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Heart & Soul - Celebrating The Unforgettable Songs Of Frank Loesser


Release Date: 06/29/2010 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 70641  
Composer:  Jule StyneHoagy CarmichaelFrank LoesserJames Francis McHugh
Performer:  Helen ForrestBea WainDella ReeseTony Scott,   ... 
Conductor:  Harry JamesLarry ClintonGlenn OsserKay Kyser,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harry James OrchestraLarry Clinton OrchestraKay Kyser Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono & Stereo 
Special Order:  This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 business days.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sony and ArkivMusic celebrate the 100th anniversary of songwriter Frank Loesser.

There may be no better shorthand for Frank Loesser’s genius than the words “heart and soul.” They never deserted him, from the dapper hit-parade favorites he wrote for Hollywood, to his ambitious Broadway career that produced – in little more than a decade – Where’s Charley?, Guys and Dolls, The Most Happy Fella and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. A complex and sophisticated man, Loesser somehow managed to keep the essence of “heart and soul” in everything he wrote, without ever seeming glib. His craft deepened and broadened, but it never lost an almost streetwise honesty that is as dazzling
Read more and sharp as a diamond. You never feel cheated or manipulated in a Frank Loesser song. Seduced, maybe. Teased and kidded, certainly. Moved, almost always. And joyously entertained.

-- David Foil
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sweater Girl: I Don't Want to Walk without You by Jule Styne
Performer:  Helen Forrest (Voice)
Conductor:  Harry James
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harry James Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 12/11/1941 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
2.
Heart and Soul by Hoagy Carmichael
Performer:  Bea Wain (Voice)
Conductor:  Larry Clinton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Larry Clinton Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/01/1938 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
3.
Two Sleepy People by Hoagy Carmichael
Performer:  Della Reese (Voice)
Conductor:  Glenn Osser
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/23/1959 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
4.
Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition by Frank Loesser
Conductor:  Kay Kyser
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kay Kyser Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 07/31/1942 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
5.
Seven Days Leave: Can't Get Out of This Mood by James Francis McHugh
Performer:  Tony Scott (Clarinet), Benny Green (Trombone), Budd Johnson (Tenor Saxophone),
Jimmy Jones (Piano), Freddie Green (Guitar), Sarah Vaughan (Voice),
J. C. Heard (Drums), Billy Pickles Taylor Jr. (Double Bass), Miles Davis (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 05/18/1950 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
6.
Happy-Go-Lucky: Let's Get Lost by James Francis McHugh
Conductor:  Vaughn Monroe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vaughn Monroe Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 07/08/1942 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
7.
What are You Doing New Year's Eve? by Frank Loesser
Performer:  Johnny Mathis (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 09/23/1969 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
8.
Christmas Holiday: Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year by Frank Loesser
Performer:  Sarah Vaughan (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 01/05/1953 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
9.
The Perils of Pauline: I Wish I Didn't Love You So by Frank Loesser
Performer:  Dinah Shore (Voice)
Conductor:  Sonny Burke
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 01/01/1995 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
10.
Neptune's Daughter: Baby, It's Cold Outside by Frank Loesser
Performer:  Pearl Bailey (Voice), Hot Lips Page (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; Los Angeles, Califor 
Date of Recording: 06/23/1949 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
11.
Where's Charley?: Medley by Frank Loesser
Conductor:  Ray Ellis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Four Lads,  Ray Ellis Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 06/05/1957 
Length: 7 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: This medley includes "Where’s Charley?," "Once in Love with Amy," "Pernambuco," "My Darling, My Darling," and "The New Ashmolean Marching Society and Students Conservatory Band." 
12.
Guys and Dolls: I've Never Been in Love Before by Frank Loesser
Performer:  Doris Day (Voice)
Conductor:  David Rose
Orchestra/Ensemble:  David Rose Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/13/1950 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
13.
Guys and Dolls: Luck Be a Lady by Frank Loesser
Performer:  Barry Manilow (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Date of Recording: unavailable 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
14.
The Most Happy Fella: Standing on the Corner by Frank Loesser
Conductor:  Ray Ellis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Four Lads,  Ray Ellis Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 03/01/1956 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
15.
The Most Happy Fella: Somebody Somewhere by Frank Loesser
Performer:  Doris Day (Voice)
Conductor:  Frank De Vol
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frank De Vol Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 02/24/1956 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
16.
The Most Happy Fella: Joey, Joey, Joey by Frank Loesser
Performer:  Johnny Mathis (Voice)
Conductor:  Don Costa
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 01/01/1963 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
17.
Greenwillow: Never Will I Marry by Frank Loesser
Performer:  Vic Damone (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 01/15/1960 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
18.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying: I Believe in You by Frank Loesser
Performer:  Michele Lee (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 04/21/1967 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
19.
Hans Christian Anderson: Medley by Frank Loesser
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 06/27/1960 
Length: 6 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: This medley includes "I’m Hans Christian Andersen," "Thumbelina," "Inch Worm," "Anywhere I Wander," and "Wonderful Copenhagen." 

Featured Sound Samples

Heart and Soul (Carmichael)(Bea Wain, Larry Clinton Orchestra)
Guys and Dolls (Loesser): I've Never Been in Love Before (Doris Day)
The Most Happy Fella (Loesser): Standing on the Corner (The Four Lads, Ray Ellis Orchestra)
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Loesser): I Believe in You (Michele Lee)

Sound Samples

I Don't Want To Walk Without You ((from the film "Sweater Girl"))
Heart and Soul ((from the film "A Song Is Born"))
Two Sleepy People ((from the film "Thanks For The Memory"))
Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition
Can't Get Out Of This Mood ((from the film "Seven Days Leave"))
Let's Get Lost ((from the Paramount film "Happy-Go-Lucky"))
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year ((from the film "Christmas Holiday"))
I Wish I Didn't Love You So ((from the film "The Perils Of Pauline"))
Baby, It's Cold Outside ((from the film "Neptune's Daughter"))
Where's Charley? Medley ((from the musical "Where's Charley"))
I've Never Been In Love Before ((from the musical "Guys and Dolls"))
Luck Be A Lady ((from the musical 'Guys And Dolls '))
Standing On The Corner ((from the musical "The Most Happy Fella"))
Somebody Somewhere ((from the musical "The Most Happy Fella"))
Joey, Joey, Joey ((from the musical "The Most Happy Fella"))
Never Will I Marry ((from the musical "Green Wilow"))
I Believe In You ((from the musical "How To Succeed In Business Without Even Trying"))
Hans Christian Anderson-Medley ((from the film "Hans Christian Andersen"))

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