Who? Beats me. The In Crowd were probably one of the plethora of ersatz hip groups composed of session players cashing in on the mod-pop-jazz-soul craze in those Space Age days. I could find absolutely zero info on this piano-bass-traps trio (it's not the early British mod band) and being a budget label run by jazz fans it could be anyone at work here. The first side has a nice light 'n' breezy set of pop covers done in a groovy style akin to the Young-Holt Trio or Gene Harris & The Three Sounds. Not as good as either but less sterile and more happenin' than most anonymous "acts" on the hip covers tip who recorded during the same period.
It's not a stretch to suggest the album may not even be the work of one band since side two has a distinct bop flavour not so present on the first and includes a small horn section as well. The identity of the players is a total mystery at this point, the answers to which were more than likely consigned to a dustbin ages ago. Well, whoever these cats are they ain't exactly slouches and prove themselves quite capable at cookin' up some heat, especially on the title track from side one and all over the place on side two.
1 My Girl Sloopy 2 Cast Your Fate To The Wind 3 A Taste Of Honey 4 Girl From Ipanema 5 The In Crowd 6 Little Beat 7 Bill's Girl 8 Barbados Love 9 Sho 'Nuff 10 The Out Group
Soundological is normally all about the out crowd but this time we'll make an exception HERE or HERE.