As we wish The Roots drummer Questlove a Happy Birthday, the day has come to do a ‘The Roots At Their Bests’ post

As we wish, today, Ahmir Khalib Thompson a.k.a. Questlove, drummer & producer a 'Happy Birthday,' the time has come to list the 'BESTS' of his band : The Roots CREDITSPhoto : Jason MelcherAudio : The Seed (2.0) . You Got Me . Guns Are Drawn . The Next Movement . What They Do . Don't Say Nuthin' . Double Trouble . Becoming Unwritten . Break You Off . 100% Dundee . Video : You Got Me (w/ Erykah…

Def Jam publish The Roots’ tenth album : ‘Undun’ (2011)

The Roots' 'Undun' is their tenth studio album produced mainly by member Questlove and released on December 2, 2011 by Def Jam Recordings 1 . Sleep (Live) 2 . Make My (Official Video) 3 . Make My (w/ Big K.R.I.T., Highline Ballroom) 4 . The Otherside (w/ Bilal) 5 . The Otherside (w/ Bilal) 6 . Stomp (w/ PORN) 7 . Lighthouse (w/ Dice Raw) Track Listing : 1.Dun (Ray Angry, Ahmir Thompson) -…

The Roots release their fifth album ‘Phrenology’ recorded with Cody Chesnutt, Musiq Soulchild, Talib Kweli and Jill Scott (2002)

The Roots' 'Phrenology' is their fifth studio album featuring Cody ChesnuTT, Musiq Soulchild, Talib Kweli and Jill Scott and released on November 26, 2002 by Mca, Geffen.1 . The Seed (w/ Cody Chesnutt, Official Video) 2 . Thought ("Work Live On The 2$ Bill") 3 . The Seed (Glastonbury) 4 . Break You Off (w/ Musiq, On "Conan," 2002) 5 . Break You Off (w/ Musiq) 6 . Water (Live) 7 . Quills…

Kedar publish Erykah Badu’s ‘Live’ album (1997)

Erykah Badu's 'Live' is a live concert album released on November 18, 1997 by Kedar.1 . Rimshot 2 . Rim Shot (The Electric Factory, 03/02/13) 3 . Other Side Of The Game 4 . Otherside Of The Game (Live) 5 . Otherside Of The Game 6 . On & On 7 . On & On (The Greek Los Angeles, June, 2010) 8 . Apple Tree 9 . Ye Yo (Live) 10 . Next Lifetime (On "Jools Holland," 1997) 11 . Next Life Time…

The Roots serenade Florida (2013)

<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/The-The Roots-visit-Florida-2013.jpg' alt='' class='image_product'/>November 16, 2013 - The Roots - that is Black Thought (MC), Questlove (d), Frank Knuckles (perc), Captain Kirk Douglas (g, voc), Damon "Tuba Gooding Jr." Bryson (sousaphone), Mark Kelley (b), Kamal (kb) & Ray Angry (kb) - will be on the Big IV Stage at "Bear Creek…

Tamla publish Stevie Wonder’s soundtrack to the documentary ‘Journey Through The Secret Life of Plants’ (1979)

Stevie Wonder's 'Journey Through The Secret Life of Plants' is the soundtrack to the documentary 'The Secret Life of Plants', directed by Walon Green; released on October 30, 1979 by Tamla.1 . Send One Your Love (1979) 2 . Send One Your Love (Rock In Rio, 2011) 3 . (The Secret Life Of Plants) Track Listing : 1.Earth'S Creation (Stevie Wonder) - 04:06 . 2.The First Garden (Stevie Wonder) -…

Three Concerts with Pino Palladino

Bassist extraordinaire, Pino Palladino, who turns 64 today - Happy Birthday - has been for almost 40 years a "top session bassist".Very much in demand, Pino has played on numerous albums and behind the greatest (you want to verify ? click on //go.rvm.pm/pinopalladino).The 'Three Concerts with Pino Palladino' are with D'Angelo, John Mayer and Nine Inch Nails. Enjoy!Track Listing : 1 . D'Angelo At…

Epic publish Fiona Apple’s third album : ‘Extraordinary Machine’ (2005)

