(via @Questlove)

Before Skrillex got started last night on the Which Stage, plenty of people had their eyes and ears glued to the sights and sounds coming from This Tent for the Questlove Superjam where nobody exactly knew what to expect before the lights went down. Turns out this Superjam was going to be a return to form for D’Angelo before his scheduled return at this year’s Essence Music Festival…

D’Angelo will continue to tour in Europe with dates booked throughout July 2012, plus an eagerly awaited performance at the Essence music festival, D’angelo’s first performance state side in over 11 years. [Wikipedia]

Go Questlove!

The “Superjam” at this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival was billed as Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and his “very special guests,” and boy, was that marquee ever accurate. Along with members of Parliament Funkadelic, The Time and his own band The Roots, Questlove welcomed reclusive R&B star D’Angelo to the stage for the singer’s first U.S. performance in 10 years early on Sunday morning (June 10). [Billboard]

Our friends over at Funk It blog have a full audio recording from the show up already; go here to download the MP3 with more to come on this show once the setlist gets filled out:

THE SETLIST: (I’m still figuring it out, but here is what I have so far:)
Intro >
Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland) [Jimi Hendrix] >
Superman Lover [Johnny Guitar Watson] >
Go Back 2 The Thing >
Pride And Vanity [Ohio Players] >
Players Balling (Players Doin’ Their Own Thing) [Ohio Players] Funky Dollar Bill [Funkadelic] >
Hit It And Quit It [Funkadelic] >
What Is And What Should Never Be [Led Zeppelin] Babies Making Babies [Sly & The Family Stone] >
Hollywood Squares [Bootsy Collins] >
??? > Chicken Grease (teases) > ??? (reprise)
Power of Soul [Band of Gypsys] She Came In Through The Bathroom Window [The Beatles] My Summertime Thang [The Time] >
Jam (including Fire [Ohio Players] & other teases)

Questlove – drums
Kirk Douglas – guitar
James Poyser – keys
Frank Knuckles – percussion
Pino Palladino – bass
Eric Leeds – saxophone
Jesse Johnson – guitar
Kendra Foster – vocals
D’Angelo – vocals, guitar, keys