BODY AND SOUL

Latest update on 01/04/2016

Artist: Carroll Gibbons & The Playmates
Author: Johnny Green
Label: HMV
Year: 1929

Leader of the Savoy Hotel Orphans (who ended up in Hollywood). Instrumental piano version. English composition, even while composer Johnny Green and the first performers were Americans.

Covers:

1930:

Jack Hylton [vocal version (also for HMV) with Edward Heyman/Robert Sour lyrics; vocal: Pat O'Malley]

1930:

Ambrose [vocal: Sam Browne]

1930:

Helen Morgan

1930:

Leo Reisman [in Broadway show Broadway Follies; vocal: Frank Luther]

1930:

Ruth Etting

1930:

Louis Armstrong [& his Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra]

1930:

Paul Whiteman [n°1 US; vocal: Jack Fulton]

1930:

Libby Holman [in Broadway revue Three's A Crowd; recording for Brunswick; banned on radio, still n°3 US]

1935:

Henry 'Red' Allen [influential jazz version for Vocalion]

1935:

Benny Goodman

1937:

Django Reinhardt

1938:

Chu Berry [with groundbreaking trumpet solo by Roy Eldridge, highly influential on Dizzy Gillespie]

1939:

Coleman Hawkins [on Bluebird, best-known early version, reissued on soundtrack The Color Purple in '86]

1939:

Jimmy Dorsey

1940:

Billie Holiday

1940:

Duke Ellington [with Jimmy Blanton]

1940:

Earl Hines

1941:

Stephane Grappelli

1942:

Charlie Parker

1945:

Nat King Cole

1946:

Joe Venuti

1947:

Sarah Vaughan

1947:

Frank Sinatra

1948:

Perry Como

1948:

Gene Krupa

1949:

James Moody [for Prestige on the same day as his Moody's Mood For Love]

1949:

Billy Eckstine

1952:

Eddie Jefferson [vocalese version of James Moody's interpretation]

1953:

George Shearing

1955:

Art Tatum

1955:

Sammy Davis Jr.

1957:

Louis Prima

1957:

Julie London

1958:

Sonny Rollins [solo]

1958:

Sarah Vaughan

1959:

Earl Bostic

1960:

Charles Mingus

1960:

Eric Dolphy

1960:

John Coltrane

1961:

Dave Brubeck

1962:

Thelonious Monk

1979:

Manhattan Transfer [inspired by Eddie Jefferson's version with new lyrics but crediting the original lyricists]

1981:

Bob Brozman

1981:

Carly Simon

1982:

Carmen McRae

1984:

David Murray

1986:

Dexter Gordon [in film Round Midnight]

1990:

Carol Grimes & Ian Shaw

1990:

Tony Bennett [and in 2011 in duet with Amy Winehouse, her very last performance recorded]

1990:

Keith Jarrett

1991:

Cassandra Wilson

1993:

Diana Krall

1993:

Sheena Easton

1994:

Dianne Reeves

1994:

Etta James

1995:

Mark Ribot

2001:

Tuck & Patti

2010:

José James & Jef Neve

Johnny Green and Edward Heyman also cowrote Easy Come Easy Go and I Cover The Waterfront.

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