The Jazz Crusaders Catalog

1959

The Nite Hawks - Chicken Grabber / Big Top  (Del-Fi 4122)

Nesbert Hooper Jr., drums, composer; and others.
1959
DF-459-140Chicken Grabber
DF-459-141Big Top

1961

The Jazz Crusaders - Freedom Sound  (Pacific Jazz PJ-27)

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; "Sticks" Hooper, drums; and featuring guest musicians: Roy Gaines, guitar #1,4; Jimmy Bond, bass.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, May 24, 1961
1. E7911The Geek
2.M.J.S. Funk
3.That's It
4. E7912Freedom Sound
5.Theme From Exodus
6.Coon
** also issued on Pacific Jazz ST-27, CDP 7 96864 2.
** part of Mosaic MD6-230.

The Jazz Crusaders - Freedom Sound  (Pacific Jazz CDP 7 96864 2)

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; "Sticks" Hooper, drums; and featuring guest musicians: Roy Gaines, guitar; Jimmy Bond, bass.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, May 24, 1961
M.J.S. Funk (alternate version)
Coon (alternate version)
** reissue of Pacific Jazz PJ-27 + 2 bonus tracks.

The Night Hawks - Bunny Ride / Sweetie Lester  (Pacific Jazz X-352)

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano, composer; unknown, guitar; possibly Victor Gaskin, bass, composer; "Sticks" Hooper, drums.
May, 1961
A352Bunny Ride
B352Sweetie Lester

1962

The Jazz Crusaders - Lookin' Ahead  (Pacific Jazz PJ-43)

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; Sticks Hooper, drums; and Jimmy Bond as Jimmy Boyd, bass.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, January 7, 1962
E8842Song Of India
(16547)Big Hunk Of Funk
507 Neyland
(16548)Till All Ends
Tortoise And The Hare
E8704Sinnin' Sam
E8841 (16544)The Young Rabbits
same personnel.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, January 19, 1962
E8705Tonight
In A Dream
** also issued on Pacific Jazz ST-43.
** part of Mosaic MD6-230.

The Jazz Crusaders - The Pacific Jazz Quintet Studio Sessions  (Mosaic MD6-230)

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; Stix Hooper, drums; and Jimmy Bond, bass.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, April 17, 1962
Weather Beat
same personnel.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, May 16, 1962
Scandalizing
White Cobra
same personnel.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, May 21, 1962
Congolese Sermon
Cathy's Delight
One Leg Dance
Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; Stix Hooper, drums; and Bobby Haynes, bass.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, September 24, 1963
Moon River
Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; Stix Hooper, drums; and Monk Montgomery, Fender bass.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, February 5, 1965
Tribute To Charles
The Thing (alternate version)
A Trane Thing
New Time Shuffle (alternate version)
Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; Stix Hooper, drums; and Leroy Vinnegar, bass.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, February 7, 1966
Uptight (Everything's Alright)
The Shadow Do
Isa's Chant
Scratch
** same contents as Pacific Jazz PJ-27 + PJ-43 + PJ-68 + PJ-76 + PJ-83 + PJ-87 + PJ-10124 + ST-20136 + Liberty LST-11005 + 17 bonus tracks.

The Jazz Crusaders - At The Lighthouse  (Pacific Jazz PJ-57)

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; "Sticks" Hooper, drums; and Victor Gaskin, bass.
"The Lighthouse", Hermosa Beach, CA, August 5 & 6, 1962
(16541)Congolese Sermon
Cathy's Dilemma
Blues For Ramona
Weather Beat
Scandalizing
(16543)Appointment In Ghana
** also issued on Pacific Jazz ST-57.

1963

The Jazz Crusaders - Tough Talk  (Pacific Jazz PJ-68)

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano, harpsichord; Stix Hooper, drums; and Bobby Haynes, bass.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, February 13, 1963
Deacon Brown
Tough Talk
No Name Samba
Lazy Canary
Brother Bernard
same personnel.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, February 19, 1963
Turkish Black
Brahms Lullaby
(16534)Boopie
Lonely Horn
** also issued on Pacific Jazz ST-68.
** part of Mosaic MD6-230.

