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Q: Heart and Soul ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Heart and Soul
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: davsmith4156-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 22 Nov 2006 10:58 PST
Expires: 22 Dec 2006 10:58 PST
Question ID: 784871
I downloaded a version of the old Hoagy Carmichael-Frank Loesser tune
"Heart and Soul"  from iTunes.The Artist and Albums are both listed as
"Rock and Roll Classics" which is not helpful at all. The copyright is
held by Crownstar Records and the cover art is an image of an LP with
a red label saying " Crown Records".
The male singer is accompanied by strings, horns, piano, a rhythm
section and backup singers and it sounds like it was from the early to
mid Sixties. The arrangment is reminiscent of Smokey Robinson's " Ooh
Baby Baby" The vocalist is a  tenor and sounds a bit like Smokey or
Johnny Mathis but without so much falsetto.
Can anybody identify it? (It's not the Cleftones)

Request for Question Clarification by tutuzdad-ga on 22 Nov 2006 11:33 PST
The groups Exile and Huey Lewis and the News both covered this song.
Are one of these the performers you are looking for?


Clarification of Question by davsmith4156-ga on 22 Nov 2006 12:17 PST
No, this is a different song. The one I mean was written in the
Thirties. You've heard it, it's one of the first songs you learn to
play on the piano. Tom Hanks played it on that huge keyboard in "Big"

Request for Question Clarification by tutuzdad-ga on 22 Nov 2006 15:33 PST
Ah yes, now I know the song. Try this and you'll probably find a few
more versions of the song; some you may be looking for and some you
did not know existed. There are far too many sings with those specific
words in the title for me to wade through but if you have the time
please let me know if this is proved to be an even better source than
finding the one mystery version you were hoping for.


"heart & soul"

"heart and soul"


Request for Question Clarification by tutuzdad-ga on 22 Nov 2006 15:34 PST
Sorry, I said "...far too many sings..." but I obviously meant to say
"...far too many songs..."

Clarification of Question by davsmith4156-ga on 22 Nov 2006 18:58 PST
No, none of them were it but I did find a polka version that had a lot
going for it. This is difficult because the song has probably been
recorded over a hundred times and the words "heart" and "soul" are in
so many other sing titles.

Clarification of Question by davsmith4156-ga on 22 Nov 2006 19:37 PST
If you have the Rhapsody player installed here is a link to the track in question.

Request for Question Clarification by denco-ga on 22 Nov 2006 20:45 PST
Howdy davsmith4156-ga,

At this point, it appears that the version of "Heart and Soul" that you are
interested in was done by a studio group for CrownStar, LLC.

CrownStar is a bit of a mystery.  They show up in association with several
CDs in the U.S. Trademark Office database.

Registration Number: SR-285-303
Title: Over the hill blues.
Imprint: Crown Collectors Series CCS 4031-2, c2000.
Description: Compact disc.
Claimant: (c) (p) acCrownStar, LLC
Created: 2000
Published: 1Jul00
Registered: 31Aug00
Title on  Application: Big birthday, over the hill blues.
Author on  Application: sound recording & arr.: CrownStar, LLC, employer for hire.
Previous Related Version: Appl. identifies songs & some sound
recordings as preexisting.
Claim Limit: NEW MATTER: new arrangements, additions & digital enhancements 

A probable company shows up in the California Secretary of State database.


A search on the above address just muddies the waters.

Fairlea Ltd
6255 Sunset Blvd. 1902
Los Angeles CA 90028
United States
Primary SIC: Phonograph Records Tapes & Disks

Bottom line is that I doubt the vocalist, etc. can be identified, but hopefully
I am wrong.

If a researcher desires, and they have the Rhapsody player installed on their
computer, they can listen to a clip on the Rhapsody website.

"Rock And Roll Classics 
Record Label: Crownstar Records
Originally released: 17-FEB-2006"

Looking Forward, denco-ga - Google Answers Researcher

Clarification of Question by davsmith4156-ga on 22 Nov 2006 21:13 PST
If you have iTunes go to the music store and enter "Rock and Roll
Classics" (with quotes) and the album will come up. From the comments
posted there I get the impression these are original recordings. If
you listen to "Bird's the Word"  the volume modulates like it does in
the hit (very sloppy) version by the Trashmen.

Clarification of Question by davsmith4156-ga on 22 Nov 2006 21:26 PST
Actually the mystery thickens a bit. The song listed as "Bird's the
Word" sounds like "Surfin' Bird" by the Trashmen. It plagiarized
"Papa-Oow-Mow-Mow" and "Bird's the Word" by the Rivingtons (They had
to pay royalties and give songwriting credit to them after some legal
Usually though the song is issued under the title "Surfin' Bird".
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Heart and Soul
From: nectar666-ga on 22 Nov 2006 13:29 PST
It seems to have been sung by lots of people:
Dean Martin's seems to be a well known version.

Subject: Re: Heart and Soul
From: davsmith4156-ga on 22 Nov 2006 15:20 PST
There was a story about it this morning on WNYC.  It reminded me that
I always liked the song and I ended up buying 18 versions of it today.
So now I have it by
Al Bowlly
Beegie Adair
Betty Carter
Dave Brubeck
Ebony & Ivory & Andrew Gilpin
4 Lads
George Shearing and Joe Williams
Larry Clinton & His Orchestra
Jan and Dean
Jo Sullivan Loesser
Livingston Taylor
Mel Torme
Modern Jazz Quartet
Unknown Artist
Saturday Evening Post
Bud Powell

It's the unknown artist that's killing me

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