Song:Beautiful In My Eyes
Album:Painted Desert Serenade
Singer songwriter Joshua Kadison had very brief success in the early 90s with hits like Jessie and Beautiful In My Eyes which has become a big wedding song. He faded quickly but is still popular in Germany. His music is a little schmaltzy for me. He was born Feb. 8, 1963 in Los Angeles. His father Ellis Kadison wrote TV shows like Hawaiian Eye and wrote and produced the Hawaiian Eye knockoff series Follow The Sun. His mom Gloria Castillo appeared mostly in B movies but you may have seen her in the 1955 film Night Of The Hunter. Kadison began playing piano and writing songs as a child influenced by Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and Elton John. After his mom died in 1978, Kadison moved to Nashville to get into the music business. After several years on the fringe of the music scene, he signed with SBK/Capitol in 1993. His 1993 debut album Painted Desert Serenade was produced by Brits Rod Argent (The Zombies, Argent) and Mike + The Mechanics drummer Peter Van Hooke. His first single Jessie was written after he split up with actress Sarah Jessica Parker. It reached #26 on the Billboard Hot 100. Beautiful In My Eyes did even better and reached #19 on the Billboard Hot 100. And as I said, it has become a big wedding song. Both songs did well in Europe. Kadison's second album Delilah Blue didn't do as well and Capitol dropped him. In 1998, Kadison sold a new EP from his website and found that he had a big following in Germany. He signed with EMI Europe and after that concentrated on touring Germany and other European countries. He last recorded and toured in 2008 and doesn't appear to be active. Painted Desert Serenade is available as a budget CD. Here's the video for Beautiful In My Eyes by Joshua Kadison.