Sample was a founding member of Jazz Crusaders who changed their name to The Crusaders in 1971. The band performed and recorded with Joni Mitchell. Marvin Gaye, Tina Turner and BB King but their most recognised work was the Grammy nominated I’m So Glad I’m Standing Here Today and This Old World’s Too Funky For Me with Joe Cocker from their 14th album Standing Tall.
Sample has also recorded with Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, George Benson and The Supremes.
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