The Cliff Edwards Discography

Hardcover | June 1, 1987

byLarry F. Kiner

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This book is a tribute to the talent of Clifton A. Edwards, the man who introduced the world to the ukulele, and whose career as a song writer spanned more than 60 years. He skyrocketed to national popularity when he appeared in the George Gershwin musical Lady be Good, became a well-known vaudeville entertainer and Hollywood star, and was largely responsible for the voice, character, and image of "Jiminy Cricket," the famous cricket of the popular Disney color cartoon classic, Pinocchio. Larry F. Kiner has brought together in one volume a discography of the songs recorded by Cliff Edwards, a complete listing of songs written by him, a chronology of stage shows in which he appeared, a filmography, notes on his radio and television careers, and appendixes that provide 78 RPM records by label and catalog number, library transcriptions, and films on video tape.

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This book is a tribute to the talent of Clifton A. Edwards, the man who introduced the world to the ukulele, and whose career as a song writer spanned more than 60 years. He skyrocketed to national popularity when he appeared in the George Gershwin musical Lady be Good, became a well-known vaudeville entertainer and Hollywood star, and...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:283 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:June 1, 1987Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313257191

ISBN - 13:9780313257193

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?Larry F. Kiner has brought together in this volume a discography of the many songs recorded by Edwards; a complete listing of songs written by him; a chronology of stage shows in which he appeared; a filmography; notes on his radio and television careers; and appendices that list 78rpm records by label and catalog number, library transcriptions, and films on videotape. Included as well are indexes to conductors, instrumentalists, song writers, stage costars, and motion picture and song titles. Kiner also provides an interesting biographical sketch entitled "Ukulele Ike and Jimmy Cricket." The discography presents the recordings of Cliff Edwards, 1919 to 1961. The basic criterion for inclusion was whether the performance was intended for commercial release or was, in fact, commercially released. Thus included are unissued recordings, private recordings, radio broadcasts, and soundtracts that eventually became commercially produced records. The recording entries are arranged chronologically by date, month, and year. Listed are all known facts about each recording session. Kiner's book is a concise and complete guide to the commercial recordings of Cliff Ukulele Ike' Edwards. It would be of value to collectors and in the collections of large music libraries or of those libraries with popular culture collections.??ARBA