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Heart and Soul (1938)

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Origin and Chart Information
Rank 815
Music Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics Frank Loesser

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Year Rank Title
1930 1 “Body and Soul”
1939 2 “All the Things You Are”
1935 3 “Summertime”
1944 4 “'Round Midnight”
1935 5 “I Can't Get Started (with You)”
1937 6 “My Funny Valentine”
1942 7 “Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be)”
1930 8 “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
1933 9 “Yesterdays”
1946 10 “Stella by Starlight”

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Music and Lyrics Analysis

Slowly rising, sequenced, connected melody. Interval of P5. Simple chord structure is the basis of many other songs. I use this to teach a continuing line--sing through the long notes and then through the eighth notes on a single phrase, then inhale for the next phrase without missing the entrance and without panic: not what one might do in performance, but a good exercise.

Marty Heresniak, Voice Teacher, Actor, Writer, Singer

Quoted from: Heresniak, Marty and Christopher Woitach, “Changing the Standards -- Alternative Teaching Materials.” Journal of Singing, vol. 58, no. 1, Sep./Oct. 2001.

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Additional information for "Heart and Soul" may be found in:

Thomas S. Hischak
The Tin Pan Alley Song Encyclopedia
Greenwood Press
Hardcover: 552 pages


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Hoagy Carmichael and Frank Loesser

Year Rank Title
1938 815 “Heart and Soul”
1938 817 “Two Sleepy People”

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