Questlove Brings D’Angelo To Bonnaroo For His First US Performance In 12 Years

06.10.12 6 years ago 14 Comments

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“The reclusive R&B singer made his first live U.S. appearance in 12 years at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival early Sunday morning, surprising a few thousand fans during Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s Superjam session. “I’ve been waiting 12 years to say this – ladies and gentlemen, D’Angelo!,” Thompson said as the crowd roared.

“It was his first U.S. show since 2000 and a prelude to an appearance at July’s Essence Music Festival and a European tour with many of the same players who backed him Sunday morning. D’Angelo played live in Europe earlier this year.” [HuffPo]

The Setlist:
Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland) [Jimi Hendrix] (including Go Back 2 The Thing & Superman Lover [Johnny Guitar Watson] teases)
Pride And Vanity [Ohio Players]
Players Balling (Players Doin’ Their Own Thing) [Ohio Players]
Funky Dollar Bill [Funkadelic]
Hit It And Quit It [Funkadelic]
What Is And What Should Never Be [Led Zeppelin]
Babies Making Babies [Sly & The Family Stone]
Hollywood Squares [Bootsy Collins]
??? > Chicken Grease (teases)
Power of Soul [Band of Gypsys]
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window [The Beatles]
My Summertime Thang [The Time]
Jam (including Fire [Ohio Players] & other teases)

The Band:
Questlove – drums
Kirk Douglas – guitar
James Poyser – keys
Frank Knuckles – percussion
Pino Palladino – bass
Eric Leeds – saxophone
Jesse Johnson – guitar
Kendra Foster – vocals
D’Angelo – vocals, guitar, keys

[Funk It]

Questlove’s Bonnaroo Superjam featuring D’Angelo & The Soulquarians

Thanks: Funk It, This And That

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