tv The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC January 5, 2015 11:34pm-12:37am EST
featuring raphael saadiq and the legendary roots crew. >> questlove: 187. >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon! ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: wow. hey. that's what i'm talking about right there. welcome. good crowd, hot crowd. welcome, welcome, welcome to "the tonight show," everybody. that's what i'm talking about. hey. thank you so much. oh, my gosh. well, here's what everyone's talking about. over the holidays -- they're finally over now. the holidays are done. everyone's getting back to
work. finally. i saw that joe biden went over to brazil in an effort to repair america's relationship with their government. biden says it's great to be here in the amazon. always wanted to see -- always wanted to see where all the books came from. [ laughter and applause ] yeah, this is fine here. where do you gift wrap? some more news out of washington. democratic senator harry reid is expected to make a full recovery after he was exercising with a resistance band that snapped causing him to fall. [ laughter ] good news is he's fine. bad news is there's no video of it. i mean, other than -- >> steve: come on. >> jimmy: that would have been great. [ laughter ] he actually broke a few ribs with the fall, yeah. and if you're not familiar with, here's harry reid. this is what he looks like. in all fairness, that also happens to reid after a good hard sneeze. oh, no. he turns into adam sandler. >> steve: it's adam sandler. [ laughter ]
>> jimmy: i don't why harry reid was adam sandler. >> steve: that's how he sounds. >> jimmy: that doesn't make any sense. on sunday president obama returned from his vacation in hawaii to a now congress now completely controlled by republicans or as republicans put it, aloha. [ laughter ] actually obama recently said his new year's resolution was to cooperate more with republicans. in fact a lot of politicians have announced their new year's resolutions. let's take a look at a few. first here's senator majority leader mitch mcconnell. in 2015 he resolved to find the world's thinnest chapstick. [ cheers and applause ] next up we have kentucky senator rand paul, 2 2015 he resolved to stop asking his barber for the ramen noodle cut. [ laughter ] a little ramen noodle on top. >> steve: good resolution. >> jimmy: and finally oklahoma senator james lankford, 2 2015, he resolved to finally admit he's ron weasely's father.
i didn't know that. [ cheers and applause ] i didn't know that. >> steve: responsibility. >> jimmy: some sports news here. i read that the jets are expected to name a new coach this week. and the leading candidate is reportedly former buffalo bills coach doug marrone. a lot of people are upset about the news, mostly doug marrone. [ laughter ] is there any other team? speaking of football, the nfl's facing a lot of criticism after a controversial calls made in last night's game that helped the dallas cowboys beat the detroit lions. [ cheers ] some fans say the refs sounded like they didn't even know what they were talking about. well look at the clip. >> personal foul on the one dude in the bluish shirt who crossed the ground strike with the brown baloon thingy. >> jimmy: brown baloon thingy. he's talking about a football. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: yeah. [ cheers and applause ] something's up, right? he doesn't know what he's talking about. >> steve: come on. >> jimmy: this is pretty cool, actually. i saw that kanye west teamed up with paul mccartney.
[ cheers and applause ] i love it. it's a great song. new single called "only one" when asked what it was like working with a music legend, pioneer, kanye said, i'm sure he was pretty intimidated. [ laughter ] get this, a recent interview british prime minister david cameron said that president obama calls him bro because they're so close. well he calls obama hitch because he's his only black friend. [ laughter ] hitch. that's a goodie. i'm kevin james in this scenario, yes. i saw that facebook ceo mark zuckerberg announced that his new year's resolution is to read 26 books this year. while tom from myspace said his resolution is to find a barnes and noble restroom to take sink baths in. [ laughter ] a big interview today. [ knocking ]
someone's in here. and finally i read that a man in the uk recently spent over $400 on surgery to save his pet goldfish's life. more accurately, a vet pocketed 399 bucks after just buying a a brand new goldfish. like, here's abraham. we have a great show. give it up for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> jimmy: hey. good to see you guys. looking good, looking good. guys it's monday. it's our first show of the new year. this is it right here! [ cheers and applause ] happy new year! happy new year, everybody! we have a fantastic week of shows coming up. tomorrow night nicole kidman will be here. [ cheers and applause ] we're going to play a game of box of lies. then later this week liam neeson in the house.
don cheadle in the house. lena dunham, very funny, dropping by. we've got performances from the war on drugs and ghost face killer. i cannot wait. this is a good week. but first, joining us tonight, one of the -- he's just one of the best in the biz. >> steve: greatest guy in the world. >> jimmy: he's the greatest man in the world. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: he's currently starring on broadway in "the elephant man" and his new film "american sniper" is getting nominated for every single award out there. bradley cooper. >> steve: b.c. b.c. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: also, my main man. he's my favorite judge on "american idol," the very talented harry connick jr. is stopping by. ladies love him. girls adore him. and we got music from big k.r.i.t. featuring raphael saadiq. [ cheers and applause ] going to be good. guys, i'm excited because it's a new year, like most of you i made some resolutions. >> steve: really? >> jimmy: yep. i made three, actually. i'm going to sleep more.
