Taking the circuitous route, I just finished reading Fred Wesley’s autobio, Hit Me Fred so that may partially be the reason “Patti Dooke” is making an appearance. Amazing when you think that De La managed to grab some masterful musicians to join them for tracks on Buhloone Mindstate. And then there’s the “the voice,” making an appearance on the chorus. *sigh*
Also makes me realize that it did blow up and indeed went pop.
While Googling earlier, I ran across a pretty dope find but haven’t had a chance to listen just yet. De La backed by the Rhythm Roots All-Stars. Live @ this year’s Coachella festival and recorded directly from the soundboard. Obtain it from All The Way Live. In fact, just snoop around there. Thank me later.