Video: Elvis Costello & The Roots Rock Brooklyn Bowl

Elvis and La Marisoul sing "Ghost Town."
Elvis and La Marisoul sing “Ghost Town.”

Last night (Sept. 16, 2013) Elvis Costello and The Roots played the Brooklyn Bowl and lucky for you (and me) fans video-taped the show. La Marisoul of La Santa Cecilia sings on a bunch of the songs. I’m totally digging “Spooky Girlfriend,” “Shabby Doll,” “Watching the Detectives” and a terrific version of The Specials’ “Ghost Town.” Wise Up Ghost, the collaboration between Elvis and The Roots is out today on Blue Note.

Check out some of the Brooklyn Bowl performances:

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