Sony Releases Starry "Heart & Soul," Album of Loesser Songs Marking Songwriter's Centennial

News   Sony Releases Starry "Heart & Soul," Album of Loesser Songs Marking Songwriter's Centennial Masterworks Broadway celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of composer-lyricist Frank Loesser on June 29 by dipping into its vault for an all-new compilation, "Heart & Soul: Celebrating the Unforgettable Songs of Frank Loesser."

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Available digitally and as a disc-on-demand from Arkivmusic.com, the collection "brings together classic pop recordings of many of Loesser's most enduring hits from Hollywood and Broadway."

Loesser, who wrote songs for Broadway's Where's Charley?, Guys and Dolls, The Most Happy Fella, How to Succeed and Greenwillow, was born June 29, 1910.

He won Tony Awards for Guys and Dolls and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, a Pulitzer Prize for the latter, and New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical for all three shows. A five-time Oscar nominee for Best Original Song, he won the award in 1949 for "Baby, It's Cold Outside."

"Heart & Soul: Celebrating the Unforgettable Songs of Frank Loesser" boasts the "covers" of his songs, from his Hollywood years as well as Broadway.

TRACK LISTING "I Don't Want to Walk Without You"
Helen Forrest / Harry James and His Orchestra

"Heart and Soul"
Bea Wain / Larry Clinton and His Orchestra

"Two Sleepy People"
Della Reese, vocal

"Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!"
Kay Kyser and His Orchestra

"Can't Get Out of This Mood"
Sarah Vaughan

"Let's Get Lost"
Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra

"What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?"
Johnny Mathis

"Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year"
Sarah Vaughan

"I Wish I Didn't Love You So"
Dinah Shore

"Baby, It's Cold Outside"
Pearl Bailey and Hot Lips Page

Medley from Where's Charley? ("Where's Charley?" / "Once in Love with Amy" / "Pernambuco" / "My Darling, My Darling" / "The New Ashmolean Marching Society and Students Conservatory Band")
The Four Lads / Ray Ellis and His Orchestra

"I've Never Been in Love Before" from Guys and Dolls
Doris Day / David Rose and His Orchestra

"Luck Be a Lady" from Guys and Dolls
Barry Manilow

"Standing on the Corner" from The Most Happy Fella
The Four Lads / Ray Ellis and His Orchestra

"Somebody, Somewhere" from the musical The Most Happy Fella
Doris Day

"Joey, Joey, Joey" from the musical The Most Happy Fella
Johnny Mathis

"Never Will I Marry" from Greenwillow
Vic Damone

"I Believe in You" from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Michele Lee

Medley from the film "Hans Christian Andersen" ("I'm Hans Christian Andersen" / "Thumbelina" / "Inch Worm" / "Anywhere I Wander" / "Wonderful Copenhagen")
Boston Pops Orchestra / Arthur Fiedler, conductor

Masterworks Broadway is a label of Sony Masterworks. For email updates and information on Masterworks Broadway, visit www.masterworksbroadway.com.

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