>> steve: right. >> jimmy: i'm going to eat more. >> steve: right. >> jimmy: and i'm going to read more. >> steve: oh. >> jimmy: yeah. but there's a lot of bad books out there. so tonight, i'm going to show you some books to avoid at all costs. that's right, it's time for my latest installment of my do not read list. here we go. ♪ do not read do not read do not read these books these books ♪ >> jimmy: now, before we start. >> steve: sandler loves these books. >> jimmy: sandler, yeah. before we start, i just want you all to know that every book i'm about to show you are 100% real. these are actual books. you can find them on amazon or check them out at your local library. they are real. all right, let's see what's on my do not read list. this first one here's a nature book. >> steve: oh. >> jimmy: yeah. called "making pigeons pay" by wendell m. levi -- and i'm not the biggest fan of pigeons but i think wendell's taking it a a little far. like the godfather of the pigeon world. it disrespected my wife and
they pooped on our heads. now i'm going to make the pigeons pay. [ laughter and applause ] i'll make them an offer. next book's a bio-graphy. >> steve: oh, a bio-grapghy. >> jimmy: that's right. >> steve: i love biographies. >> jimmy: they're my favorite type of books. >> steve: i love them. love reading them. >> jimmy: bio-graphies. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: this is called "blowing my own trumpet" by kenny ball. [ laughter ] have you ever blown your own trumpet, higgins? >> steve: i wish. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. >> steve: got a couple ribs removed, i can't do it. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. >> steve: i can toot my own horn though, if you know what i'm saying. >> jimmy: i'm not even going to ask. not even going to ask. >> steve: who wrote that book? >> jimmy: this book is written by kenny ball. >> steve: kenny ball. if you're going to blow your own trumpet, you can't forget the ball, you know what i mean? >> jimmy: yeah. right there. that's the man. >> steve: right there. kenny ball!
>> jimmy: kenny ball! >> steve: i'm drop it. oh, my spit valve. >> jimmy: my spit vavle. the next book is a "how to" book. >> steve: oh really? >> jimmy: yeah. they're always useful. this book is called "how to read slowly." [ laughter ] it's actually a pretty good book. i've been reading it for years. >> steve: really? [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: i'm only on page four, but so far so good. >> steve: so good. yeah. >> jimmy: next up is a a children's book. >> steve: oh i love children's books. >> jimmy: i love children's books. i like those. this is "harpo's horrible secret." >> steve: oh! hey! ho! >> jimmy: i wonder what the secret is? i don't know. >> steve: i wonder. >> jimmy: don't tell anybody. you got a secret. [ laughter ] it says here, old library book says howard city library.
removed from collection. it's controversial. we'll never find out what his secret is. >> steve: take a look at grandpa's mouth there. >> jimmy: what's that? >> steve: take a look at grandpa's mouth. pretty good at blowing his own trumpet, you know what i'm saying? >> jimmy: nah. >> steve: is harpo the kid? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i didn't finish the book. >> steve: because you're reading that read slowly book, right. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. >> steve: horrible. >> jimmy: illustrated by, who is it? lori block. lori bock. lori block. illustrated, drew all the illustrations. [ laughter and applause ] very talented. very talented illustrator. >> steve: she's probably in shock. >> jimmy: police, yeah. phone that one in. >> steve: where's harpo? >> jimmy: next up, exercise book. perfect for this time of year, right? everyone wants to go out and exercise. this is john travolta's "straying fit" by john travolta. he's my man.
