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Ed Murphy
post Oct 18 2005, 01:13 AM
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If I ever get tired of the movie Singing In the Rain and the music I will know I have grown old. However, I need help! One of the short clips in the film is of a male singer backed up by a group of girls. He only sings a line or two of each song. Beautiful Girls which was sort of a calendar girl type. He had a great voice and I wonder who he was and what songs he might have recorded. I know the question is kind of vague. Can Anyone identify the guy? Many Thanks, ed murphy, ab7bn@earthlink.net
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laughland
post Oct 18 2005, 01:26 AM
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According to the entry in the IMDB, Jimmy Thompson is the "Male lead in 'Beautiful Girls' number".


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post Nov 3 2005, 06:29 AM
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FYI: In caase you don't know, Singin' in the Rain was originally performed in the Hollywood Revue of 1929. I Have the movie on tape, and the technicolor finale is really cool!


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post Nov 3 2005, 09:38 AM
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If I'm not mistaken Cliff Edwards sung "Singing In The Rain" in 1929. He probably made hundreds of recordings from about 1922 onward.

Probably most people recognize the name because he did the voice and singing for Jimny Cricket in the 1940 Disney animated film, "Pinocchio". Edwards' "When You Wish Upon A Star" is a classic musical moment in films I think.


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lindydiva
post Nov 3 2005, 05:49 PM
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Is that "Ukelele Ike"?

I didn't know about the Jiminy Cricket credit; that's swell!


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post Nov 4 2005, 02:32 AM
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Yep, that is the same Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards.

Here's Link to the Cliff Edwards "Ukelele Ike" page at Red Hot bands

Cliff Edwards: http://www.redhotjazz.com/cliffedwards.html

Red Hot Bands: http://www.redhotjazz.com/bands.html

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NOTE: Here's link from Edwards page for "When You Wish Upon A Star": http://www.redhotjazz.com/songs/edwards/Wh...shUponaStar.ram

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The page also comments that, "Edwards had a wonderful voice with at least a three octave range"


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