UPDATE: The DVD is done and is available to download at dimeadozen.
I have encouraged others to post it on other torrent sites, so I’m sure it will spread soon and I will add additional links here as I find out about them. The DVD is a 77 minute dual layer DVDR and only includes the footage you see here. I will try to work on a blu-ray in the coming days. Also, a full multi-cam is still in the works by BTB Productions, which will include all of this footage and more (it will probably end up being posted at vhtrading.com). Oh, and fuck the NYC Bitch Committee bootleggers! END UPDATE.
While Van Halen might not be the typical band you’d find here at Funk It, this video project just came out too great not to share it!
UPDATE: NEW VIDEO:
Van Halen 2/18/12 Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Van Halen 2/18/12 (teaser clip) Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
The Trouble With Never (clip)
Van Halen 2/18/12 (Part 1) Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
You Really Got Me, Runnin’ With The Devil, Romeo Delight:
Van Halen 2/18/12 (Part 2) Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Everybody Wants Some!!, Somebody Get Me A Doctor, Mean Street, Unchained, The Trouble With Never:
Van Halen 2/18/12 (Part 3) Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Dance The Night Away, I’ll Wait, Hot For Teacher, Ice Cream Man:
Van Halen 2/18/12 (Part 4) Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Panama, Eruption, Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love, Jump (ending):
Big thanks to ironchef for his amazing audio recording, which can be downloaded here. Also, big thanks to all others involved in this project, notably Matt Thomas for the 2nd video angle.
D’Angelo is officially back after an 11 year hiatus. Today I bring you an exclusive: the first full audio recording from the 2012 European tour. Big thanks to the taper, nicnouille, for not only recording it, but for deciding to share it with the world.
The download is available in both MP3 and FLAC formats. (You’ll want to scroll down and click “Low Speed Download” in the grey box, wait for the 30 second count down, fill in the captcha code, hit “Submit” then look for “Start Downloading Now!” Meanwhile, try not to click any ads.) The FLAC is also available as a TORRENT.
D’angelo & The Testimony
January 29, 2012
Paris, France @ Le Zenith
internal mics > Olympus LS10
Recorded by nicnouille
01. Playa Playa
02. Feel Like Makin’ Love [Roberta Flack cover]
03. Ain’t That Easy [new song]
04. Devil’s Pie
05. Chicken Grease
06. The Line (intro) > The Root
07. The Charade [new song]
08. I’ve Been Watching You (Move Your Sexy Body) [Parliament cover]
09. Shit, Damn, Motherfucker (inc. bass & drum solo)
10. Solo medley: Brown Sugar (tease) > Jonz In My Bonz > Spanish Joint > Me and Those Dreamin’ Eyes of Mine > Cruisin’ > Higher > One Mo’Gin > Untitled (How Does It Feel)
11. Another Life [new song]
12. Sugah Daddy [new song]
13. Space Oddity [David Bowie cover]
14. Brown Sugar
D’Angelo – Vocals, Guitar, Yamaha CP70 electric piano The Testimony: Isaiah Sharkey – Guitar Jef Lee Johnson – Guitar EDIT: Cleo “Pookie” Sample – Keys (previously listed as Ray Angry on keys, but he apparently filled in for Pookie on only the first 2 tour dates) Pino Palladino – Bass Chris Dave – Drums Robert Lumzy – Percussion, Vocals Kendra Foster – Vocals Jermaine Holmes – Vocals Charles “Red” Middleton – Vocals
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I’m going to start my Bear Creek Music Festival coverage with some pre-fest festivities from Thursday, November 10, in Atlanta, GA. I started the evening at the Variety Playhouse with my 47th Medeski Martin & Wood show. The opening act was a blues band called Scrapomatic featuring Kofi Burbridge on vocals as a special guest for the entire show. Kofi has a silky smooth voice and the tunes were playful blues numbers. However, after the first 30 minutes, people got antsy. The vibe was a little too relaxed for the restless crowd that was starting to pour in.
