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Monday, September 22, 2014

Farewell Joe Sample: 1939-2014

Joe Sample was a prolific musical innovator, known for criss-crossing genres.

Joseph Leslie Sample was born in Houston, Texas on February 1, 1939. 
He passed  away in Houston on September 12, 2014 at the age of 75. He made his mark on this world as a renowned pianist, composer, arranger, band leader and prolific innovator.
Farewell Joe Sample. We will miss your magic touch.

Haiku Series for Joe Sample
#1 Mighty Joe Sample,
our fearless “Jazz Crusader,”
fought his last battle.

#2 Joe Sample went through
“Hard Times” and expressed them with
musical prowess.

#3 He wore “Old Socks” with
his “New Shoes,” creating a
fresh and unique sound.

#4 Joe and Randy used
a hip and funk-filled tune to
warn about “Street Life.”

#5 Gorgeous music was
inevitable when Joe
and Lalah teamed up.

#6 Their magnificent
songs immortal now that Joe
joined the Ancestors.

Asante Sana. Peace and Blessings Always.

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