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Goin' out of My Head

Wes Montgomery

℗ 1965 Verve Records 825 676

℗ 2007 barin.livejournal.com BR LLB 84675

Wes Montgomery  1965  Goin' out of My Head

Guitarist WES MONTGOMERY had a hit with this version of Goin' Out of My Head but musically it is little more than a pleasant melody statement. Accompanied by a wasted all-star big band given dull arrangements by OLIVER NELSON, Montgomery mostly sticks to playing themes, even those as dull as Chim Chim Cheree and It Was a Very Good Year. Recordings like this one disheartened the jazz world but made him a household name and a staple on AM radio. Heard three decades later, the recording is at its best when serving as innocuous background music. Scott Yanow.

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