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Funk It’s Bear Creek Music Fest 2012 Videos

I don’t even have words to describe the vibe at the 8th annual Bear Creek Music & Art Festival, so i’ll just use videos to show you.

Funk It’s Bear Creek Music & Art Festival 2012 Video:

01. Headtronics (DJ Logic, Freekbass & Steve Molitz) with Will Bernard – Improv
02. Lettuce – Madison Square
03. Dumpstaphunk with George Porter Jr & Adam Smirnoff – Stretch Your Rubber Band [The Meters cover]
04. Umphrey’s McGee – Phil’s Farm
04. The Dead Kenny G’s with Billy Martin – Yeah Cat
05. The Dead Kenny G’s with George Porter Jr – Improv
06. Khris Royal & Dark Matter with Roosevelt Collier, Freekbass & Michael Matthews – Superstition [Stevie Wonder cover]
07. Zach Deputy – “Gimme That Funk”
08. The New Mastersounds with Robert Walter & Roosevelt Collier – Thermal Bad
09. Billy Martin & Wil Blades – Pick Pocket
The Daptone Super Soul Revue:
10. The Como Mamas – Ain’t He Been Good To Me
11. The Sugarman 3 – Bosco’s Country
12. Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires – Heartaches & Pain
13. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – You’ll Be Lonely
14. Dr. Klaw with Robert Walter, Binky Griptite, James Casey, Khris Royal & The March Fourth Marching Band Horns – The Same Thing (Makes You Laugh Makes You Cry) [Sly & The Family Stone cover]
15. Bobby Rush – unknown song
16. Ike Stubblefield with Grant Green Jr., Pee Wee Ellis & Roosevelt Collier – Green Onions [Booker T & The MG's cover]
17. Jonathan Scales Fourchestra – unknown song
18. Bear Creek Orchestra At Large (Michelle Sarah, Roosevelt Collier, George Porter Jr, Will Bernard, Andrew Block, Robert Walter & Derrick Freeman) – Kissing My Love [Bill Withers cover]
19. Bear Creek Orchestra At Large (Jennifer Hartswick, Billy Martin, Freekbass, Will Bernard, Andrew Block, Robert Walter & Billy Iuso) – Whole Lotta Love [Led Zeppelin cover]
20. George Porter Jr’s Runnin’ Pardners with Skerik, James Casey & Eric Krasno
21. Grant Green Jr with Wil Blades & Wil Bernard – What’s Goin’ On [Marvin Gaye cover]
A Royal Family Affair:
22. Alan Evans Trio – Authority
23. Eric Krasno & Chapter 2 – Love
24. Nigel Hall & Alecia Chakour – Baby I Do Love You [Greg Phillinganes cover]
25. Soulive – Uncle Junior
26. Lettuce – Ziggowatt
27. Dumpstaphunk – Drum Solo > Public Service Announcement [Jay-Z cover], Standin’ In Your Stuff [Zigaboo Modeliste cover], Meanwhile, One Nation Under A Groove [Funkadelic cover]

Below you will find 25 more videos from the festival. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates when more videos are posted.

Eric Krasno’s Chapter 2 – Love:

Eric Krasno’s Chapter 2 – Be Alright:

Alan Evans Trio – Authority:

Headtronics (DJ Logic, Freekbass & Steve Molitz) with Will Bernard – Improv:

Khris Royal & Dark Matter with Roosevelt Collier, Freekbass & Michael Matthews (drummer for Earphunk) – Superstition [Stevie Wonder cover]:

Khris Royal & Dark Matter with Freekbass & Michael Matthews (drummer for Earphunk) – unknown song:

Dr. Klaw with Robert Walter, Binky Griptite, James Casey, Khris Royal & The March Fourth Marching Band Horns – The Same Thing (Makes You Laugh Makes You Cry) [Sly & The Family Stone cover]:

Dr. Klaw – Higher Ground [Stevie Wonder cover] (1 of 2):

Dr. Klaw – Higher Ground [Stevie Wonder cover] (2 of 2):

