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20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Ramsey Lewis

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Download links and information about 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Ramsey Lewis by Ramsey Lewis. This album was released in 2002 and it belongs to Jazz, Crossover Jazz genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 47:36 minutes.

Artist: Ramsey Lewis
Release date: 2002
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz
Tracks: 12
Duration: 47:36
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. The "In" Crowd (Live at Bohemian Caverns, Washington) (featuring Ramsey Lewis Trío / Ramsey Lewis Trio) 5:50
2. Since I Fell for You (Live, The Bohemian Caverns, Washington, D.C.) (featuring Ramsey Lewis Trío / Ramsey Lewis Trio) 4:08
3. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (featuring Ramsey Lewis Trío / Ramsey Lewis Trio) 2:07
4. Look-A-Here (featuring Ramsey Lewis Trío / Ramsey Lewis Trio) 3:11
5. A Hard Day's Night (Live At The Lighthouse) (featuring Ramsey Lewis Trío / Ramsey Lewis Trio) 5:04
6. Something You Got (Live At Bohemian Caverns, Washington) (featuring Ramsey Lewis Trío / Ramsey Lewis Trio) 3:37
7. Hang on Sloopy (Live At The Lighthouse) (featuring Ramsey Lewis Trío / Ramsey Lewis Trio) 3:13
8. Blues for The Night Owl (featuring Ramsey Lewis Trío / Ramsey Lewis Trio) 3:40
9. High Heel Sneakers (Live At The Lighthouse) (featuring Ramsey Lewis Trío / Ramsey Lewis Trio) 2:47
10. Up Tight (Everything's Alright) 5:48
11. Julia (featuring Ramsey Lewis Trío / Ramsey Lewis Trio) 4:23
12. Wade in the Water (featuring Ramsey Lewis Trío / Ramsey Lewis Trio) 3:48

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Ramsey Lewis broke through to widespread commercial success with his trio's rendition of "The 'In' Crowd" in 1965, and he continued to put instrumental treatments of pop hits into the charts for another five years, many of which repeated the live club atmosphere (complete with rough singalongs) and kinetic rhythms of his first and biggest hit. This period in his career is recalled on this midline-priced best-of, drawn from his Argo and Cadet Records catalog, which begins with "The 'In' Crowd" and goes on to include hit treatments of such '60s standards as "Hang on Sloopy," "Up Tight (Everything's Alright)," and "A Hard Day's Night" performed in a similar style. All of the pianist's Top 40 hits are included, as well as some down-chart items and LP tracks. The party atmosphere is maintained throughout, except for Lewis' last Cadet hit, a version of the Beatles' "Julia" that uses an elaborate string chart. Despite Lewis' instrumental inventiveness, jazz fans may decry the commercial aspect of this material, but this is the music he is best known for.