In 1972 pianist Joe Sample discovered the superior qualities of singer Randy Crawford when he saw her as supporting act of George Benson. The shy singer from Macon, Georgia, had been hesitating in the wings, but from the moment she opened her mouth Sample's world changed. 'It was incredible. Like an angel floating through the hall. From that moment on I knew her fate was in my hands.' When his band The Crusaders wanted to record Street Life, Sample only had one singer in mind: Crawford. 'The members of The Crusaders couldn't believe their ears when she stood behind the microphone for the first time', says Sample. He was proved right in the following years, because Crawford became famous all over the world as a soloist, with hits like One Day I'll Fly Away and her arrangement of the Tony Joe White song Rainy Night in Georgia. In 2007 the couple was reunited and they recorded the album Feeling Good. In the same year they won the Edison Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2008 the CD No Regrets was released.