Golden Boy (Quincy Jones album)

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Golden Boy
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Studio album by
RecordedSeptember 15, 1964
StudioNational Recording Studios, New York City
ProducerQuincy Jones
Quincy Jones chronology
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Golden Boy is an album by Quincy Jones which was released by Mercury in 1964. [1][2] The album includes three versions of the theme from the musical Golden Boy with three original compositions and jazz versions of pop hits.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[3]

Allmusic's Scott Yanow noted, "This Quincy Jones big-band LP finds him exploring a wide variety of material in hopes of finding a hit. ... There are some spots for trumpeters Freddie Hubbard and Joe Newman, altoist Phil Woods, guitarist Jim Hall, and the tough tenor of Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, but the brevity of the selections (all but "Django" are between two and four minutes) and the conservative nature of many of the charts keep the music from taking any real chances".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Quincy Jones except where noted

  1. "Theme from Golden Boy" [String Version] (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams) − 2:47
  2. "The Witching Hour" − 3:40
  3. "Seaweed" − 2:24
  4. "Golden Boy" (Strouse, Adams) − 3:10
  5. "Django" (John Lewis) − 4:58
  6. "Soul Serenade" (Curtis Ousley, Luther Dixon) − 3:44
  7. "Theme From Golden Boy" [Big Band Version] (Strouse, Adams) − 3:54
  8. "Hard Day's Night" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) − 3:24
  9. "The Sidewinder" (Lee Morgan) − 3:40
  10. "The Midnight Sun Will Never Set" (Jones, Henri Salvador, Dorcas Cochran) − 3:08




  1. ^ Matsubayashi, K. Mercury Records Collection: Mercury 20000 Series B (60900-60999)]
  2. ^ Henry, C. B. , Quincy Jones: His Life in Music, University Press of Mississippi, 2013 pg. 55
  3. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Golden Boy – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved January 22, 2018.