Roots Recruit Joanna Newsom, Jim James

The Roots’ forthcoming How I Got Over will feature John Legend and Jim James, as well as a sample of The Milk-Eyed Mender’s “Book OF Right-On.” Newsom didn’t re-record it — she appears in sampled form. For his part, Jim James re-made Monsters Of Folk’s “Dear God” without his fellow Monsters. There’s still no release date for the collection, but it is expected in 2010. Billboard has more info. That, and Questlove has posted a video of himself “recording the joanna newsome jawn….