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Joe Sample obituary

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Even the most implacable of bebop purists, fastidiously queasy about any departures from Charlie Parker, had a sneaking admiration for the Crusaders – the American jazz-funk pioneers who, in their 1960s heyday, could build a monstrous groove out of what often seemed little more than the swish of a hi-hat and the bluesy dance of a handful of keyboard chords.

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Jimi Jamison obituary

Jimi Jamison, who has died aged 63 of a heart attack, was the lead singer of the US rock band Survivor from 1984 to 1988, again from 2000 to 2006, and then from 2011 until his death.