1980 The Crusaders – Standing Tall

Standing Tall is the fourteenth album by the jazz group The Crusaders after they changed their name from The Jazz Crusaders, and their third studio album with MCA Records. It features singer Joe Cocker as guest artist on two tracks: the 1981 Grammy-nominated song “I’m So Glad I’m Standing Here Today” and “This Old World’s Too Funky for Me”.


1  Standing Tall (Stix Hooper) 6:47
I’m So Glad I’m Standing Here Today (Will Jennings, Joe Sample) 5:03
3  Sunshine In Your Eyes (Joe Sample) 6:11
4  This Old World’s Too Funky For Me (Will Jennings, Joe Sample) 5:25
5  Luckenbach, Texas (Back To The Basics Of Love) (Bobby Emmons, Chips Moman) 4:24
6  Longest Night (Joe Sample) 6:25
7  Reprise (I’m So Glad I’m Standing Here Today) (Will Jennings, Joe Sample) 3:00


BassMarcus Miller
DrumsStix Hooper
GuitarBarry Finnerty
GuitarDavid T. Walker
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarJon Goin
GuitarLarry Carlton
GuitarReggie Young
GuitarSteve Gibson
KeyboardsJoe Sample
OrganBilly Preston
SynthesizerJoe Sample
SaxWilton Felder
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsStephanie Spruill

Other Musicians

2 I’m So Glad I’m Standing Here Today

VocalsJoe Cocker

4 This Old World’s Too Funky For Me

BassLouis Johnson
VocalsJoe Cocker

5 Luckenbach, Texas (Back To The Basics Of Love)

BassWilton Felder

Liner Notes

Producer – Stix Hooper, Joe Sample, Wilton Felder
Coordinator (Production) – Robin Howell
Arranged By (Strings, Horns) – Joe Sample
Conductor – Joe Sample
Engineer – Bill Harris
Engineer (Assistant) – David Debusk, Russell Castillo
Engineer, Mixed By – Galen Senogles
Other (Equipment Coordination) – John Malta, Wes Leathers

Art Direction – George Osaki
Design – Georgopoulos/Imada Design
Photography By – Alan Messer

Produced for Crusader Productions, Inc.
All tracks recorded at Music City Music Hall – Nashville, Tennessee except B1 recorded at Paramount Studios – Hollywood, California.
Additional production and recording at Salty Dog Studios – Van Nuys, California; Producers Workshop – Hollywood, California, Wally Heider Recording, Hollywood, California; Yamaha Studios – Glendale, California.
©℗ 1981 MCA Records, Inc.