|Studio album by|
|Released||December 9, 1979|
|Producer||Wilton Felder, Stix Hooper and Joe Sample|
|The Crusaders chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
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 and more powerful version was also featured in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, released in 1997. The song is also featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto V on the in-game radio WorldWide FM as well as in the Bob's Burgers episode "Eggs for Days", The Venture Bros. episode "The Venture Bros. & The Curse of the Haunted Problem", and the Better Call Saul episode "Quite a Ride."
- "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
- 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 - bass guitar
- Alphonso Johnson - bass guitar
- Robert O'Bryan - trumpet
- Jerome Richardson - saxophone
- Billy Rogers - guitar
- Joe Sample - keyboards, producer
Album - Billboard (North America)
Singles - Billboard (North America)
|1979||Black Singles||"Street Life"||17|
|1979||Club Play Singles||"Street Life"||75|
|1979||Pop Singles||"Street Life"||36|
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