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"
ReleasedDecember 1964
Recorded1964
GenreRhythm and blues
Length2:35
LabelCharger
Songwriter(s)Billy Page
Producer(s)Fred Darian
Dobie Gray singles chronology
"Look at Me"
(1963)
"The 'In' Crowd"
(1964)
"See You at the Go-Go"
(1965)
"The 'In' Crowd"
Single by Ramsey Lewis Trio
from the album The In Crowd
Released1965 (1965)
RecordedMay 1965, Bohemian Caverns, Washington, D.C.
Length3:00
LabelArgo
Songwriter(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-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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Second Hand Songs - Recording: The 'In' Crowd - Dobie Gray". Retrieved 2012-09-12.
  2. ^ "Drift Away and In Crowd singer Dobie Gray dies at 71". BBC news. Retrieved 7 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Shindig! Show 27: March 10, 1965 - Beau Brummels, Tony Bennett, The Drifters, Aretha Franklin, Dobie Gray, Mickey Rooney Jr". tv.com. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  4. ^ "UK Charts - Bryan Ferry". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 29 August 2016.