we love john travolta here. let's check out some of his -- see how he stays fit. this is the first chapter here, jazz hands. [ cheers and applause ] by doing jazz, that's how he stays fit. >> steve: you gotta do that. >> jimmy: but more advanced stuff here. this is more advanced. jazz hands. [ laughter ] see if it gets trickier as the book goes on. oh, yeah, this, i don't know if you can get to this chapter, but a couple more jazz hands right there. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ i'm trying to stay fit over here. i'm trying to do my jazz hands. can't believe this. crazy right? can't believe this. adel dazeeme. [ laughter ] i don't know why i said that. not even a name, right. we're down to our last one
here. it's a cookbook. >> steve: oh, love cookbooks. >> jimmy: yeah, it's great. this one's a great one. it's called "soak your nuts." >> steve: oh. that's harpo's secret. >> jimmy: no, no. alright, that's all the time i have for my do not read list. if you have a book that you think should be on next do not read list, i want to see it. send it to us at blog at donotreadattonightshow.com. we'll be right back with bradley cooper. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
intra bite size waynis. to enjoy the full size sensation of peppermint and rich dark chocolate. york minis, get the sensation. six of our best six-inch subs- "simple 6 menu". like the italian bmt and tender turkey breast! with a 21-ounce drink and a bag of chips for just $6 every day. it's value made simple. subway! ♪ will go someplace they've pealready been.el where's the fun in that? it's time to find someplace new. book the hotel you want with the flight you want, and we'll find the savings to get you there. two words: it heals.e different? how? with heat. unlike creams and rubs that mask the pain, thermacare has patented heat cells that penetrate deep to increase circulation and accelerate healing.
let's review: heat, plus relief, plus healing, equals thermacare. the proof that it heals is you. and why is he not sweating? he must be a secret agent. new axe dry spray. goes on dry and keeps you dry with no visible residue. the first ever dry spray antiperspirant from axe. [ricon the other hand, the you affordable care act. and that leads to a lot of questions. like, what does the affordable care act have to do with my refund? or who can help me figure this out? we can. ♪"for the love of money" come in on thursday, january 8th, and our affordable care act specialists can tell you if your taxes could be affected. no appointment needed. no charge.
♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our first guest this evening is a multiple golden globe and academy award nominee who is currently starring on broadway in "the elephant man" at the booth theater. he's also getting huge critical acclaim for his performance in the new movie "american sniper," which is currently in limited release and opens nationwide january 16th. please welcome back to the show -- a talented, hard working man, here is bradley cooper.
♪ [ cheers and applause ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: bradley cooper! that's what i'm talking about. that's what i'm talking about right there. >> i feel like we never left. >> jimmy: really, it feels like you were just here. >> that was so crazy. >> happy birthday! >> thank you! >> jimmy: oh, that's right. it's bradley's birthday! happy birthday, buddy. ♪ happy, happy birthday, my man. i got to say last time you were on the show, we completely lost it. >> it was insane. >> jimmy: we couldn't -- >> i feel almost can never even smile any of the time -- like it had to be -- >> jimmy: well, when i saw you, because -- i started laughing immediately. we had these visors on. because someone took a photo of you coming out of the airport and you had a visor on.
>> right, right. >> jimmy: and so we got these comedy hats that had like wigs. it was like funny wigs. and then we put them on. then after we put them on, we forgot to take them off and we started talking about very serious subject matter. >> yeah, "the elephant man." >> jimmy: john john. john john, "the elephant man." >> john, john -- actually, i got scared when i said john, so i kept saying -- >> jimmy: called him john john. >> yeah, john john. >> jimmy: we were talking about the elephant man. >> we were talking about "the elephant man" and then we totally broke down and the machine stopped completely. >> jimmy: i seriously haven't laughed that hard in my whole lifetime. >> and the thing that's like, not -- people at home didn't quite see was that you guys lost it, and the audience lost it. it was like this communal thing of everybody just completely lost it. >> jimmy: it was freaking hot. it was like 90 degrees in here. everyone was like -- everyone lost it. it went off the rails. and we couldn't even get to talking about it because we were wearing these dumb wigs. the more tragic the story, the funnier it became. i apologize for not being professional. but gosh, you were -- congratulations. >> oh, thanks.
you know, the funny thing about it is, i do the play, then afterwards, there's -- sometimes, there's a crowd outside to sign. and 90% of the people talk about the jimmy fallon show and that thing. i'd just come off and they had just seen this sort of very tragic story on stage. and then i come out and i'm like, "hey." and they're like "oh, man, when you were laughing about "the elephant man! [ laughter ] on jimmy fallon!" i was like "oh, thank you." you just saw the play? "yeah, yeah, but jimmy fallon." >> jimmy: it was, honestly, yeah. but, i mean, you're getting crazy good reviews. congratulations on this. >> oh, thanks. >> jimmy: how long are you going to do this? >> we're gonna do it until february 22nd, and then i think we're going to take it to london, bring it back home for the summer for 12 weeks. they're working on it now, but i think it's gonna work out. >> jimmy: that would be fantastic. >> yeah. [ cheers and applause ] take the whole company, too. >> jimmy: oh really? everyone? >> yeah, everybody. yeah. >> jimmy: that's fantastic. i gotta to say, you're shattering box office records for this play. >> yeah, but, i gotta say -- by the way, it was, i'm not even kidding. i'm not even kidding. yeah, it skyrocketed.
