Jonathan Edwards (album)

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Jonathan Edwards
Studio album by Jonathan Edwards
Released November, 1971
Recorded Intermedia Sound Inc.
Boston, Massachusetts
Genre Rock, folk
Label Atco
Producer Peter Casperson
Jonathan Edwards chronology
Jonathan Edwards
Honky-Tonk Stardust Cowboy
Singles from Jonathan Edwards
  1. "Sunshine"
    Released: 1971

Jonathan Edwards is the first album by the singer-songwriter Jonathan Edwards. The album received some mainstream attention thanks to the catchy political-pop single, "Sunshine".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Everybody Knows Her" Jonathan Edwards 1:53
2. "Cold Snow" Edwards 2:19
3. "Athens County" Edwards, Joe Dolce 2:45
4. "Dusty Morning" Edwards 2:18
5. "Emma" Edwards, Barbara Ann Brannon 3:39
6. "Shanty" Edwards 2:32
7. "Sunshine" Edwards 2:16
8. "The King" Edwards 2:50
9. "Don't Cry Blue" Malcolm McKinney 2:42
10. "Jesse" Edwards 3:02
11. "Sometimes" Malcolm McKinney 2:47
12. "Train of Glory" Edwards 3:29

"Athens County" was recorded under the title "Sweet Maria (Athens County)" by the Montana bluegrass group Mission Mountain Wood Band in 1977 for their first album, In Without Knocking. The song "Shanty" is used as the "Friday Song" on various "classic rock" FM radio stations; played at various times every Friday, it represents the unofficial start of the weekend. The song "Sunshine" was used in a Jeep commercial, and was also featured on the soundtrack for the film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.


  • Jonathan Edwards - vocal, guitar, harp, bass
  • Stuart Schulman - bass, violin
  • Jef Labes - keyboard
  • Richard Adelman - drums
  • Eric Lilljequist - guitar
  • Bill Keith - banjo[1]

Non-performing personnel[edit]

  • Bob Runstein - engineer
  • Mike Leary - engineer
  • Nancy Lopes - photography
  • Jimm Roberts - album design