Search Options

Get Download Manager Now
Newsletter Archive
Find Us in Facebook
Follow Us on Twitter

Classicsonline Home » Artists » » Edwards, Cliff

 Update me on new releases by Edwards

Cliff Edwards

Cliff Edwards began playing ukelele to accompany his singing in St. Louis bars where there were no pianos. He had a beautiful three-octave range and invented an early version of scat singing which he called “effin,” imitating a trumpet or kazoo and inserting that “instrumental” solo into his singing.

He took “Ukelele Ike” as his stage name after moving to Chicago. There he met pianist Bob Carlton whose “Ja Da” was a big hit for Edwards. He worked vaudeville and appeared in one of Ziegfeld’s Follies. But his big break came in the Gershwins’ Lady Be Good on Broadway (1924) where he stole the show with “Fascinating Rhythm.” He appeared in Jerome Kern’s Sunny (1925) and crooned “Singin’ in the Rain” in Hollywood Revue of 1929, the first of over 100 films he would make. That same year Edwards introduced (with Marion Davies) “Just You, Just Me” in the film Marianne. He sang “It’s Only a Paper Moon” in 1933 ’sTake a Chance and “I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now” in Red Salute (1935). He made several recordings with artists such as Red Nichols and Tony Mottola.




Affiliates  |  Classical Points  |  Press Room  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Privacy Policy

ClassicsOnline Newsletter Archive

Monthly Features on ClassicsOnline

Why choose ClassicsOnline?
ClassicsOnline is your source for classical music new releases, rare catalog, historical recordings and exclusive bargains. Our vast classical music catalog has over 1 Million tracks from more than 50,000 albums available in DRM-free MP3 (320kbps) and FLAC (lossless format). More than 500 new albums are added each month, all of which are carefully indexed, and searchable by Composer, Artist, Work and Label. Membership is free, and registration includes 5 free tracks for download. Get a free track every week and gain access to exclusive classical deals when you subscribe to our newsletter. ClassicsOnline was honored in 2010 as the Best Classical Download Site by the MIDEM Classical Awards Jury.

Some titles may not be available in all countries because of possible copyright or licensing restrictions.

Copyright © 2016 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved. – Your Classical Music Download Source
8:50:57 AM Wednesday, May 4, 2016  -92-
This site is now closed, but it has been replaced with our exciting new service ClassicsOnline HD•LL.   x
Continue to buy your downloads at our new store, which now offers all content in lossless CD quality  
formats, in addition to MP3, and thousands of high-definition titles. To learn more, click here.  
Note that previously registered customers may still login to view their accounts until further notice.  

ClassicsOnline customers will not be able to use their log in to access the new HD site. Please create a new ClassicsOnline HD•LL account to download albums, subscribe to streaming, create playlists and more!