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VIDEO & AUDIO: Fiyawrapper Battleship featuring Talib Kweli & 2 Funk Supergroups

Talib Kweli (Photo by Soundfuse Online)(Photo by Soundfuse Online)

FiyaWrapper Battleship featuring Talib Kweli & 2 Funk Supergroups
August 30, 2014
Chicago, IL @ Spirit of Chicago yacht – North Coast Music Festival After Party

FiyaWrapper Battleship (Part 1 – Talib Kweli)
August 30, 2014
Chicago, IL @ Spirit of Chicago yacht – North Coast Music Festival After Party

I Try, Hot Thing (feat. K’Valentine), State of Grace, Get By

FiyaWrapper Battleship (Part 2 – Funk Supergroup Number One)
August 30, 2014
Chicago, IL @ Spirit of Chicago yacht – North Coast Music Festival After Party

Spider [Herbie Hancock cover], Mighty Mighty [Earth Wind & Fire cover]

FiyaWrapper Battleship (Part 3 – Funk Supergroup Number Two)
August 30, 2014
Chicago, IL @ Spirit of Chicago yacht – North Coast Music Festival After Party

Fool For You [Cee Lo Green cover], If I Ever Lose This Heaven [Average White Band cover]

FiyaWrapper Battleship featuring Talib Kweli
August 30, 2014 (actually morning of 8/31/14)
Chicago, IL @ Spirit of Chicago yacht – North Coast Music Festival After Party

Sony ECM-MS908C stereo mic > Canon G20 video cam > Vegas Video > WAV > Cool Edit Pro > CD Wave Editor > FLAC

AUDIO DOWNLOAD: FLAC TORRENT

Set One:
God Made Me Funky [Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters cover]
Spider [Herbie Hancock cover]
Mighty Mighty [Earth Wind & Fire cover]
Red Baron [Billy Cobham cover] (with Fareed Haque & Maurice Brown)
The Hype & The Hoopla (with Leo Nocentelli)
I Try (with Talib Kweli, Maurice Brown & female saxophonist)
Hot Thing (with Talib Kweli, Maurice Brown & K’Valentine)

Set Two:
It Seems To Hang On [Ashford & Simpson cover]
Fool For You [Cee Lo Green cover]
If I Ever Lose This Heaven [Average White Band cover]
State of Grace (with Talib Kweli, Maurice Brown & Borahm Lee)
Get By (with Talib Kweli, Maurice Brown & Borahm Lee)

Set One Musicians:
Adam Deitch – drums
Garrett Sayers – bass
Nigel Hall – keys
Adam Shmeeans Smirnoff – guitar
Ryan Zoidis – saxophone
Eric Bloom – trumpet

Set Two Musicians:
Nikki Glaspie – drums
Oteil Burbridge – bass
Borahm Lee – keys
Nick Cassarino – guitar, vocals
Roosevelt Collier – pedal steel guitar
Jennifer Hartswick – trumpet, vocals
Natalie Cressman – trombone, vocals

Guests:
Fareed Haque – guitar
Maurice Brown – trumpet
Leo Nocentelli – guitar
unknown female saxophonist
K’Valentine – MC

North Coast Music Festival, Otter, and Fiyawerx present FiyaWrapper 4 – The Battleship.
Talib Kweli with 2 funk super groups.

FiyaWrapper Battleship

Nigel Hall Band + Galactic with David Shaw – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue Theater 4/4/13

On a recent Thursday night, I headed up to Indianapolis to one of my favorite venues in the region, The Vogue Theater (look for more videos in a few months after I catch Mos Def at this venue!)

Nigel Hall Band

The opening act was the Nigel Hall Band, which featured Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff and Erick “Jesus” Coomes (from Lettuce) and Jermal Watson (from The Dirty Dozen Brass Band). I walked in and got set up a few minutes late, but you can watch most of the set right here.

Nigel Hall Band
April 3, 2013 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue:
Too Sweet, Hang It Up, Yes We Can [Allen Toussaint] > Lay-Away [The Isley Brothers], I Can’t Stand The Rain [Ann Peebles cover], Give Me A Sign, (beginning cut) Before I Let Go [Maze cover], Don’t Change For Me > A Message From The Meters [The Meters cover] >Don’t Change For Me, Never Gonna Let You Go

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Galactic never disappoints. This evening they brought vocalist David Shaw (from The Revivalists) and they pulled out several interesting covers. Below you’ll find an edited video with the most interesting covers, and below that you’ll find the complete two hour set in 2 parts. If you’re unfamiliar with David Shaw or The Revivalists just look below for a few videos from Fiyawerx Productions annual Jazz Fest parties.

