'Body and Soul' is a popular song written in 1930 by Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton and Johnny Green. Rising quickly to popularity, Libby Holman introduced it in the revue Three's a Crowd and it was used as the theme to the 1947 film, Body and Soul. Like many pop songs of the time, it became a jazz standard, with hundreds of versions performed and recorded by dozens of artists.
Among the most famous of these is the take recorded by Coleman Hawkins and His Orchestra on October 11, 1939, at their only recording session for Bluebird, a subsidiary of RCA Victor. The tune remained popular with jazz musicians throughout the twentieth century, with arrangements recorded by John Coltrane on his "Coltrane's Sound album (1964) and Charles Mingus on "Mingus Plays Piano" (1963), to name a few.
Jim Loessberg teaches this well-known jazz ballad as a chord melody in the key of Db for C6th pedal steel.
Audio CD course with printed C6th tablature.