Ramsey Lewis

Ramsey Lewis
Aliases
Lem Winchester and The Ramsey Lewis Trio
Ramsey Lewis and The Gentlemen of Jazz
Ramsey Lewis and His Gentlemen of Swing
The Ramsey Lewis Trio
Ramsey Lewis Trio
Real name
Ramsey Emmanuel Lewis Jr.
Born
May 27, 1935
Country
United States
IPI
00018006322
Comments
Pianist and composer.
Member of
Urban Knights Piano (1995-...)
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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
1959 Jools Holland
1973 Karel Boehlee Trio
Sampled by (2 artists)
1968 (4 artists)
1974 (7 artists)

Covers by Ramsey Lewis

Title Performer Release date Originally by
1966 The Beatles
1983 Brook Benton
1966 Marvin Gaye
2004 (unknown performer)
1967 Cilla Black
July 22, 2003 DeBarge
1966 The Beatles
1959 Herb Jeffries with Buddy Baker and His Orchestra
1962 Dolores Duran
1961 Victor Young
1961 J. Harold Murray
February 1969 The Beatles
1972 The Milt Jackson Quintet
1957 Aaron Lebedeff and Lucy Levin
1960 Aaron Lebedeff and Lucy Levin
May 1959 (unknown)
1966 Tommy Tucker
February 1969 The Beatles
October 1967 Agostinho dos Santos, Luiz Bonfá
1962 Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye
1960 Ginger Rogers & Willie Howard
1971 Dawn
1964 The Trapp Family Singers
1967 Vince Guaraldi Trio
1959 Ma Rainey acc. by Her Georgia Jazz Band
1961 Trío González
May 1959 Giovanni Ambrosini, Maria Cappiello
1974 Elton John
July 1965 Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
1972 Regino Sainz de la Maza
1965 João Gilberto
1972 Billie Holiday
February 1969 The Beatles
October 1967 Martha & The Vandellas
May 1959 (unknown)
1966 The Beatles
February 1969 The Beatles
March 1970 James Darren
October 1967 The Modern Jazz Quartet
October 1989 The Modern Jazz Quartet
1967 Fisk University Jubilee Singers
1968 Dionne Warwick
1970 Sonny Thompson - Lula Reed
1974 Tommy Dorsey and His Orch.
1958 Frances Langford with Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
June 1966 Julie Andrews
2004 Graziella Pareto
February 1969 The Beatles
March 1970 Fred Neil
1961 Harry Richman
July 1965 Agostinho dos Santos
1964 Felicia Sanders
1971 The Beatles
Sampled by Public Enemy
May 1998 Sting
1967 Jacqueline Danno
June 1966 Matt Monro
1967 Shorty Long
1957 Mitzi Green
1962 Agostinho dos Santos
June 1966 Neal Hefti and His Orchestra
July 22, 2003 Billie Holiday
1961 Meister Glee Singers
1967 Little Anthony and The Imperials
March 1970 Trash
February 1969 The Beatles
1972 Michael Jackson
May 1959 (unknown)
1966 The Vibrations
1993 Waltham Abbey Choir
December 1968 Judy Garland
1971 Kelly Gordon
1961 Gene Autry
1965 Shannon Bolin
1967 Jimmy Forrest and His Orchestra
2004 Joe Turner and His Blues Kings
1962 Tex Ritter
1974 Seals and Crofts
1966 Little Anthony and The Imperials
1973 Luther Ingram
1958 William Gaxton & Ethel Merman
1961 Todd Duncan
1959 Harry James and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Helen Forrest
1962 Muddy Waters and His Guitar
1960 Woody Herman and His Orchestra
1959 Lilo
1972 Jan Savitt and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Bon Bon
1965 Harry James and His Orchestra
October 1989 Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
1962 Ivory Joe Hunter
1968 Quincy Jones featuring Ray Charles
July 22, 2003 Grover Washington Jr., Roberta Flack
1957 Woody Herman and His Orchestra
1959 John W. Bubbles
1958 John W. Bubbles
1958 Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and His Orchestra
1965 Fran Jeffries
1962 Dick Haymes with Victor Young and His Orchestra
1967 Stevie Wonder
1964 Edison Male Quartette
May 1959 Fiddlin' John Carson
1958 Clifford Brown Ensemble, featuring Zoot Sims
February 1969 The Beatles
1968 The Beatles
1967 Maurice Jarre
1965 Gilbert Bécaud
1957 Gerry Mulligan Quartet
1960 Earl Fuller's Famous Jazz Band
1974 Stevie Wonder
