THE CRUSADERS - Live - New Orleans 1977 (CD)

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• Explosive performance broadcast on National Public Radio
• Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality
• Background liners

The Crusaders, live on NPR's 'Jazz Alive' series, April 19th 1977, New Orleans

Having formed in their native Texas as 1950s schoolkids, this legendary band relocated to Los Angeles as the Jazz Crusaders in 1960, and began to formulate their unique hybrid of jazz, pop, soul and funk.

By 1977 they were simply known as The Crusaders and had recorded prolifically, as well as making guest appearances on albums by artists as varied as Michael Jackson, Joni Mitchell, Marvin Gaye and Steely Dan.

This superb set was performed at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on April 19th, broadcast on NPR's 'Jazz Alive' series, as they approached the peak of their commercial success.

It is presented here together with background notes and images.


1. Keep That Same Old Feeling
2. When There's Love Around
3. Band Intros
4. Sweet 'N Sour
5. Just A Little Grease
6. Hard Times > Band Intros
7. Encore Break
8. Spiral


Title Live - New Orleans 1977
Catalogue No HHCD3024
Format CD
Barcode 5297961302419