so thank you. >> jimmy: oh, really? >> yeah, i swear to god. yeah, it was awesome. [ cheers and applause ] yeah, i'm not even kidding you. >> jimmy: oh, really? >> honestly, that week it all changed. thank you. >> jimmy: oh, great. and "american sniper." man, oh, man, this is an intense film. [ applause ] congratulations. getting rave reviews on this. also, sienna miller getting rave reviews. >> oh, she's incredible. you know her from "factory girl." >> jimmy: i love -- yeah, i did a movie with her. she was -- couldn't be a more talented actress. amazing in this film, you got nominated for producers guild award today. >> yeah, thanks man. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: you're a producer. >> yeah, thanks. >> jimmy: did you produce that? >> i did, yeah, yeah. we got the rights to chris' -- who wrote this autobiography "american sniper." we got the rights to it, and yeah, started from the beginning. >> jimmy: i mean this film is just intense, even if you just watch the trailer, go on youtube and watch -- the trailer had me going, "oh, i'm don't know if i'm ready for this jelly? to be -- >> ready for this jelly? >> jimmy: yeah, yeah.
>> is that like a cool thing? i like it, though. i like it. >> jimmy: i don't think you're ready for this jelly? you've never heard of that? >> no, no. >> jimmy: my body's too bootylicious. >> no. [ laughter ] i'm so lame. >> jimmy: my wedding song. ♪ my body's too bootylicious ♪ yeah, so anyway. "american sniper." >> yes -- >> jimmy: no, no, no. i'm not doing it. >> by the way, this is another sad story. we cannot. >> jimmy: no, no, no. we can't do this. no. i'm not going to. >> no. we're not going to. >> jimmy: clint eastwind -- >> we're good, we're good dude. >> jimmy: clint eastwin. clint eastwin is not a name. clint eastwood is. clint eastwood directed this. >> yes, he did. >> jimmy: and he's the greatest. [ laughter ] >> he did, yeah. >> jimmy: how is clint eastwood doing? [ laughter ] is he good? is he doing good? >> he's great. he's good. >> jimmy: he was on our show.
he was hysterical. >> yeah, came on for "jersey boys." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's right, he did. you remember that. he came home for "jersey boys." and he's 84 -- 84 years old. >> he's 84. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: 84 years old, man. >> oh, shoot. >> jimmy: and still -- >> he's amazing. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: he's a stud. he came on, i was afraid of him. he's just like a manly man. alpha male. >> yeah. >> jimmy: is he like that when he's directing as well? [ laughter ] >> he's like -- he's like -- what would you say? what would you say he's say like? what would you say he's like? >> i would say he's like -- he's cool, man. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: he certainly is. that's well put. well put. >> he's like, oh, he's a jazz musician. he is. >> jimmy: of course he is.
jazz musician. >> he's a jazz musician. and he makes you feel right at ease. makes you feel at ease right away. >> jimmy: yeah. i want to make you feel at ease, because i wanted to give you something, it's your birthday. >> oh, no. >> jimmy: yeah, i wanted to give you a little birthday present. >> oh, wow. [ cheers and applause ] wow. [ cheers and applause ] dude. >> jimmy: perfect one, man. [ cheers ] >> this is amazing. >> jimmy: pretty good, right? >> yeah, it's another level. >> jimmy: coop's birthday man, that's what it's all about. >> thanks, bro. [ cheers ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i want to show everybody a clip here. [ laughter ] we have a clip here. >> yeah. >> jimmy: this is "american sniper." >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: this is bradley cooper and sienna miller in "american sniper", opening nationwide january 16th. check this out.
