Greatest Hits [MCA]

Greatest Hits [MCA]

by Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis

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Overview

From a rock or pop listener's perspective, this is inarguably Lewis' most essential material. This 18-song double album has all four of his Top 40 hits from 1965-1966 ("The In Crowd," "Hang on Sloopy," "A Hard Day's Night," and "Wade in the Water"), as well as various other cuts from 1961-1966 LPs and singles, dominated by covers of popular Motown, R&B, and pop songs. Its unabashed pop-friendly approach isn't going to impress serious jazzbos, but then, Lewis wasn't pretending to make serious art during this period. He aimed to stake out some pleasant jazz-R&B-pop grooves with good hooks, and -- with the help of sidemen like drummer Maurice White (later in Earth, Wind & Fire) and the rhythm section of Eldee Young and Red Holt (soon to form the similar Young-Holt Unlimited) -- he succeeded.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/13/1989
Label: Universal Int'l
UPC: 0076732602126
catalogNumber: 3260212
Rank: 14845

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ramsey Lewis   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards
Maurice White   Drums
Eldee Young   Bass
Richard Evans   Conductor
Cleveland Eaton   Bass
Redd Holt   Drums

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
Ramsey Lewis   Composer
Leonard Borisoff   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
John Madara   Composer
Andy McKaie   Liner Notes
Warren "Pete" Moore   Composer
Marvin Tarplin   Composer
Robert Rogers   Composer
Traditional   Composer
David White   Composer

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