The Jammy’s-The Man Who Stole the Show
Posted by jhochstat on May 8, 2008
Tonight the 7th Jammy’s were held at the The WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden to celebrate all that is great about the jamband / live music scene. We all knew going in that there were going to be some unique pairings and surprise names showing up on stage. What I didn’t expect was that on the night that Jay Z and Mary J Blige were performing to a sold out Madison Square Garden upstairs, those of us that were part of the 2 or 3 thousand folks in attendance underneath “The Garden” were treated to true hip hop royalty; Doug E. Fresh “The Human Beatbox.”
Doug E. joined Galactic for a set of old school hip hop jams and a beat boxing duel with Stanton Moore, the drummer of Galactic who was challenged to repeat on his drums the sounds that were emanating from the mouth of the master beatboxer. If there was a score to keep, I would have to say that Doug E. Fresh took the challenge hands down (and Stanton Moore is an amazing drummer!).
What truly showed me that the people who follow the jambands and who attended the Jammy’s are true music aficionados was when Doug E. Fresh would stop singing the lyrics to one of his songs the entire crowd would carry on in unison without skipping a beat (pun intended).
It was just pure fun as Doug E. had the crowd in the palm of his hands using every trick in the emcee book to get the crowd going; shoutbacks, sing a longs and even a short rip into one of the most memorable songs of all time first made famous by Rockmaster Scott & The Dynamic 3 in 1984:
If you weren’t there, you missed 2000+ tripped out jamband fans singing along to this:
Doug E Fresh with Galactic- The Show medley
Doug E Fresh & Charlie 2Na with Galactic- La Di Da Di
If the people upstairs at the Jay Z concert only knew what they were missing……..