They were really the husband and wife team of Paul Weston and Jo Stafford, two enormously talented musicians; he was a band leader and .
Jonathan and Darlene Edwards were a musical comedy double act developed by American conductor and arranger Paul Weston, and his wife, singer Jo Stafford. The routine was conceived in the 1950s, and involved Weston playing songs on the piano in unconventional rhythms, while Stafford sang off-key in a high pitched voice. The couple released five albums and one single as the Edwards, and their 1960 album, Jonathan and Darlene Edwards in Paris won that year's Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.
Stafford made her first recording as Darlene Edwards in 1957 after finding herself with some spare time after a recording session, and those who heard bootlegs of this track gave it a positive reception. Stafford and Weston subsequently recorded an entire album of songs as the Edwardses later that year, entitling it Jo Stafford and Paul Weston Present: The Original Piano Artistry of Jonathan Edwards, Vocals by Darlene Edwards
Jonathan And Darlene Edwards, Jo Stafford, Paul Weston (2). Jonathan And Darlene Edwards, Jo Stafford, Paul Weston (2) - Jonathan And Darlene Edwards In Paris (LP, Mono). In Paris (LP, Album, RE, RM). Corinthian Records, Corinthian Records.
Weston and Stafford developed a comedy routine in which they assumed the guise of a bad lounge act named Jonathan and Darlene Edwards. Their first album was released in 1957. In 1960, their album Jonathan and Darlene Edwards in Paris won the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album . Jonathan and Darlene Edwards. Weston and Stafford in the recording studio in 1952. In 1957 Weston was named musical director for NBC-TV, a position he held for five years, a founding member and the first president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and half of a recording duo that the whole country was talking about.
Paul Weston and Jo Stafford enjoyed successful careers as musicians from the 1930s; Weston as an arranger and conductor, and Stafford as a singer. She performed both as a member of the group The Pied Pipers and as a solo artist, with many of her solo hits backed by Weston's orchestra. Stafford was very comfortable working with Weston, and the couple became romantically involved in the mid 1940s. Their first album was released in 1957, in 1960, their album Jonathan and Darlene Edwards in Paris won the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. Westons work in music is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Weston was born Paul Wetstein in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Paul Wetstein, a teacher, and Anna Annie Grady.
Biography by John Bush. Sultry pop vocalist with a clear voice, ubiquitous during World War II, whose repertoire ran from jazz standards to delightful satire. Coming Back Like a Son. ee Full Discography.
Jonathan Edwards" and "Darlene Edwards" are Paul Weston, formerly Columbia Records' album A&R guy on the West Coast, and the great Jo Stafford. : Songs: side one- Alabamy Bound/By The Light of the Silvery Moon/Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee/Pretty Baby/For Me And My Gal/Ain't She Sweet. side too- Tip-Toe Thru the Tulips With Me/That Certain Party/The Object of My Affection/Play a Simple Melody/Moonlight Bay/Five Foot Two,.
Jo Elizabeth Stafford was an American traditional pop music singer and occasional actress, whose career spanned five decades from the late 1930s to the early 1980s. Admired for the purity of her voice, she originally underwent classical training to become an opera singer before following a career in popular music, and by 1955 had achieved more worldwide record sales than any other female artist. Her 1952 song "You Belong to Me" topped the charts in the United States and United Kingdom, the record becoming the first by a female artist to reach number one on the . Jo Stafford pictured on the back cover of Radio Album magazine, summer 1948. Background information.
3 If I Ever Love Again. Fabulous Song Stylists is a 1991 compilation album of recordings by Jo Stafford Track listing. 1 A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody (Irving Berlin). 2 I'll Be Seeing You (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal). 3 Lazy River (Hoagy Carmichael, Sidney Arodin). 4 Ballin' the Jack (Chris Smith, Jim Burns).
Performer: Jo Stafford
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