Fiona Apple's 'Extraordinary Machine' is her third album produced by Mike Elizondo, Brian Kehew & Jon Brion and released on October 3, 2005 by Epic Records1 . Extraordinary Machine (On "Carson") 2 . Get Him Back (Live) 3 . Get Him Back (2006-02-17) 4 . O' Sailor (Official Video) 5 . Singing O'sailor (Live, Acoustic) 6 . Tymps (Live On VH1) 7 . Tymps (2012, Los Angeles, Greek Theatre) 8…

Solange releases ‘A Seat at the Table,’ her third album featuring Kelly Rowland, Lil Wayne and Q-Tip among other guests (2016)

Solange's 'A Seat at the Table' is her third studio album featuring Kelly Rowland, Lil Wayne and Q-Tip among other guests and released on September 30, 2016, by Saint / Columbia1 . Cranes In The Sky 2 . Don't Touch My Hair (w/ Sampha, Official Video) 3 . F.U.B.U (Sydney Opera House) 4 . F.U.B.U. (Northseajazz, 2017) 5 . Rise And Weary (Houston) 6 . Mad (Wayhome In Oro-Medonte) Track Listing :…

Epic publish Macy Gray’s second album : ‘The Id’ featuring ‘Sexual Revolution’ (2001)

Macy Gray's 'The Id' is her second studio album released on September 18, 2001 by Epic. 1 . Relating To A Psychopath (Subculture, NYC, 6/19/13) 2 . Sexual Revolution 3 . Sexual Revolution ("Top Of The Pops", Friday 7th December, 2001) 4 . Sweet Baby (Las Vegas) 5 . The Zodiac Showmacy Grayfreak Like Me/Finale 6 . Oblivion (Nissan, "Live Sets On Yahoo! Music") 7 . Oblivion (North Sea Jazz Festival,…

Blue Note publish ‘Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs’ by Elvis Costello and The Roots (2013)

'Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs' by Elvis Costello & The Roots is a collaborative studio album released on September 17, 2013 by Blue Note.1 . Walk Us Uptown (w/ The Roots, Official Video) 2 . Being Interviewed On The Richard & Judy Show 3 . Wise Up Ghost(w/ The Roots, Brooklyn) Track listing : . 1.Walk Us Uptown (Elvis Costello, Ahmir Thompson) - 03:22 . 2.Sugar Won't Work (Elvis…

Joss Stone releases her debut album : ‘The Soul Sessions’ featuring ‘Super Duper Love’ (2003)

Joss Stone's 'The Soul Sessions' is her debut album released on September 16, 2003 by Relentless.1 . The Chokin' Kind ("Hard Rock Live" MTV, 01-06-04) 2 . The Chokin' Kind (Rock In Rio, 2008) 3 . Super-Duper Love (2003) 4 . Fell In Love With A Boy 5 . Fell In Love With A Boy (Acoustic, "VH1 Morning Buzz Live", 2012) 6 . Victim Of A Foolish Heart (Live) 7 . Victim Of A Foolish Heart (Austin City…

Joss Stone releases her second album : ‘Mind Body & Soul’ featuring ‘You Had Me’ (2004)

Joss Stone's 'Mind Body & Soul' is her second studio album released on September 15, 2004 by Relentless.1 . Right To Be Wrong (SWU Music And Arts Festival, Brazil, 2010) 2 . Jet Lag (São Paulo, 2012) 3 . Jet Lag (Jakarta, Java Jazz Festival, 01-03-2013) 4 . You Had Me 5 . Spoiled 6 . Don't Cha Wanna Ride 7 . Don't Cha Wanna Ride (Rio, 13 Jun 08) 8 . Less Is More (Paradiso Amsterdam ) 9 . Torn…

Columbia publish John Mayer’s second album : ‘Heavier Things’ featuring ‘Daughters ‘ (2003)

John Mayer's 'Heavier Things' is his second studio album produced by Jack Joseph Puig and released on September 9, 2003 by Columbia1 . Clarity (Official Video) 2 . Bigger than My Body (Official Video) 3 . Something's Missing 4 . Come Back To Bed ("Live Sessions") 5 . Daughters (Official Video) 6 . Wheel 7 . Clarity (Acoustic) 8 . Bigger than My Body 9 . Something's Missing 10 . Come Back To Bed 11…

