Sunshine (Go Away Today) Jonathan Edwards cover





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Uploaded on Aug 10, 2008

Sunshine (Go Away Today) Jonathan Edwards cover. "Sunshine" is a country folk war protest song from 1971 by Jonathan Edwards, released as the first single from his debut album Jonathan Edwards. The single reached Billboard #4 and earned a gold record. It was released as a single and the positive energy and message of the song seemed just what the nation needed at that moment. Sunshine caught fire first on Boston radio, then nationwide, hitting #4 on the Billboard pop chart on January 15, 1972 and earning a gold record. Here's Edwards' take on its success: "It was just at the time of the Vietnam War and Nixon. It was looking bad out there. That song meant a lot to a lot of people during that time--especially me." A cover of Sunshine was released by 18-year-old pop-folk artist Josh Thompson on April 22, 2007. The new version, featuring vocals by Jonathan Edwards, reached #29 on the Radio & Records' Hot A/C Indicator chart. Jonathan Edwards recorded and released a bluegrass version of "Sunshine" (along with an entire album) with the band "The Seldom Scene." In July 2007, the original Jonathan Edwards recording joined the list of 60s protest songs used to sell high-end consumer products when it was used as the only audio in a Jeep television spot. The Isley Brothers also cut a fantastic version of this song and can be found on their 3+3 album.

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