Questlove put together the jam to end all jams at Bonnaroo and we were so busy with local concerts that we didn’t have time to post it. But now that our head is back above water, we wanted to share this amazing adventure with you thanks to the awesome brothers from another mother at the Funk It blog. We love them.
The Roots drummer Questlove comes out of his shell to introduce the players for his amazing superjam event that would blow away the attendees of Bonnaroo and forever talk about for months to come. He began the show by informing everyone that Bonnaroo had given him carte blanche to pull together whatever he wanted to and he said that he wanted to put together a time machine of sorts. The result was amazing.
Then he began the introductions. Captain Kirk Douglas on guitar. James Poyser on keyboards. Frank Knuckles on percussion. It was beginning to sound like a Roots show. Then the intros continued. Pino Palladino on bass guitar. Eric Leeds on saxophone. Jesse Johnson on guitar. P Funk’s Kendra Foster on vocals. And then to top it off, D’Angelo on vocals. At that point, the crowd fell off. You could hear gasps and various OMG’s throughout.
What transpired afterwards was an amazing show filled with tunes covering Jimi Hendrix (Electric Ladyland), Ohio Players Pride & Vanity, Funkadelic‘s Funky Dollar Bill and much more. View the setlist below courtesy of Funk It.
But the most amazing thing of all? You can download it here for free. The entire show. Free.
We would also like to send much love out to the Funk It blog that captured it all and provides it in various formats (tracked, untracked, and different formats), photos of the rehearsal and also has links to previous superjams here.
THE SETLIST: (courtesy of the Funk It Blog)
Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland) [Jimi Hendrix] (including Go Back 2 The Thing & Superman Lover [Johnny Guitar Watson] teases) >
Pride And Vanity [Ohio Players] >
Players Balling (Players Doin’ Their Own Thing) [Ohio Players]
Funky Dollar Bill [Funkadelic] >
Hit It And Quit It [Funkadelic] >
What Is And What Should Never Be [Led Zeppelin]
Babies Making Babies [Sly & The Family Stone] >
Hollywood Squares [Bootsy Collins] >
Mother’s Son [Curtis Mayfield] (including Chicken Grease tease)
Power of Soul [Band of Gypsys]
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window [The Beatles]
My Summertime Thang [The Time] >
Jam (including Fire [Ohio Players] & other teases)
To all of our fans, show some love to the Funk It blog if you don’t already.