|Studio album by|
|Released||December 9, 1979|
|Studio||Hollywood Sound Recorders, Hollywood, California|
|Producer||Wilton Felder, Stix Hooper, Joe Sample|
|The Crusaders chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings|||
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 (No. 36) and became the group's most successful entry on the soul chart (No. 17). It was No. 5 on the UK Singles Chart. "Street Life" also hit the disco chart, peaking at No. 75, and was re-recorded by Doc Severinsen with Crawford reprising her vocal for the opening sequence of the noir crime drama Sharky's Machine, directed by Burt Reynolds in 1981. This faster paced version was also featured in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, released in 1997.
- "Street Life" (Will Jennings, Joe Sample) – 11:18
- "My Lady" (Wilton Felder) – 6:43
- "Rodeo Drive (High Steppin')" (Sample) – 4:28
- "Carnival of the Night" (Felder) – 6:24
- "The Hustler" (Stix Hooper) – 5:18
- "Night Faces" (Sample) – 5:10
- Arthur Adams - guitar
- Roland Bautista - guitar
- David T. Walker - guitar
- Oscar Brashear - trumpet
- Garnett Brown - trombone
- Randy Crawford - vocals
- Paulinho Da Costa - percussion
- Wilton Felder - saxophone, bass guitar, producer
- Barry Finnerty - guitar
- William Green - saxophone
- Stix Hooper - drums, producer
- Paul Jackson Jr. - guitar
- James Jamerson Jr. - bass guitar
- Alphonso Johnson - bass guitar
- Robert O. Bryant Sr. - trumpet
- Robert Bryant Jr. - saxophone
- Jerome Richardson - saxophone
- Billy Rogers - guitar
- Joe Sample - keyboards, producer
Album - Billboard (United States)
Singles - Billboard (United States)
|1979||Black Singles||"Street Life"||17|
|1979||Club Play Singles||"Street Life"||75|
|1979||Pop Singles||"Street Life"||36|
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