Cee Lo Green Drops In On Episode 52 Of Live From Daryl’s House
Episode 52 of Live From Daryl’s House united two of the biggest pop stars of their respective generations, Daryl Hall and Cee Lo Green. The Lady Killer/Gnarls Barkley/Goodie Mob star swung by Hall’s Duchess County, New York residence to sing four of his biggest hits while helping Hall cut two of his own in a funky, lively episode of the monthly webcast.
As has often been the case in Live From Daryl’s House, the guest and host seemed thrilled to be in each other’s company, or at least enough for Green to dub Hall his “soul brother from another mother.” Green and Hall shared an obvious respect for each other throughout the show. The mutual admiration was most evident on an adult version of “F*** You,” when Green humorously thanked “Uncle Daryl” for his praise of Green’s songwriting.
Hall and his band, which included former Hall & Oates bassist Klyde Jones for the first time, helped Green with some of the biggest staples of his career, “Bright Lights Bigger City,” “Crazy,” “Cry Baby,” and “F*** You.” Hall’s band shinned best on “Bright Lights,” particularly Jones, who nailed song’s the bass line.
The show closed with two staples from Hall’s catalog, “One On One” and “I Can’t For That (No Can Do),” from 1981’s Private Eyes and 1983’s H2O. For whatever reason, the long jams that emanate from “I Can’t For That (No Can Do)” seem to be some of the most memorable on the show. Already spun by Smokey Robinson, Mayer Hawthorne, and Booker T. Jones, it was it was hard not to get excited when guitar player Paul Pesco told keyboardist Eliot Lewis, “Let’s get funky with this, man.” And they did. I’ll let the clip below speak for itself: