Apr 182004
 

From HEART AND SOUL
Written by Danny Peck

Danny Peck’s “Heart And Soul” was one of David Foster’s first productions back in 1977, probably his third full record production after Jaye P. Morgan and The Keane Brothers the year before.The record is based on Peck’s compositions which are a mix of country/rock, pop and jazz/funk. The work is not perfectly on target but it’s quite interesting especially for Foster’s brilliant arrangements and the great pros appearing on the album, big names like Harvey Mason, Ernie Watts, Toto, Larry Carlton, the absolute cream of L.A. studio players around those years. Peck has a good voice and some of the songs are very pleasent to listen to; “The Smoke Is Rising” has a great funky beat with strong horns, a bit influenced by the Crusaders, “Take Your Baby Home” is a nice ballad with a beautiful string arrangement by Foster, an interesting crescendo and good vocals by Peck and guest Vennette Gloud. “I Do” is maybe the best of the bunch, a jazzy song with strong Steely Dan echoes, Foster undelines the tune with his fender rhodes while Tom Scott’s beautiful sax duets with the singer, giving the song a smokey, bluesy vibe.

Danny Peck and Foster have worked together a couple other times in the eighties, first when Peck sang a duet (Foster’s “I Burn For You”) with Nancy Shanks on the soundtrack of “The Secret Of My Success”, then, in 1988, when Peck appeared on Foster’s “The Symphony Sessions”.


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Lead Vocal: Danny Peck
Keyboards: David FosterDrums: Harvey Mason
Acoustic Bass: Tony Dumas
Acoustic Guitar: Danny Peck
Sax Solo: Tom Scott
Horns: Steve Madaio, Bob Findley, Jim Horn & Bruce Paulson


Lyrics

Come on, come here baby
Put that smile back in its place
It’s been such a lonely winter
It’s so good to see your face
Cause they can’t hear your laughter
And they can’t see your flame
And they don’t know where you’re walking babe
But I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do

lip on over easy
Or just grab me on the run
Cause i don’t care how you get here
Well, I’m just so glad you’ve come

Come on, come here baby
Put that smile back in its place
It’s been such a lonely winter
It’s so good to see your face
Cause they can’t hear your laughter
And they can’t see your flame
And they don’t know where you’re walking babe
But I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do