The 'In' Crowd (song)
|"The 'In' Crowd"|
|Single by Dobie Gray|
|from the album Dobie Gray Sings for 'In' Crowders That 'Go Go|
|B-side||"Be A Man"|
|Dobie Gray singles chronology|
|"The 'In' Crowd"|
|Single by Ramsey Lewis Trio|
|from the album The In Crowd|
|Recorded||May 1965, Bohemian Caverns, Washington, D.C.|
"The ‘In’ Crowd" is a 1964 song written by Billy Page and arranged by his brother Gene that was originally performed by Dobie Gray on his album Dobie Gray Sings for 'In' Crowders That 'Go Go. Gray's powerful Motown-like version, complete with brass section, reached #13 in the US and #25 in the UK in 1965.
Ramsey Lewis instrumental versions
The Ramsey Lewis Trio recorded an instrumental version of the tune later that same year at the suggestion of a coffee shop waitress. Their jazzy take, recorded live at Bohemian Caverns, a Washington, D.C. night club, reached #5 in the U.S. and was used for many years as background music of Jimmy Savile's Savile's Travels and Jimmy Savile's Old Record Club on BBC Radio 1.
The Ramsey Lewis Trio also recorded a smooth jazz version of the song for the 2004 album Time Flies, 39 years after recording their original instrumental version.
Petula Clark version
Alvin and the Chipmunks version
The Mamas & The Papas version
In 1966, The Mamas & The Papas recorded a version that appeared on their debut album; If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears
Bryan Ferry version
In 1974, a version by Bryan Ferry, frontman of Roxy Music, finally got the song into the Top 20 in the UK where it reached #13 on the hit parade. The song also featured as the lead track on Ferry's top five album Another Time, Another Place. The song also appears in the Mafia classic "Casino". Most recently (11/12) the track has been used as background to the Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) commercial.
Gregory Porter version
- "Second Hand Songs - Recording: The 'In' Crowd - Dobie Gray". Retrieved 2012-09-12.
- "Drift Away and In Crowd singer Dobie Gray dies at 71". BBC news. Retrieved 7 December 2011.
- Amazon track listing of Ramsey Lewis' Time Flies album