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Watch My Morning Jacket, Merrill Garbus, & Brittany Howard Play Fallon

A few days ago, we heard a cover of Fela Kuti's "Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am" by My Morning Jacket featuring Merrill Garbus (of tUnE-yArDs) and Brittany Howard (of the Alabama Shakes). The cover is part of a tribute compilation, Red Hot + Fela, organized by the AIDS awareness group Red Hot. Last night,… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 12, 2013

My Morning Jacket – “Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am” (Feat. Merrill Garbus & Brittany Howard) (Fela Kuti Cover)

The AIDS awareness group Red Hot has given us many great benefit compilations over the years, including 1993's epochal No Alternative ("Unseen Power of the Picket Fence" FTW!) and 2009's equally epochal Dark Was The Night. They also released a Fela Kuti tribute called Red Hot + Riot: The Music and Spirit ofMore »

By: Chris DeVille / October 4, 2013

tUnE-yArDs & ?uestlove – “Lady” (Fela Kuti Cover)

Merrill Garbus's unhinged yawp turns out to be just about ideal for Afrobeat. The Red Hot Organization and the (RED) initiative are currently teaming up to release (RED) Hot + Fela, a new fundraising Fela Kuti tribute compilation. And on the comp's version of "Lady," tUnE-yArDs teams up with Roots drummer/bandleader ?uestlove,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 1, 2012

The 11 Most Interesting Record Store Day Releases

Record Store Day is coming April 16. It began in 2007 and has grown into a indie record store and vinyl lover's version of Christmas morning (or maybe Easter morning? RSD happens the third Sunday of every April). The Record Store Day site just posted the line-up of offerings for this year, and it'… More »

By: jessica / March 30, 2011