VARIOUS ARTISTS / “Going Out Of My Head”

MP3 03 Going Out Of My Head Mixtape.mp3 (36.52 MB)

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“I Think I’m going Out Of My Head” is a popular “pop” song written especially for Anthony Gourdine, aka Little Anthony of Little Anthony and The Imperials. The song was composed by Alessandro (Tony) Randazzo and Bobby Weinstein. Little Anthony had left the group to attempt a solo career and he was not successful. When he returned to The Imperials and their old line up was back intact, Randazzo who was a long time friend of the group composed a string of hits for the group.

Little Anthony and The Imperials’ 1964 recording was a major hit for the group. The song went on to be covered by a wide variety of artists in diverse styles. Here are nine versions starting with the original and concluding with a definitive arrangement featuring Luther Vandross.

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01 Little Anthony & The Imperials  25 Greatest Hits

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02 Compact Jazz – Wes Montgomery
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03 Going to Go-Go / Away We Go-Go - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

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04 Reach Out - Hank Mobley

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05 For All We Know - Esther Phillips

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06 Write On, Capt'n - Jack McDuff

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07 Live At The Expo '70 - Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66

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08 Silk N' Soul + The Nitty Gritty - Gladys Knight & The Pips

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09 Always And Forever - Luther Vandross

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One Response to “VARIOUS ARTISTS / “Going Out Of My Head””

tayari Says:
October 21st, 2010 at 7:34 am

Thanks, Kalamu, for giving me a joyous, exhilarating way to begin my day!

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