Andra Day releases ‘Cheers To the Fall,’ her first album produced by Adrian Gurvitz and Raphael Saadiq (2015)

Andra Day’s ‘Cheers To the Fall’ is her first album produced by Adrian Gurvitz and Raphael Saadiq and released on August 28, 2015 by Buskin / Warner Bros.1 . Forever Mine 2 . (NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert 3 . Only Love 4 . Only Love (Mann Center, Philadelphia, 8/30/15 5 . Gold 6 . Rearview 7 . Gin & Juice (Let Go My Hand) 8 . “Gin & Juice (Let Go My Hand) (Mann Center, Philadelphia,…

D’Angelo takes The Soultronics to North Sea Jazz (2000)

July 16, 2000 - D'angelo is with Ahmir Questlove Thompson (d), Frankie Knuckles Walker (perc), Pino Palladino (b), James Poyser (kb) and more at " North Sea Jazz Festival" in The Hague, Netherlands<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/DAngelo-Black-Messiah-RVJ-SMALL.jpg' alt='D'Angelo And The Vanguard - Black Messiah' width='190' height='161'/>

The Roots release ‘The Tipping Point,’ their sixth album (2004)

The Roots' 'The Tipping Point' is their sixth studio album released July 13, 2004 by Geffen / Interscope Records.1 . Star 2 . I Don't Care (w/ Dom) 3 . Don't Say Nuthin' 4 . Stay Cool (At "Conan," 14/07/04) 5 . Web 6 . Boom (Chappelle Block Party, w/ Big Daddy Kane) 7 . Star (Chicago) 8 . The Mic & I Don't Care 9 . Harmony Festival Track Listing : 1.Star/Pointro (L. Ron Hubbard, A.P.…

Def Jam publish The Roots’ ninth album : ‘How I Got Over’ (2010)

The Roots' 'How I Got Over' is their ninth studio album released on June 22, 2010 by Def Jam.1 . Dear God 2.0 (w/ Monsters Of Folk) 2 . Walk Alone (w/ Truck North, PORN & Dice Raw, Highline Ballroom) 3 . Now or Never' 4 . How I Got Over Track Listing : 1.A Peace Of Light (Ahmir Thompson, Ray Angry) - 01:50 . 2.Walk Alone (Tariq Trotter, Jamal Miller, Greg Spearman, Karl Jenkins, Jeremy…

Al Green releases ‘Lay It Down’ produced by two members of The Roots (2008)

Al Green's 'Lay It Down' is a studio album produced by Ahmir Questlove Thompson and James Poyser, both of The Roots and released on May 27, 2008 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Lay It Down (Al Green, James Poyser) - 04:30 . 2.Just For Me (Al Green, James Poyser) - 03:58 . 3.You'Ve Got The Love I Need (Al Green, James Poyser) - 04:14 . 4.No One Like You (Al Green, James Poyser) - 04:31 . 5.What…

Happy Birthday to Al Green. ‘Al(leluia) Green’

This day (April 13, 1946), in Forrest City, Arkansas, is born Albert Greene a.k.a. Al Green, an American gospel and soul music singer.Digest Tracklist : Simply Beautiful (2019) . I'm still in love with you . How Can You Mend A Broken Heart . w/ Ann Nesby - Put It On Paper . Lets Stay Together (2010) . w/ Ben E. King, Teddy Pendergrass, Chuck Jackson, Brian Mcknight - Stand By Me (1993) . w/…

Erykah Badu releases her fifth album : ‘New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)’ featuring ‘Window Seat’ (2010)

Erykah Badu's 'New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)' feat. 'Window Seat' is the fifth studio album released on March 30, 2010 by Universal Motown..Track Listing : 1.20 Feet Tall (Erykah Badu, Patrick Douthit, Doug Wimbish) - 03:25 . . 2.Window Seat (Erykah Badu, James Poyser) - 04:50 . 3.Agitation (Erykah Badu, Shafiq Husayn, David Sancious) - 01:33 . . 4.Turn Me Away (Get Munny) (Roy…

