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The Crusaders

Band, 1952-2010 US, Houston
Jazz and R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Nite Hawks

The Crusaders were an American music group popular in the early 1970s known for their amalgamated jazz, pop, and soul sound. Since 1961, forty albums have been credited to the group (some live and compilations), 19 of which were recorded under the name "The Jazz Crusaders" (1961–1970).

PortraitHubert Laws
fl *1939 US
PortraitJoe Sample
key, p 1939-2014 US
PortraitWilton Felder
sax, ts 1940-2015 US
Portrait"Stix" Hooper
dr, perc *1938 US
PortraitBuster Williams
b *1942 US
PortraitArthur Adams
g *1950 US
PortraitWayne Henderson
tb 1939-2014 US
PortraitLeon Ndugu Chancler
dr, perc *1952 US
PortraitLarry Carlton
g *1948 US
PortraitJohn Robinson
dr, perc *1954
PortraitBobby Haynes
b, eb
PortraitRobert Popwell
b *1946 US
PortraitBilly Rogers
g *1950 US
Popular Tracks   
Street Life - Single Edit on Gold by The Crusaders
Street Life on Street Life by The Crusaders
Soul Shadows - Edit on The Vocal Album by The Crusaders
The Thrill Is Gone - Live (1981/Royal Festival Hall, London) on Royal Jam by The Crusaders
Put It Where You Want It on Crusaders 1 by The Crusaders
Keep That Same Old Feeling on Those Southern Knights by The Crusaders
Stomp And Buck Dance on Southern Comfort by The Crusaders
Never Make A Move Too Soon - Live At Royal Festival Hall, London/1981 on Royal Jam by The Crusaders
Way Back Home on Hollywood by The Crusaders
A Message From The Inner City on The 2nd Crusade by The Crusaders

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
The Mr. K EditsThe Crusaders / Roy Meriwether2017Album
5 Original AlbumsThe Crusaders2017Compil.
Live - New Orleans 1977The Crusaders2016Album
Freedom Sound / Lookin' AheadThe Crusaders2015Compil.
Three Classic AlbumsThe Crusaders2015Compil.
Complete Live At The Lighthouse '62The Crusaders2014Album
At The Lighthouse '62The Crusaders2013Compil.
Live In Japan 1984The Crusaders2012Album
Street LifeThe Crusaders2011Album
Revisit...Christian Prommer & Roberto Di Gioia Vs. The Crusaders2011Album
Live At Montreux 2003The Crusaders2008Album
GoldThe Crusaders2007Compil.
El MomentoThe Crusaders2007Compil.
The Pacific Jazz Quintet Studio SessionsThe Crusaders2005Compil.
Live In Japan 2003The Crusaders2004Album
Soul AxessThe Crusaders Featuring Wayne Henderson2004Album
The Music Of The CrusadersThe Crusaders2003Compil.
Rural RenewalThe Crusaders2003Album
Comin´ Home BabyDavid Sanborn, The Crusaders2003Compil.
Groove CrusadeThe Crusaders2003Compil.
You'll Get Enough / You Pay For LoveThe Delfonics / The Crusaders2001Single
Power Of Our Music; The Endangered Species (live In South Africa)The Crusaders Featuring: Wayne Henderson & Wilton Felder2000Album
The Best Of The CrusadersThe Crusaders2000Compil.
The Crusaders' Finest HourThe Crusaders2000Compil.
Break'n Da Rulz!The Crusaders1998Album
Priceless Jazz CollectionThe Crusaders1998Compil.
Street Life / Rhapsody And BluesThe Crusaders1996Compil.
Louisiana Hot SauceThe Crusaders1996Album
Way Back HomeThe Crusaders1996Compil.
Louisiana Hot SauceThe Crusaders1996Album
Way Back HomeThe Crusaders1996Single
The UltimateThe Crusaders1995Compil.
The Greatest CrusadeThe Crusaders1995Compil.
