Erykah Badu Joins My Morning Jacket To Call “Tyrone” In Dallas

By Amrit Singh / August 25, 2008

Remember that time My Morning Jacket made an appearance as the world’s wettest wedding cover band at Bonnaroo this year? The monsoon-y marathon session stretched out to 4AM, along the way involving Kirk Hammett on “One Big Holiday,” covers of Kool & the Gang and James Brown, and lots of soaked clothes and goosepimples. For all of that, my most memorable moment came while hearing the opening chords to what sounded like maybe some obscure, slinky soul MMJ b-side and thinking “shit if this doesn’t sound like ‘Tyrone’ by Erykah Badu.” And then it being “Tyrone” by Erykah Badu.

Well people in Dallas Saturday night probably had a similar sensation, when during MMJ’s encore at the Palladium Ballroom they heard the same chords and must’ve thought “shit if that doesn’t sound like Erykah Badu.” Only this time it was also shit if that doesn’t look like Erykah Badu. I really thought that the Bonnaroo cover of this one would be MMJ’s best one forevermore. But you win, Dallas.

The visual’s not great, but the voice and fro come through loud and clear.

Sorry to say it Jimmy, but Erykah sings that a little better than you. Thanks to Brad Williamson for filming it and sending it in. That was fun.