>> what are you? in germany or where? >> no, i'm -- here. i'm state side. >> you're home? what are you doing? >> i guess i just needed a a minute. >> the kids are dying to see you. it's been nine months. >> i'm coming home. >> are you all right? >> yeah. i'm good. >> babe, come home, okay? we miss you. >> okay. >> jimmy: there you go, right there. bradley cooper. [ cheers and applause ] congratulations. more with bradley cooper after the break, everybody. something fun. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
i've had a lot of hondas. we went around the country, talking to people who made the switch to ford. i loved the look of the fusion... we test drove it...i was like "this is my car". all-wheel drive is amazing... i felt so secure. you can do it, emmie! ecoboost is when you can take a four cylinder and make it feel like a six cylinder... i was really surprised... i drove the fusion... and i never went back. make the switch to america's favorite brand. check out special offers on ford fusion at ford.com or see your local ford dealer. ♪
[bassist] two late nights in blew an amp.but good nights. sure,music's why we do this,but it's still our business. we spend days booking gigs, then we've gotta put in the miles to get there. but it's not without its perks. like seeing our album sales go through the roof enough to finally start paying meg's little brother- i mean,our new tour manager-with real,actual money. we run on quickbooks.that's how we own it. as our bourbon ages a small this is the angel's share gone forever. but some liquid stays trapped deep inside the wood. this is the devil's cut. we've made history by extracting it. a richer full flavored bourbon.
devil's cut from jim beam. constipated? .yea dulcolax tablets can cause cramps but not phillips. it has magnesium and works more naturally than stimulant laxatives. for gentle cramp free relief of occasional constipation that works! mmm mmm live the regular life. with a vacation they'll never forget.y it's royal caribbean's vow to wow sale, and there's no better time than now, to book your vacation. book today and get 50 percent off your second guest... ...and more money to spend on board. i vow to break the ice with my father-in-law. i vow to fly like supermom. i vow to make vacation history. it's our richest offer of the year. royal caribbean's vow to wow sale.
♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back. i'm here with one of my favorites of all time. bradley cooper, right there. he's a good man. [ cheers and applause ] new movie "american sniper" is currently in limited release. that -- box offices are good too. >> yeah. >> jimmy: "american sniper" -- >> for four theaters it was like yeah, it was amazing. >> jimmy: yeah, limited release, congratulations on that. >> yeah, wide release is january 16th. for that film. [ laughter ] yep. >> jimmy: you know, because, i know you as the movie actor. producer.
just got nominated for a a producers guild award. congratulations. >> thank you. [ applause ] >> jimmy: we already clapped for that. we already clapped for that earlier. >> we can do it again. >> jimmy: we can do it again. and you're currently on broadway. >> right. >> jimmy: you have a little musical talent. >> i'm glad you said that, because it's very little. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah. you're talking about your musical talent? >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: it is very little. >> your eyes just slowly went -- you mean your musical talent? >> jimmy: yeah, it's very little. no, what do you mean by that? >> well, i mean, i play an air guitar. [ laughter ] when i was a kid, i had a lot of time on my hands, i got -- i just loved the -- i don't know. i always -- there's one song by neil young that i feel like -- i don't know if everybody knows this and i'm sort of proud that i know it. >> jimmy: which neil young song? >> it's "down by the river." >> jimmy: oh, "down by the river"? [ cheers and applause ] >> it's just the guitar solo from "down by the river." >> jimmy: why this song? why this guitar solo?
>> ya know, i don't know, jimmy. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: really? >> i don't know. i think it's just -- well, you know, neil young's guitar solos are sort of off and oddly, so the fact that some kid was memorizing it. >> jimmy: you memorizing the air guitars just -- >> it's something to memorize how to play it, but just to air guitar it. [ laughter ] you know what i mean like of course people memorize his guitar, because he's amazing. >> jimmy: but to air guitar to that -- >> it's so meaningless. >> jimmy: no, it's great. >> but i'd love to try it. >> jimmy: could you give a a little taste? >> yeah, i'd love to give a a little taste. [ applause ] >> jimmy: i'll tell you what, very nice. >> it's long. >> jimmy: it's long. >> it's long. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: are we talking about the solo? >> the solo's long. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: all right. ladies and gentlemen, here's bradley cooper air guitaring neil young's solo from "down by the river." take it away, buddy. [ applause ]
introducing the new degree dry spray. 48 hour superior antiperspirant protection that now goes on instantly dry for a cleaner feel. does your antiperspirant feel dry and clean like this? so you can do this. new degree dry spray, goes on instantly dry for a cleaner feel. subway's really...strips taste amazing... cranking it up! going for gold. breaking through? new subway grilled chicken strips. no artificial preservatives or flavors. try 'em in the new monterey chicken melt. subway. eat fresh.
