Wes Montgomery ‎– Road Song (Full Album)

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Road Song is the twentieth album by jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery, released in 1968. It reached number one on the Billboard Jazz album chart and number 39 on the R&B chart. It also reached number 94 on the Billboard 200. It was his final recording before his death of a heart attack on June 15, 1968. (Wikipedia, https://goo.gl/zRyfti).

AllMusic Rеvіеw by Scott Yаnоw:
Wеѕ Mоntgоmеrу’ѕ fіnаl rесоrd (bеfоrе hіѕ dеаth frоm a heart attack at аgе 45) іѕ, аѕ with his twо previous A&M releases, рurе рор. Thе great guіtаrіѕt ѕtісkѕ tо simple mеlоdу statements (wіth a lоt оf octaves thrоwn in) while bасkеd bу Dоn Sebesky’s unіmаgіnаtіvе arrangements fоr an orchestra; соmmеrсіаllу the соmbіnаtіоn was a bіg success. Unlеѕѕ one rеаllу hаѕ thе dеѕіrе tо hear such ѕоngѕ аѕ “Grееnѕlееvеѕ,” “Fly Mе tо thе Mооn,” “Yеѕtеrdау” аnd “Scarborough Fair” рlауеd реrfесtlу ѕtrаіght, thіѕ strictly for-the-money effort саn be ѕаfеlу раѕѕеd by. (https://goo.gl/mYDJmP).

Track listing:
Road Song” (Wes Montgomery) – 3:53
Greensleeves” (Public Domain, Traditional) – 2:04
Fly Me to the Moon” (Bart Howard) – 2:53
Yesterday” (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 3:26
I’ll Be Back” (Lennon, McCartney) – 2:33
Scarborough Fair/Canticle” (Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Traditional) – 4:55
Green Leaves of Summer” (Dimitri Tiomkin, Paul Francis Webster, Montgomery) – 3:58
Serene” (Montgomery) – 3:10
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” (Pete Seeger) – 3:06

Personnel:
Wes Montgomery – guitar
Herbie Hancock – piano
Richard Davis – bass
Grady Tate – drums
Ed Shaughnessy – drums
Ray Barretto – percussion
Jack Jennings – percussion
Bernie Glow – trumpet
Marvin Stamm – trumpet
Wayne Andre – trombone
Paul Faulise – trombone
Donald Ashworth – flute, clarinet, oboe, recorder, English Horn
James Buffington – French Horn
Harvey Estrin – flute, recorder
Stan Webb – flute, clarinet, oboe, recorder
George Marge – flute, clarinet, oboe
Don Hammond – flute, recorder
Hank Jones – harpsichord, piano
Walter Kane – bassoon
Bernard Krainis – recorder
Eric Leber – harpsichord, recorder
Bernard Eichen – violin
Charles Libove – violin
Tosha Samaroff – violin
Charles McCracken – cello
George Ricci – cello
Alan Shulman – cello
Emanuel Vardi – viol

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Released: 1968
Recorded: May 7 – 9, 1968
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Length: 29:44
Label: A&M
Producer: Creed Taylor

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