Joe Sample has been working on his latest project at SugarHill Recording Studios (Houston) during the past month. Sample brought in independent engineer Paul Mitchell; SugarHill staff engineers Steve Christensen and John Griffin were second engineers. The project was tracked in Studios A and B on the Neotek Elite console and recorded to both 2-inch tape and Pro Tools. It was mixed in Pro Tools through the console in Studio A. Sample served as producer, songwriter and musician on the project; the lyricist is Denise Labrie.
The project is a promotional recording to introduce a new band that Sample has organized, Creole Joe. The musicians who were playing alongside Sample were Keith Frank, Brian Jack and Yvonne Washington, all of whom are natives of southeast Texas and Louisiana. Also participating in the project are members of the TSU Ocean of Soul drum corp. The music will be a blend of creole, blues and country.
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