1963 Ray Charles
1959 Kathryn Crawford, June Shafer, Ida Pearson and Stella Friend
1974 Paul Simon
July 1965 Alex North
1962 Agostinho dos Santos
1968 Herbie Hancock
December 1968 The De Paur Chorus
June 1966 Julia Migenes, Tanya Everett, Joanna Merlin
1961 Johnny Moore's Three Blazers
1966 Jerry Butler
September 26, 1995 The Beatles
2004 Maria Muldaur
1968 Bob Dylan and The Band
1966 Joe Zawinul
2002 Van Morrison
February 1969 The Beatles
1964 Florida Normal Industrial Institute Quartet, Little Walter and His Jukes
1962 Tom Gates & His Orchestra
1969 Stevie Wonder
1965 Barbra Streisand
1960 Gertrude Lawrence
1961 Melina Mercouri
October 1989 The Oscar Peterson Trio
1973 The Moody Blues with The London Festival Orch. Cond. by Peter Knight
1970 (unknown), Trinity Choir
1960 Charlie Spivak and His Orchestra
1958 Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra
1967 The Supremes, Len Barry
1958 John Michael King
1962 João Gilberto
2002 Anita O'Day, Cal Tjader
1964 Barbra Streisand
1972 The Stylistics
1983 Olivia
2002 Brenda Russell
1958 Percy Mayfield
May 1998 Teena Marie
1972 Anne Murray
October 1967 João Gilberto
October 1989 Denny Zeitlin
1983 Earth, Wind & Fire
1967 Otis Redding
February 1969 The Beatles
1964 Gene Autry and The Pinafores with Orchestral Accompaniment
1962 Luiz Bonfá
1958 Red Mitchell Quartet
1961 Eddie Cantor
1966 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
1960 Jo Stafford with Vocal Group and Paul Weston and His Orchestra
February 1969 The Beatles
June 1966 Johnny Mandel
July 1965 Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra
1968 Aretha Franklin
October 5, 1993 Caldera, Dianne Reeves
1961 Boston Pops Orchestra
1961 Tamara
1964 Sarah Vaughan, Arranged & Conducted by Don Costa
1964 Claude Thornhill and His Orchestra
1959 William O'Neal
1962 Benny Goodman Sextet
1970 The Beatles
1964 Chris Kenner
1965 Chris Kenner
May 1959 (unknown)
1959 Yekab Karklin
1967 Sam & Dave
1967 Willie Bobo
1962 Jackie and Roy
1962 Dennis King & Vivienne Segal
1962 Johnnie Johnston with Paul Weston and His Orchestra
1957 Charlie Parker's All Stars
1962 Prince's Band
1974 Seals and Crofts
1967 Marcos Valle
1972 Abbie Mitchell
1983 Stevie Wonder
July 1965 Cowboy Copas
1961 Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra
1961 (unknown), Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
1961 The King Cole Trio
1974 Sonny Rollins
June 1966 Luiz Bonfá / Eumir Deodato
July 1965 Dobie Gray
1967 Stan Getz
1970 Hendrix
1966 Harry James and His Orchestra
June 1966 Mark Allen
1962 Peggy Lee & George Shearing
1959 Nat "King" Cole
1960 Dorothy Dickson
1964 Sammy Davis Jr.
1959 Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians
1957 Chet Baker
1966 John D. Loudermilk
1966 Stevie Wonder
1966 The Sunset Four Jubilee Singers
October 1989 Bill Evans
1964 Mickey Calin, Lee Becker, Grover Dale, Tony Mordente, Eddie Roll, David Winters, Tommy Abbott, Hank Brunjes, Martin Charnin, Frank Green, Lowell Harris, Larry Kert, Larry Kert, Reri Grist & Carol Lawrence
1964 (unknown)
1971 Freddie Allen
1961 Margaret Whiting with Frank De Vol and His Orchestra
October 1967 Gilbert Bécaud
1960 Bob Crosby and His Orchestra
1973 Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway
1964 Bing Crosby & Martha Mears
October 5, 1993 Marcos Ariel feat. Bill Cantos & Kevyn Lettau
1965 Norman Wisdom
1967 The Staple Singers
1972 Harlem Hamfats, Lil Green
1961 Richard Himber & His Orchestra
October 1967 Eddy Arnold
1962 Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
July 1965 Gale Garnett
1961 Dick Haymes & Harry James and His Orchestra
March 1970 Brenda Holloway

Sampled songs

Title Performer Release date Info
1973 Covered by Karel Boehlee Trio
Sampled by (2 artists)
1971 Originally by The Beatles
Sampled by Public Enemy
1974 Sampled by Public Enemy

