TV, Video — June 9, 2011 at 5:40 am

Video: Joe Jackson & The Roots play ‘Steppin’ Out’ on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’

Piano-tinkling New Wave singer-songwriter Joe Jackson dropped by “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” last night to promote his just-released Live Music album by playing his 1982 crossover hit “Steppin’ Out.” The performance found Jackson backed by house band The Roots, and together they put a new spin on the Night and Day classic. Check it out above (via The Audio Perv).

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  1. love joe, love this song. Too bad his voice couldn’t pull it off for the show. :-(

  2. Blind Morton Henkin

    Did he have a stroke or something? What the hell is wrong with his voice?

    And somebody please smack that goddamned tuba player!

  3. he looks like he’s had work done to his face?

  4. Jose Jones

    I used to love this song as a kid. It was kinda butchered here.

  5. CaliGalEsq

    Joe’s and Questlove’s playing after the last verse of the song until the end turned this into a slamming set, aside from the vocals!!! You could feel the electricity coming out of the tv when you watched it the night of the show.

  6. dmcmichael

    Joe is the best. That backup band should have left him alone. Solo or with the right group of players, his music is high art.

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