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Bobby Edwards, the Troubadour of Greenwich Village (17)

January 1st, 2013 · 7 Comments

I’ve been posting information here, from time to time, on Bobby Edwards: a singer-songwriter who became somewhat of a local legend in Greenwich Village in the ‘teens and ‘twenties.  He also made his own cigar-box ukes, which he sold at souvenir shops in the Village.  I had resigned myself to the idea that none had survived.

But now, thanks to Nancy Hertel Melvin, the great-niece of Bobby Edwards, I can bring you a photo of one of those elusive ukes.  Thanks, Nancy!  And, as usual, you can click to enlarge.







(Posted by Doug Skinner)

Tags: Bobby Edwards · Music · Ukulele

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mamie // Jan 2, 2013 at 12:29 am

    OMG!!!!!! I want it so bad !!!!

  • 2 Lisa // Jan 2, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    I second Mamie on that. It’s beautiful!

  • 3 Doug // Jan 4, 2013 at 10:15 am

    I’m happy to know one has survived. I’ve only seen drawings and black and white photos before; it’s nice to see its full funky color. And it has a pink elephant!

  • 4 Jim // Aug 13, 2013 at 9:43 am

    What a beauty!
    Thanks for posting this.

  • 5 Doug // Aug 13, 2013 at 10:04 am

    I’m happy to know at least one has survived. Maybe more will surface…

  • 6 Judy Edwards // Aug 30, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Bobby Edwards was my husband’s great uncle also. His nephew Harry Edwards just passed and when we were cleaning out his house, we have discovered one of the famous ukes! We also found an original songsheet and bound copies of the Quill.

  • 7 Doug // Aug 30, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    That’s wonderful! Can you take a picture of it? I’d love to see it.

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