Deep in their prime period, the Crusaders reaffirm their affinity with the groove and rely entirely upon all six of their funky selves for their material. "My Mama Told Me So" and "Feeling Funky" contain the most infectious outcropping of the groove, while "Spiral" is OK, yet just a bit too frantic for the groove to thrive. "And Then There Was the Blues" is a laid-back, mildly funky jog at quite some length, where everyone gets a chance to solo extensively; essentially this is the old Jazz Crusaders frontline sound with a funky underbelly. "Til the Sun Shines" is an urbane Larry Carlton ballad with synthesized strings, quite different and to the point, but "Serenity" is a bore, a nothing idea stretched out for too long. The Crusaders' groove machine is still very much in gear, but the fuel is occasionally diluted.
Performance CreditsCrusaders Primary Artist,Track Performer
Wayne Henderson Trombone,Vocals
Larry Carlton Guitar,Vocals
Joe Sample Keyboards,Vocals
Arthur Adams Guitar
Wilton Felder Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Stix Hooper Percussion,Piano,Drums,Vocals
Pops Powell Bass
Robert "Pops" Popwell Bass,Vocals
Technical CreditsF. Byron Clark Engineer
Stewart Levine Producer
Tom Wilkes Art Direction
Robert "Pops" Popwell Composer,Contributor
Those Southern Knights based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
My college roommate turned me on to these guys. These are great musicians and great songs. Never grow tired of hearing this album. Thanks Bill