Ramsey Lewis

Ramsey Lewis had a monster hit record with his jazz version of "The In Crowd." The song, which is considered to be the quintessential instrumental jazz hit of the 60s, led to a series of other recordings including sessions with Earth, Wind & Fire. Ramsey began playing organ and piano in church and fell in love with the feeling of performing for a live audience and making them feel good and dance. In fact, wanting to get people to dance is what inspired Ramsey to cover a popular song with a jazz feel.

Interview Date:
April 11, 2017
Date of Birth:
May 27, 1935
Deceased Date:
September 12, 2022
Job Title:
Musician, Keyboardist

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