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Joe Sample (1939–2014)

Joseph Leslie "Joe" Sample is an American pianist, keyboard player and composer. He was one of the founding members of the Jazz Crusaders, the band which became simply The Crusaders in 1971, and remained a part of the group until its final album in 1991 (not including the 2003 reunion album "Rural Renewal"). Sample began playing the piano when he ... See full bio »

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 2014 BB King: The Life of Riley (Documentary) (writer: "Hold On (I Fell Our Love is Changing)")
 2012 Soul Shadows (Video short) (writer: "Soul Shadows")
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Round Four (2009) ... (music: "One Day I'll Fly Away" - uncredited)
 2009 Fighting (writer: "Street Life")
 2008 Soul Power (Documentary) (writer: "Put It Where You Want It")
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) (writer: "Sneakin' in the Back")
 2008 Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (writer: "Zydeco Train")
 2007 La tele de tu vida (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.16 (2007) ... (writer: "One Day I'll Fly Away")
 2007 Could This Be Love? (performer: "Black and White (as Simple As)", "Hippies in the Corner") / (writer: "Black and White (as Simple As)", "Hippies in the Corner")
 2007 Freedom Writers ("Papa'z Song")
 2006 Till I Met You (writer: "One Day I'll Fly Away")
 2003 The Fighting Temptations ("Dear Mama")
 2002 Operación triunfo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.15 (2002) ... (writer: "One Day I'll Fly Away")
 2001 Moulin Rouge! (writer: "One Day I'll Fly Away", "Musical score features parts of:")
 2000/I The Visit (performer: "For All We Know")
 1999 Zwei Männer am Herd (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Zwei Männer am Herd (1999) ... (writer: "Street Life" - uncredited)
 1999 Zwei Männer am Herd (TV Movie) (writer: "Street Life" - uncredited)
 1997 Jackie Brown (writer: "Street Life" (1981))
 1996 The Chamber (performer: "Miles of Blue (Blue Miles)") / (writer: "Miles of Blue (Blue Miles)")
 1996 Girls Town (writer: "U.N.I.T.Y.")
 1994 Stolen Moments.: Red Hot+Cool (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Flyin High in the Brooklyn Sky") / (writer: "Flyin High in the Brooklyn Sky")
 1991 Thelma & Louise (writer: "Better Not Look Down")
 1991 Talent for the Game (writer: "Destiny", "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda")
 1990 Writer's Block (Short) (performer: "Seven Years of Good Luck")
 1981 Sharky's Machine (writer: "Street Life")
 1980 Roller Revolution (TV Movie) (writer: "Street Life")
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