Your Morning Jam: The Roots Do 'Blurred Lines' With Kiddie Instruments


Last night, Robin Thicke joined Jimmy Fallon as the late night host did another one of his “music room” bits, in which he and The Roots cover a song using instruments you might find in an elementary school classroom. As you’ll hear, “Blurred Lines” sounds fantastic with keyboard beats, xyophone, spoons and a kazoo. Questlove dancing with a clacker is delightful. And instead of T.I. talking about “tearing” an ass in two, Black Thought came up with some romantic rhymes: “The best girlfriend I ever had is you… So I put a ring on it and I married you… You’re gonna have these other girls getting mad at you, because you’ve got brains, looks, and attitude.” Sweet.

The line-up is as follows:

Jimmy Fallon – wood block, Casio keyboard
Robin Thicke – spoons
Questlove – wooden clacker
Mark Kelley – kazoo
Kamal Gray – xylophone
James Poyser – melodica
Captain Kirk – ukulele
Tuba Gooding Jr. – recorder, banana shaker
Frank Knuckles – cowbell
Black Thought — maraca


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