Wes Montgomery

Wes Montgomery BIOGRAPHY

Wes Montgomery

Label(s): A&M Records
Recording Years: 1967-1968

I had thought [using octaves] would be very simple because it's similar to single lines; you just add another note. It sounds like it would be very easy, but it's just the opposite because of your fingering positions. I had a lot of thoughts going on at first, but very little coming out. It should not be any trouble I kept telling myself. Everytime I indulged, it because harder than I imagined....You have to move your fingers, get them in the right position otherwise if you're off a little, it sounds horrible. You wouldn't want to hear it, man. You ought to hear me when I have a bad night....I don't like to give into it; once you do, you have more bad nights than good.

I didn't join A&M because Creed was coming over. In fact, I was surprised to hear Creed was joining the company.

Signed to A&M Records in May 1967.

SOURCES:
Jazz Beat. Eliot Tiegel. Billboard, August 19, 1967, 12.

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PLAYERS IN THE BAND
Wes Montgomery
   Born: Mar 06, 1925      Died: Jun 15, 1968
   Instrument(s): guitar


Wes Montgomery PHOTOS

Wes Montgomery DISCOGRAPHY

FORMAT KEY LEGEND

FORMAT KEY
  1 = long playing vinyl album
  2 = compact disc
  3 = VHS video tape
  4 = cassette tape
  5 = Digital Compact Cassette
  7 = 7-inch vinyl single
  8 = 8-track tape
  9 = Longbox cassette
  0 = open reel tape
12 = 12-inch single
PS = picture sleeve
TS = cassette single
MT = mastertone/ringback

Wes Montgomery U.S. Album Discography

TITLELABELSTOCK NO.RELEASED
20th Century Masters the Millennium CollectionHip-O60251704582006
Classics Collection Vol. 22A&M RecordsCD 25201987
Day in the Life (a)A&M Records75021 08161990
Day In the Life (a)A&M RecordsCD 08161989
Day in the Life (a)CTI RecordsLP 20011967
Day in the Life (a)CTI RecordsSP 30011967
Down Here on the GroundA&M Records8283969941998
Down Here On the GroundA&M Records75021 08021990
Down Here on the GroundA&M RecordsCD 08021988
Down Here on the GroundCTI RecordsLP 20061968
Down Here on the GroundCTI RecordsSP 30061968
Finest HourA&M Records60694906682000
Greatest HitsA&M Records31454 05191996
Road SongA&M Records75021 08221990
Road SongA&M RecordsCD 08221989
Road SongCTI RecordsLP 20120000
Road SongCTI RecordsSP 30121968
Wes Montgomery Greatest HitsA&M RecordsSP 42471970

Wes Montgomery U.S. Singles and E.P. Discography

TITLE:LABEL:STOCK NO.:RELEASED:
Classics Collection Vol. 22A&M Records75021 25201990
Day in the Life (a) (Part 1)/WindyA&M RecordsAM 85320000
Day in the Life Parts 1 and 2 (a)A&M Records8651967
Georgia on My Mind/I Say a Little PrayerA&M Records9401968
Georgia on My Mind/Wind SongA&M RecordsAM 85330000
Joker (the)/Trust in MeA&M Records11871970
Where Have All the Flowers Gone/Fly Me To the MoonCTI Records10081968
Wind Song/Goin' on to DetroitA&M Records9161968
Windy/Watch What HappensA&M Records8831967

Wes Montgomery U.S. Song List

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
20th Century Masters the Millennium Collection20066025170458
Caravan
Shadow of Your Smile (the)
Bumpin'
Goin' Out of My Head
Tequila
California Dreaming
Windy
When a Man Loves a Woman
Wind Song
Road Song
Fly Me to the Moon

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Classics Collection Vol. 22199075021 2520
California Nights
Windy
Switchin'
I Say a Little Prayer
Yesterday
Pata Pata
Wind Song
Butterfly
Georgia On My Mind
Hello Young Lovers
Fly Me To the Moon
Road Song
Day In the Life (a)
Down Here On the Ground
When a Man Loves a Woman
Eleanor Rigby
Where Have All the Flowers Gone
Know It All
My Favorite Things
Scarborough Fair

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Classics Collection Vol. 221987CD 2520
California Nights
Windy
Switchin'
I Say a Little Prayer
Yesterday
Pata Pata
Wind Song
Butterfly
Georgia On My Mind
Hello Young Lovers
Fly Me To the Moon
Road Song
Day In the Life (a)
Down Here On the Ground
When a Man Loves a Woman
Eleanor Rigby
Where Have All the Flowers Gone
Know It All
My Favorite Things
Scarborough Fair

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Day in the Life (a)199075021 3001
Day In the Life (a)
Watch What Happens
When a Man Loves a Woman
California Nights
Angel
Eleanor Rigby
Willow Weep For Me
Windy
Trust In Me
Joker (the)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Day In the Life (a)1989CD 0816
Eleanor Rigby
Day In the Life (a)
California Nights
Angel
Joker (the)
Trust In Me
When a Man Loves a Woman
Willow Weep For Me
Watch What Happens
Windy

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Day In the Life (a)0LLP 3001
Day In the Life (a)
Angel
Joker (the)
Windy
Watch What Happens