The Jazz Crusaders - Heat Wave  (Pacific Jazz PJ-76)

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; Stix Hooper, drums; and Bobby Haynes, bass.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, September 24, 1963
On Broadway
Free Sample
Sassy
same personnel.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, September 25, 1963
Close Shave
Mr. Sandman
Some Samba
Stix March
same personnel.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, September 26, 1963
Greenback Dollar
Heat Wave
Theme From "The L-Shaped Room" (T-Shaped Twist)
Purple Onion
** also issued on Pacific Jazz ST-76.
** part of Mosaic MD6-230.

The Jazz Crusaders - Stretchin' Out  (Pacific Jazz PJ-83)

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; Stix Hooper, drums; and Bobby Haynes, bass.: same personnel.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, September 24, 1963
You Are Only Sometimes Rain
Wayne Henderson, trombone, euphonium; Wilton Felder, tenor, alto sax; Joe Sample, piano; Stix Hooper, drums; and Joe Pass, guitar #3,5,6; Monk Montgomery, Fender bass.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, July 19, 1964
1.Long John
2. (16535)Robbin's Nest
3. (16537)Out Back
4.Bachafillen
5.I'll Remember Tomorrow
6. (16545)Polka Dots And Moonbeams
7.Sweetwater
** also issued on Pacific Jazz ST-83.
** part of Mosaic MD6-230.

1965

The Jazz Crusaders - The Thing  (Pacific Jazz PJ-87)

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; Stix Hooper, drums; and Monk Montgomery, Fender bass.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, February 5, 1965
Sunset In The Mountains
While The City Sleeps
Para Mi Espoza
Soul Kosher
Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; Stix Hooper, drums; and Victor Gaskin, bass.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, February 22, 1965
The Thing
White Cobra
(16538)New Time Shuffle
** also issued on Pacific Jazz ST-87.
** part of Mosaic MD6-230.

The Jazz Crusaders - Chile Con Soul  (Pacific Jazz PJ-10092)

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; Nesbert Hooper, drums; and Hubert Laws Jr., flute; Clare Fischer, organ; Al McKibbon, bass; Carlos Vidal, congas; Hungaria Garcia, timbales, cowbell.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, July 1, 1965
(13167)Tough Talk
(16546)Latin Bit
same personnel.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, July 2, 1965
Aqua Dulce (Sweetwater)
Soul Bourgeoisie
Ontem A Note
Tacos
The Breeze And I
(16539)Dulzura
** also issued on Pacific Jazz ST-20092.

1966

The Jazz Crusaders - Live At The Lighthouse '66  (Pacific Jazz PJ-10098)

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; Stix Hooper, drums; and Leroy Vinnegar, bass.
"The Lighthouse", Hermosa Beach, CA, January 14-16, 1966
Aleluia
(16542)Blues Up Tight
You Don't Know What Love Is
Miss It
Scratch
Doin' That Thing
Milestones
** also issued on Pacific Jazz ST-20098, CDP 7243 8 37988 2 7.

The Jazz Crusaders - Live At The Lighthouse '66  (Pacific Jazz CDP 7243 8 37988 2 7)

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; Stix Hooper, drums; and Leroy Vinnegar, bass.: same session.
"The Lighthouse", Hermosa Beach, CA, January 14-16, 1966
'Round Midnight
Some Other Blues
** reissue of Pacific Jazz PJ-10098 + 2 bonus tracks.

The Jazz Crusaders - Talk That Talk  (Pacific Jazz PJ-10106)

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; Stix Hooper, drums; and Leroy Vinnegar, bass; + overdubs: unidentified big band.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, February 7, 1966
Walkin' My Cat Named Dog
Studewood
I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
There Is A Time (Le Temps)
Hey Girl
Uptight (Everything's Alright)
Arrastao
Mohair Sam
Walk On By
1, 2, 3
The Shadow Do
Turkish Black
** also issued on Pacific Jazz ST-20106.

The Jazz Crusaders - Scratch / Uptight (Everything's Alright)  (Pacific Jazz 88125)

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; Stix Hooper, drums; and Leroy Vinnegar, bass; + overdubs: unidentified big band.: same session.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, February 7, 1966
Scratch

The Jazz Crusaders Recorded Live At The Newport And Pacific Jazz Festivals 1966 - The Festival Album  (Pacific Jazz PJ-10115)

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; Stix Hooper, drums; and Herbie Lewis, bass.
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, July 4, 1966
Young Rabbits
Freedom Sound
Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; Stix Hooper, drums; and Jimmy Bond, bass.
"Pacific Jazz Festival", Costa Mesa, CA, October 8, 1966
Trance Dance
A Summer Madness (as Summer's Madness)
** also issued on Pacific Jazz ST-20115, 7243 5 60435 2 7.

