The In Crowd (Ramsey Lewis album)

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The In Crowd
The In Crowd (Ramsey Lewis album).jpg
Live album by
Released1965
RecordedMay 13, 14 & 15, 1965
VenueBohemian Caverns, Washington D.C.
GenreJazz
Length32:09
LabelArgo
LP 757
ProducerEsmond Edwards
Ramsey Lewis chronology
You Better Believe Me
(1964-65)
The In Crowd
(1965)
Hang On Ramsey!
(1965)

The In Crowd is a live album by the Ramsey Lewis Trio which was recorded in 1965 at the Bohemian Caverns nightclub in Washington D.C. and released on the Argo label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]

The album provided Lewis with his biggest hit reaching the top position on the Billboard R&B Chart and No. 2 on their top 200 albums chart in 1965 and the single, "The 'In' Crowd" reaching No. 2 on the R&B Chart and No. 5 on the Hot 100 singles chart in the same year.[3] The album also received a Grammy Award in 1966 for Best Instrumental Jazz Performance by an Individual or Group and the single was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009.[4]

AllMusic awarded the album 4½ stars stating "this is the moment where Lewis shined the brightest, the "in crowd" at the club was verbally into it, and the time for this music was right".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The 'In' Crowd" (Billy Page) - 5:50
  2. "Since I Fell for You" (Buddy Johnson) - 4:06
  3. "Tennessee Waltz" (Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart) - 5:02
  4. "You Been Talkin' 'Bout Me Baby" (Gale Garnett, Ray Rivers) - 3:01
  5. "Spartacus (Love Theme from)" (Alex North) - 7:17
  6. "Felicidade (Happiness)" (Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes) - 3:29
  7. "Come Sunday" (Duke Ellington) - 4:50

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Argo Records discography accessed October 11, 2012
  2. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed October 11, 2012
  3. ^ Allmusic Awards entry, accessed October 11, 2012
  4. ^ Grammy Hall of Fame, accessed October 11, 2012