Ramsey Lewis The Best of Ramsey Lewis - 20th Century Masters / Millennium Collection

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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: MCA


  • Buy for $1.291.The "In" Crowd
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  • Buy for $0.994.Look-A-Here
  • Buy for $0.995.A Hard Day's Night
  • Buy for $0.996.Something You Got
  • Buy for $0.997.Hang On Sloopy
  • Buy for $0.998.Blues For The Night Owl
  • Buy for $0.999.High Heel Sneakers
  • Buy for $0.9910.Up Tight (Everything's Alright)
  • Buy for $1.2911.Julia
  • Buy for $1.2912.Wade In The Water

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Personnel includes: Ramsey Lewis (piano); Eldee Young (bass); Red Holt (drums).
Producers include: Esmond Edwards, Jack Tracy.
Compilation producer: Andy McKaie.
Recorded between 1961 & 1966. Includes liner notes by Joseph F. Laredo.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
This is part of MCA's 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection series.
Liner Note Author: Joseph F. Laredo.
Arrangers: Eldee Young; Ramsey Lewis; Redd Holt.
Ramsey Lewis broke through to widespread commercial success with his trio's rendition of "The 'In' Crowd" in 1965, and he continued to put instrumental treatments of pop hits into the charts for another five years, many of which repeated the live club atmosphere (complete with rough singalongs) and kinetic rhythms of his first and biggest hit. This period in his career is recalled on this midline-priced best-of, drawn from his Argo and Cadet Records catalog, which begins with "The 'In' Crowd" and goes on to include hit treatments of such '60s standards as "Hang on Sloopy," "Up Tight (Everything's Alright)," and "A Hard Day's Night" performed in a similar style. All of the pianist's Top 40 hits are included, as well as some down-chart items and LP tracks. The party atmosphere is maintained throughout, except for Lewis' last Cadet hit, a version of the Beatles' "Julia" that uses an elaborate string chart. Despite Lewis' instrumental inventiveness, jazz fans may decry the commercial aspect of this material, but this is the music he is best known for. ~ William Ruhlmann

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  • UPC: 008811276928
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