The Show: I’m a librarian… from Wigan.

There are too many cracking songs and, in the case of Lynks, too much energy to be contained within our usual 2 hour limit. So it’s an expanded 130 minute episode of The Joint this week.

Don’t forget to support the sponsors of the show – Future Promotions, Innocence Back2Back Mixtapes and, of course, the Ravers Dateline (0839812752 to meet boy ravers and 0839812753 to meet girl ravers).

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 06 February 2021

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • SOPHIE  –  BIPP (Autechre Mx) (RIP)
  • FRANK OCEAN  –  Godspeed (Pluko Flip)
  • ED DOWIE  –  Number Eight Wire
  • ARIANA GRANDE  –  34+35 (Remix featuring Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion)
  • serpentwithfeet  –  Fellowship
  • DIVINE · VINCE STAPLES · PUSHA T  –  Jungle Mantra
  • GROVE  –  Ur Boyfriend’s Wack
  • SHAMIR  –  Stain
  • LYNKS  –  Everyone’s Hot (And I’m Not) *
  • GOAT GIRL  –  Badibaba
  • OHTIS  –  Schatze (featuring Stef Chura)
  • CJ  –  Whoopty
  • THE SMOG  –  Set In Stone
  • JAMAL GASOL  –  This Rap Shit Is Wrestling
  • HEN OGLEDD  –  Space Golf
  • DJ OA$IS  –  GOAT LIFE!
  • YOUNG DOLPH  –  Large Amounts
  • BILLY NOMATES  –  Heels
  • BIGA YUT X DEBMASTER  –  Musamavu
  • GARY, INDIANA  –  Alien 3
  • DESIRE  –  Zeros
  • RACHIKA NAYAR  –  The Trembling Of Glass
  • HUS KINGPIN  –  Beth Gibbons
  • MINNIE RIPERTON  –  Les Fleurs
  • NLMGNM  –  Bathtub
  • HANNAH PEEL  –  Emergence In Nature
  • GRIFF  –  Black Hole
  • MYD  –  Moving Men (Metronomy Remix)
  • TOBACCO  –  This Man
  • IAN MARTIN  –  Strobo Renegade
  • MADLIB  –  Dirtknock
  • VAST AIRE & COSMIQ  –  Good Fuel
  • SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE  –  There’s Nothing You Can’t Do
  • SQUID  –  Narrator (featuring Martha Skye Murphy)
  • ICEAGE – The Holding Hand

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Yeah, I made a profile on Tinder…

The unmistakeable voice of rogue historian Michael Squeamish provides the backdrop for today’s show.

Direct download: The Joint – 23 January 2021

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • GABRIELS –  Love And Hate In A Different Time
  • DJ BORING –  I Know You Want To (Baltra Remix)
  • THE VACANT LOTS –  Rescue
  • MOMA READY –  Saving Grace
  • DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE –  Prove It
  • TIM REAPER –  Cityscapes
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE –  For DOOM
  • DANNY L HARLE · MC BOING –  Boing Beat

[Michael Squeamish on Wigan Casino]

  • BUDDY MILES –  That’s The Way Life Is
  • BACKXWASH –  Demons (featuring Ada Rook & Devi McCallion)
  • GANSER –  Emergency Equipment & Exits
  • LAEL NEALE –  For No One For Now
  • NANCY SINATRA & LEE HAZLEWOOD –  Big Red Balloon
  • CHANNEL TRES –  Fuego (featuring Tyler, The Creator)
  • BABY QUEEN –  Raw Thoughts

[Michael Squeamish on Funk Punk]

  • MIDNIGHT SISTER –  Satellite
  • N.I.N.A –  A Bruta,A Braba,A Forte
  • DENZEL CURRY –  Live From The Abyss
  • MICA LEVI –  One Tear
  • SHAMIR –  Feminine Guy
  • ROSTAM –  Under Control
  • ARLO PARKS –  Caroline
  • JAZMINE SULLIVAN –  Girl Like Me (featuring H.E.R.)*
  • PIERO UMILIANI –  Lady Magnolia

[Michael Squeamish on the future of entertainments]

  • CALIFORNIA WORLD –  California World (G-Funk Remix)
  • 86INKA –  Born Against Destruction (featuring Zzay)
  • WIDOWSPEAK –  Romeo And Juliet
  • QUAKERS –  Approach With Caution (featuring Sampa The Great)
  • RUN THE JEWELS –  Ooh La La (Mexican Institute of Sound Remix featuring Santa Fe Klan)
  • SLAM –  Positive Education (Paula Temple’s MEGASHIFT Remix)
  • IVORIAN DOLL –  Rumours
  • NATION OF LANGUAGE –  Deliver Me From Wondering Why
  • TV PRIEST –  Press Gang

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Futile Attempts

Any spare time we had over the Christmas and New year period was spent listening and re-listening to Kim Noble’s “Futile Attempts (at Surviving Tomorrow)” podcast – and we’re still only up to episode 6/10.