Soul ShadowsThe Crusaders1995Compil.
Happy AgainThe Crusaders1995Album
BestThe Crusaders1994Compil.
Live In JapanThe Crusaders1993Album
The Best Of...The Crusaders1993Compil.
The Golden YearsThe Crusaders1992Compil.
Healing The WoundsThe Crusaders1991Album
Street Life / Inherit The WindThe Crusaders / Wilton Felder1991Album
The Purely Music Concert SeriesThe Crusaders1991Album
Life In The Modern WorldThe Crusaders1988Album
Sample A DecadeThe Crusaders1988Compil.
A.C. (Alternating Currents)The Crusaders1988Album
The Vocal AlbumThe Crusaders1987Compil.
The Way It GoesThe Crusaders1986Album
The Good And Bad TimesThe Crusaders1986Album
Live In Tokyo Super Jam '84The Crusaders1985Album
You Got The PowerHarold Sutton, The Crusaders1985Album
Soul ShadowsThe Crusaders1985Compil.
Dead EndThe Crusaders1984Single
Megastreet / Night LadiesThe Crusaders1984Single
New MovesThe Crusaders1984Single
New Moves (Remix)The Crusaders1984Album
Gotta Lotta ShakaladaThe Crusaders1984Single
Ghetto BlasterThe Crusaders1984Album
Roy Gaines With Crusaders CrewRoy Gaines With The Crusaders1982Album
Royal JamThe Crusaders With B.B. King & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra1982Album
Hai KuThe Crusaders1981Album
This Old World's Too Funky For MeThe Crusaders With Joe Cocker1981Single
This Old World's Too Funky For Me / Standing TallThe Crusaders1981Album
Ongaku Kai, Live In JapanThe Crusaders1981Album
I'm So Glad I'm Standing Here TodayThe Crusaders And Joe Cocker1981Single
In Concert-241The Crusaders1981Album
Standing TallThe Crusaders1981Album
Put It Where You Want ItThe Crusaders1980Single
Keep That Same Old Feeling / And Then There Was The BluesThe Crusaders1980Single
Soul Shadows / Street LifeThe Crusaders1980Single
Soul ShadowsThe Crusaders1980Album
The Best Of The CrusadersThe Crusaders1980Compil.
Last Call (New Disco Mix)(Full Length Version)The Crusaders1980Album
Live SidesThe Crusaders1980Compil.
Rhapsody And BluesThe Crusaders1980Album
Do You Love What You Feel? / Street LifeRufus & Chaka Khan / The Crusaders1979Album
Street Life / The Gap BandThe Crusaders / The Gap Band1979Album
Street LifeThe Crusaders1979Album
Street LifeThe Crusaders1979Single
ImagesThe Crusaders1978Album
In Concert-186The Crusaders1978Album
Bayou Bottoms / Covert ActionThe Crusaders1978Single
In-Store Sampler AlbumThe Crusaders1978Compil.
Nite Crawler / River Rat / Free As The WindThe Crusaders1977Single
Free As The WindThe Crusaders1977Single
Four Tracks From The CrusadersThe Crusaders1977Compil.
Feel ItThe Crusaders1977Single
Free As The WindThe Crusaders1977Album
And Then There Was BluesThe Crusaders1976Single
Feeling FunkyThe Crusaders1976Single
Keep That Same Old FeelingThe Crusaders1976Single
Those Southern KnightsThe Crusaders1976Album
The Best of The Crusaders Volume 2The Crusaders1976Compil.
Stomp And Buck Dance / Double BubbleThe Crusaders1976Single
Give It Up (Dejalo)The Crusaders1976Single
Creole / I Felt The LoveThe Crusaders1975Single
The Young RabbitsThe Crusaders1975Compil.
Chain ReactionThe Crusaders1975Album
The Crusaders Best CollectionThe Crusaders1975Compil.
