The Song of the Day for Wednesday, November 28, 2012 is Body and Soul.
About Body and Soul
Body and Soul was written in 1930 by Johnny Green, with lyrics by Edward Heyman, Robert Sour and Frank Eyton. In its first year of publication, it was recorded by eleven different groups. Louis Armstrong was the first jazz artist to record the song in October 1930 with his Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra. It is thought to be the most often recorded jazz standard. Significant recordings include those by Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus and Dexter Gordon.
About This Version
This version of Body and Soul is the live recording from Tony Bennett’s Grammy-winning 1994 MTV Unplugged. The Year of Tony Bennett loves Mr. Bennett singing live and all of the songs on this album are wonderful to listen to. On this song, as well as the entire album, he is backed by the Ralph Sharon Trio, with Mr. Sharon on piano, Doug Richeson on bass, and Clayton Cameron on drums.
This version of Body and Soul, as well as the entire MTV Unplugged album can be purchased at iTunes.