The Jazz Crusaders Recorded Live At The Newport And Pacific Jazz Festivals 1966 - The Festival Album  (Pacific Jazz 7243 5 60435 2 7)

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; Stix Hooper, drums; and Jimmy Bond, bass.: same session.
"Pacific Jazz Festival", Costa Mesa, CA, October 8, 1966
Introduction
Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; Stix Hooper, drums; and Buster Williams, bass.
"Shelly's Manne-Hole", Hollywood, CA, July 19, 1968
Wilton's Boogaloo
Half And Half
** reissue of Pacific Jazz PJ-10115 + 3 bonus tracks.

1967

The Jazz Crusaders - Uh Huh  (Pacific Jazz PJ-10124)

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; "Stix" Hooper, drums; and Charles "Buster" Williams, bass.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, May 15, 1967
Blue Monday
Night Theme
Uh Huh
Air Waves
Ice Water
(16536)Watts Happening
** also issued on Pacific Jazz ST-20124.
** part of Mosaic MD6-230.

The Jazz Crusaders - Lighthouse '68  (Pacific Jazz PJ-10131)

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; Stix Hooper, drums; and Buster Williams, bass.
"The Lighthouse", Hermosa Beach, CA, November 10-13, 1967
Ooga-Boo-Ga-Loo (as Oogo-Boo-Ga-Loo)
Eleanor Rigby
Native Dancer
Never Had It So Good
The Emperor
Impressions
** also issued on Pacific Jazz ST-20131, 7243 5 76850 2 3.

The Jazz Crusaders - Lighthouse '68  (Pacific Jazz 7243 5 76850 2 3)

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; Stix Hooper, drums; and Buster Williams, bass.: same session.
"The Lighthouse", Hermosa Beach, CA, November 10-13, 1967
Cathy The Cooker
Shadows
Tough Talk
Third Principle
** reissue of Pacific Jazz PJ-10131 + 4 bonus tracks.

1968

The Jazz Crusaders - Powerhouse  (Pacific Jazz ST-20136)

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; Stix Hooper, drums; and Buster Williams, bass.
Liberty Studios, Hollywood, CA, July 9, 1968
Promises, Promises
Love Is Blue
Cookie Man
Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano, electric piano; Stix Hooper, drums; and Arthur Adams, guitar #1; Buster Williams, bass.
Liberty Studios, Hollywood, CA, July 10, 1968
1.Love And Peace
2.Hey Jude
3. (16540)Fire Water
Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; Stix Hooper, drums; and Buster Williams, bass.
Liberty Studios, Hollywood, CA, July 11, 1968
Sting Ray
(16533)Fancy Dance
Upstairs
** part of Mosaic MD6-230.

1969

The Jazz Crusaders - Lighthouse '69  (Pacific Jazz ST-20165)

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano, electric piano; Stix Hooper, drums; and Buster Williams, bass.
"The Lighthouse", Hermosa Beach, CA, July 26 & 27, 1969
Get Back
It's Gotta Be Real
Willie And Laura Mae Jones
Ruby P'gonia
It's Your Thing
Inside The Outside
Reflections
Svenska Flicka

1970

The Jazz Crusaders - Give Peace A Chance  (Liberty LST-11005)

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; Stix Hooper, drums, siren whistle; and Buster Williams, bass.
Liberty Studios, Hollywood, CA, February 28, 1970
I Think It Was A Dream
Anita's New Dance
Space Settlement
All The Lonely Years
Another Blues
Wayne Henderson, trombone; Wilton Felder, tenor sax; Joe Sample, piano; Stix Hooper, drums; and Buster Williams, bass; + an overdub: Joe Sample, electric piano #2,3; Stix Hooper, tambourine #1.
Liberty Studios, Hollywood, CA, March 7, 1970
1.Give Peace A Chance
2.Black Bird
3.The Thrill Is Gone
** part of Mosaic MD6-230.