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The  Complete Original Albums
The Complete Original Albums

Jonathan & Darlene Edwards
Styles: Comedy, Easy Listening, Pop
Catalogue Number: ACMCD4356
In 1957, the first album by husband and wife piano/vocal lounge/cabaret duo Jonathan & Darlene Edwards insinuated itself into the consciousness of cognescenti in the music business. Inspired by the boldly hit-and-miss singing style of Florence Foster Jenkins, the Edwards' enthusiastic but musically off-colour treatment of popular standards had listeners looking at each other with raised eyebrows wondering if they were serious. The album became something of a cult phenomenon, and a follow-up in 1960 cemented their success. By that time, of course, the secret was out - J&D Edwards were, in fact, the hugely popular and brilliant singer Jo Stafford and her pianist/arranger husband Paul Weston, who had invented the Edwards as a private cabaret turn for friends. Jo's perfect pitch and Paul's technical brilliance enabled them to produce these hilariously not-quite-right renditions, their second album winning a Grammy for best comedy album. This collection includes the complete original albums - 'The Piano Artistry of Jonathan Edwards' and 'Jonathan & Darlene Edwards In Paris' -  plus bonus tracks of the 'real' Jo Stafford and Paul Weston, brought together on CD for the first time.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 It Might As Well Be Spring Jonathan Edwards (Piano)
2 Poor Butterfly Jonathan Edwards (Piano)
3 Autumn In New York Darlene Edwards (Vocal), Jonathan Edwards (Piano)
4 Nola Jonathan Edwards (Piano)
5 Stardust Jonathan Edwards (Piano)
6 It's Magic Darlene Edwards (Vocal), Jonathan Edwards (Piano)
7 Sunday, Monday Or Always Jonathan Edwards (Piano)
8 Jealousy Jonathan Edwards (Piano)
9 Cocktails For Two Darlene Edwards (Vocal), Jonathan Edwards (Piano)
10 Dizzy Fingers Jonathan Edwards (Piano)
11 Three Coins In The Fountain Jonathan Edwards (Piano)
12 You're Blas‚ Darlene Edwards (Vocal), Jonathan Edwards (Piano)
13 I Love Paris Darlene Edwards (Vocal), Jonathan Edwards (Piano)
14 Valentine Jonathan Edwards (Piano)
15 Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Darlene Edwards (Vocal), Jonathan Edwards (Piano)
16 La Vie En Rose Jonathan Edwards (Piano)
17 The River Seine Darlene Edwards (Vocal), Jonathan Edwards (Piano)
18 April In Paris Jonathan Edwards (Piano) Interjection by Darlene!
19 The Poor People Of Paris Jonathan Edwards (Piano)
20 The Last Time I Saw Paris Darlene Edwards (Vocal), Jonathan Edwards (Piano)
21 Autumn Leaves Jonathan Edwards (Piano)
22 Paris In The Spring Darlene Edwards (Vocal), Jonathan Edwards (Piano)
23 Mademoiselle De Paris Jonathan Edwards (Piano)
24 Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup Darlene Edwards (Vocal), Jonathan Edwards (Piano)
25 Smoking My Sad Cigarette Jo with Paul Weston and his Orchestra
26 I Got A Sweetie Jo with Paul Weston and his Orchestra
27 The Nearness Of You Jo with Paul Weston and his Orchestra
28 I Should Care Jo with Paul Weston and his Orchestra
29 Indoor Sport Jo with Billy May and his Orchestra
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