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Aloe Blacc covers Velvet Underground and Pays Tribute to Guru of Gang Starr

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 I would say Aloe Blacc has released one of the best records of 2010. His album "Good Things" dropped last Tuesday, and it features the killer track "I Need A Dollar", which can be heard on 88Nine RadioMilwaukee.  On the album, Aloe does an amazing cover of Velvet Underground's Femme Fatale.  They just released the video for it last week.

 

 

Then a few weeks ago Aloe teamed up with classical composer Miguel Atwood- Ferguson to a tribute song to the late, great Guru formerly of Gang Starr entitled "Deliver The Word". Check out the video below. It is simply beautiful.

 

Stream and share the track at the following link:
http://miguelatwood-ferguson.bandcamp.com/track/deliver-the-world-feat-a...

Recorded live in Los Angeles at Grand Performances, California Plaza July 23, 2010.

Produced by:
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

Co-Produced by:
Andrew Lojero

Recorded by:
Benjamin Tierney

Mixed by:
Benjamin Tierney and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble:
Aloe Blacc (vocals)
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (violin/arrangement)
Evan Francis (flute)
Dontae Winslow (trumpet)
Joey Dosik (alto sax)
Kamasi Washington (tenor sax)
Garrett Smith (trombone)
Rebekah Raff (harp)
Marcel Camargo (guitar)
Brandon Coleman (keys)
Stephen 'Thundercat' Bruner (bass)
Chris 'Daddy' Dave (drums)
Nikki Campbell (percussion)

Directed and Edited by:
Greg Ponstingl

Camera Crew:
Alex Meader
Connor Hair
Grace Oh
Greg Ponstingl
Theo Jemison
Todd Mazer

Photos:
Azul Amaral
Mike Park