Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is honoring reggae legend Bob Marley this week to mark the 30th anniversary of his death, bringing on Chris Cornell, Ziggy Marley (both here), Jennifer Hudson, and Jakob Dylan (both below) earlier in the week to cover Marley classics. Keeping it going last night was a rare televised performance from the legendary Lauryn Hill, who is currently touring around the West Coast. Hill and her band played the funky “Could You Be Loved” as well as the less-known, posthumously released ballad “Chances Are.”
It’s always refreshing to hear something other than Marley’s Legend hits, especially when performed by a rare talent like Hill. Her vocals were spot-on and, unsurprisingly, she filled the room with her confidence and stage presence. Opting not to play with Fallon’s house band the Roots, Hill’s own backing musicians kept everything tight and energetic. The videos below are definitely worth taking a few minutes to watch. While you’re at it, check out Fallon’s other Marley tributes from this week, below, with covers by Jakob Dylan and Jennifer Hudson.
Lauryn Hill – Chances Are (Bob Marley cover)
Lauryn Hill – Could You Be Loved (Bob Marley cover)
Jakob Dylan – I Shot The Sheriff (Bob Marley cover)
Jennifer Hudson – No Woman, No Cry (Bob Marley cover)
Keep up with Ms. Lauryn Hill’s tour at her website.