Popular singer Cliff Edwards (also known as "Ukulele Ike") was perceived by the public as a Jazz singer, and indeed he was one in many ways. Edwards often improvised scat-like vocals in a half sung style that he called the "Effin" that sounded like hot instrumental solos. Listen to "Say, Who Is That Baby Doll" for a good example of Edwards vocal improvisations. On these Hot Combination sides that Edwards recorded for Pathé Actuelle he is backed up by some solid Jazz talent which included Red Nichols, Miff Mole and Vic Berton. Edwards is best remembered today as the voice of Jiminy Cricket and for his performance of the song "When You Wish Upon a Star" in the in Walt Disney film "Pinocchio".

Thanks to Bob Palmer and Robert English for their help with the recordings on this page. Check out Robert's Music Page for more great streaming audio on the web.

Title Recording Date Recording Location Compnany
Dinah
(Sam M. Lewis / Joe Young / Harry Akst)
12-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25164
Perfect
11598
Pathé 11041
Dreaming Of A Castle In The Air
(Chick Endor / Edward Ward)
11-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25177
Perfect
11611
How Can You Look So Good
(Chick Endor)
11-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25167 B
Perfect
11611 B
How She Loves Me Is Nobody's Business
(Clarence Gaskill / Irving Mills)
10-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25160
Perfect
11594
Pathé 11040
I Don't Mind Being All Alone
(Clarence Gaskill / Jimmy McHugh / Irving Mills)
10-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25198
Perfect
11632
I Know That You Know
(from "Oh, Please")

(Vincent Youmans)
12-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25204
Perfect
11638
Supertone 25204
I'm Back In Love Again
(Cliff Friend)
3-1927 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25204 B
Perfect
11641 B
I'm Telling The Birds - Tellin' The Bees How I Love You
(Brown / Friend)
11-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25200
Perfect
11634
I Never Knew What The Moonlight Could Do
(Harry R. Spier / Sam Coslow)
11-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25200
Perfect
11634
Pathé 11365
I Want Somebody To Cheer Me Up
(Gus Kahn / Ted Fiorito)
1-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25169
Perfect
11603
Pathé 11042
Keep Croonin' A Tune
(Sammy Fain / Irving Weill / Jimmy McHugh)
12-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25164
Perfect
11598
Pathé 11041
Lonely Eyes
(Benny Davis / Harry Akst)
12-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25203
Perfect
11637-A
Meadow Lark
(Every Evening In The Park, Dear, When It's Dark)

(Hal Keidel / Ted Fiorito)
11-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25199
Perfect
11633
Pathé 11341
Oh! Baby Don't We Get Along?
(Buddy DeSylva / Lew Brown / Ray Henderson)
3-1927 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25206
Perfect
11640 B
Oh Lovey, Be Mine
(Walter Donaldson)
10-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25159
Perfect
11593
Pathé 11039
Starck 159
One O'Clock Baby
(Buddy De Sylva / Lew Brown / Ray Henderson)
3-1927 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
11642
Perfect
25206 B
Remember
(Irving Berlin)
12-1925 New York,
New York
Pathé Actuelle
25163
Perfect
11597
Pathé 11020
Say, Who Is That Baby Doll
(Al Turk / Maceo Pinkard)
10-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25159
Perfect
11593
Pathé 11039
Starck 159
Side By Side
(Harry M. Woods)
3-1927 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25206
Perfect
11640
Since I Found You
(Sidney Clare / Harry M. Woods)
12-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25203
Perfect
11637-B
Someone's Stolen My Sweet, Sweet Baby
(Lew Brown / Sidney Clare / Maceo Pinkard)
11-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25163
Perfect
11597-B
Pathé 11020
Sometime
(Gus Kahn / Ted Fiorito)
1-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25169
Perfect
11603
Pathé 11042
Sunday
(Chester Conn / Ned Miller / Jule Styne / Bennie Krueger)
10-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25199
Perfect
11633
Sweet Child (I'm Wild About You)
(Richard A. Whiting / Al Lewis / Howard Simon)
1-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25173
Perfect
11607
Pathé 11042
The Lonesomest Girl In Town
(Al Dubin / Jimmy McHugh)
10-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25160
Perfect
11594 B
Pathé 11040
Whisper Song
(Cliff Friend)
3-1927 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
11642
Perfect
25206
Artist Instrument
Vic Berton Drums
Cliff Edwards Vocals, Ukulele
Dick McDonough Banjo
Miff Mole Trombone
Fred Morrow Tenor Saxophone
Red Nichols Cornet
Adrian Rollini Bass Saxophone, Piano, Celeste
Arthur Schutt Piano
Joe Tarto Tuba
Nick Lucas or John Cali Banjo