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"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]

"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
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)
"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
Released 1965 (1965)
Recorded May 1965, Bohemian Caverns, Washington, D.C.
Length 3:00
Label Argo
Songwriter(s) Billy Page
Producer(s) Esmond Edwards

Ramsey Lewis instrumental versionsEdit

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 versionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Alvin, Simon And Theodore With David Seville – Chipmunks A Go-Go". Discogs. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Harry James & His Orchestra – The Ballads And The Beat!". Discogs. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "The "In" Crowd by Dobie Gray". SecondHandSongs. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "UK Charts - Bryan Ferry". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Gregory Porter: The 'In' Crowd – video premiere". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  9. ^ Deming, Mark. "Bang, Zoom, Crazy... Hello". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 December 2016.