If you want a lazy half-arsed comparison think Blue Jam but, arguably, less surreal and, possibly, more mundane (with the added caveat that mundane is completely the wrong word).

Whilst we continue to struggle for the right adjective you can simply judge for yourself using the video sample below and the audio excerpts in today’s show.

High Five Hat

Humanity sucks… We all need encouragement to keep going…so I made this hat.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 9 January 2021

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • RATS ON RAFTS  –  Tokyo Music Experience
  • BACKXWASH  –  Psalms 23 (featuring Camp Blood)
  • CUPCAKKE  –  GUM
  • MÜCHA  –  A Narrow Fate
  • THE COOL GREENHOUSE  –  Alexa!
  • KING CREOSOTE  –  Susie Mullen
  • SCALPING  –  CHAMBER

Kim Noble “Notes On Human Kindness” Excerpt #1

  • HEALTH  –  CYBERPUNK 2.0.2.0.
  • TARAS BULBA  –  Fishcat Mother
  • break_fold  –  Meanwhile… Up in Trump Tower
  • SLEEPER & SNAKE  –  Shoot Through
  • MOONCHILD SANELLY  –  Thunda Thighs
  • LAEL NEALE  –  Every Star Shivers In The Dark

Kim Noble “Notes On Human Kindness” Excerpt #2

  • WE ARE JOINERS  –  9 Times A Week
  • THE GIRLS  –  Pedestrian Walk
  • GANG STARR  –  Glowing Mic
  • BADBADNOTGOOD & MF DOOM  –  The Chocolate Conquistadors
  • A NUMBER OF NAMES  –  Sharevari
  • THE CHILLS  –  You’re Immortal
  • POPSHOP!  –  Courting
  • FANCY ROSY  –  Punk Police

Kim Noble “Notes On Human Kindness” Excerpt #3

  • ENNY  –  Peng Black Girls Remix (featuring Jorja Smith)
  • CALIFORNIA WORLD  –  West Coastin’
  • NANCY SINATRA & LEE HAZLEWOOD  –  Arkansas Coal
  • TOMBERLIN  –  Hours (Katie Dey Remix)
  • CASSIO KOHL  –  Broken
  • MANIC STREET PREACHERS  –  Spectators Of Suicide (featuring Gwenno) (Welsh Version)

The Show: Aquarium Drunkard vs Funky 16 Corners

First up, an addendum to The Joint from 12/12/2020.

If you enjoyed the last 10 minutes of that show, lifted from the recent Steve McQueen “Lovers Rock” film, let us point you in the direction of  J.D. Twitch’s SoundCloud page. He had a much more creative vision than we did, placing the a cappella cast version of Janet Kay’s “Silly Games” over a Denis Bovell remix of the same song.

And, now, on with the show – a mix of two festive halves. The first half comes courtesy of Aquarium Drunkard and the second half courtesy of Funky 16 Corners.

Direct download: The Joint – 26 December 2020

  • MIKEY DREAD  –  JBC Radio broadcast, Christmas Eve 1978
  • SILVERTONES  –  Bling Bling Christmas
  • ALTON ELLIS  –  Praise Jah, It’s Christmas
  • PREMO & JOE  –  Peace On Earth
  • DOREEN SHAFFER  –  Wishing You A Merry Christmas
  • AL & THE VIBRATORS  –  Merry Christmas
  • JACKIE MITTOO  –  Joy Joy
  • KINGSTONIANS, THE  –  Merry Merry Christmas
  • CIMARONS, THE  –  Holy Christmas
  • PALEMINA & FAITH D’AGUILAR  –  Santa Ketch Up Eena Mango Tree
  • ALTON ELLIS & THE LIPSTICKS  –  Merry Merry Christmas
  • SUGAR MINOTT  –  Christmas Jambree
  • OWEN GRAY  –  Collins Greetings
  • MAYTALS, THE  –  Happy Christmas (The Christmas Song)
  • HALF PINT  –  Christmas Vibes
  • ETHIOPIANS, THE  –  Ding Dong Bell
  • LITTLE JOHN  –  Save A Little For Christmas
  • HEPTONES  –  Christmas Is Here
  • DON CORNEL & THE ETERNALS  –  Christmas Joy
  • LEE SCRATCH PERRY & SANDRA ROBINSON  –  Merry Christmas Happy New Year

