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Compilation Albums With Cliff Edwards Songs

Note: The compilation list will be added to as recordings are obtained. If you know of any compilations that should be listed here, e-mail me at the address below.

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Title/Rating/Comments/Cliff's Songs Label Format Click on CD photo to buy it now from Amazon
The Song Is...Harold Arlen
Rating: ***
Great songs written by Harold Arlen. Featured artists include Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland and many others.
1. It's Only A Paper Moon
ASV Living Era AJA 5159 CD Buy it now
Art Deco: The Crooners
Rating: ***
Cliff Edwards has eight songs on this two CD album from Columbia featuring male singers from the 1920s to the 1940s. Included selections are from Willard Robison, Gene Austin, Bing Crosby, Jack Teagarden, Frank Sinatra, Dick Haymes, and some others. It contains a good representation of vocalists and songs of the era. Priced at under $20.
1. Dream Sweetheart
2. A Great Big Bunch Of You
3. All Of A Sudden
4. Crazy People
5. Night Owl
6. It's Only A Paper Moon
7. Six Women (Me & Henry The Eighth)
8. I Just Couldn't Take It, Baby
Columbia/Legacy C2K 52942 CD Buy it now
Blue Hawaii
Rating: ***
Nice collection of Hawaiian songs from 1926-1942. Featured artists include Felix Mendelssohn, Bing Crosby, Roy Smeck and many others.
1. The Night Is Young
ASV Living Era AJA-5121 CD Buy it now
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
Rating: **
Twenty-five songs from the 1930's.
1. Come Up And See Me Sometime
Columbia/Legacy CK 52855 CD  
Charleston - Great Stars of the 20s
Rating: ***
Fantastic collection of songs from the 1920s. Featured artists include Paul Whiteman, George Olsen, Al Jolson, Fred Astaire and many others.
1. Good Little, Bad Little You
Past Perfect CD Go to Past Perfect's website
Charming Gents Of Stage And Screen
Rating: ***
Songs featuring various crooners of the day.
1. Fascinatin' Rhythm
Sony CD Buy it now
Classic Disney Vol. 2
Rating: ****
Nice collection of Disney songs. This is volume two in a series Disney CDs celebrating 60 years of "musical magic".
1. When You Wish Upon A Star
Disney CD Buy it now
Classic Disney Vol. 5
Rating: ****
Nice collection of Disney songs. This is volume five in a series Disney CDs celebrating 60 years of "musical magic".
1. When I See An Elephant Fly
Disney CD Buy it now
The Songs Of Walter Donaldson
Rating: ****
Outstanding CD featuring songs written by one of America's top songwriters. Nice Cliff Edwards ballad contained here. Other performers include Ruth Etting, Eddie Cantor, Annette Hanshaw, Paul Whiteman featuring the great Bix Beiderbecke.
1. Just Like A Melody Out Of The Sky
ASV Living Era AJA-5206 CD Buy it now
Early Film Recordings From Hollywood
Rating: ****
Twenty-Five songs of great recordings of the 1920s and 1930s.
1. Blondy
2. Singin' In The Rain
3. A Bundle Of Love Letters
Enterprise CD Early Film Recordings From Hollywood
The Envelope Please: Academy Awards...V.1 (1934...
Rating: **
Academy Award winning songs. First of a series.
1. When You Wish Upon A Star
Rhino 72276 CD The Envelope Please - Academy Awards - Vol. 1
Fantastic Forties - Sentimental Journey
Rating: ***
Forty-one songs from the 1940's.
1. Paper Doll
?? CD  
From Minstrel To Mojo
Rating: ****
Incredible nine-disc CD set of over two-hundred songs from the turn of the century through the 1940s. Get it if you can get a loan!
1. California Here I Come
Music & Arts CD Buy it now
Great Old Time Radio Stars
Rating: **
Songs featuring various singers of the day - Bing Crosby, Jimmy Durante, Gene Austin, and others.
1. It's Only A Paper Moon
Sony CD Buy it now
The Song Is...George Gershwin
Rating: ***
