Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

The Crusaders

Crusaders, The

11 articles


The Crusaders: Crusaders Have Their Fingers On The Pulse Of Crossover Potential

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 6 April 1976

Since dropping the 'Jazz' tag from their name, the group have made their mark in many musical areas. David Nathan talks to drummer Stix Hooper... ...

Crusaders: New Victoria, London

Live Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 17 July 1976

THE HELL WITH it, let's be dogmatic and lay down a truth that was already manifest before their historic visit. When it comes to pumping ...

The Crusaders: New Victoria, London

Live Review by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 17 July 1976

THE CRUSADERS simply blew London away with their third gig at the New Victoria. Later conversations with the band proved that they also regarded ...

After a Quarter of a Century, Yes, It’s Overnight Success

Interview by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 24 July 1976

Yup, it's taken a little time. Uhhuh, that's right – 25 years of bein' hot stuff. But for THE CRUSADERS worldwide acceptance does at last ...

The Crusaders: 26 Years Young And The Best Is Yet To Come

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 27 July 1976

'Tis strange to think that the Crusaders were laying down their distinctive sounds before some of their fans were even a twinkle in their daddies' ...

Blow for Love and Money: Crossover Jazz in the Seventies

Overview by Davitt Sigerson, Black Music, March 1977

In the first part of a detailed investigation Davitt Sigerson chronicles how "jazz" found its way back to the commercial big league. ...

The Crusaders: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 7 October 1978

ON STAGE, as on record, The Crusaders an elusive synthesis of assorted musical elements which, although generally bonded in a cohesive sound that is unmistakably ...

The Crusaders' Stix Hooper

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, June 1979

B&S catches up with the Crusaders who have campaigned for jazz all over the world and whose new album is centred around 'street life'... ...

The Crusaders: In Their Prime

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, September 1979

With 25 successful and productive years already accomplished, the Crusaders have only just begun! Drummer, Stix Hooper explains their formula for success and longevity, and ...

The Crusaders: It's A Street Life In The Crusaders

Profile and Interview by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 22 September 1979

IT'S THE MID-1950s in Houston, Texas, east of Galveston Bay and west of the River Colorado, and some of the local folks are having themselves ...

The Crusaders: Standing Tall (MCA MCE 3122)

Review by Paul Sexton, Record Mirror, 19 September 1981

COCKER? YES, Joe Cocker, well-loved throat of the late sixties cum early seventies now looking as if he's in his early seventies but, on this ...

see also Larry Carlton

see also Randy Crawford

see also Joe Sample


back to LIBRARY