Sunday, May 05, 2013

Record #0342: Goin’ Out of My Head / Make It Easy on Yourself – LITTLE ANTHONY AND THE IMPERIALS

DCP (Don Costa Productions) 1119 (original) USA, Oct 1964
Words & Music by:  Side ATeddy Randazzo, Bobby Weinstein; Side B – Randazzo, Weinstein, Sol Meshel
Musicians: “Little Anthony” Gourdine (lead vocals), Sammy Strain (first tenor), Ernest Wright (second tenor), Clarence Collins (baritone / bass vocals) and an orchestra conducted by Don Costa
Recording sessions: Produced by Teddy Randazzo in New York (?), NY, 1964
Highest chart positions:  US #6, US  R&B #6

Side A is the original version of the song. It has been covered by quite a many artists later on, including Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, The Zombies, Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey, Tom Waits, Queen Latifah and Nancy Wilson.

List price:  Very Good+ is $5, Near Mint is $10

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