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Body and Soul (jazz standard)

Body and Soul is one of the most famous jazz standards and also the song with the largest number of recordings by various artists. Body and Soul is a composition byJohnny Green from 1930 , lyrics by Edward HeymanRobert Sour and Frank Eyton. One of the most famous versions is that of the tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins from 1939.


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Johnny Green wrote the song especially for actress, dancer and singer Gertrude Lawrence when he was in London , but it was Jack Hylton 's Orchestra in 1930 that the first recording made. Body and Soul was on 15 October 1930 his premiere in the Broadwaymusical ' three's a Crowd '. The show ran long with 272 performances as a singer Libby Holman. The song was one of the highlights of the revue and Holmans recording reached # 3 on the charts. Despite the immediate success the song a year later because of the too suggestive text banned from the radio. Fragment of the text: [1]

"You know I'm yours for just the taking
I'ld gladly surrender myself to you
Body and soul ... "
"Know you can take me
I will like to surrender to you
With body and soul "

In the thirties and forties years made it, no doubt partly because of that sexually suggestive text, a big comeback and made many successful recordings. [2]

In september 2011, the version of Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse released. Bennett, then 85, becoming the oldest artist ever to chart a hit in the u.s. Billboard Hot 100 , the.


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