>> jimmy: our next guest is a a multiple grammy award-winning musician and singer who has sold over 25 million albums. wow. one of my favorites. he returns as a judge on "american idol", which has its 14th season premiere this wednesday and thursday at 8:00 p.m. on fox. you can catch him on tour in february and march. please welcome, harry connick jr.! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: that's what i'm talking about. my man. >> well, i tell you, it's not fair for you to have me come out after that performance by bradley. [ laughter ] i don't like following musicians.
that guy plays better air guitar than i play real piano. >> jimmy: no, that's not true at all. how are you? >> you're right, it's not true. >> jimmy: thank you, yeah. i'm glad you said it. i'm glad you said it, yeah. >> how are you? >> jimmy: everything's great. you know i'm just happy to have you on the show. >> it's good to be here, and i brought you a present. i know that you're a big vinyl collector. >> jimmy: yeah. >> i love lps. >> jimmy: yeah. >> well i brought you something. this is a cd -- a record, rather that i did when i was -- >> jimmy: that's a cd? [ laughter ] >> yeah, it's a very large -- it's the latest. it's the latest. people are going crazy over this. >> jimmy: i did not know anything about this at all. i have a new accent. >> i like it. >> jimmy: it's not bad, right? >> yeah, it works. >> jimmy: i just try different accents in and out, you know. do different things. >> this works for me. >> jimmy: yeah, you know, now i'm a liverpudlian, now a lot on the beatles. [ laughter ] you know it's like you're talking to one of the beatles. >> it's a tour of the uk. >> jimmy: yeah, i'm doing a a tour of the uk. what are you -- seriously this is -- >> no this is -- i did two records when i was
young. this is one i did, i did one when i was 9 years old and one when i was 11. and that's me. [ audience aws ] and these are all the great new orleans traditional musicians. there's not a lot of these out. it was re-released with the name "eleven", but this is the original one called "pure dixieland." so, that's for you. [ applause ] i'll sign it for you later. >> jimmy: i'm going to play this. this is fantastic. what an education you got. >> oh, it was unbelievable. i'm looking at these guys and i think about -- like when i was a kid, i would go sit in with them in the french quarter when i was 6 and 7 and 8. when i got a little bit older, i started working down there, like, in the clubs as the piano player. i remember one time -- you all know who ellis marsalis is? [ cheers and applause ] ellis marsalis is -- he's a great musical genius from new orleans. he has a bunch of sons who play music like wynton marsalis and branford marsalis. and ellis was my teacher. and when i was about 15 he called and said, "harry, i need you to sub for me tonight because i have a double booking or something."
oh, my god, i get to sub for my teacher. >> jimmy: how old were you? >> i was about 15. >> jimmy: wow. >> so we went down to the club, and it was me, my bass player at the time named reginald beale, who was in my class. and a drummer named james black. james black would be like lebron james of the drums. he was just an incredible -- >> jimmy: tall? [ laughter ] >> you don't want to put -- no, jimmy. i'm talking about -- it's music. >> jimmy: music. yeah, yeah. [ laughter ] >> how did you get your own show? i mean these are -- >> jimmy: i don't know. i don't know how we're going to edit this out. >> so, i go to the gig. and basically what i did was i told the audience, hey, i'm harry, i'm substituting for mr. marsalis tonight. and james black was also a a composer. and for those of you who know about music, most songs, it's fair to say, are in 4/4 time. you know, one, two, three, four. well, he wrote -- you're with me now. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. [ laughter ] you got it. >> jimmy: one, two, three, four. >> i feel like there's a real connection here. >> jimmy: you're the best.
yeah, i love it. one, two, three, four. that's normal music. >> that's normal music. so james black wrote a song called "magnolia triangle", which is in 5/4, which is a a little bit different than what we're normally used to hearing. >> jimmy: what would that be like? >> that would be like -- work with me here. one, two, three, four. drum roll, drum roll. [ drum roll ] >> jimmy: five. >> yes. >> jimmy: thank you very much. one, two, three, four, five. so normally one, two, three, four. >> so i told them "let's play this song." my bass player is looking at me like don't play that song. start with something easy, and i said "i'm going to play 'magnolia triangle.'" i start to play it. by the time we finish one chorus, i didn't know where i was. i didn't know where one was, i didn't know where two was -- >> jimmy: three? >> or even three. [ laughter ] yeah. and he put his sticks down. he walked to the bar. he got a drink, and he left. he left the club. he said "i'm not playing with this amateur anymore." that was it. he left.
but that's the kind of education that we got, you know. and that's what allowed me to be -- to learn about music. it's funny, when i'm a judge on "idol" now. the people -- >> jimmy: you're great, by the way. >> oh, thank you. man, you're tough on those kids. oh, my gosh. you have no idea. >> jimmy: you're lucky i don't walk out. >> can you imagine if i just walked out? >> jimmy: so awful, i can't even comment. >> exactly. >> jimmy: i love that -- your honesty. because you can't just be nice and -- because you are a nice guy. but you can't just be like, oh, that was great. you're great. that doesn't help anybody. >> yeah, if you have an opportunity to correct something. we get like 30 seconds. and keep in mind, it's not like we're hanging out. like, i'm going out to dinner with these young performers. i see them on stage and i don't even get a chance to meet them until after they're eliminated from the show. so if you have a real short amount of time, you're gonna say "this is what you need to work on and you have to be real specific with them --" >> jimmy: boo!