MMW started their all request set with two tunes from their classic 1995 album, Friday Afternoon In The Universe: The Lover > We’re So Happy. Between these two songs it sounded like Billy was teasing Moti Mo (one of my friend Greg and I’s requests for the evening). My video of We’re So Happy starts out a little rough with some heads in front of me, but about 3 minutes in the people in front of me let me step up to the front and film the song with a clear view. You can view the video below.
After a brief acoustic detour into Duke Ellington territory on Acht O’Clock Rock (with an interesting John Medeski mellotron section), the band slid into a third song from the Friday Afternoon album, Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps). This was a very long and expansive version, clocking in at around 18 minutes long including an acoustic piano section and an illyB drum solo. They closed the set with a tambourine and melodica infused version of the old New Orleans mardi gras song, Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing.
Medeski Martin & Wood – We’re So Happy, Feelin’ Good (with Col. Bruce Hampton) 11/10/11 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse:
The second set began with a sit in by Col. Bruce Hampton on vocals, which you can watch above. Next was 25 minutes of sublime, groove-oriented, improvisation. You couldn’t ask for more, but we got more. The improv segued into a drum and percussion solo, which segued into another rarity: Sequel (also from the Friday Afternoon album).
John Medeski then topped off the set with a soft and sweet rendition of Everyday People by Sly & The Family. For the encore, Billy Martin announced that they would be playing a song from their “20″ release. When crowd members asked the name of the song, Billy told them they would have to buy it to find out, since there were some “profundities” in the title. The name of the tune: Fuck You Guys.
I never got my Moti Mo or Chinoiserie requests, but I did get plenty of other Friday Afternoon songs, as well as a Duke Ellington fix, so no complaints here (well, except my complaint that Kofi never joined the band for a flute down…). However, I can confidently say that this blew the Chicago show out of the water and has to be in my top 5 MMW shows.
As soon as MMW ended, we headed straight to The Masquerade to catch Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk. We arrived just as the opening act, Orgone, began breaking down. I was glad we hadn’t missed Dumpstaphunk, and I knew I would see Orgone the next day at Bear Creek. (Shout out to Sergio for putting me on the guest list!)
Attendance was sparse as Dumpstaphunk hit the stage around 1am, and the band used this show as a warm up for their two upcoming Bear Creek sets. This was my first time seeing them with new drummer Nikki Glaspie and I came away knowing that she is more than capable of filling Raymond Weber’s shoes, while also bringing some added energy to the mix.
They played several new songs: Fame (a David Bowie cover), If I’m In Luck I Just Might Get Picked Up (a Betty Davis cover in which Nikki sings), Blueswave (which has been played only a few times since August of 2010), and Water (a Graham Central Station cover) (presumably this was the first time it has been played live, since they had lyrics sheets out and they had been in the studio days before this show). (FYI, Water was also the set closer Sunday night at Bear Creek with The Shady Horns.)
Near the end of the show, Nigel Hall, Ron Johnson, & Terrence Higgins showed up after their gig with the Warren Haynes Band at the Tabernacle finished. For the set closer, Meanwhile, Nigel Hall joined on keys, freeing Ivan Neville to jump on guitar. And for the encore we got a DumpstaJam prequel: Tony Hall & Nick Daniels sat out. Nigel Hall was on keys and vocals, Ivan and Ian stayed on guitar, Terrence Higgins got behind the drum kit, Ron Johnson took Tony’s bass, and Nikki got on Nick’s bass. They started with a slow and brooding version of Sly & The Family Stone’s Babies Making Babies then segued into Nigel’s Nick Daniels impersonation on Turn This Thing Around, then into a slow and playful version of Put It In The Dumpsta. Clearly these guys don’t take themselves too seriously and were just playing around for their own amusement, as the encore is kind of half-assed and tongue in cheek. It’s still cool to watch though….
DumpstaJam Prequel – Encore (1 of 2) with Nigel Hall, Ron Johnson & Terrence Higgins: Babies Making Babies (Sly Stone cover) > Turn This Thing Around > Put It In The Dumpsta 11/10/11 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade:
DumpstaJam Prequel – Encore (2 of 2) with Nigel Hall, Ron Johnson & Terrence Higgins: Babies Making Babies (Sly Stone cover) > Turn This Thing Around > Put It In The Dumpsta 11/10/11 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade: