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Fascinatin' Rhythm: Fascinating Rhythms, 10/31/20

Cliff Edwards, Ukulele Ike

Episode #2044 

When rhythm songs were at their peak, we tell 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 star faded and he disappeared in the 1930s. And then came 1940.