The 'In' Crowd (song)
"The ‘In’ Crowd" is a 1964 song written by Billy Page 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. Gray's Shindig! performance of the song aired on 10 March 1965.
|"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"|
|Genre||Rhythm and blues|
|Dobie Gray singles chronology|
|"The 'In' Crowd"|
|Single by Ramsey Lewis Trio|
|from the album The In Crowd|
|Recorded||May 1965, Bohemian Caverns, Washington, D.C.|
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.
- Alvin and the Chipmunks covered the song for their 1965 album Chipmunks à Go-Go.
- Harry James recorded a version on his 1966 album The Ballads And The Beat! (Dot DLP 3669 and DLP 25669).
- The Mamas & The Papas covered the song on their 1966 album If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears.
- Bryan Ferry covered the song on his 1974 album Another Time, Another Place and released it as a single which reached number 13 in the UK Singles Chart.
- Gregory Porter covered this song on his 2013 album Liquid Spirit and released it as a single in March 2014.
- Cheap Trick covered the song on their 2016 album, Bang, Zoom, Crazy... Hello.
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