Heart And Soul (Hoagy Carmichael & Frank Loesser)6.42
Jessica Martin & Mark Steyn, vocals
with orchestra arranged and conducted by Kevin Amos
Every child who's ever learned to play the piano knows "Heart And Soul" - it's just about the first tune every kid learns to figure out. But there's never been a version like this - nearly seven minutes of music, as Mark & Jessica Martin endeavor to sum up the entire history of song and pay a centenary tribute to its lyricist Frank Loesser. This sizzling arrangement starts with Mark & Jessica fumbling through the tune at the keyboard and ends with the band in full swing. Along the way our vocalists detour through a few other highlights from the Loesser catalogue, including "Baby, It's Cold Outside", "Two Sleepy People", "I Hear Music", "Standing On The Corner", and a couple of nods to Guys And Dolls - "If I Were A Bell" and "(I love you)A Bushel And A Peck". Plus: Who puts the bomp in the ram-a-lama-ding-dong? Mark does, as he sings doowop and celebrates the rock'n'roll side of "Heart And Soul". Thousands of musicians have performed this song, but there's no version quite like this!
First heard on Mark's centenary salute to Frank Loesser, this performance is exclusively available from SteynOnline.