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    Randy Crawford & The Joe Sample Trio - UK Tour 2008

    Liam Devine

    by Liam Devine

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    The incomparable RANDY CRAWFORD and the legendary JOE SAMPLE return to the UK this month. November 28th Birmingham Symphony Hall 30th Manchester Palace Theatre December 3rd Brighton Dome 4th Hammersmith Apollo Full concert details: The Randy and Joe concerts are not to be missed; Randy performs with a rare passion and treats each song with a precious intensity, as if it's the first time she's had the opportunity to share that song with her audience. From her worldwide hits such as Street Life (with the Crusaders) and One Day I'll Fly Away to classic versions of songs such as Bob Dylan's Knockin' On Heaven's Door and John Lennon's Imagine, the unique combination of Randy Crawford's extraordinary vocals and Joe Sample's flowing, jazzy, interpretative arrangements make for the perfect night out. Randy and Joe's excellent new album, No Regrets, is a collection of twelve great songs that showcase these cherished performers in their greatest light, performing classic songs in a smoky atmosphere of silky, soulful, jazz arrangements. Tracks include the classic Respect Yourself, a massive hit for the Staple Singers in the 1970s and cannily relevant today; Me Myself And I which was a huge hit for Billie Holiday in 1937; Everyday I Have The Blues a classic tune made famous by Joe Williams with the Count Basie Orchestra; Angel of the Morning, a huge hit for the great PP Arnold more than 40 years ago and more. Randy Crawford has possessed a rare vocal beauty since she was very small and started singing in the local church choir. Hers is a unique voice, one that defies categorisation and one that continues to thrill. Onstage she is a magical performer imbuing every song with emotional involvement, smouldering passion, a tremulous high or surprising low; her inter-song patter reveals the warmest personality and a sharp sense of humour; her anecdotes are as fruity as her fabulous voice! Randy Crawford and Joe Sample have known each other for most of their lives; Joe was born in Houston, Texas, ...