VIDEOS: Robert Walter’s 20th Congress at the 2013 Bear Creek Music & Art Festival

Robert Walter's 20th Congress

Robert Walter brought the revamped lineup of his 20th Congress band to Bear Creek last year. Watching the dynamic collaboration unfold between Walter and New Orleans-bred drum phenom Simon Lott is nothing short of joyful; as you can see in the clips below they are loving playing together. Add to that the veteran Daptones saxophonist Cochemea Gastelum and scene newcomer Josh Perdue on guitar on bass and the funk flow gets mighty tight!

For their Friday late night set at the inside Technaflora Music Hall stage, Walter and crew got super loose with an encore of 1970′s electric-era Miles Davis covers that topped off the long day of music with a cherry on top. Below that are a few other videos from the last night set with Eddie Roberts of The New Mastersounds joining on guitar. Below that is a few songs from the 20th Congress’ mid-day set the next afternoon. Enjoy!

Robert Walter’s 20th Congress – Friday, November 15, 2013
Live Oak, FL @ Bear Creek Music Festival – Technaflora Music Hall

What I Say > Honky Tonk [Miles Davis covers]

Robert Walter’s 20th Congress – Friday, November 15, 2013
Live Oak, FL @ Bear Creek Music Festival – Technaflora Music Hall

Kool Is Back [Funk Inc cover] (with Chris Stillwell & Mike Dillon)
Corry’s Snail & Slug Death (with Eddie Roberts)
Funky Soul [David Batiste & The Gladiators cover] (with Eddie Roberts)
I Can’t Help It [Smokey Johnson cover]:

Robert Walter’s 20th Congress – Saturday, November 16, 2013
Live Oak, FL @ Bear Creek Music Festival – Purple Hat Stage

Corry’s Snail & Slug Death, Get Thy Bearings [Donovan cover], Dog Party, Maple Plank [Stanton Moore cover]

P.S. Check out these videos of Simon Lott with Marco Benevento & Reed Matthis back in 2009 here.

Philly’s 4th of July Jam 2014 with The Roots, Aloe Blacc, Jennifer Hudson & Nicki Minaj

The Roots with DJ Jazzy Jeff & Jeremy Ellis
plus special guests Aloe Blacc, Jennifer Hudson, Nicki Minaj & Ed Sheeran

July 4th, 2014
Philadelphia, PA @ Benjamin Franklin Parkway – Philly’s Fourth of July Jam
SBD > Livestream webcast (unknown kbps) > Cool Edit Pro > WAV > CD Wave Editor (tracking) > MP3

FULL AUDIO DOWNLOAD: HERE

FULL VIDEO AVAILABLE HERE (for now)

SET ONE: The Roots
01. Web / Rocky Theme Song
02. You Got Me
SET TWO: Aloe Blacc
03. Marlon Wayons Intro
04. Wake Me Up (Aloe Blacc)
05. I Need A Dollar (Aloe Blacc)
06. Marlon Wayans Interlude
07. Headless Heroes [Eugene McDaniels cover] (Aloe Blacc)
08. The Man (Aloe Blacc)
SET THREE: Jennifer Hudson
09. Marlon Wayans interview with Jennifer Hudson
10. Walk It Out (Jennifer Hudson)
11. It’s Your World (Jennifer Hudson)
12. Spotlight (Jennifer Hudson)
13. And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going (Jennifer Hudson)
SET FOUR: The Roots
14. The Otherside (with Bilal)
15. Mario Brothers Theme Song Battle (Questlove, DJ Jazzy Jeff & Jeremy Ellis)
16. Marlon Wayans Interlude
SET FIVE: Nicki Minaj
17. Super Bass (Nicki Minaj)
18. Pills N Potions (Nicki Minaj)
19. Yasss Bish (Nicki Minaj)
20. Did It On ‘Em (Nicki Minaj)
21. Beez In The Trap (Nicki Minaj)
22. Freedom (Nicki Minaj)
23. Moment 4 Life (Nicki Minaj)
SET SIX: The Roots
24. Marlon Wayans & Black Thought Freestyle Battle
25. The Seed 2.0
26. Apache > DJ Jazzy Jeff & Jeremy Ellis Battle
SET SEVEN: Ed Sheeran
27. Ed Sheeran Interview
28. Marlon Wayans Intro
29. Don’t (Ed Sheeran)
30. Lego House (Ed Sheeran)
31. Comin’ From Where I’m From [Anthony Hamilton cover] (Ed Sheeran)
32. The A Team (Ed Sheeran)
33. Sing (Ed Sheeran)

The Roots:
Black Thought – MC
Questlove – drums
Frankie Knuckles – percussion
Kirk Douglas – guitar
Damon Bryson – sousaphone
Mark Kelley – bass
James Poyser – keys
Kamal Gray – keys
Ray Angry – keys

Guests:
DJ Jazzy Jeff – turntables
Jeremy Ellis – Maschine (sequencer/sampler)
Brass Heaven – horns
Adam Blackstone – bass
Marlon Wayans – host
Aloe Blacc – vocals
Jennifer Hudson – vocals
Bilal – vocals
Nicki Minaj – vocals
Ed Sheeran – vocals, guitar

The Roots - 2014 Philly's 4th of July Jam

VIDEO: Fiyawerx Prod. presents: Fiya Powa! 5/1/14 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s

Fiya Powa

Nothing like a Fiywerx Productions sponsored late night super jam! This was the 2nd annual Fiya Powa! and featured Stanton Moore on drums, Ivan Neville on keys and vocals, Tony Hall on bass and vocals, Roosevelt Collier on pedal steel guitar, Eddie Roberts on guitar, Fred Wesley on trombone, Sam Kininger on saxophone, and Razhel the Godfather of Noise with the beatboxing. As I usually do, I caught some on video for those that couldn’t make it that late….

Fiya Powa

Fiya Powa! 5/1/14 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks (PART 1 of 7)
Pass The Peas (The J.B.’s cover):

Fiya Powa! 5/1/14 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks (PART 2 of 7)
Pass The Peas (The J.B.’s cover):

Fiya Powa! 5/1/14 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks (PART 3 of 7)
Jam with Rahzel:

Fiya Powa! 5/1/14 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks (PART 4 of 7)
Jam with Rahzel:

Fiya Powa! 5/1/14 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks (PART 5 of 7)
Tony gets stanky:

Fiya Powa! 5/1/14 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks (PART 6 of 7)
Action Speaks Louder Than Words (Chocolate Milk cover):

Fiya Powa! 5/1/14 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks (PART 7 of 7)
Action Speaks Louder Than Words (Chocolate Milk cover):