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Randy Crawford and Joe Sample: Live

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It's a slight exaggeration to say that keyboardist Joe Sample rescued Randy Crawford from pop music limbo, but it's not too far from the truth. Crawford is among the most distinct vocalists working, but her discography is riddled with over-arranged and over-produced disappointments. One of her finest moments remains when The Crusaders dropped all 11 minutes of “Street Life" on radio airwaves in 1979, featuring Crawford belting it out.Some 27 years would pass Sample and Crawford before they ...

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Randy Crawford and Joe Sample: Feeling Good

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The dilemma for an artist of vocalist Randy Crawford's caliber is that, when you do a lot of things well; it's hard to say what it is you do best. Crawford has been making music since 1976 and, in that time, she's made some good albums, a lot of mediocre ones and a few awful ones.Even her best-known song is only as a guest vocalist on The Crusaders' “Street Life," their last moment of greatness almost thirty years ...


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