Body And Soul 1979 Walker Manhattan Jazz
TrekBody And Soul

Artis: Walker Manhattan Jazz

Album: Extensions

Waktu rilis: 14-02-1979

Don't you know, he was the king of saxophones?

Yes, indeed he was


Talkin' 'bout the guy that made it sound so good


Some people knew him by the Bean

But Hawkins was his name


He sure could swing and play pretty too

Sounds good to me, sound should good to you


I love to hear him playing Body and Soul

Very pleasing to the ear


When I first heard it on the record

I just stopped right there

Sounded like a band of angels in the sky

And I have never ever heard a sweeter tone

In fact I payed no attention to the saxophone

Till Coleman Hawkins came along

And spoke to everyone

Saying better listen, won't you hear me

While I play for you?

Sometimes it's hot, then again it's blue

My soul just seems to wander

Pleasing each and everyone

It's what I've long been craving for

The doors have not been always open

But I am trying to please you

Please don't stop me

Hope you like it folks

And then he started cookin'


Every time he played

Some melodic melody fast or slow

You could tell that it was Hawkins

No other one ever has quite captured his tone


Just he alone has the sound that penetrates

It will sure go right through you, yes it will

And every chorus gives you just another thrill


Then along came Eddie Jefferson

He sang the melody like Hawkins played it


He sang it true, he sang it blue

Made words for it too


All his fans in New York loved him

There's no one above him


Here in the U.S.A

I've heard 'em say old Eddie was the man

Oh how he could sing

Man did he swing

Sang on the wing, did his own thing

Yes he did


Throughout the country

Music lovers are still wiggin' on Eddie's singin'

All around the world, he is known


Rhythm was his special joy, he swung it like a horn

He must have been born to be a singer

'Cause his lyrics were so sincere and true

Funny sad or blue, oh yeah!

And we've got to remind you, many years it took him


Singing every day to achieve his first claim to fame

He was twenty years ahead of his time

And he knew it but he kept right on a singing

He went all around the world making rhythm

'Cause music sure was in him and he knew it was


Sang with Moody and Richie Cole

He could sing it just like Bird

But his forte was the words he wrote to

Music that he sang

So he sang, and he sang

And he sang his words so clever

And I know they'll silence him never

'Cause he cut this masterpiece

And now we're trying to sing it for you

Hope the Bean and Eddie both would still approve

There we go, we didn't mean to reminisce


You can surely bet that we won't forget

'Cause we hear them yet, goodbye


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