Royal Jam

Royal Jam is a live recording by the jazz-funk band The Crusaders with B.B. King, Josie James and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.[1] It was recorded at London's Royal Festival Hall.[1]

Royal Jam
Live album by
RecordedSeptember 1981
GenreJazz, blues
LabelGRP Records
ProducerJoe Sample, Wilton Felder, Stix Hooper
The Crusaders with B.B. King and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra chronology
Standing Tall
Royal Jam
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide2/5 stars[2]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Joe Sample and Will Jennings except as noted.

  1. "Overture (I’m So Glad I’m Standing Here Today)" – 5:51
  2. "One Day I’ll Fly Away" – 5:49
  3. "Fly with Wings of Love" (Joe Sample) – 9:49
  4. "Burnin’ Up the Carnival" – 5:44
  5. "Last Call" (Sample) – 7:59
  6. "The Thrill Is Gone" (Roy Hawkins, Rick Darnell) – 5:26
  7. "Better Not Look Down" – 6:22
  8. "Hold On" – 4:23
  9. "Street Life" – 7:56
  10. "I Just Can’t Leave Your Love Alone" – 4:15
  11. "Never Make a Move Too Soon" (Stix Hooper, Will Jennings) – 4:12


The Crusaders
Guest artists
Guest musicians


  1. ^ a b c
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. pp. 53. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.