Some epic shit went down this past weekend at Bonnaroo that was, well, epic!
Questlove held a Superjam after The Roots' show that not only included his Most Incredible Roots crew, but also members of Parliament/Funkadelic and The Time. As dope as that was, the epic status occurred when Questo said the following words... "I've been waiting 12 years to say this. Ladies and gentlemen, D'Angelo!"
For those not following along at home, it had been 12+ years since D'Angelo performed on American soil. The Bonnaroo Super Jam also marked the first time in over a decade that the Soulquarians performed together when D'Angelo, Questlove and James Posner reunited for the evening. No doubt the 4th member of the crew, the late J Dilla, was there in spirit and watching from above. With D'Angelo set to make his official return to the stage in the states next month (he's done a few shows in Europe recently), the crew stayed away from anything D'Angelo instead running through covers of Led Zeppelin, Ohio Players, Sly & The Family Stone, Curtis Mayfield, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and of course Funkadelic and The Time joints.
Check the video at the bottom for the finally of the Superjam to get a glimpse of what went down, and hit the link below to download the ENTIRE performance. Large up Okayplayer for the goods!
Bonnaroo (June 9th, 2012)
1. Questlove's Superjam - "Intro"
2. Jimi Hendrix - "Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)"
3. Ohio Players - "Pride And Vanity"
4. Ohio Players - "Players Balling (Players Doin’ Their Own Thing)"
5. Funkadelic - "Funky Dollar Bill"
6. Funkadelic - "Hit It And Quit It"
7. Led Zeppelin - "What Is And What Should Never Be"
8. Sly & The Family Stone - "Babies Making Babies"
9. Bootsy Collins - "Hollywood Squares"
10. Curtis Mayfield - "Mother’s Son"
11. Band of Gypsys - "Power of Soul"
12. The Beatles - "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window"
13. The Time - "My Summertime Thang"
14. Questlove's Superjam - "Jam" (including Ohio Players "Fire" and other teases)