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Day in the Life (a)1967SP 3001
Day In the Life (a)
Watch What Happens
When a Man Loves a Woman
California Nights
Angel
Eleanor Rigby
Willow Weep For Me
Windy
Trust In Me
Joker (the)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Day in the Life (a)199075021 0816
Day In the Life (a)
Watch What Happens
When a Man Loves a Woman
California Nights
Angel
Eleanor Rigby
Willow Weep For Me
Windy
Trust In Me
Joker (the)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Day in the Life (a) (Part 1)/Windy0AM 8532
Day In the Life (a) (Part 1)
Windy

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Day in the Life Parts 1 and 2 (a)1967865
Day In the Life (a) Part 1
Day In the Life (a) Part 2

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Down Here on the Ground20096025270886
Wind Song
Georgia on My Mind
Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener (the)
Down Here on the Ground
Up and At It
Goin' On to Detroit
I Say A Little Prayer for You
When I Look In Your Eyes
Fox (the)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Down Here On the Ground199075021 0802
Fox (the)
Georgia On My Mind
I Say a Little Prayer
Goin' On To Detroit
Down Here On the Ground
Know It All
Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener (the)
Up and At It
Wind Song
When I Look In Your Eyes

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Down Here on the Ground1968SP 3006
Wind Song
Georgia On My Mind
Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener
Down Here On the Ground
Up and At It
Goin' On To Detroit
I Say a Little Prayer
When I Look In Your Eyes
Know It All
Fox (the)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Down Here on the Ground0SP 306
Wind Song
Georgia on My Mind
Down Here on the Ground

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Down Here on the Ground1988CD 0802
Fox (the)
Georgia On My Mind
I Say a Little Prayer
Goin' On To Detroit
Down Here On the Ground
Know It All
Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener (the)
Up and At It
Wind Song
When I Look In Your Eyes

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Down Here on the Ground1998828396994
Wind Song
Georgia on My Mind
Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener (the)
Down Here on the Ground
Up and At It
Goin' On to Detroit
I Say a Little Prayer
When I Look in Your Eyes
Know It All
Theme from the Fox

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Finest Hour20006069490668
Bumpin' on Sunset
Shadow of Your Smile (the)
Up and at At
O Morro Nao Tem Vez
Milestones
Movin' Wes
Tequila
Watch What Happens
Bumpin' on Sunset
Impressions
Goin' Out of My Head
Sunny
Day in the Life (a)
Down Here on the Ground
Twisted Blues
Road Song

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Georgia on My Mind/I Say a Little Prayer1968940
Georgia On My Mind
I Say a Little Prayer

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Georgia on My Mind/Wind Song0AM 8533
Georgia On My Mind
Wind Song

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Greatest Hits0LLP 4247

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Greatest Hits199631454 0519
California Nights
Windy
Switchin'
I Say a Little Prayer for You
Yesterday
Pata Pata
Wind Song
Butterfly
Georgia on My Mind
Hello Young Lovers
Fly Me to the Moon
Road Song
Day in the Life (a)
Down Here on the Ground
When a Man Loves a Woman
Eleanor Rigby
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
Know It All (Quem Diz Que Sabe)
My Favorite Things
Scarborough Fair

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Greatest Hits (Wes Montgomery)199075021 4247
Day In the Life (a)
Georgia On My Mind
Windy
I Say a Little Prayer
Road Song
Eleanor Rigby
Yesterday
When a Man Loves a Woman
Scarborough Fair
Down Here On the Ground

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Joker (the)/Trust in Me19701187
Joker (the)
Trust In Me

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Road Song1989CD 0822
Green Leaves Of Summer (the)
Greensleeves
I'll Be Back
Fly Me To the Moon
Road Song
Serene
Scarborough Fair
Yesterday
Where Have All the Flowers Gone

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Road Song1968SP 3012
Road Song
Greensleeves
Fly Me To the Moon
Yesterday
I'll Be Back
Scarborough Fair
Green Leaves Of Summer (the)
Serene
Where Have All the Flowers Gone

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Road Song199075021 0822
Green Leaves Of Summer (the)
Greensleeves
I'll Be Back
Fly Me To the Moon
Road Song
Serene
Scarborough Fair
Yesterday
Where Have All the Flowers Gone

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Wes Montgomery Greatest Hits1970SP 4247
Day In the Life (a)
Georgia On My Mind
Windy
I Say a Little Prayer
Road Song
Eleanor Rigby
Yesterday
When a Man Loves a Woman
Scarborough Fair
Down Here On the Ground

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Where Have All the Flowers Gone/Fly Me To the Moon19681008
Where Have All the Flowers Gone
Fly Me To the Moon

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Wind Song/Goin' on to Detroit1968916
Wind Song
Goin' On To Detroit

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Windy/Watch What Happens1967883
Windy
Watch What Happens


Wes Montgomery MUSIC CHARTS

Wes Montgomery on Record Charts

US ALBUMS
TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
Day in the Life (a)SP 3001Billboard Pop13
SP 3001Billboard R&B2
Down Here on the GroundSP 3006Billboard Pop38
SP 3006Billboard R&B4
Road SongSP 3012Billboard Pop94
SP 3012Billboard R&B39
Wes Montgomery Greatest HitsSP 4247Billboard Pop175
SP 4247Billboard R&B46
US SINGLES & EPs
TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
Georgia on My Mind/I Say a Little Prayer940Billboard Pop91
940Billboard AC34
Where Have All the Flowers Gone/Fly Me To the Moon1008Billboard AC39
Wind Song/Goin' on to Detroit916Billboard AC36
Windy/Watch What Happens883Billboard Pop44
883Billboard AC10