- Released: September 12, 2000
- Label: Polygram Records
- 1.The in Crowd
- 4.Black Eye Peas
- 6.Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
- 7.Consider the Source
- 8.Little Liza Jane
- 9.Here 'Tis
- 10.Something You Got
- 11.Hang on Sloopy
- 12.A Hard Day's Night
- 13.Hi-Heel Sneakers
- 14.Wade in the Water
- 16.Day Tripper
- 17.One, Two, Three
- 18.Soul Man
Personnel includes: Ramsey Lewis (piano); Richard Evans (conductor); Eldee Young, Cleveland Eaton (bass); Redd Holt, Maurice White (drums).
Producers include: Esmond Edwards, Jack Tracy.
Compilation producer: Bryan Koniarz.
Recorded between 1956 and 1967. Includes liner notes by Bill Dahl.
Digitally remastered by Kevin Reeves (Universal Mastering Studios-East).
This is part of Verve's Finest Hour series.
An in-depth 18-track overview of the career of soul-jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis, demonstrating his range from hard bop stylist to his later easy listening jazz interpretations. Part of the Verve Finest Hour series, this well-presented album is a fine introduction to the artist at an affordable price. ~ Zac Johnson