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Monday, September 15, 2014

The Crusaders - 1980 BBC In Concert, UK - R.I.P. Joe Sample


Joe Sample the great keyboard player of the Crusaders died on 9-12-2014.  Joe Sample and the Crusaders have been part of my life's soundtrack.  I was blessed to see the Crusaders several times in the early 70s and have been listening to their music ever since.  They have a great sound blending jazz, soul and funk into a unique sound.  Henderson one of the other founding members of the group described the Crusaders as “We are the fathers of jazz-funk-fusion,”.  Whatever you call it, it just hits me right and I never get tired of it.  The Crusaders made over 40 albums and Sample also recorded 21 solo albums.  Sample was also a contributor on many others including some great albums by Joni Mitchell, BB King, The LA Express, Michael Franks, Anita Baker, and Marvin Gaye.  So here are a couple of live recordings, just to say R.I. P. Joe, you will be missed.


The Crusaders,
BBC In Concert 1980,
Hammersmith Odeon, London UK.

The Crusaders:
Joe Sample: Keyboards
Wilton Felder: Tenor Sax
Stix Hooper: Drums
Barry Finnerty: Guitar
Roy Gaines: Guitar
Keith Jones: Bass
Randy Crawford: Guest Vocals on Track-7

Setlist:
1) The Hustler (12:59)
2) Rainbow Seeker (8:36)
3) Sweet Gentle Love (6:44)
4) It Happens Every Day (9:38)
5) Carmel (5:41)
6) Way Back Home (8:55)
7) Street Life (21:02)
Mp3/320k


Crusaders Live cuts 1974-76
Recorded off Soul Train and other video sources
 
Stomp And Buck Dance
Greasy Spoon
Spiral
Hard Times
Soul Caravan
 
Mp3/192k

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the remembrance of Joe Sample. He will be missed.

    Bob W.

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  2. very tasty. easy on the ears and mind.
    thank you!

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