Galactic with David Shaw (of The Revivalists)
April 4, 2013 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue:
I Am The Walrus (The Beatles cover), I Got Your Money (Ol’ Dirty Bastard cover), Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City (Bobby Bland cover), When The Levee Breaks (Led Zeppelin cover)

Galactic with David Shaw (of The Revivalists)
April 4, 2013 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue:
Part 1 of 2:
Karate, Balkan Wedding, Hey Na Na (with David Shaw), Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City (with David Shaw), You Don’t Know (with David Shaw), Bongo Joe, Keep Steppin’, I Am The Walrus (with David Shaw), Heart of Steel (with David Shaw), Funky Bird, Go-Go

Galactic with David Shaw (of The Revivalists)
April 4, 2013 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue:
Part 2 of 2:
I Used To Love Her, Boban, From The Corner To The Block > I Got Your Money (with David Shaw), Garbage Truck, Ooh Nah Nay (inc. bass solo & drum solo)
Encore:
Does It Really Make A Difference (with David Shaw), When The Levee Breaks (with David Shaw)

Galactic

The Revivalists
May 4, 2012 New Orleans, LA @ Storyville Hotel – Fiyawerx Party
Catching Fireflies

The Revivalists
May 7, 2011 New Orleans, LA @ Race & Religious House – Fiyawerx Party

VIDEOS: A Royal Family Affair at Bear Creek 2012 feat. Soulive, Lettuce, Dumpstaphunk, Nigel Hall & Alecia Chakour, etc.

Eric Krasno & Chapter 2

On Saturday, November 10, 2012, the Royal Family Records artists took over the Purple Hat Stage at Bear Creek Music & Art Festival with sets by Nigel Hall & Alecia Chakour, Alan Evans Trio, Eric Krasno’s Chapter 2, Soulive, Lettuce and finally the Royal Family Dumpstajam.

Funk It was in attendance and is now able to bring a little bit of this action to the comfort of your computer/TV screen… Oh, and pay special attention to the massive George Porter Jr sit-in with Dumpstaphunk on the last video, which includes a 12 minute version of Neil Young & Crazy Horse’s “Down By The River”!

Also, scroll to the bottom for links to full audio recordings of each set on the live music archive.

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Nigel Hall & Alicia Chakour – full set:
My Baby Specializes [William Bell cover] > Mighty Mighty [Earth Wind & Fire cover], For My Friend [Bill Withers cover], Signed, Sealed, Delivered [Stevie Wonder cover], Takes Two To Tango [Pearl Bailey / Louis Armstrong cover], Baby I Do Love You [Greg Phillinganes cover], God Bless The Absentee [Paul Simon cover], You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ [The Righteous Brothers cover], With a Little Help from My Friends [The Beatles / Joe Cocker cover]:

Alan Evans Trio – Authoritay:

Eric Krasno’s Chapter 2 – Be Alright:

Eric Krasno’s Chapter 2 – Love:

Soulive – Outrage, Turn It Out, Uncle Junior:

Lettuce – Madison Square, Blast Off, By Any Shmeeans Necessary (with Pee Wee Ellis):

Royal Family Dumpstajam – Part One:
Deeper (Tony Hall guitar solo)
Water [Graham Central Station cover] (with Ryan Zoidis & James Casey)
Paper Chasing Britney (with Skerik)
Give The People What They Want [The O’Jay’s cover] (with Alan Evans, Adam Smirnoff & James Casey)
One Nation Under A Groove [Funkadelic cover] (aborted after 1 minute, power was pulled)

Dumpstajam

Royal Family Dumpstajam – Part Two:
Stretch Your Rubber Band [The Meters cover] (with George Porter Jr, Adam Smirnoff, Wil Blades & Tony Hall on drums)
That Ain’t The Way To Carry On (with George Porter Jr, Adam Smirnoff & Tony Hall on drums)
Cardova (with George Porter Jr, Adam Smirnoff & Roosevelt Collier)
Down By The River [Neil Young cover] (with George Porter Jr & Jonathan Scales)
Welcome To New Orleans [Zigaboo Modeliste cover] (with George Porter Jr & Andrew Block)

Ivan Neville

Thanks to Ali & Mike Kerr of Southern Exposure Photography for the Dumpstajam photos!

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The full sets are available as streaming audio from the live music archive:
Nigel Hall & Alecia Chakour: http://archive.org/details/Lettuce2012-11-10.NHallAChakour
Alan Evans Trio: http://archive.org/details/AlanEvansTrio2012-11-10
Eric Krasno & Chapter 2: http://archive.org/details/Lettuce2012-11-10.Chapter2
Soulive: http://archive.org/details/Soulive2012-11-10
Lettuce: http://archive.org/details/Lettuce2012-11-10
Royal Family Dumpstajam: http://archive.org/details/Dumpstaphunk2012-11-10