>> that sounds so familiar. >> jimmy: they boo you, though. >> they boo me at starbucks now. [ laughter ] i can't -- >> jimmy: at starbucks? >> i'd like a decaf latte. boo! >> jimmy: come on. order something else! i think you're great on the show. i love it. of course, i'm a superfan of yours. i follow you on twitter, @harryconnickjr. >> oh, cool. >> jimmy: and you mentioned me. >> i did. >> jimmy: you tweeted about me. >> you have a doppelganger, you probably have a lot of doppelgangers out there. but this one imparticular -- >> jimmy: brad pitt being one of them. >> yes. >> jimmy: i always get confused. i'm ease lie confused. >> people confuse me for troy aikman sometimes. which is nice, because i think he's a handsome guy -- and it's nice. >> jimmy: that's good for troy aikman. >> i don't know about that. >> jimmy: you're harry connick jr. >> yeah, but he's troy aikman. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, i know. you said i have a doppelganger. >> i think so. i saw this picture online and i thought it looked like you. >> jimmy: "who knew jimmy fallon was a 1970s horror film puppeteer," is what you put. i don't think that looks like me. >> come on. come on. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: let me see. i don't know.
>> am i right? that's crazy. yes. yes. >> jimmy: just leave this here. >> yes. yes. yes. like a white trash abe lincoln thing going on there. [ laughter ] four score and everything that's broken is on my front porch. >> jimmy: that's not. here we go. this guy here. >> yes. that's it, man. [ cheers and applause ] yes. yes. yes. yes. yes. i wanna be -- can i be this guy? >> jimmy: yeah, you can be that dude. what am i doing? [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] we got it right there. i love it.
you're the best right there. that's what i'm talking about. harry connick jr. "american idol" premieres this wednesday and thursday at 8:00 p.m. on fox. big k.r.i.t. featuring raphael saadiq performs next. stick around, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ it can't hold your gaze? who cares how tight it can turn, if it can't turn heads? who cares how capable it is, if it's incapable of creating a reaction? any suv can move something. but can it move you? introducing the first-ever lexus nx turbo and hybrid. once you go beyond utility, there's no going back. do you have something for pain? i have bayer aspirin. i'm not having a heart attack, it's my back.
i mean bayer back & body. it works great for pain. bayer back & body provides effective relief for your tough pain. better? yeah...thanks for the tip! we lovchocolaty, creamy... with a little something extra. mmm deliciousness. cookies or almonds. yumminess. hershey's is mine, yours, our chocolate. you pay for you data every month. so why does your carrier take back what you don't use? it's your data. now at t-mobile, all your unused data rolls forward to the next month. and we'll even get you started with 10gb of free 4g lte data. you fifteen percent or more on huh, fiftcar insurance.uld save yeah, everybody knows that.
well, did you know that playing cards with kenny rogers gets old pretty fast? ♪ you got to know when to hold'em. ♪ ♪ know when to fold 'em. ♪ know when to walk away. ♪ know when to run. ♪ you never count your money, ♪ when you're sitting at the ta...♪ what? you get it? i get the gist, yeah. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. it's like you're getting away with something. ♪ priory "take the money and run" cover ♪ new crunchwrap sliders. crunchy fritos, craveable flavors, just for a buck. [richard] what does the have to do with your taxes? a lot.
who can help you figure this out? we can. come in on thursday, january 8th, and our affordable care act specialists can tell you if your taxes could be affected. and why is he not sweating? he must be a secret agent. new axe dry spray. goes on dry and keeps you dry with no visible residue. the first ever dry spray antiperspirant from axe.
