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Joanna Newsom And Jim James To Guest On New Roots Album

Joanna Newsom And Jim James To Guest On New Roots Album

The last time I listened to the Roots 2002 album Phrenology I kept thinking that the album could seriously use some more harp. Iif it could add a powerful southern rock vocalist crooning over it, well, even better. Well, my very specific wishes seem to have come true. Reports are coming out that harpist and troubadour Joanna Newsom and My Morning Jacket singer Jim James will make appearances on the Roots' new album, How I Got Over, due out in June via Def Jam.

 

Rolling Stones reports that the James connection is likely via the Roots' take on Monsters of Folk track "Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.)." Nah Right has that report here. Meanwhile, Roots drummer ?uestlove has posted a video of himself messing with what sounds like a sampling of the Newsom track "The Book of Right On" here. So, if your hip-hop just doesn't have enough French mythology or Conor Oberst connections, The Roots got your back. [Pitchfork]

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As if I wasn't already craving this album...damn it.

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there was always something about book of right on that screamed sample me, maybe the fact that newsom was already dropping rhymes on it to begin with (i.e. do you want to sit at my table, my fighting fame is fabled, and fortune finds me fit and able)

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Yeh, consider all the industry connects they've made off those Fallon performances...

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