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Edwards, Jonathan & Darlene – “Piano Artistry of Jonathan Edwards, The” – [Columbia]

Cousin Mary   4/22/2016   12-inch, Comedy

Darlene and Jonathan Edwards – who in real life were singer Jo Stafford and her husband pianist Paul Weston – started entertaining their friends by singing and playing just off key and went on to record the zany results. This album is hilarious with runaway arpeggios, occasional wrong notes, sour vocals, near misses of cocktail music cliches, and odd percussion including chimes added for emphasis. Especially recommended are the vocal tracks, noted on back of album.

PGM: Scratch of beginning of Side 2 diminishes on later tracks; actually sounds appropriate for the material.

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