MCA publish Common’s fourth album : ‘Like Water For Chocolate’ featuring ‘The Light’ (2000)

Common's 'Like Water for Chocolate' is his fourth studio album featuring 'The Light' and released on March 28, 2000 by MCATrack Listing : 1.Time Travelin' (Lonnie Lynn, Michael Archer, James Poyser, James Yancey) - 06:37 . 2.Heat (Lonnie Lynn) - 03:41 . 3.Cold Blooded (Lonnie Lynn, Ahmir Thompson, Michael Archer, Rahzel Brown, Tariq Trotter, Kelo Saunders) - 04:58 . 4.Dooinit (Lonnie Lynn, James…

After a five years hiatus, Erykah Badu drops ‘New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)’ (2008)

Erykah Badu's 'New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)' is her fourth studio album released on February 26, 2008 by Universal Motown.Track Listing : 1.Amerykahn Promise (William Allen, Roy Ayers, Edwin Birdsong) - 04:16 . 2.The Healer (Daniel Bangalter, Otis Jackson Jr., Malcolm Mclaren, Erica Wright) - 03:59 . 3.Me (Shafiq Husayn, Erica Wright) - 05:36 . 4.My People (Leonard Caston, Otis Jackson…

Erykah Badu releases her debut album : ‘Baduizm’ featuring ‘On & On’, ‘Next Lifetime’, ‘Otherside of the Game’ and ‘Appletree’ (1997)

Erykah Badu's 'Baduizm' feat. 'Appletree' is her debut album released on February 11, 1997 by Kedar Records. Track Listing : 1.Rimshot (Intro) (Erykah Badu, Madukwu Chinwah) - 01:56 . 2.On & On (Erykah Badu, Jaborn Jamal) - 03:45 . 3.Appletree (Erykah Badu, Robert Bradford) - 04:25 . 4.Otherside Of The Game (Erykah Badu, The Roots, Questlove, Richard Nichols, James Poyser) - 06:33 .…

Happy Birthday Alicia Keys. ‘Songs In The Life Of Keys’

This day (January 25, 1981), in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, New York, is born Alicia Keys, an American singer and songwriterTracklist : This One's For The Children (1990) . Little Drummer Girl (1998) . Fur Elise / Fallin (Oprah 2001) . At Last Call With Carson Daly (2002) . You Don't Know My Name (AOL Sessions) . My Boo (w/ Usher, AMA, 2004) . Unbreakable (2005) . No One (2007) . Medley (w/ SWV…

This week In ‘2000s Throwback’ 03/52

Sheryl Crow, Cat Power, Corinne Bailey Rae, Massive Attack, The Decemberists, Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones, Linkin Park, Korn, Richard Ashcroft, Kid Rock, The Roots They are the '2000s Throwback' artists selected among the 286 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Sheryl Crow . Wildflower Lifted from : Eric, Roger, Gloria et al…

The Roots release their second album : ‘Do You Want More?!!!??!’ (1995)

The Roots' 'Do You Want More?!!!??!' is their second studio album released on January 17, 1995 on DGC Records two years after their debut album, 'Organix'Track Listing : 1.Intro/There'S Something Goin' On (The Roots) - 01:18 . 2.Proceed (Questlove) - 04:35 . 3.Distortion To Static (Questlove) - 04:18 . 4.Mellow My Man (Questlove) - 04:41 . 5.I Remain Calm (Questlove) - 04:08 . 6.Datskat…

Sony publish D’Angelo’s third album : ‘Black Messiah’ (2014)

D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah' is his third album released (fourteen years after his album 'Vodoo') on December 14 , 2014 by Sony.1 . The Charade (Zürich) 2 . The Charade (w/ The Vanguard, On "SNL") 3 . The Charade (Philly Church, Stockholm, 2012) 4 . Sugar Daddy 5 . Till Its Done (w/ The Vanguard, Rome, 06/07/15) 6 . Another Life (Copenhagen, 2012) 7 . On Questlove, NeoS(oul And Voodoo - Red…