ‘talkies’. He appeared in over 100 'talkies', but today he is perhaps best remembered for his wistful vocalising of When You Wish Upon A Star as Jiminy Cricket in Walt Disney’s classic Pinocchio from 1940. This collection admirably showcases his innovative talent, his scat singing underlining his jazz credentials alongside the distinctive interpretations of his movie songs, and of course the sound of the uke. He sold in excess of three quarters of a million 78s, including the title track of this CD 'I Did It With My Little Ukulele'.
Cliff Edwards was inducted into the Ukulele Hall of Fame Museum in 2000 and the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002.
The Charm of Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards
1. I Did It With My Little Ukulele
2. My Red Hot Gal
3. How She Loves Me Is Nobody’s Business
4. If You Can’t Land ‘er On The Old Veranda
5. Just Like A Melody Out Of The Sky
6. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
7. Me And The Man In The Moon
8. Singin' In The Rain
9. Reaching For Someone And Not Finding Anyone There
10. I’ll See You In My Dreams
11. Sing A Happy Little Thing
12. I'm A Bear In A Lady's Boudoir
13. My Dog Loves Your Dog
14. Six Women - Me And Henry VIII
15. Old Fashioned Love
16. Somebody Loves Me
17. If I Had You
18. The Night Is Young And You're So Beautiful
19. St Louis Blues
20. It Had To Be You - Paddlin' Madelin Home
21. Walkin' My Baby Back Home
22. A Melody From The Sky
23. Sleepy Time Gal
24. Swingin' Down The Lane
25. The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else
26. What A Night For Spoonin'
27. When You And I Were Young Maggie Blues
Reviews of This Recording
....I can wholly recommend this release. It's all here, and I defy anybody not to find all of it charming. In fact....it's not just charming, it's class that we just don't hear these days.
Thomas 'Spats' Langham - Just Jazz