[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest's sophomore album, best album title ever, "cadillactica." debuted -- that's awesome -- it debuted number one on the billboard r&b hip-hop chart late last year. he's here tonight to perform a a song from it called "soul food." with a lil help from raphael siddiq and the roots, please welcome big k.r.i.t.! [ cheers and applause ] >> what happened to the soul food. what happened to the soul food. i'm talkin' good eatin', good seasonin'. ♪ out here in this world just tryna make it everything i see sometimes i can't take it ♪ ♪ but damn i really miss those times
my oh my oh my that soul food's on ♪ ♪ my mind my oh my oh my my oh my ♪ ♪ grandma's hands used to usher sunday mornings now before sunday school i hustle and i'm on it ♪ ♪ i can't slow down, nah a dollar and a dream in this life you live ♪ ♪ you're either the dealer or the fiend leanin' horizontal ♪ ♪ the acrobats on the corner, they flip so when them white vans pull up, shawty, we dip ♪ ♪ out of view, could've been a track star at the school ♪ ♪ but it took the police just to get that .44 out of you dash, sprint, hurdle ♪ ♪ over those steel gates they keep us in and keep folk out but we don't feel safe ♪ ♪ as we used to back when we was in a booster watchin' our uncles drink coolers ♪ ♪ talkin' pound for pound bruisers over rib bones now i sideways tote ♪ ♪ how did bobby johnson hold it pull the trigger 'til the clip gone ♪ ♪ potato tip no potato salad that american pie ain't even snappin' ♪ ♪ out here in this world my oh my oh my just tryna make it my oh my ♪ ♪ everything i see
my oh my oh my sometimes i can't take it my oh my ♪ ♪ but damn i really miss those times why oh why oh why my oh my ♪ ♪ that soul food's on my mind my oh my oh my ♪ ♪ mind mind my oh my mind ♪ ♪ aromas on the corner these the soul, they say some greens just can't be cleaned ♪ ♪ and you can't wash out the taste of rotten roots ♪ ♪ salted looks and herbs if it ain't made with love then it ain't fit to serve i heard ♪ ♪ some get bruised and battered thrown away half eaten as if their seeds never ♪ ♪ ever mattered it ain't ripe it ain't right ♪ ♪ that's why most people don't make love no more they just and they fight what happened to ♪ ♪ the stay-togethers die with you and that means forever grandparents had ♪ ♪ that kind of bond but now we on some other nah, we ain't got no rubbers here ♪ ♪ i know she creepin' so that ain't my son apples fall off of ♪ ♪ trees and roll down hills we can't play games no more cause ♪ ♪ we got bills back in the day the yard was oh so filled now nobody comes ♪ ♪ around here out here in this world
my oh my oh my just tryna make it ♪ ♪ my oh my everything i see my oh my oh my sometimes i can't ♪ ♪ take it my oh my but damn i really miss those times why oh why oh why ♪ ♪ my oh my that soul food's on my mind my oh my oh my mind mind ♪ ♪ my oh my mind ♪ never thought it'd be no soul food on my plate we gather 'round and lie bow our heads and pray ♪ ♪ and i i still remember the type of freedom 'cause my brothers ♪ ♪ could lead us we going to listen in 2015 turn there back on me out here in this ♪ ♪ world my oh my oh my just tryna make it my oh my ♪ ♪ everything i see my oh my oh my sometimes i can't take it my oh my ♪ ♪ but damn i really miss those times why oh why oh why my oh my ♪ ♪ that soul food's on
we thought our cable internet was fast. but, our uploads are half the speed of our downloads so our internet is really half-fast. so half-fast. someone did a half-fast job posting our vacation pics. stop living with half-fast internet. only verizon fios comes with speedmatch - uploads as fast as downloads. get a fios triple play for just $79.99 a month online for two years and get a $400 bonus with a two year agreement! hurry! it's your last chance. this offer ends january 17th. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v
deciding between buying bread and health care is much tougher. healthy pa is now here to help, with name-brand health insurance for the cost of a few basic groceries. if you're uninsured, call or apply online today. all the hassle that comes with thouselling or trading in. of we make selling your car, truck or suv, fast, safe and fair with three simple steps: one -- get your free online valuation. two -- drive to your local car-buying center. three -- walk out with a check in as little as thirty minutes. buying cars is all we do. all makes and models and no dealership pressure we'll even settle your loan or lease. so, don't wait. get your free online valuation now at webuyanycar.com.
that's all it takes to get a refreshing deal at dunkin' donuts. just because it's cold out doesn't mean you can't enjoy any sized iced tea or iced coffee. just 99 cents all month long. america runs on dunkin'. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: my thanks to bradley cooper, harry connick jr., big k.r.i.t., raphael saadiq. and the roots right there, ladies and gentlemen, from philadelphia. stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers." thank you for watching, have a a great night. i hope to see you tomorrow, bye-bye, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