XPN MusicNotes: Bob Marley’s lost 70’s live recordings restored

via Telegraph

Recently, 13-year-old reel to reel tapes of some of Bob Marley‘s live recordings were discovered in London, and now those recordings have been restored.  The analog tapes had been sitting in a decrepit London hotel for some 40 years; many of which had suffered water damage, but have now been restored. The tapes were discovered at the old Kensal Rise hotel where Marley stayed in the 70’s when he was performing in London and Paris. Continue reading →


D’Angelo and ?uestlove get their 80s soul on with covers of The S.O.S. Band and Prince

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Another treat for funk / soul heads today comes courtesy of the folks at, who grabbed these videos of Roots drummer ?uestlove and aughties vocal legend D’Angelo playing Brooklyn Bowl last night for their much-anticipated “Brothers In Arms” show. Their set featured covers of Sly and the Family Stone, Bobby Womack, Funkadelic as well as more recent names. Below, watch videos of ?uest and D’Angelo playing The S.O.S. Band’s “Tell Me if You Still Care” and Prince & The Revolution’s “New Position.”

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