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VIDEO: Bernie Worrell Orchestra 5/12/14 Louisville, Kentucky @ Zanzabar

Bernie Worrell - Zanzabar

Bernie Worrell brought his Orchestra through Kentucky recently and basically burned the house down. He added several songs to his normal setlist, including opening the set with Talking Heads‘ Burning Down The House and encoring with a jammed out impromptu version of Bob Marley‘s Stir It Up, before closing with The Beatles‘ Come Together. He was also joined by P-Funk Allstars alumni Rico Lewis on second drum kit for most of the evening. You could tell that Bernie was particularly inspired this night, which isn’t necessarily always the case.

The real highlight, though, is video 3 of 5 below, where Bernie started teasing That’s All by Genesis. But he didn’t stop with a tease, and the whole band joined him for a 10 minute jam. Check it out at the 7 minute mark, Bernie gets possessed! (Apologies that part 3 is lower quality, shot with my iPhone because it was faster to get going than the full video camera rig which was turned off and had the lens cap on. Little did I know that the tease would turn into a full on jam.)

Bernie Worrell Orchestra 5/12/14
Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar (PART 1 of 5)

Thugs

Bernie Worrell Orchestra 5/12/14
Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar (PART 2 of 5)

Thugs (continued)

Bernie Worrell Orchestra
5/12/14 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar (PART 3 of 5)

impromptu performance of That’s All by Genesis

Bernie Worrell Orchestra
5/12/14 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar (PART 4 of 5)

Get Your Hands Off

Bernie Worrell Orchestra
5/12/14 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar (PART 5 of 5)

Super Stupid

Funk It’s Bear Creek Music Fest 2013 Videos

Here it is. A massive slap of funk upside your head. This highlight video will give you a glimpse into this “funky festival in the fall”. Featuring clips from 39 different performances over 3 days and 4 nights, this 27 minute collage represents the work of one man armed with 3 video cameras and 1 mic. With any event bringing together this many talented musicians and acts you can never experience all of it, but I’ll be damned if I didn’t try.

Funk It’s Bear Creek Music & Art Festival 2013 Highlight Video:

Funk It’s Bear Creek Music & Art Festival 2013 Highlight Video:
01. Bernie Worrell Orchestra – Red Hot Momma [Funkadelic cover] (with Freekbass)
02. Jennifer Hartswick Band – Naive Melody (This Must Be The Place) [Talking Heads cover]
03. Lee Fields & The Expressions – Ladies
04. Profit – Yes We Can [Allen Toussaint cover] (with Rachel Murray & Nigel Hall)
05. Robert Walter’s 20th Congress – Corry’s Snail and Slug Death
06. Galactic – Sunday Araq (with Bernie Worrell)
07. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe – The Hen
08. Bootsy Collins & The Funk Unity Band – Bootsy? (What’s the Name of this Town)
09. Chali 2na & The House of Vibe – Comin’ Thru
10. The Roots – Fantastic [Slum Village / J Dilla cover]
11. Bear Creek Allstars – Them Changes [Buddy Miles cover] (Dumpstaphunk with George Porter Jr, Eric Krasno & Neal Evans)
12. Bear Creek Allstars – For My Friend [Bill Withers cover] (Lettuce with Nigel Hall & Alecia Chakour)
13. Bear Creek Allstars – Shake Everything You Got [Maceo Parker cover] (Ian Neville, Andrew Block, Matt Grondin, Eric Vogel, Joey Porter, Joe Tatten, and ?? on drums)
14. The Nth Power – Jazz Fest 420
15. Toubab Krewe – Keme
16. Ron Haynes’ Game Changers – A Few Good Men [Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band cover]
17. The Revivalists – Chase’s House
18. Monophonics – Sure Is Funky
19. The New Mastersounds – On The Border
20. Space Capone – A-Rod

Galactic with Bernie Worrell

21. The Motet – Gettin’ To Know You [Parliament cover] (with Nigel Hall)
22. Jennifer Hartswick Band – You Got The Love [Rufus & Chaka Khan cover]
23. Galactic – Dollar Diva (with Maggie Koerner & David Shaw)
24. Zach Deputy – Cellular Phone (with Roosevelt Collier)
25. Robert Walter’s 20th Congress – Honky Tonk [Miles Davis cover]
26. The Pimps of Joytime – Dank Janky
27. Antibalas – Beaten Metal (with Skerik)
28. Brownout – Into The Void [Black Sabbath cover] (with Skerik)
29. Kung Fu – Scrab
30. Bonobo Live Band – Sapphire

The Roots at Bear Creek Music Festival

31. George Porter Jr’s Runnin’ Pardners – Ride Your Pony [The Meters cover]
32. Mike Dillon Band – Monk Meets Fela (with Weedie Braimah)
33. Skerik’s Orchestra At Large – Improvisation (with Mike Dillon, George Porter Jr, Brian J, Ryan Zoidis, Igmar Thomas, Natalie Cressman, Cheme Gastelum, Khris Royal, Lucas Ellman, Weedie Braimah & ?? on keys)
34. The Legendary JC’s – Lifted Me (with George Porter Jr & Mike Dillon)
35. Roosevelt Collier & Nigel Hall’s Gospel Surprise – How I Got Over (Nikki Glaspie, Nick Cassarino, Nate Edgar, Weedie Braimah, James Casey, Natalie Cressman, Alecia Chakour, Jennifer Hartswick & ???)
36. Zach Deputy – Home
37. Dumpstaphunk – I Wish You Would (with Natalie Cressman, Igmar Thoms, James Casey, Skerik & ???)
38. Lettuce – Last Suppit
39. Zach Deputy, Jesus Coomes & Simon Allen – After Party Jam Session Improv

Several other videos from the festival have already been posted at http://www.youtube.com/user/thefunkitblog and many more will follow, so stay tuned.

Also, check out Bee Getz’ masterful written review over at JamBase.

Bootsy Collins at Bear Creek Music Festival

VIDEOS: Bernie Worrell Orchestra 3/11/13 Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlies

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Bernie Worrell Orchestra
March 11, 2013
Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s

Part 1 of 2: Intro Jam, WOO Together, So Uptight (Move On), BWO Is Landing, Thug, Y-Spy, Super Stupid

Part 2 of 2: Take Me To The River [Talking Heads cover], Get Your Hands Off, ?unknown blues tune/jam?

Bernie Worrell – Keyboards
Evan Taylor – Drums/Bandleader
Scott Hogan – Bass
Andrew Kimball – Guitar
Kyle Cadena – Guitar
Stan – Congas/Percussion

Bernie Worrell