451 – Crusaders – Street Life (1979)
Written by Will Jennings, Joe Sample
Produced by Sample, Wilton Felder & Stix Hooper
Label – MCA
For all those who dream of driving an old Mercedes 450SL convertible down Sunset Strip on a beautiful evening then there could be no better soundtrack than this. A magical jazz funk crossover that not only works its groove to your core, but reminds us that Joe Sample and Wilton Felder are both imperious musicians. The introduction of Randy Crawford adds the Heavenly sheen that makes this one of the most timeless musical experiences ever.
Make sure you always listen to the full version as the single edit lacks the fluidity and frivolity of Randy’s vocal performance.