Songs written by the great George Gershwin. Featured artists include Fred Astaire, Al Jolson, Paul Whiteman and many others.
1. Fascinatin' Rhythm
ASV Living Era AJA 5048 CD Buy it now
Hits Of '34
Rating: ***
This CD features artists of the day singing various popular tunes. Includes Bing Crosby, Gene Austin, Arthur Tracy, Dick Powell, and others.
1. It's Only A Paper Moon
ASV Living Era AJA-5184 CD Buy it now
The Songs Of Ray Henderson
Rating: ****
Excellent CD featuring songs written by one of America's greatest songwriters. While the Cliff Edwards song here is more of a novelty number, the other songs on the album make the CD well worth purchasing.
1. My Dog Loves Your Dog
ASV Living Era AJA-5207 CD Buy it now
I Got Rhythm - Songs Of George Gershwin
Rating: ****
Four discs of George Gershwin songs performed by various artists.
1. Fascinatin' Rhythm
Smithsonian 3325 107 2 CD I Got Rhythm: The Smithsonian Songs of George Gershwin
Legends Of The Ukulele
Rating: ***
This CD was produced by uke enthusiast Jim Beloff. Eighteen selections are included with uke players running the gamut from Johnny Marvin, Arthur Godfrey and Tiny Tim!
1. That's My Weakness Now
Rhino CD Buy it now
Listen To The Banned
Rating: ***
Cliff Edwards has two of his party songs on this ASV CD which includes risquá songs of the '20s and '30s. Other songs on the CD include George Formby's "With My Little Ukulele In My Hand". Some surprisingly bawdy songs of the era.
1. I'm A Bear In A Ladies Boudoir
2. I'm Going To Give It To Mary With Love
ASV Living Era AJA-5030 CD Buy it now
Looking On The Bright Side
Rating: ***
Contains 25 "cheer-up" songs from 1926-1941. Nice CD for any collection.
1. Singin' In The Rain (1929)
ASV Living Era AJA-5255 CD Buy it now
Operation Dumbo Drop
Rating: **
Good song from a dumb movie.
1. When I See An Elephant Fly
The Roaring Twenties
Rating: ***
This double CD contains many famous songs of the 1920s. The overall quality is less than desirable. But the songs make up for this short-coming.
1. I'll SeeYou In My Dreams
Intersound CDC 1012 CD The Roaring Twenties [Box]
Robert Parker's The Roaring 20s
Rating: **
Collection of songs from the obscure song master Robert Parker.
1. Singin' In The Rain
ABC Records 838 215-2 CD  
Runnin' Wild
Rating: ****
There is only one song from Cliff Edwards on this ASV CD - "California, Here I Come" - recorded in August 1924. The rest of the CD has some great songs from the '20s. Included are Annette Hanshaw, Fats Waller, The California Ramblers, Ruth Etting, and one of my personal favorites - "Four Or Five Times" by McKinney's Cotton Pickers. Worth getting!
1. California, Here I Come
ASV Living Era AJA-5017 CD Buy it now
Soundtrack For A Century: Movie Music-Definitive Performances
Rating: ***
Movie music collection from the Sony series "Music of the Century".
1. Singin' In The Rain
Sony 65813 CD Buy it now
Soundtrack For A Century: Pop Music-Early Years 1890-1950
Rating: ***
Popular songs from the first half of the century collection from the Sony series "Music of the Century".
1. Oh! Lady Be Good
Sony 65788 CD Buy it now
That's Entertainment - Ultimate
Rating: ***
A whooping six-disc collection from the three "That's Entertainment" movies.
1. Singin' In The Rain

Original MGM LP release
Rhino CD Buy it now
They Called It Crooning
Rating: ***
Songs by popular crooners of the 1920s & 1930s. Featured artists include Gene Austin, Harry Richman, Rudy Vallee and many others.
1. Orange Blossom Time
ASV Living Era AJA 5026 CD Buy it now
Tunes From 'Toons
Rating: ?
I have not heard this CD but it contains Cliff's most famous recording from 1939.
1. When You Wish Upon A Star
Pro-Arte Digital CDD-3400 CD  

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For a list of Cliff Edwards 78rpm party records see David Diehl's Cliff Edwards listing.

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