CLIFF EDWARDS

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Cliff Edwards got his start in show business as a teenager in St. Louis where he sang in movie theatres and saloons. While singing in the saloons he began to accompany himself on the ukulele and developed a style of improvised singing, which he called "effin". "Effin" sounds a lot like the human voice imitating a hot trumpet or kazoo solo. Edwards had a wonderful voice with at least a three octave range and he would inject his "effin" solos into his songs in the same way that a Jazz musician would take a solo. A good argument can be made that Edwards 1922 recordings with Ladds Black Aces and Bailey's Lucky Seven are the first recorded examples of scat singing, but some Jazz critics would disagee and point back to Gene Greene's 1911 Victor recording "King of the Bungaloos". Between 1913 and 1918 Edwards struggled to make a living read more...
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Take Two Records 2005
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CLIFF EDWARDS Ukulele Ike Sings Again album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ukulele Ike Sings Again
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1956

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CLIFF EDWARDS I'm A Bear In A Lady's Boudoir album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I'm A Bear In A Lady's Boudoir
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1975
CLIFF EDWARDS The Vintage Recordings Of: Cliff Edwards (Ukulele Ike) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Vintage Recordings Of: Cliff Edwards (Ukulele Ike)
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1979
CLIFF EDWARDS Ukulele Ike Sings Again album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ukulele Ike Sings Again
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1996
CLIFF EDWARDS Singin' in the Rain album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Singin' in the Rain
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1999
CLIFF EDWARDS I Did It With My Little Ukelele album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Did It With My Little Ukelele
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2011
CLIFF EDWARDS Fascinating Rhythm 1922-35 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fascinating Rhythm 1922-35
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2012

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