October 30, 2016 And So I (Don’t) Sing Out


The Ramsey Lewis Trio, Hang On Ramsey!, Cadet 781, 1965

Ramsey Lewis hit on a really successful strategy in the 60s.  They were just an fairly average Chicago jazz trio, but once they started recording current pop hits in a jazz style, they sold millions of records.


This was their third album 1965 (out of four!) and it was recorded and released while some of the songs were still on the charts!  The McCoy’s version of Hang On Sloopy was #1 when this album was recorded, and the trio’s single hit the charts before The McCoy’s left it.


Because these records sold in the millions, and the group released so many records, that they’re very easy to find today.  I’d like to find all of them!

Today’s Summary:
Cost: $1, $683 Remaining


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