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Ramsey Lewis Trio: The Greatest Hits (CD)

(MCA Records) 18 tracks

Article properties: Ramsey Lewis Trio: The Greatest Hits (CD)

  • Interpret: Ramsey Lewis Trio

  • Album titlle: The Greatest Hits (CD)

  • Genre Jazz

  • Year of publication 1997
  • Artikelart CD

  • Label MCA Records

  • EAN: 0076732602126

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Lewis Trio, Ramsey - The Greatest Hits (CD) CD 1
01 The "In" Crowd Ramsey Lewis Trio
02 My Babe Ramsey Lewis Trio
03 Since I Fell For You Ramsey Lewis Trio
04 Something You Got Ramsey Lewis Trio
05 A Hard Day's Night Ramsey Lewis Trio
06 Hang On Sloopy Ramsey Lewis Trio
07 The Caves Ramsey Lewis Trio
08 Dancing In The Street Ramsey Lewis Trio
09 Felicidade Ramsey Lewis Trio
10 Wade In The Water Ramsey Lewis Trio
11 Ain't That Peculiar Ramsey Lewis Trio
12 Blues For The Night Owl Ramsey Lewis Trio
13 Function At The Junction Ramsey Lewis Trio
14 Lonely Avenue Ramsey Lewis Trio
15 1-2-3 Ramsey Lewis Trio
16 Look-A-Here Ramsey Lewis Trio
17 High Heel Sneakers Ramsey Lewis Trio
18 Uptight Ramsey Lewis Trio
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Ramsey Lewis Trio

The 'In' Crowd

Ramsey Lewis Trio

The 'In' Crowd

Detroit was a hip mid-'60s destination. That's where Los Angeles-based singer Dobie Gray found the inspiration for The 'In' Crowd. "I was with Monti Rock III, doing some touring on a record called 'Look At Me,' which was a regional success in places, mainly back east and some out in Texas,"  he says. "We had done a TV show and wanted to go out that night. We got into a cab, and we asked what's happening, and the cab driver said, 'Well, the in crowd is over at the 20 Grand, where Aretha Franklin is playing!' So we went over there, but that phrase sort of stuck in my mind. And when I got back to town, I got together with Billy Page, laid that title on him, and he wrote the song. His brother Gene Page arranged the whole thing." Texas-born Dobie'sThe 'In' Crowd, out on the Charger imprint, jumped to #11 R&B and #13 pop in early '65.

Meanwhile, The Ramsey Lewis Trio was specializing in a swinging brand of jazz that was uncommonly accessible to the mainstream. Born in Chicago on May 27, 1935, Lewis joined a dance septet, The Cleffs, in his mid-teens. That's where he first met bassist Eldee Young and drummer Isaac 'Red' Holt. They eventually branched off on their own, and with the help of local deejay Daddy-O Daylie, the Trio cut the first of their many albums for Chess's Argo subsidiary in 1956. "We all liked different kinds of music," says Lewis. "Not just from the jazz repertoire. We loved everything from the jazz repertoire, but we all came up in Chicago, and Chicago's always been into the blues." Their funky instrumental treatment of Chris Kenner's Something You Got first propelled the trio onto the pop charts in 1964. It wouldn't be their last trip there.

"'The 'In' Crowd" was suggested to us by a waitress in Washington, D.C.  We were sitting in this coffee shop. And we had put together all the songs that we needed for this album that we were going to record live at the Bohemian Caverns. But then somebody said, 'Yeah, but we don't have what we call a fun song. We don't have like a dance tune, or a happy tune in there,'" says Ramsey. "She said, 'Have you heard Dobie Gray sing "The 'In' Crowd"'? I hadn't; Eldee and Red had. 'We've got it on the jukebox!' That was in the days when they had jukeboxes in the coffee shop. She played it, and I said, 'Yeah, that'll work. It's fun, it's easy.' We bought the 45 and took it to the hotel-–we always brought our portable phonograph with us-–played it, learned it.

"We didn't think a lot of it. We really figured that at the end of the set we'd play this thing, and people would maybe laugh or chuckle,"  he says. "We recorded Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We played it once or twice every night, and every time we played it, the crowd just went bananas. But even then, I didn't think much

of it.

"Leonard Chess didn't even think to make a single of it. He just put the album out. He called me--I was in Detroit at the time, it was in the late summer--and he said,

'I think you guys got a hit record!'"  It was a #5 pop/#2 R&B smash, bettering Gray's original by a wide margin. "A lot of people came up to me and said, 'I was never into jazz until I heard or bought 'The 'In' Crowd,''"  Lewis says. The Trio's treatment of The McCoys' Hang On Sloopy did nearly as well a few months later. 

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Tracklist
Lewis Trio, Ramsey - The Greatest Hits (CD) CD 1
01 The "In" Crowd
02 My Babe
03 Since I Fell For You
04 Something You Got
05 A Hard Day's Night
06 Hang On Sloopy
07 The Caves
08 Dancing In The Street
09 Felicidade
10 Wade In The Water
11 Ain't That Peculiar
12 Blues For The Night Owl
13 Function At The Junction
14 Lonely Avenue
15 1-2-3
16 Look-A-Here
17 High Heel Sneakers
18 Uptight