Thursday 09th February 2017,
BBOY TECH REPORT

DOWN THE RHODES: JOE SAMPLE

DOWN THE RHODES: JOE SAMPLE

Joe Sample is another of the Fender Rhodes luminaries.  As a jazz and soul pianist Joe Sample has played with a long list of soul legends. It’s been said that “Since the early 1980s, he has enjoyed a successful solo career and has guested on many recordings by other performers and groups, including Miles Davis, George Benson, Jimmy Witherspoon, B. B. King, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, and The Supremes.”

Joe Sample’s band The Crusaders along with Randy Crawford gave us “Street Life” which has been remade and sampled by a many contemporary artists including Lil Wayne.

Joe Sample has probably been on your iPod’s playlists without your knowledge. Take for instance his song entitled “In All My Wildest Dreams” which was sampled for Dear Momma by Tupac. Or perhaps you’ve heard The Crusaders (with Joe Sample on keys) song entitled “Lilies of the Nile” sampled by Digable Planets on Escapism (Gettin’ Free).

About The “Down The Rhodes” Webisode Series on BBoyTechReport.com:

For a total of 10 weeks, BBoyTechReport.com will present weekly webisodes of ‘Down The Rhodes’, courtesy of Down The Rhodes: The Fender Rhodes Story. Each new webisode will feature a noted – Fender Rhodes Loving – Crate Worthy  Musician speaking about the historical Fender Rhodes and the influence that it had on their lives and music.

Stay tuned to BBoytechreport.com for an exciting series of ‘Down The Rhodes’ webisodes.

For more on the Down The Rhodes: The Fender Rhodes Story book & DVD please visit http://www.fenderrhodesstory.com/

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The BBoy Tech (Corry Banks) is a writer, emcee, producer, hip hop artist (google Phashara) and IT Pro. Hip-Hop culture, beat making, gear and technology have always been his passions. In these pages, Banks explores and reviews all things beat making & hip-hop related in a techy sort of geeky but bboy cool way.

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