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Common – Live Electric Circus 2003 – Munich, Germany (FULL PRO SHOT VIDEO)

Someone asked me to post this. So here we have another Common post. This one is from his 2003 tour in support of the experimental and mostly J Dilla produced Electric Circus album. Honestly my favorite Common album. This is a pro shot video taken from an unknown generation VHS tape but upgraded with the circulating SBD audio (not sure if the audio is sourced from the German TV broadcast or FM or what, but it sounds better than the VHS audio did).

This is a great show with a great band featuring Karriem Riggins on drums. (BTW, he just dropped a mixtape, Karriem Riggins Produced That, in anticipation of his upcoming full length album). Anyway, the full video is on youtube in 4 parts below. Plus I have uploaded the DVD as a torrent here.

Common with A Black Girl Named Becky
May 5th, 2003 Munich, Germany @ Elserhalle

(PART 1 of 4) Interview (22 minutes), Soul Power:

Common with A Black Girl Named Becky
May 5th, 2003 Munich, Germany @ Elserhalle

(PART 2 of 4) Soul Power (continued), Aquarius, Interlude, Invocation, Electric Wire Hustle Flower, The Hustle, The World Is Yours, Big Poppa, C.R.E.A.M., I Used To Love H.E.R., Love of My Life, Respiration, Come Close:

Common with A Black Girl Named Becky
May 5th, 2003 Munich, Germany @ Elserhalle

(PART 3 of 4) Come Close (continued), The Look of Love, Sun God, 1-9-9-9, DJ Dumi Solo, The 6th Sense, Interlude, Funky For You, Thelonious, Ghetto Heaven (Part 2), I Am Music, The Light:

Common with A Black Girl Named Becky
May 5th, 2003 Munich, Germany @ Elserhalle

(PART 4 of 4) The Light (continued), Encore: “Way Back”, The Bizness, Resurrection:

Common with A Black Girl Named Becky
May 5th, 2003
Munich, Germany @ Elserhalle

VIDEO: Germany TV Broadcast > unknown generation VHS tape
AUDIO: SBD (?TV broadcast or FM?) > ? > CDR
SYNC/AUTHOR: Final Cut Pro / DVD Architect
Length: 97min (including 22 min interview)
NTSC; 720×480; 4,621mbps; AC3 192kbps stero audio.


1. Interview (22 minutes) (original VHS audio)
2. Soul Power
3. Aquarius
4. Interlude
5. Invocation
6. Electric Wire Hustle Flower
7. The Hustle
8. The World Is Yours
9. Big Poppa
10. C.R.E.A.M.
11. I Used To Love H.E.R.
12. Love of My Life
13. Respiration
14. Come Close
15. The Look of Love
16. Sun God
17. 1-9-9-9
18. DJ Dumi Solo
19. The 6th Sense
20. Interlude
21. Funky For You
22. Thelonious
23. Ghetto Heaven (Part 2)
24. I Am Music
25. The Light
26. “Way Back” (original VHS audio)
27. The Bizness (original VHS audio)
28. Resurrection (original VHS audio)

Common– MC
DJ Dumi – turntables

A Black Girl Named Becky:
Karriem Riggins – drums
??? – bass
Omar Edwards – keys
??? – keys
??? – guitar

Common & Bilal – Like Water For Chocolate Tour – Olso, Norway (AUDIO DOWNLOAD)

Common & Bilal – Funky For You – May 16, 2000 Oslo, Norway @ BLAA

May 16, 2000
Oslo, Norway @ BLAA
ECM-MS907 > MS722 > ? > CDR > EAC > MP3

MP3 DOWNLOAD LINK: Mega OR http://funkit.minus.com/mHs0JfXMr

Disc One:
1. Time Travelin’ [6:15]
2. Heat [3:05]
3. Nag Champa [2:10]
4. Invocation [1:59]
5. Respiration [3:20]
6. Dooinit [2:46]
7. Coldblooded [2:56]
8. Sex Machine [5:20]
9. freestyle [1:07]
10. Resurrection [2:51]
11. Still DRE [1:18]
12. (introducing the band) [3:03]
13. Ghetto Heaven (with Bilal) [5:33]
14. Soul Sista (with Bilal) [6:19]
15. Funky For You (with Bilal) [8:19]
16. I Used To Love H.E.R. [4:49]
17. The Light (with Bilal) [5:39]

Disc Two:
1. DJ Dumi plays around [1:40]
2. Thelonius [2:38]
3. The 6th Sense [4:32]
4. The Love Of My Life > I Know You Got Soul > freestyle > solos > FINALE [18:48]

Common – MC
A Black Girl Named Becky:
Alan Palmer – Fender Rhodes, Congas (WDC)
Junius Bervine – clavinet (Philly)
Kevin Arthur – bass (Philly)
Deon Harold – horn (St. Louis)
Mark Colenburg – drums (St. Louis)
Deshawn Jenkins – lead guitar (Detroit)
DJ Dumi – turntables
+ special guest Bilal – vocals

Roy Hargrove & The RH Factor – April 2, 2004 Cully Jazz Festival, Switerzland

Roy Hargrove & The RH Factor – Hardgroove 4/2/04 Cully Jazz Fest, Switzerland

Shortly after D’Angelo disbanded The Soultronics in late 2000 to begin working on his (still) long awaited follow up to Voodoo, Roy Hargrove, a former member of The Soultronics and an established jazz musician in his own right, decided to take his music in a more funk and soul oriented direction.

In late 2002, Hargrove debuted his new band, The RH Factor, at the Monterey Jazz Festival. This new group included two other Soultronics alumnus, Chalmers “Spanky” Alford and “Brother Jacques Schwarz-Bart. Your interest should be piqued. If not, just press play and listen to the interplay of the dual drum kits held down by Willie Jones III and Jason Thomas. Add the keyboard stylings and soulful vocals of Miss Renée Neufville and it is clear that Mr. Hargrove had hit upon quite a combo.

The band went on to put out an EP and 2 albums featuring many guests, including D’Angelo, Q-Tip, Meshell Ndegeocello, Erykah Badu and Common. All 3 discs are highly recommended. In the following years, Hargrove continued to tour sporadically with The RH Factor in Europe, although with various members changes. To my knowledge their most recent tour was in 2009. Let’s hope that Hargrove again decides to divert his attention from his straight ahead jazz in favor of the deep jazz funk that this group produces.

Roy Hargrove & The RH Factor
April 2nd, 2004
Cully Jazz Festival, Switzerland @ Chapiteau de Cully
FM/SBD > ? > CDR > EAC > WAV > MP3

MP3 DOWNLOAD LINK: http://funkit.minus.com/mWKHgawh9

1. In A Silent Way 7:18
2. It’s About That Time 6:14
3. It’s About That Time (cont.) 4:51
4. Hardgroove > Pastor T 24:06
5. Forget Regret 10:40
6. “Truth Be Told” 3:50 (fade out, end)

Roy Hargrove (tp, voc)
The RH Factor:
Renée Neufville (voc, keyb)
Keith Anderson (ts, as)
Jacques Schwarz-Bart (ts, f, g)
Bobby Sparks (keyb, org)
Chalmers “Spanky” Alford (g)
Reggie Washington (b)
Jason Thomas (dr)
Willie Jones III (dr)