The Crusaders - Covers and Discografy
Old Socks, New Shoes...New Socks, Old Shoes 1970 on Chisa Records - front cover. Their last album as Jazz Crusaders
Crusaders 1 came in two different releases, one as a 2 side album, and the other as a 4 side gatefold album
Stomp And Buck Dance, 7" Single released on ABC Records in 1974. A side: Stomp And Buck Dance. B side: A Ballad For Joe (Louis) Taken from the album "Southern Comfort"
The Best Of The Crusaders, 2xLP compilation released 1976 on ABC Records/Blue Thumb Records, later MCA Records. With songs from 1971 to 1976 albums.
Feel It, 7" Single released in 1977 on ABC Records. A side: Feel It, B side: The Way We Was Take from the album "Free As The Wind"
Street Life, released in 1979 on MCA Records. The song Street Life was Crusaders biggest hit, bringing vocalist Randy Crawford to fame.
Last Call, 12" EP released in 1980 on MCA Records. A side: Last Call "New Disco Mix" (Full Length Version), B side: Honky Tonk Strutting. From the album "Rhapsody and Blues".
Rhapsody and Blues, released in 1980 on MCA Records. Featureing Bill Withers on vocals on Soul Shadows.
Live Sides, compilation released in 1980 on Blue Note. Rare 1980 reissue of Jazz Crusaders with highlights from their Lighthouse '68 and Lighthouse '69 recordings.
Ongaku Kai: Live In Japan, released in 1981 on Crusaders. Recorded live January 18th, 1981 at NHK Hall Tokyo, Japan. Great album, featureing Alphonso Johnson and Barry Finnerty.
Royal Jam, released 1982 on MCA Records. Great live performance by The Crusaders, featureing B.B. King and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Music arranged for orchestra by Joe Sample
Midnight Triangle, released 1985 on MCA Universal Home Video. VHS. Recorded in the 70's, this was the first live video of The Crusaders. Later to be released on DVD.
The Vocal Album, compilation released in 1987 on MCA Records. The Greatest Vocal Hits From The Crusaders
Sample A Decade, 2xLP compilation, released in 1988 on Connoisseur Collection. 20 Great Tracks From The Crusaders 1974 - 1984
The Crusaders, Laser Disc released in 1991 on Image Entertainment. Great live concert featureing Larry Carlton on guitar. Recorded in the 1970's
The Crusaders and Beyond, compilation with songs from The Crusaders and Wilton Felder albums. Released in 1994 on Music Club.
Way Back Home, Great 4xcd compilation with a extensive 27 page booklet. Released in 1996 on Blue Thumb Records. The compilation includes songs from both The Jazz Crusaders and The Crusaders era. A beginners choice.
Finest Hour (Best Of), released in 2000 on Verve. This compilatsion consists of songs from the 1970's.
Rural Renewal, released in 2003 on Verve. On this album Joe Sample, Wilton Felder and Stix Hooper are reunated again as The Crusaders.
Jazz Crusaders: New Morning: The Paris Concert, released in 2006 on Inakustic. On this Live dvd consert Wayne Hendersen has put together a band playing the songs of The Crusaders
The Crusaders was a jazz-pop soul group formed in 1956 in Houston, Texas as The Jazz Crusaders. The band had their first album release in 1961 with . Several albums followed until they in 1971 shortened their name to The Crusaders. The members of The Crusaders are Joe Sample on keyboards, Wilton Felder on saxophone and bass, Wayne Henderson on trombone and Stix Hooper on drums. After Larry Carlton became a member in the 1970's ,refered to as the "fifth crusade", they became more fusion oriented.