Bernie Worrell Honored At All The Woo In The World Fundraiser
Last night, New York City’s Webster Hall hosted an all-star fundraiser for legendary keyboardist Bernie Worrell, who is battling cancer. The “All The Woo In The World” show featured over four hours of funk performed by George Clinton, Questlove, Jon Batiste, Bootsy Collins, Living Colour, Parliment-Funkadelic, Paul Shaffer and the World’s Most Dangerous Band, Steve Scales, Bill Laswell, Buckethead, Fred Schneider, Leo Nocentelli, Jerry Harrison, Screaming Headless Torsos, The Woo Warriors, Nona Hendryx, Melvin Gibbs, Mudone, Black Rock Coalition Orchestra and more. Worrell himself was on hand as was famed actress Meryl Streep, director Jonathan Demme and Talking Heads frontman David Byrne.
A handful of videos from last night’s tribute have surfaced. Watch Parliament-Funkdelic featuring Bernie on keys perform “Flash Light” thanks to extplay:
Here’s Clinton and P-Funk teaming with Bootsy Collins, Leo Nocentelli and more on “I’d Rather Be With You” captured by extplay:
Watch a supergroup featuring Questlove on drums, Jon Batiste on keys, Leo Nocentelli on guitar and others pairing up on “Fire On The Bayou” thanks to extplay:
Check out Paul Shaffer and the World’s Most Dangerous Band’s take on “Hollywood Swinging” captured by extplay:
Finally, watch as Bernie is presented with a proclamation from the state of New Jersey and take pictures with Meryl Streep:
Help Bernie Worrell pay his medical bills by contributing to Sweet Relief.