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VIDEO: Two sets of Lettuce at Bear Creek Music & Art Festival 2014

Lettuce with Alecia Chakour - Bear Creek 2014

Lettuce 11/16/14 Bear Creek Music Festival @ Buffalo’s Ampitheater
Part 1 of 5:
Evil Wu, Unknown intro > Madison Square, By Any Shmeeans Necessary > Expensive Shit [Fela Kuti cover with bassline from Asiko by Tony Allen] > Shmeeans

Lettuce 11/16/14 Bear Creek Music Festival @ Buffalo’s Ampitheater
Part 2 of 5:
The Dump (with Nicholas Payton), Last Suppit, Mr. Yancey

Lettuce 11/16/14 Bear Creek Music Festival @ Buffalo’s Ampitheater
Part 3 of 5:
Do Your Thing [Isaac Hayes cover](with Alecia Chakour), The Sun (with Alecia Chakour), For My Friend [Bill Withers cover] (with Alecia Chakour & Nigel Hall), Bowler

Lettuce 11/16/14 Bear Creek Music Festival @ Buffalo’s Ampitheater
Part 4 of 5:
A Message From The Meters [The Meters cover](with George Porter Jr & Khris Royal)

Lettuce 11/16/14 Bear Creek Music Festival @ Buffalo’s Ampitheater
Part 5 of 5:
Encore: Move On Up [Curtis Mayfield cover] (with Nigel Hall, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer & Khris Royal)

Lettuce - Bear Creek 2014

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Lettuce 11/15/14 Bear Creek Music Festival @ Purple Hat Stage
Part 1 of 2:
Big Anthem, Salute, Yakatori, Fly

Lettuce 11/15/14 Bear Creek Music Festival @ Purple Hat Stage
Part 2 of 2:
Lettsanity, Phyllis, Don’t Be Afraid To Try (with Alecia Chakour), He Made A Woman Out Of Me [Bobbie Gentry cover] (with Alecia Chakour), The Love You Left Behind [Syl Johnson cover] (with Alecia Chakour), Monorail 3000 > Blast Off

The Roots at Bear Creek Music Festival 2013

The Roots - Bear Creek Music Festivla 2013

The Roots – November 16, 2013
Live Oak, FL @ Big IV Stage – Bear Creek Music Festival

Introduction by Bee Getz

The Roots - Bear Creek Music Festival 2013

The Roots – November 16, 2013 (Part 1 of 3)
Live Oak, FL @ Big IV Stage – Bear Creek Music Festival

Hand Clapping Song [The Meters cover] > The Fire > Please Don’t Go > Get Busy > Jungle Boogie [Kool & The Gang cover] > Drums & Percussion > Jungle Boogie coda [Kool & The Gang cover], Table of Contents Part 1, Step Into The Realm > What They Do

Captain Kirk Douglas - Bear Creek Music Festival 2013

The Roots – November 16, 2013 (Part 2 of 3)
Live Oak, FL @ Big IV Stage – Bear Creek Music Festival

Who Are You & Who is Your Crew? > Break You Off > You Got Me Intro > You Got Me > Captain Kirk Douglas guitar solo > Shame On You > Love To Love You Baby > Spottieottiedopaliscious > Shame On You > You Got Me > Sweet Child O’ Mine [Guns N Roses cover] > Bad To The Bone [Bo Diddley cover] > Who Do You Love > You Got Me > Immigrant Song [Led Zeppelin cover] > Welcome To Jamrock [Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley cover] > You Got Me

Black Thought - Bear Creek Music Festival 2013

The Roots – November 16, 2013 (Part 3 of 3)
Live Oak, FL @ Big IV Stage – Bear Creek Music Festival

Thought @ Work > How I Got Over > Here I Come > The Seed 2.0 > Move On Up [Curtis Mayfield cover] > Men @ Work [Kool G Rap cover] > Outro

Words by Bee Getz:

As a child, I would watch Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” video and wonder why people would be so overcome with emotion that they would cry hysterically, faint and be carried out of the crowd lifelessly. That mystery was solved, twenty-five years later; when the ‘Legendary Roots Krewe from Philly’ obliterated Bear Creek’s Amphitheater Stage. After living out a dream (thanks to festival curator Paul Levine, who arranged for me to bring my hometown heroes onstage), I assumed the position riding the rail directly in front of emcee Black Thought. The entire Amphitheater was packed to the gills, people were screaming the band’s name with a vehemence! Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson led ‘The Illa-Fifth Dynamite Foundation’ as they launched into a gargantuan run of classics; “Table of Contents” gave way to “Next Movement,” ‘Hot Hot Music’ filled the dank air. The following seventy-five minutes was a whirlwind of unparalleled hip-hop fury: Capt. Kirk, Kamal Gray, Knuckles, Tuba Gooding Jr., Ray Angry and Mark Kelley followed their leaders thru the swamp and beyond. Roots chestnuts like “Proceed,” “Step into a New Realm” and “Mellow My Man” were delivered with vigor, the songs and style fresh to def.