Songs written by Ramsey Lewis

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
Consider the Source Ramsey Lewis, Isaac Holt, Eldee Young The Ramsey Lewis Trio 1959 Covered by Jools Holland
Dreams Ramsey Lewis, Cleveland Eaton, Morris Jennings Ramsey Lewis 1973 Covered by Karel Boehlee Trio

Releases

Albums

Title Performer Release date Label
An Hour with the Ramsey Lewis Trio The Ramsey Lewis Trio 1959 Argo
Another Voyage The Ramsey Lewis Trio 1969 Cadet
Back to the Roots Ramsey Lewis 1971 Cadet
Barefoot Sunday Blues The Ramsey Lewis Trio 1963 Argo
Bossa Nova The Ramsey Lewis Trio 1962 Argo
Country Meets the Blues The Ramsey Lewis Trio 1962 Argo
Dance of the Soul Ramsey Lewis May 1998 GRP Records
Dancing in the Street The Ramsey Lewis Trio October 1967 Cadet
Down to Earth Ramsey Lewis Trio May 1959 EmArcy
Funky Serenity Ramsey Lewis 1973 Columbia
Goin' Latin Ramsey Lewis 1967 Cadet
Hang on Ramsey! The Ramsey Lewis Trio 1966 Cadet
In Chicago The Ramsey Lewis Trio 1960 Argo
Les fleurs Ramsey Lewis 1983 Columbia
Maiden Voyage Ramsey Lewis 1968 Cadet
Meant to Be Ramsey Lewis & Nancy Wilson 2002 Narada Jazz
More Music from the Soil The Ramsey Lewis Trio 1961 Argo
More Sounds of Christmas The Ramsey Lewis Trio 1964 Argo
Mother Nature's Son Ramsey Lewis February 1969 Cadet
Never on Sunday The Ramsey Lewis Trio 1961 Argo
Perform a Tribute To Clifford Brown Lem Winchester and The Ramsey Lewis Trio 1958 Argo
Ramsey Lewis and His Gentlemen of Swing Ramsey Lewis and His Gentlemen of Swing 1957 Argo
Ramsey Lewis and The Gentlemen of Jazz Ramsey Lewis and The Gentlemen of Jazz 1958 Argo
Ramsey Lewis, the Piano Player Ramsey Lewis March 1970 Cadet
Simple Pleasures Ramsey Lewis & Nancy Wilson July 22, 2003 Narada Jazz
Sky Islands Ramsey Lewis October 5, 1993 GRP Records
Solar Wind Ramsey Lewis 1974 Columbia
Solid Ivory Ramsey Lewis 1974 Cadet
Sound of Christmas The Ramsey Lewis Trio 1961 Argo
Stretching Out The Ramsey Lewis Trio 1960 Argo
Sun Goddess Ramsey Lewis 1974 Columbia
The Groover Ramsey Lewis 1972 Cadet
The In Crowd The Ramsey Lewis Trio July 1965 Argo
Them Changes Ramsey Lewis 1970 Cadet
The Movie Album Ramsey Lewis June 1966 Cadet
The Ramsey Lewis Trio at The Bohemian Caverns The Ramsey Lewis Trio 1964 Argo
The Sound of Spring Ramsey Lewis Trio 1962 Argo
Time Flies Ramsey Lewis Trio 2004 Narada Jazz
Upendo ni pamoja The Ramsey Lewis Trio 1972 Columbia
Up Pops Ramsey Lewis Ramsey Lewis 1967 Cadet
Wade in the Water Ramsey Lewis 1966 Cadet
We Meet Again Ramsey Lewis/Billy Taylor October 1989 Columbia
You Better Believe Me The Ramsey Lewis Trio + Jean DuShon 1965 Argo

Singles

Title Performer Release date Label
Dancing in the Street Ramsey Lewis August 1967 Cadet
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Ramsey Lewis December 1968 Cadet
I Got Plenty of Nothin' Ramsey Lewis Trio March 1962 Argo
Soul Man Ramsey Lewis 1967 Cadet
The "In" Crowd Ramsey Lewis Trio July 1965 Argo
The Look of Love Ramsey Lewis 1967 Cadet
Wade in the Water Ramsey Lewis June 1966 Cadet

Performances also appear on

Title Performer Release date Label
GRP Christmas Collection Vol. III various artists 1993 GRP Records
(I Got No Kick Against) Modern Jazz - A GRP Artists' Celebration of the Songs of The Beatles various artists September 26, 1995 GRP Records

Tributes

Title Performer Release date Label
A Tribute to Ramsey Lewis Willy Ketzer 2011 In+Out Records