1. In an outtake from NPR’s All Things Considered, Elvis Costello chats with Questlove of The Roots (who back Costello on his new album Wise Up Ghost) about the Spectacular Spinning Songbook — an invention he devised to add mystery and improvisation to his live sets

  2. Recorded in a year’s worth of experimental sessions with The Roots, Wise Up Ghost sounds like the best of Elvis Costello's stuff, and like nothing he's done before. 
Stream Wise Up Ghost now. 

    Recorded in a year’s worth of experimental sessions with The RootsWise Up Ghost sounds like the best of Elvis Costello's stuff, and like nothing he's done before. 

    Stream Wise Up Ghost now

  3. Elvis Costello & The Roots, “Walk Us Uptown”

  4. latenightjimmy:

    Jimmy, Mariah Carey and The Roots singing “All I Want for Christmas Is You” with classroom musical instruments. Enough said. 

    It is not the holidays until I’ve heard “All I Want for Christmas is You.” New favorite thing! —Lars

  5. Since Bill Withers’ first single became a breakout hit in 1971, he’s recorded nine albums, and all of them are now available on a new box set. Oliver Wang has a review and a list of cover songs, including one by John Legend and The Roots.
Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

    Since Bill Withers’ first single became a breakout hit in 1971, he’s recorded nine albums, and all of them are now available on a new box set. Oliver Wang has a review and a list of cover songs, including one by John Legend and The Roots.

    Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

  6. On their thirteenth album, The Roots reach new narrative and compositional heights.
Undun will be released on Dec. 6, but you can stream it now.

    On their thirteenth album, The Roots reach new narrative and compositional heights.

    Undun will be released on Dec. 6, but you can stream it now.