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-Go"
B-side "Be A Man"
Released December 1964
Recorded 1964
Genre Rhythm and blues
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.
Length 3:00
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 on the Billboard Hot 100 on 20 February 1965 and #25 in the UK in 1965.[2] Gray's Shindig! performance of the song aired on 10 March 1965.[3]

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 on the Hot 100 on 9 October 1965 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]

Bryan Ferry covered the song on his 1974 album Another Time, Another Place and released it as a single which reached #13 in the UK Singles Chart.[citation needed]