 

  • IKE AND TINA TURNER  –  Merry Christmas Baby
  • OTIS REDDING  –  White Christmas
  • SOULFUL STRINGS  –  Jingle Bells
  • ALBERT KING  –  Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’
  • FELICE TAYLOR  –  It May Be Winter Outside (But In My Heart It’s Spring)
  • HONEY AND THE BEES  –  Jing Jing a Ling
  • THE GEMS  –  Love For Christmas
  • JAMES BROWN  –  Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto
  • CHARLES BROWN  –  Merry Christmas Baby
  • COUNT SIDNEY AND THE DUKES  –  Soul Christmas
  • DONNY HATHAWAY  –  This Christmas
  • BOBBY HOLLOWAY  –  Funky Little Drummer Boy
  • CLARENCE CARTER  –  Backdoor Santa
  • HARVEY AVERNE BAND  –  Let’s Get It Together This Christmas
  • J HINES AND THE BOYS  –  A Funky X-Mas To You
  • FREDDY KING  –  I Hear Jingle Bells
  • DEE IRWIN AND MAMIE GALORE  –  All I Want For Christmas Is Your Love
  • JOHNNY AND JON  –  Christmas in Vietnam
  • JOHN LEE HOOKER  –  Blues For Christmas
  • GEORGE CONEDY  –  El Nino Del Tambor
  • SOULFUL STRINGS  –  Merry Christmas Baby

The Show: Every time we meet we play hide and seek

It’s taken a little over 11 months but The Herb Whisperer has finally managed to watch his first complete film of 2020 – Steve McQueen’s “Lovers Rock”. Admittedly, it’s only 70 minutes long so it wasn’t much of a stretch.  Plus 10 of those 70 minutes were comprised of just one song, the extended (then a cappella) version of Janet Kay’s “Silly Games” that closes today’s show

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 12 December 2020

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • THE COMET IS COMING – Imminent (featuring Joshua Idehen)
  • PVA  –  Exhaust / Surroundings (Girl Band / Daniel Fox Remix)
  • BACKHUS & FERNANDO PICON  –  Dirty Sexy Freak (Original Mix)
  • NAZAR  –  2 African Sickos (featuring Citizen Boy)
  • THE REVOLUTIONARIES  –  Kunta Kinte (Dub Plate Mix)

[PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Black Bitches Matter Hoe Skit]

  • JENNY LEWIS & SERENGETI   –  Unblu
  • DRY CLEANING  –  Scratchcard Lanyard
  • PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Razberry
  • حبيبي فنك SHARHABEEL AHMED  –  Argos Farfish
  • THE LOUNGE SOCIETY  –  Burn The Heather

[PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  333GET@ME Skit]

  • NO ONE KNOWS WHO DID THIS  –  Tortillas
  • PILLOW QUEENS  –  Holy Show
  • QUAKERS  –  Hit List (featuring Cazeaux O.L.S.O)
  • YARD ACT  –  Peanuts
  • THIS HEEL  –  Black Hole
  • GOD’S WONDERFUL RAILWAY  –  Hazelnuts In March
  • AUGENWASSER  –  Antennas
  • PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Richard Pryor
  • MIRRORS  –  Shirley
  • OLDE BOI AND THE SOUNDS IN HIS HEAD  –  Kill Your Love
  • HAIKU HANDS  –  Suck My Cherry
  • CHUBBY AND THE GANG  –  Speed Kills
  • MRS DINK  –  Wouldn’t You Like 2 B A Pepper 2
  • SHO MADJOZI  –  Jamani
  • GIRL IN RED  –  Two Queens In A King Sized Bed

[PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  One Hit Moo Skit]

  • QUAKERS  –  Fa Real (featuring Jeru The Damaja)
  • STRAIGHT GIRL  –  Limón
  • MEGAN THEE STALLION  –  Body
  • TAFI & GREEN DOOR ALLSTARS  –  Diloeshutubui
  • WITCH EGG  –  Greener Pools
  • SLEAFORD MODS  –  Shortcummings

[PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Pick Up TF Phone Skit]

  • MARIKA HACKMAN  –  In Undertow
  • DIGITAL SEX  –  Point Of Light
  • JANET KAY  –  Silly Games (Lovers Rock Version)*

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.