See Black Thought on tha red carpet, steppin’ outta spaceships
Wit’ a glass of Chiraz, and two ‘around-the-way’ chicks!
©Black Thought of The Roots

The Roots - Bear Creek Music Festival 2013

A cauldron of my personal favorites was set ablaze; “Thought@Work”(with the “Apache” breakbeat and Beatles “Hey Bulldog” lick taboot!), the iconic Kool G Rap tune “Men at Work,” a jungle-infused “You Got Me,” Jr. Gong‘s “Welcome to Jamrock” and a ‘Fantastic’ excursion through “How I Got Over,” “Here I Come” > “The Seed 2.0” > “Move On Up” > “The Seed 2.0.” Yet it was during the undeniable Game Theory banger “Get Busy” that Riq Gz, aka “Black General Two-Fi’teen” (that’s Name, Rank, & Serial) asserted himself as the greatest emcee in the game, while simultaneously breaking down ‘The Concept’ of The Legendary Roots Krewe with one severely ill opening verse:

My squad half-Mandrill, half-Mandela
My band ‘bout seventy strong, just like Fela
We part Melle Mel, part Van Halen
And we represent Illadelph, where we still rebellin’!
©Black Thought of The Roots.

Legendary as advertised. Indeed, this writer is from Philadelphia; but please don’t get it twisted, this was fucking nuclear! The Roots headlining set on Saturday night is immediately on the short-list for greatest in the festival’s storied history.

The Roots - Bear Creek Music Festival 2013

Black Thought – MC
Questlove – drums
Frank Knuckles – percussion
Captain Kirk Douglas – guitar, vocals
Damon “Tuba Gooding Jr.” Bryson – sousaphone
Mark Kelley – bass
Kamal Gray – keys
Ray Angry – keys

AUDIO: Schoeps mk21/cmc6 > Sound Devices 788 by Steve Bazley
VIDEO 1: Canon G20 by FunkItBlog
VIDEO 2: Canon Vixia HF21 by FunkItBlog
VIDEO 3: Canon HF100 by Michael Allen

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Jam Cruise 2014 videos: Stanton Moore & Adam Deitch Drum Off / Alan Evans Superjam

I finally made it onto Jam Cruise, something I’ve wanted to do for nearly a decade, and it lived up to all of my expectations and more! Of course I shot a few videos :)

Stanton Moore & Adam Deitch drum off

One of the highlights of the week for me was seeing these 2 amazing drummers go head to head. Stanton Moore of Galactic and Adam Deitch of Lettuce / Break Science / Pretty Lights. Deitch goes off in the 2nd and 3rd parts and if I had to choose a winner it would be him. Although I think Stanton could cut him if he really wanted to.

Stanton Moore & Adam Deitch Drum Off 1/7/14 Golden Jazz Bar (Part 1 of 3):

Stanton Moore & Adam Deitch Drum Off 1/7/14 Golden Jazz Bar (Part 2 of 3):

Stanton Moore & Adam Deitch Drum Off 1/7/14 Golden Jazz Bar (Part 3 of 3):

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Soulive drummer Alan Evans hosted the annual Superjam on the Pool Deck. The theme was movie night, so each song played was a theme from a movie or soundtrack.

Alan Evans Superjam – Theme from Shaft with Monophonics 1/7/14:

Alan Evans Super Jam – Superfly with Monophonics & Nigel Hall 1/7/14:

Alan Evans Super Jam – Let It Be with Dumpstaphunk & Jennifer Hartswick 1/7/14:

Alan Evans Super Jam – Purple Rain with Dumpstaphunk & Nigel Hall 1/7/14:

In addition, I can remember that they also played Paid The Cost To Be The Boss with Nigel. The Revivalists came out for a Spinal Tap tune and maybe a Rolling Stones tune as well.

Many more Jam Cruise videos are uploading right now to http://www.youtube.com/user/TheFunkItBlog/videos