“Wade in the Water” (the jazz version) was recorded by Ramsey Lewis and became a mega hit during the mid 1960s. The song was an engagement with two genres: Christianity and Jazz, a unique mix.
Ramsey was an American jazz pianist, composer, and radio personality. Ramsey recorded over 80 albums and received five gold records and three Grammy Awards in his career. His album The In Crowd earned him critical praise and the 1965 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance. His best known singles include “The In Crowd”, “Wade in the Water”, and “Sun Goddess”. Until 2009, he was the host of the Ramsey Lewis Morning Show on the Chicago radio station WNUA.
Ramsey died in his sleep at his home in Chicago, on September 12, 2022, at age 87
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I still listen to Lewis’s recorded 1960s hits. His brilliant works are well remembered.
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