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On the Valentines Day episode of Chris Rock‘s HBO talk show in 1997, D’Angelo performed with an all-star band including Raphael Saadiq, ?uestlove of The Roots, Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest and the late Chalmers “Spanky” Alford. The quintet, which was unofficially known as Linwood Rose, performed D’Angelo’s hit single “Lady.”

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Starting off with Saadiq & D’Angelo duetting on Sam Cooke’s “Bring It On Home To Me,” the one-off performance was an amazing preview of what D’Angelo had in store for the world 3 years later with his Voodoo album and the album’s supporting tour.

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