Classical 91.5

Fascinatin’ Rhythm: Fascinating Rhythm, 07/14/18

Jul 8, 2018

Cliff Edwards (right) and Jiminy Cricket (left)

Episode # 1828 

7/14      Fascinating RhythmWhen rhythm songs were at this peak, and the story of the man who introduced the most famous of them. Cliff Edwards taught himself to play the ukulele to attract customers when he was a paperboy. After touring in vaudeville, he made his way to New York where he played the Palace, starred on Broadway, and made recordings. He also made early musicals in Hollywood before his stardom faded and he disappeared in the 1930s.

Edwards is also known as the orginal speaking and singing voice of Jiminy Cricket in Walt Disney's Pinocchio (1940).