Greatest Hits [MCA]

Greatest Hits [MCA]

by Ramsey Lewis

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Greatest Hits [MCA]

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: 26003

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Greatest Hits [MCA] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a fan and this is one of my favorites!!!