ScratchThe Crusaders1974Album
Southern ComfortThe Crusaders1974Album
Lay It On The LineThe Crusaders1974Single
Scratch / Way Back HomeThe Crusaders1974Single
Stomp And Buck Dance / A Ballad For Joe (Louis)The Crusaders1974Single
Unsung HeroesThe Crusaders1973Album
Promotional AlbumThe Crusaders1973Compil.
The 2nd CrusadeThe Crusaders1973Album
Tough TalkThe Crusaders1973Compil.
That's How I FeelThe Crusaders1973Single
Don't Let It Get You Down / Journey From WithinThe Crusaders1973Single
At Their BestThe Crusaders1973Compil.
Spanish HarlemThe Crusaders1972Single
Put It Where You Want ItThe Crusaders1972Single
HollywoodThe Crusaders1972Album
Crusaders 1The Crusaders1972Album
So Far Away / That's How I FeelThe Crusaders1972Single
Pass The Plate / Greasy SpoonThe Crusaders1971Single
Old Socks, New ShoesThe Crusaders1971Single
Pass The PlateThe Crusaders1971Album
Old Socks, New Shoes...New Socks, Old ShoesThe Crusaders1970Album
The Best Of The Jazz CrusadersThe Crusaders1970Compil.
Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf AginThe Crusaders1970Single
Give Peace A ChanceThe Crusaders1970Album
Get Back / Willie And Laura Mae JonesThe Crusaders1969Single
Love And Peace / Hey JudeThe Crusaders1969Single
Way Back HomeThe Crusaders1969Single
PowerhouseThe Crusaders1969Album
You Pay For LoveThe Crusaders1969Single
Lighthouse '69The Crusaders1969Album
Lighthouse '68The Crusaders1968Album
Ooga-Boo-Ga-Loo / Eleanor RigbyThe Crusaders1968Single
The Festival AlbumThe Crusaders1967Album
Talk That TalkThe Crusaders1967Album
Uh HuhThe Crusaders1967Album
Uptight (Everything's Alright)The Crusaders1966Single
Aqua Dulce / Soul BourgeoisieThe Crusaders1966Single
Live At The Lighthouse '66The Crusaders1966Single
Live At The Lighthouse '66The Crusaders1966Album
New Time Shuffle / The ThingThe Crusaders1965Single
The ThingThe Crusaders1965Album
Tough Talk / The ThingThe Crusaders1965Single
Chile Con SoulThe Crusaders1965Album
On Broadway / Heat WaveThe Crusaders1964Single
Stretchin' OutThe Crusaders1964Album
Jazz WaltzLes McCann & The Crusaders1963Album
Spanish CastlesLes McCann & The Crusaders1963Single
Heat WaveThe Crusaders1963Album
Tough TalkThe Crusaders1963Album
I found someoneThe Crusaders1963Single
No Name Samba (Bossa Nova) / Tough TalkThe Crusaders1963Single
At The LighthouseThe Crusaders1962Album
Congolese Sermon / Weather BeatThe Crusaders1962Single
Lookin' AheadThe Crusaders1962Album
The Geek/Freedom SoundThe Crusaders1961Single
Freedom SoundThe Crusaders1961Album
Street Life / ImagesThe CrusadersCompil.
Night CrawlerThe CrusadersSingle
I Remember Tomorrow / Long JohnThe CrusadersSingle
Sample A DecadeThe CrusadersCompil.
Chain Reaction / Those Southern KnightsThe CrusadersCompil.
Rhapsody And Blues / Standing TallThe CrusadersCompil.
The Young Rabbits / Song Of IndiaThe CrusadersSingle
スーパー・スタッフ / サザン・コンフォートThe CrusadersSingle
New Socks Old ShoesThe CrusadersSingle
Soul ShadowsThe CrusadersSingle
Tonight / Sinnin' SamThe CrusadersSingle
StreetlifeThe CrusadersAlbum
The Best Of The Crusaders Volume OneThe CrusadersCompil.
UptightThe CrusadersSingle
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