A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

by Wes MontgomeryWes Montgomery


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By the time Wes Montgomery recorded this album (his debut for A&M), he was a major name in the pop world. Montgomery's melodic renditions of current pop hits caught on and were played regularly on Top 40 radio. In most cases the guitarist did little more than play the melody, using his distinctive octaves, and it was enough to make him saleable. Of his three A&M recordings, A Day in the Life (the first one) was by far the best and, although the jazz content is almost nil, the results are pleasing as background music. "Windy" was a bit of a hit; the other selections (which find Montgomery backed by muzaky strings arranged by Don Sebesky) include "Watch What Happens," "California Nights," "Eleanor Rigby" and the title cut.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: A&M
UPC: 0075021081628
catalogNumber: 816


  1. A Day in the Life
  2. Watch What Happens
  3. When a Man Loves a Woman
  4. California Nights
  5. Angel
  6. Eleanor Rigby
  7. Willow Weep for Me
  8. Windy
  9. Trust in Me
  10. The Joker

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wes Montgomery   Primary Artist,Vocals
Ray Barretto   Percussion
Phil Bodner   Woodwind
Ron Carter   Bass
Herbie Hancock   Piano
Grady Tate   Drums
Ray Alonge   French Horn
Peter Buonconsigilio   Violin
Mac Ceppos   Violin
Harold Coletta   Viola
Lewis Eley   Violin
Harry Glickman   Violin
Jack Jennings   Percussion
Harry Katzman   Violin
George Marge   Bass Flute
Charles McCracken   Celli
Gene Orloff   Violin
Romeo Penque   Bass Flute
Margaret Ross   Harp
Tosha Samaroff   Violin
Alan Shulman   Celli
Sylvan Shulman   Violin
Joe Soldo   Bass Flute
Harry Urbont   Violin
Joe Wohletz   Percussion
Jack Zayde   Violin
Julius Brand   Violin
Emanuel Vardi   Viola
Stanley Webb   Bass Flute,Woodwind
Leo Krucczek   Violin

Technical Credits

Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Creed Taylor   Producer
Johnny Mangus   Liner Notes

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