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The Roots: Changing Thing Up Live

December 11, 2008

Came across a 8 minute jam style version of The Roots’ classic “You Got Me” featuring Jill Scott. It  shows how artists can make the live show an experience much more than a recorded song. Everyone enjoys shows where artists they take their songs, that everyone knows and loves, and moves them to the next level.

I love when a band intertwine lyrics and melodies from other songs  or take the song on an adventure and come back when it feels right.   I want to hear the hits, but I don’t need to hear them the exact way they were recorded.

Maybe I’m just partial to the zen like greatness of jamming, but wouldn’t you keep going to a show if things were always fresh? It’s a new experience every time.

Keep things fresh.

The Jill Scott Version:

Another live version of the song….the ending goes off.

Another version with an AMAZING guitar solo…

Take Control of Your Music,


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6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 11, 2008 2:25 am

    The Roots art too good. Their the band for all of Dave Chappell’s Block Party and the whole show/movie is like one big jam. And ?uestlove is just a human beat machine, he’s amazing.

  2. December 11, 2008 4:14 pm

    Wizard post man! Have you listened to the new Roots Album?

  3. December 12, 2008 5:42 pm

    You guys hear that The Roots are gonna be the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel?

  4. December 12, 2008 9:02 pm

    Dude I know!!! It’s gunna be awesome!

  5. jrf09 permalink
    December 16, 2008 10:40 pm

    Jimmy Fallon and his wife first met The Roots last Memorial Day Weekend when they performed at the Jazz Reggae Festival @ UCLA. The Roots played an amazing set, and Fallon instantly hit it off with them backstage. They’ve been in touch ever since, and now The Roots are Fallon’s in house band for his late night TV show

  6. December 25, 2008 4:16 pm

    I hope that it’ll be awesome, but I’m a bit worried, ’cause Jimmy Fallon gargling a choir boy’s nuts is funnier than anything he could ever say.

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