Ukulele Ike Sings Again
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This doesn't belong in "Children's Music!"
Cliff Edwards was an extremely popular jazz singer in the 1920s and 1930s. In the 1940s he had his own radio show. Younger audiences "met" him as the voice of Jiminy Cricket in Disney's _Pinocchio_. Kids still love lots of his tunes, but to put "Ukulele Ike" into the Children's Music genre is to do him, and his music, a great disservice. This album is not a bad collection, but sometimes the band arrangements overpower Cliff's singing, let alone his playing of the ukulele. I wish iTunes could make available some of the recordings from his radio program: just Cliff, his uke, and a stand-up bass.
FANTASTIC Album by the FANTASTIC Cliff Edwards
This is an incredibly fun album with noticeably higher audio quality than previous Ukulele Ike recordings due to being made in 1956. The wonderful (Walt Disney Studio in-house composer and Firehouse Five Plus Two musician) George Bruns even takes part in the fun playing the trombone and tuba while directing the Wonderland Jazz Band! (I HIGHLY recommend their album "Deep in the Heart of Dixieland" available here on iTunes as well.) Hear this album today, you won't regret it! £%^}