Street Life (The Crusaders album)

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Street Life
Studio album by The Crusaders
Released 1979
Recorded 1979
Genre Jazz-funk
Length 39:21
Label MCA
Producer Wilton Felder, Stix Hooper and Joe Sample
The Crusaders chronology
Images
(1978)
Street Life
(1979)
Rhapsody and Blues
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Street Life is a studio album by the American jazz band The Crusaders. It was a top 20 album on three Billboard charts and represents the peak of the band's commercial popularity. The title track, featuring singer Randy Crawford, was a Top 40 pop single (#36) and became the group's most successful entry on the soul chart (#17).[2] "Street Life" also hit the disco chart, peaking at #75,[3] and was featured in both Sharky's Machine, directed by Burt Reynolds in 1981, and Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, released in 1997.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Street Life" (Will Jennings, Joe Sample) – 11:18
  2. "My Lady" (Wilton Felder) – 6:43
  3. "Rodeo Drive (High Steppin')" (Sample) – 4:28
  4. "Carnival of the Night" (Felder) – 6:24
  5. "The Hustler" (Stix Hooper) – 5:18
  6. "Night Faces" (Sample) – 5:10

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1979 Black Albums 3
1979 Jazz Albums 1
1979 Pop Albums 18

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Single Position
1979 Black Singles "Street Life" 17
1979 Club Play Singles "Street Life" 75
1979 Pop Singles "Street Life" 36

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 140. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 66.