The New Mastersounds with Robert Walter & Roosevelt Collier – Thermal Bad:

The New Mastersounds with Robert Walter – Carrot Juice:

Ike Stubblefield with Grant Green Jr., Pee Wee Ellis & Roosevelt Collier – Green Onions [Booker T & The MG's cover] (1 of 2):

Ike Stubblefield with Grant Green Jr., Pee Wee Ellis & Roosevelt Collier – Green Onions [Booker T & The MG's cover] (2 of 2):

Ike Stubblefield – unknown song:

Grant Green Jr with Ike Stubblefield, Roosevelt Collier & Nigel Hall – Just My Imagination (The Temptations cover) (1 of 2):

Grant Green Jr with Ike Stubblefield, Roosevelt Collier & Nigel Hall – Just My Imagination (The Temptations cover) (2 of 2):

Grant Green Jr with Pee Wee Ellis – Ball of Confusion:

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra (1 of 3):

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra (2 of 3):

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra (3 of 3):

Umphrey’s McGee – Set One, Part 1 of 2:

Umphrey’s McGee – Set One, Part 2 of 2:

Umphrey’s McGee – Set Two, Part 1 of 2:

Umphrey’s McGee – Set Two, Part 2 of 2:

Bobby Rush – unknown song:

Also, CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS has a youtube playlist of over 80 videos from the festival.

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe – Cinco De Mayo Celebration 2011 Late Night at Tipitina’s

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Talk about a party! Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe had Tipitina’s rocking from 2am to 5:30am on a Thursday night / Friday morning. We were in New Orleans after all, it was 2nd weekend of Jazz Fest and it was Cinco De Mayo! Well, it wasn’t actually Cinco De Mayo anymore as it was Friday morning by the time they started, but try telling that to the Professor Longhair bust in the Tipitina’s foyer: he was a sporting a huge sombrero all night!

This show had an insane amount of guests: Terence Higgins on a 2nd drum kit for the entire show, Ivan Neville, Eric McFadden, Nigel Hall, Tony Hall, Marco Benevento, Steve Molitz, Mike Dillon, Nikki Glaspie, The Shady Horns, Maurice Brown, Mark Mullins, etc… The most surprising guest was American Idol Taylor Hicks who demonstrated his harmonica skills on a wacky (at least it seemed wacky to me) cover of Wall of Voodoo’s “Mexican Radio”!

The full 3 hour audio recording is available to stream or download at Live Music Archive or to download via torrent at etree.

A big thanks goes out to Cosmicsoul420 for recording this audio and allowing me to use it on these videos.

This first video is a slamming cover of a Cold War Kids song that really shows the grittier side of Karl D’s voice. I can’t get this one out of my head, especially the a capella ending. Just feel that intro riff Chris Stillwell lays down on bass.

The second video is a Los Lobos cover that features Ivan Neville on organ & Eric McFadden ripping an acoustic-electric guitar like I’ve never seen.

This third video also features Ivan Neville & Eric McFadden, but don’t forget that Terence Higgins is guesting the whole show on that 2nd drum kit. This tune, Satisfied, really allows the dual drummers to show off a little with a drum breakdown near the end. We also find Karl D playing “more cowbell,” as well as a lengthy flute solo in the middle.

The fourth and final video features 8 horn players, Nikki Glaspie (Beyonce’s drummer) on one of the drum kits and Steve Molitz from Particle on organ. The horn players, in order of their solos are: Chris Littlefield on trumpet, Rashawn Ross on trumpet, Sam Kinninger on alto sax, Maurice Brown on trumpet & Ryan Zoidis on tenor sax. The video cuts here because my hand was too tired to record any longer, but the tune ended with an organ solo by Steve Molitz, a big horn blowout by everyone and a short Karl Denson sax solo. Two other horn players are present but don’t solo: Mark Mullins on trombone & Anthony Reed on sax. Of all of those horns, Maurice Brown’s solo really stands out for me.



Thanks goes out to Marc Millman Photography for the use of his images.
His site has some great image galleries, so check it out.