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Joe Sample

key, p, 1939-2014 US, Houston
Musician / Composer of Jazz and R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Joseph Leslie Sample

Joseph Leslie "Joe" Sample (February 1, 1939 – September 12, 2014) was an American pianist, keyboard player, and composer. He was one of the founding members of the Jazz Crusaders, the band which became simply the Crusaders in 1971, and remained a part of the group until its final album in 1991 (not including the 2003 reunion album Rural Renewal).On September 12, 2014, Sample died in Houston, Texas, of mesothelioma at age 75.

  • Keyboards
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Electric piano
  • Strings
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • World
Popular Tracks   
One Day I Fly Away on Creole Love Call by Nils Landgren & Joe Sample
Everybody's Talking on Feeling Good by Joe Sample & Randy Crawford
Rio De Janeiro Blue on Feeling Good by Joe Sample & Randy Crawford
In All My Wildest Dreams on Rainbow Seeker by Joe Sample
When I Need You on Feeling Good by Joe Sample & Randy Crawford
Fever on The Song Lives On by Joe Sample & Lalah Hathaway
Leading Me Back to You on Spellbound by Joe Sample
Greener Grass on Voices In The Rain by Joe Sample
U Turn on Spellbound by Joe Sample
Street Life on The Song Lives On by Joe Sample & Lalah Hathaway

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Vienne 1987Eric Clapton, Steve Gadd, Marcus Miller, Joe Sample, David Sanborn2016Album
Christmas With FriendsIndia.Arie & Joe Sample2015Album
LiveRandy Crawford & Joe Sample With Steve Gadd & Nicklas Sample2012Album
Children Of The SunJoe Sample & The NDR Big Band2012Album
The Platinum CollectionJoe Sample2009Compil.
Angel Of The Morning / Me, Myself And IRandy Crawford & Joe Sample2008Album
No RegretsRandy Crawford & Joe Sample2008Album
1999-2006 Best Of BestJoe Sample2007Compil.
Introducing Joe SampleJoe Sample2006Compil.
Feeling GoodRandy Crawford & Joe Sample2006Single
Creole Love CallNils Landgren & Joe Sample2006Album
Feeling GoodRandy Crawford & Joe Sample2006Album
Rio De Janeiro BlueRandy Crawford & Joe Sample2006Album
Legends Live At Montreux 1997Eric Clapton, Steve Gadd, Marcus Miller, Joe Sample, David Sanborn2005Album
Stone GrooveBoney James Featuring Joe Sample2004Single
Soul ShadowsJoe Sample2004Album
The Pecan TreeJoe Sample2002Album
The Ghetto / El BarrioGeorge Benson Featuring Joe Sample2000Album
FeverJoe Sample featuring Lalah Hathaway1999Single
The Song Lives OnJoe Sample Featuring Lalah Hathaway1999Album
The Best Of Joe SampleJoe Sample1998Compil.
Sample ThisJoe Sample1997Album
Old Places Old FacesJoe Sample1996Album
The First Lady On BassCarol Kaye Featuring Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Mark Soskin, Joe Sample, Tom Scott1994Album
InvitationJoe Sample1993Album
CollectionJoe Sample1991Compil.
The Road Less TraveledJoe Sample1990Single
Born To Be BadJoe Sample1990Album
Ashes To AshesJoe Sample1990Album
SpellboundJoe Sample1989Album
U TurnJoe Sample1989Single
SpellboundJoe Sample1989Album
Seven Years Of Good LuckJoe Sample1989Album
Leading Me Back To YouJoe Sample1989Single
Spellbound / FlagJoe Sample / Yello1989Album
Woman You're Drivin' Me Mad / Fortune HunterJoe Sample1987Album
RolesJoe Sample1987Album
The SurvivorJoe Sample1985Album
OasisJoe Sample1985Album
The HunterJoe Sample1983Album
The Hunter/Summer Nights In RioJoe Sample, Wilton Felder1983Album
Swing Street CafeJoe Sample - David T. Walker1981Album
Voices In The RainJoe Sample1981Album
Burnin' Up The Carnival (Full Length Disco Mix)Joe Sample1981Album
CarmelJoe Sample1979Album
CarmelJoe Sample1979Single
Melodies Of LoveJoe Sample1978Single
Rainbow SeekerJoe Sample1978Album
The ThreeJoe Sample / Ray Brown / Shelly Manne1976Album
JazzHarold Land, Bobby Hutcherson, Blue Mitchell, Joe Sample, Stanley Clarke, Freddie Robinson, Hadley Caliman, Buddy Terry, Woody Shaw, Eddie Henderson1974Compil.
Japanese And American FavoritesThe Paul Togawa International Jazz Trio1963Album
Your Personal Introduction ToWilton Felder, "Stix" Hooper & Joe SampleSingle
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