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Joshua Kadison


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According to an early press release by EMI “His maverick ways paid off in 1993 when EMI Records released his self-penned debut Painted Desert Serenade, a collection of introspective story songs including the break-through single “Jessie” and “When A Woman Cries,” already covered by legends Joe Cocker and Smokey Robinson. “I was so used to being outside of whatever was going on that I didn’t even think I’d get a record deal, much less have my songs played on the radio.” This, from the young man who received the BMI Award for one of the most played songs of 1994. His International hit “Beautiful in My Eyes” is often played at weddings. Painted Desert Serenade went platinum in the US and Germany, and went multi-platinum in Australia and New Zealand”.

His second album Deliah Blue was less commercially successful (the only single Take It On Faith failed to reach a high chart position). His collection of songs were closer to sonic novels then the ballads featured in his first album; he used John Steinbeck’s book “The Pearl” as inspiration for a song of the same name. The only single Take it on Faith failed to reach the Billboards Top-10 and shortly after EMI Group voided the contract with Kadison. In 1998, after a 3-year break, he published his book 17 Ways To Eat A Mango: A Discovered Journal Of Life On An Island Of Miracles and the 5-track-album Saturday Night In Storyville on his own label Storyville Records, selling it predominantly from his website. It was well received in Germany, where he continues to have a huge following.


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