The North Sea Jazz Fest hosted D’Angelo for one of his last performances with The Soultronics, right before he took a 14-year musical hiatus. With an unbelievable band to back him up, including Questlove on drums, the late “Spanky” on guitar, Pino Palladino on bass, and so many more legendary soul musicians, D’Angelo’s undeniable passion and energy is evident through these incredible videos. Though it was apparently that night that he “felt something that was like, whoa,” he told FunkIt, ultimately leading him to call it quits for well over a decade.The full band included D’angelo (vocals, keyboards), Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (drums), Frankie “Knuckles” Walker (percussion), Pino Palladino (bass), James Poyser or sometimes June Bervine (keyboards), C. Edward “Spanky” Alford & Samuel “Norris” Jones (guitars), Anthony Hamilton, Shelby Johnson & Jack King (background vocals), Jacques “Brother Jacques” Schwarz-Bart (tenor saxophone), Russell Gunn or sometimes Roy Hargrove (trumpet), and Frank “Root” Lacy (trombone & trumpet). Seriously, does it get any better?The set, divided into four videos, includes upgraded audio that kicks in at about the 1:30 mark. Stop in the name of love, and enjoy these funk-heavy, soul-satisfying, groove-demanding tunes from D’Angelo & The Soultronics’ 7/16/2000 festival performance in The Hague, Netherlands:Devil’s Pie > Funk Jam > Send It OnFeel Like Makin Love > Chicken GreaseShit, Damn, Motherfucker, Brown Sugar Interlude > Untitled (How Does It Feel?)Lady > Funk Jam > Jonz In My Bonz > Funk Jam – At around the 4:40 mark of this video, D’Angelo breaks it down all the way to the ground and humps the stage for a solid minute.Most musicians and music lovers alike would agree, this is one band at the top of the list to go back in time and see. We are all grateful to have the Black Messiah back![Videos/Audio Courtesy of FunkItBlog]
The Foxes’ chief handler, Brendan Rodgers featured Ndidi in the central defence instead of his role as a defensive midfielder. This was perhaps due to the absence of Wes Morgan and Johnny Evans.The versatile Ndidi played his role without blemish, pairing Caglar Soyuncu to shield goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel from harm.Ndidi’s compatriot as Leicester, Kelechi Iheanacho was however overlooked in the opening game. Alex Iwobi was also overlooked in the other game of the day between Tottenham and Everton. Carlo Ancelotti’s men won 1-0.It was however a bad day for Semi Ajayi who lost his first game in the topflight with the Baggies. He played a crucial role in West Brom’s return to the English elite division.The new formation played by Leicester effectively caged Slaven Bilic’s men. The Foxes’ formation paid off as Jamie Vardy scored a second-half penalty double as Leicester condemned West Brom to a disappointing return to the Premier League.After goalkeeper Sam Johnstone twice came to the home side’s rescue with saves to deny Harvey Barnes in the first half, new signing Timothy Castagne broke the deadlock when he nodded home a far-post cross from fellow Belgian Dennis Praet nine minutes after the restart.Vardy, last season’s Premier League top scorer, then got up to score from the spot after being dragged back by Kyle Bartley as he chased into the box to support a move that saw Johnstone deny former Baggies loanee Barnes for a third time.The 33-year-old repeated the feat 10 minutes later after Dara O’Shea tripped James Justin.As playmaker James Maddison made a second-half appearance off the bench after recovering from a hip operation that crucially caused him to miss the end of the season, it was a good day for manager Rodgers and his team, who were winning this particular fixture for the fifth time in a row.For West Brom, it was a brutal reminder of the task they face merely trying to stay in the top flight.All three promoted teams lost on the opening weekend and – like Fulham, who were beaten by a similar scoreline against Arsenal on Saturday – there are early question marks over whether they have the quality to survive. Leeds however gave a good account of themselves missing sharing points with champions Liverpool by the whiskers.Elsewhere in Europe yesterday evening, Kelechi Nwakali had his first feel of the Spanish top-flight as he came in in the 62nd minutes for newly promoted Huesca.On the other side of the field, Samuel Chukwueze started for Villarreal as they cancel a first half deficit to pick a point at home with the 1-1 draw.In France, Henry Onyekuru played the last 28 minutes of that game as they edged past Nantes that paraded another Nigerian Moses Simon 2-1.RESULTSPREMIERSHIPWest Brom 0-3 LeicesterTottenham 0- 1 EvertonLALIGAAlavés 0-1 Real Betis,Valladolid 1-1 SociedadVillarreal 1-1 SD HuescaLIGUE 1Lille 1-0 MetzAngers 1-0 ReimsDijon 0-2 BrestoisLorient 2-3 LensOlympique 2-4 RennaisMonaco 2-1 NantesShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *’No Show’ for Iheanacho, Iwobi in opening weekendBy Duro Ikhazuagbe with agency reportNigerian international, Wilfred Ndidi played all 90 minutes yesterday as Leicester City claimed a huge 3-0 away victory against West Bromwich Albion in their first game of the new 2020/21 English Premier League season.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday became the latest Democratic presidential candidate to release his tax returns, while bashing President Donald Trump for refusing such a disclosure.“It’s time for him to come clean with the American people,” Inslee said on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends,” adding that he was issuing a challenge to Trump on the Republican president’s “favorite show,” a nod to Trump’s habit of watching the network’s morning show and often tweeting in response.Trump first refused such disclosure as a candidate ahead of his 2016 election, saying he was under audit. Trump’s business dealings and his now-shuttered foundation have been the subject of various investigations and Democratic attacks. Still, Inslee, who announced his campaign at the beginning of this month, is just the third announced Democratic White House contender to release his personal returns, joining Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.As he appeared on Fox, Inslee’s last 12 personal tax returns were posted on his campaign website. The span is from 2007 to 2018, covering his last three terms in Congress and his first six years as governor.The returns for Inslee, 68, and his wife, Trudi, show relatively consistent income and taxes paid over that period, with essentially all of their income stemming from his public salaries and congressional pensions.