I cannot leave out this artist who….as someone phrased, “continued” in 2014, and I absolutely love the term “continued”….he died in 2014 from mesothelioma….wonderful musician (keyboards), composer, and person, played with so many artists…a member of the Crusaders in the 1970’s and beyond….find a history of him on Wikipedia, and plenty of his albums/CD’s on youtube.
He incorporated classical, jazz, Latin, gospel, and blues into his compositions. He, in addition to a solo career, played with the likes of Miles Davis, George Benson, Jimmy Witherspoon, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, the Supremes, Michael Franks, Randy Crawford, and many others such as Marvin Gaye, Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Minnie Riperton, Anita Baker, Lalah Hathaway, and on and on. He has and will continue to last and endure the test of time. Hope you have a taste, I think you will find him very pleasing.
The first couple are very soft, smooth, romantic and will get you wanting to hear the rest of all that he has to offer. I hope you will at least have a taste. I am hoping you will get hooked by his brilliance.
Joe Sample – MELODIES OF LOVE
In All My Wildest Dreams – Joe Sample
“Street Life” – Joe Sample /Randy Crawford (2006)
Joe Sample – Carmel
Joe Sample Old Places, Old Faces
https://youtu.be/zsVAK9wthkQ lots more funky tunes than smooth ones…but sometimes you need upbeat and funky and something to dance to, even if it is just in your head ….dance…. 1974, 1976, 1979…. at 10:55 a very sexy, bluesy Greasy Spoon
The Best Of The Crusaders this playlist is incomplete…I did not do it
Crusaders Tracklist A1 Put It Where You Want It 00:00 A2 Stomp And Buck Dance 05:14A3 Greasy Spoon 10:55 A4 Scratch 14:04 B1 So Far Away . Street Life Released 1979 Track listing edit 1.Street Life (Will Jennings, Joe Sample) 11:18 2.My Lady (Wilton Felder) 6:43 3.Rodeo Drive (High Steppin’) .
So below, there are a few repeats of what is above, but most of it is additional and I just copied the whole youtube page…. gives you some idea of the extent of his work….also below are some similar artists…. you will definitely like Bob James and Earl Klugh (as they are more consistently mellow and smooth) and will recognize some of Bob James music as he has done quite a few theme songs for TV series in the past…
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Night Music #111 1988 Earl Klugh, Patti Austin, Joe Sample, Donald Fagen, Muddy Waters, Sister Carol
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