“Heart and Soul” is a song written in 1938 by Hoagy Carmichael (music) and Frank Loesser (lyrics). This song was first played by Larry Clinton and his orchestra with vocals by Bea Wain.
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About ‘Heart and Soul’
“Heart and Soul” was never distributed until 1961. In early April of that year, Roulette Records president Morris Levy reactivated the New York-based American record label, Gee Records as a division of Roulette Records and made the song “Heart and Soul” activated back. first label release. In the same month, the American magazine review panel Billboard Music Week wrote “The Cleftones; Heart and Soul (Famous, ASCAP).
On July 3, 1961, the song “Heart and Soul” ranked number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 R&B chart, and No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Heart and Soul” recordings finally sold up to 350,000 copies for Gee/Roulette.
Music critic Terry Atkinson of the Palm Beach Post noted in 1990 that “Heart and Soul” was the song most remembered by Cleftones. In 1999, American music critic Dave Marsh listed The Cleftones “Heart” as number 913 in his book, The Heart of Rock & Soul: The 1001 Biggest Singles Ever Created.