The 'In' Crowd (song)

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"The 'In' Crowd"
Single by Dobie Gray
from the album Dobie Gray Sings for 'In' Crowders That 'Go Go
B-side "Be A Man"
Released December 1964
Recorded 1964
Genre R&B
Length 2:35
Label Charger
Writer(s) Billy Page
Producer(s) Fred Darian
Dobie Gray singles chronology
"Look at Me"
"The 'In' Crowd"
"See You at the Go-Go"
"The 'In' Crowd"
Single by Ramsey Lewis Trio
from the album The In Crowd
Released 1965 (1965)
Recorded May 1965, Bohemian Caverns, Washington, D.C.
Label Argo
Writer(s) Billy Page
Producer(s) Esmond Edwards

"The ‘In’ Crowd" is a 1964[1] song written by Billy Page[1] 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.[2]

Ramsey Lewis instrumental versions[edit]

The Ramsey Lewis Trio recorded an instrumental version of the tune later that same year. 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.[citation needed]

Other Versions[edit]

Many other versions of the song have been recorded. The track was covered by The Mamas & the Papas on their 1966 debut album, If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears. In 1974 Bryan Ferry included a version on his album Another Time, Another Place.