1989 Joe Sample – Spellbound

Spellbound is the tenth album by Joe Sample, released in 1989

Joseph Leslie “Joe” Sample (February 1, 1939 – September 12, 2014) was 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).



1  Seven Years Of Good Luck (Joe Sample) 5:11
2  Spellbound (Joe Sample) 4:29
3  Somehow Our Love Survives (Michael Franks) 4:35
4  All God’s Children (Joe Sample) 6:14
5  Leading Me Back To You (Michael Franks) 5:08
6  U Turn (David Thomas, Mark Kibble, Mervyn Warren) 4:52
7  Luna En New York (Joe Sample) 4:57
8  Sermonized (Joe Sample) 4:41
9  Looking Glass (Joe Sample) 2:45



BassMarcus Miller
DrumsOmar Hakim
GuitarMike Landau
PianoJoe Sample
SynthesizerJoe Sample
SynthesizerLarry Williams
ProgrammingRobbie Buchanan
ProgrammingLarry Williams
PercussionLenny Castro

Other Musicians

3 Somehow Our Love Survives

BassJohn Pena
VocalsAl Jarreau

5 Leading Me Back To You

VocalsMichael Franks

6 U Turn

BassNathan East
VocalsTake 6

9 Looking Glass

BassChuck Domanico

Liner Notes

Producer – Tommy LiPuma
Arranged By (Additional Synth Arrangements) – Jerry Hey
Arranged By (Additional Synth Arrangements) – Larry Williams
Arranged By (Vocals) – Mervyn Warren (Track 6)
Mixed By – Bill Schnee
Recorded By – Al Schmitt
Recorded By (Midi-recordist) – Larry Fast (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Recorded By (Midi-recordist) – Eric Hansen (Track #)

Art Direction – Laura LiPuma
Photography – Taylor King

Record Company – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Manufactured By – TELDEC Record Service GmbH
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Copyright (c) – WEA International Inc.
Recorded At – Power Station
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At – Bill Schnee Studios
Mixed At – Bill Schnee Studios
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab