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LP Music with Questlove 9/6/15 Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave + D’Angelo & The Vanguard

LP Music with Questlove at First Avenue

LP Music with Questlove 9/6/15 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue:

LP Music:
Eric Leeds
– sax, keyboards
Paul Peterson – bass
Petar Janjic – drums
Peter Schimke – keys
Ricky Peterson – keys

Special Guest: Questlove – drums (entire set)

AUDIO: Schoeps MK5’s } Edirol R-05 by Perks Recordings
VIDEO: Canon XA20 by FunkItBlog

D'Angelo at First Avenue 2015

D’Angelo & The Vanguard 9/6/15 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Betray My Heart (ending) > Spanish Joint, The Charade (2nd half):

D'Angelo & The Vanguard - Chicago at North Coast Music Festival

D’Angelo & The Vanguard 9/5/15 Chicago, IL @ North Coast Music Festival
Ain’t That Easy > Vanguard Theme, Brown Sugar (ending clip), Sugah Daddy (2 clips):

FULL AUDIO DOWNLOAD: Questlove’s Bonnaroo Superjam featuring D’Angelo!!!

UPDATE: A new audio source has surfaced, which, in my opinion, has slightly better quality. Audio taper travelinbeat posted his recording of this superjam in February of 2013 as 24 bit flac files (which are no longer available). I have converted to 16 bit flac and you can download travelinbeat’s new source right here:

MP3 (travelinbeat source): DOWNLOAD

16BIT FLAC (travelinbeat source: TORRENT DOWNLOAD

24BIT FLAC (travelinbeat source): NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Also, Bonnaroo365 has posted 4 youtube episodes about this superjam, a total of 39 minutes of interviews, behind the scenes, and live footage. The videos have been embedded at the bottom of this post.


Thanks to one of my close friends we have an excellent audio recording of D’Angelo‘s first U.S. performance in 12 years! On the morning of June 10, 2012 at 12:15am central time, Questlove hosted the Bonnaroo Music Festival Superjam and the rest is history. Finally, the Soulquarians reunited after 12 years!





Questlove’s Bonnaroo Superjam featuring D’Angelo & The Soulquarians
June 9, 2012 (actually 12:15am on June 10th, 2012)
Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
Source: Schoeps mk4v (DINa/FOB) > kcy > Sonosax SX-M2-LS2 > Sony M10 (24/48)
Transfer: Micro SD > Sound Studio > xACT > FLAC

Intro >
Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland) [Jimi Hendrix] (including Go Back 2 The Thing & Superman Lover [Johnny Guitar Watson] teases) >
Pride And Vanity [Ohio Players] >
Players Balling (Players Doin’ Their Own Thing) [Ohio Players]
Funky Dollar Bill [Funkadelic] >
Hit It And Quit It [Funkadelic] >
What Is And What Should Never Be [Led Zeppelin]
Babies Making Babies [Sly & The Family Stone] >
Hollywood Squares [Bootsy Collins] >
Mother’s Son [Curtis Mayfield] (including Chicken Grease tease)
Power of Soul [Band of Gypsys]
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window [The Beatles]
My Summertime Thang [The Time] >
Jam (including Fire [Ohio Players] & other teases)

Questlove – drums
Kirk Douglas – guitar
James Poyser – keys
Frank Knuckles – percussion
Pino Palladino – bass
Eric Leeds – saxophone
Jesse Johnson – guitar
Kendra Foster – vocals
D’Angelo – vocals, guitar, keys

All photos by Questlove.

P.S. You can find Questlove’s 2005 Bonnaroo Superjam with Herbie Hancock, Pino Palladino & Lionel Loueke here.

P.S.S. If you’ve missed it, I recently featured audio downloads of D’Angelo in Paris 2012, Voodoo Outtakes & Rehearsals, D’Angelo North Sea Jazz Festival 2000 audio and video and D’Angelo North Ea Jazz Fest 2012 video + Chris Dave & Friends aftershow video. Make sure you don’t miss any of those.

Happy Birthday Prince: The 1984 Birthday Show

Prince & The Revolution – Erotic City – June 7, 1984 – The 1984 Birthday Show

An audience recording of this show has been around the bootleg circuit for years (“Erotic City”, “Noon Rendezvous”, “26”), but I could never really listen to the whole thing because it sounded so bad. Now the pristine multi-track soundboard recording has leaked out into the general public and you can download it here:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6LI5DCCH (the password is reggolboge)
or here: http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=91209.
The artwork is here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GLAL48KV (the password is dontbuypressedrehash).

Here is the accompanying “press release” (if a bootleg can ever really have a press release):

Presented here for the first time, just a month shy of 27 years, is an absolutely astounding soundboard recording of this historic show. In an unprecedented move, the two leading fan labels Free Boot Generation and 4DaFunk have joined forces with a completely anonymous benefactor in an effort to put the finest possible experience into the hands of the fans. For free. Enjoy.

Prince And The Revolution
“From The Soundboard: 1984 Birthday Show”
June 7th, 1984
First Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

Source: Soundboard
Lineage: SBD > Tape > WAV > Soundforge > FLAC > TLH SBEs fixed > You
Label: Anonymous / FBG / 4DF
Cat.-No.: Anony001 / FBG39 / 4DF088
Released: May 2011
TRT: 79:52

1. Shortberry Strawcake (PA) / Drums check (0’56)
2. 17 Days (5’24)
3. Our Destiny (3’23)
4. Roadhouse Garden (4’45)
5. Interlude (1’20)
6. All Day, All Night (5’42)
7. Free (4’40)
8. Noon Rendezvous (9’02)
9. Erotic City (8’31)
10. Something In The Water (Does Not Compute) (10’10)
11. When Doves Cry (11’37)
12. Happy Birthday Interlude (2’27)
13. Irresistible Bitch (6’07)
14. Possessed (5’48)

Prince celebrated his 26th year with a concert at the famed Minneapolis nightclub First Avenue. Sheila E. had flown in from California along with Prince’s management team. A mobile multi-track recording truck was hired to record this show. The 85-minute set opened with ”17 Days”. It was followed by two new songs, ”Our Destiny,” which went into ”Roadhouse Garden.” ”We’ve got some stuff you’ll recognize and some you won’t,” Prince said before playing another new track, ”All Day, All Night.” Both ”Our Destiny” and ”Roadhouse Garden” remain unreleased, although they were worked on later in 1984 by Wendy and Lisa. The Latter was at one point planned for release on the stillborn 1998/99 Roadhouse Garden project. ”All Day, All Night” surfaced on Jill Jones’ 1987 album, which featured basic tracks pulled from this performance.”Free” finds Prince at the piano accompanied only by Bobby Z. on drums. Prince dedicated ”Noon Rendezvous” to “that little girl over there, that’s Sheila E.” Next on the set-list were ”Erotic City” and a dramatically rearranged version of ”Something In The Water (Does Not Compute).” An extended take on ”When Doves Cry” was followed by an audience-led rendition of ”Happy Birthday”. The b-side ”Irresistible Bitch” and the unreleased ”Possessed” close the show.