James Brown's "Out of Sight" keyed off a popular slang phrase of the 1960s to become one of his more successful crossover songs of the first half of the decade. Over a typically funky rhythm track punctuated by sharp horn attacks, Brown sings the praises of a woman in blues-style verses, using not only the title phrase, but also other contemporary slang phrases as "up tight," "too much," and "the end." Of course, the song as a composition was less important than the treatment Brown "and His Orchestra," as the label copy read, gave to it. But that was enough to place it in the Top Five of the R&B charts and the Top 40 of the pop charts in 1964. Shortly after, R&B-influenced rock groups like Them (featuring Van Morrison) and Paul Revere & the Raiders (featuring Mark Lindsay) covered it, but no one eclipsed the typically energized Brown.