20 August 2014

Questlove's Red Bull Fireside Chat radio show

"We talk a good game - but someone has to show up at the studio"

The Roots drummer and human music encyclopaedia Questlove talks about being born and raised in West Philadalphia (hard not to sing that bit) by strict parents, his journey to become an amazing machine like drummer, then meeting Dilla and how that forced him to re evaluate everything he had learned, becoming successful, working with Jay-Z and D'Angelo and, even despite his success, still managing to be kept in check on occasion! Quality radio for any Roots fans. (But for the record I do not agree with his 'no shame' deejaying policy - although it sounds like he is having trouble coming to terms with it himself!)

1 Distortion To Static - The Roots
2 Long Lonely Nights - Lee Andrews & The Hearts
3 Why Do Fools Fall In Love - The Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon
4 Door Of The Cosmos - Sun Ra
5 Soul Drums - Bernard Purdie
6 It's Comin' - The Roots
7 What Goes On, Pt. 7 - The Roots
8 Proceed - The Roots
9 The Lesson, Pt. 1 - The Roots
10 Clones - The Roots
11 Ital (The Universal Side) - The Roots
12 Dillatastic Vol Won(derful) - The Roots
13 Can't Stop This - The Roots
14 Bullshit - The Pharcyde
15 Feel Like Makin’ Love - D’Angelo
16 Untitled (How Does It Feel) - D’Angelo
17 The Line - D’Angelo
18 Time Traveling (A Tribute to Fela) - Common
19 The Next Movement - The Roots
20 You Got Me - The Roots
21 Jigga What, Jigga Who (Unplugged) - Jay Z
22 What They Do - The Roots
23 Water - The Roots
24 Star - The Roots
25 Rising Up - The Roots
26 A Piece Of Light - The Roots
27 Radio Daze - The Roots
28 Lighthouse - The Roots

I've posted a good few of these shows, where artists talk about their influences and careers or play tracks they dig - ChromeoMayer HawthorneHoly Ghost!Kim Ann FoxmanBreakbotThe RaptureJamie LidellNile RodgersTalib KweliJackson (And His Computer Band)Jon Hopkins,  Joe Goddard, Q-Tip, Bonobo, Erykah Badu and D'Angelo.


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