The Show: Summer of Soul, Winter of Discontent

The start and finish of today’s show mirrors the start and finish of the new “Summer Of Soul” documentary.

Both open with The Chamber Brothers’ “Uptown”  and the climaxes are identical (because we ripped the last 5 minutes directly from the soundtrack).

That ending does feature a snippet from a ripping Sly & The Family Stone performance and some wistful, tearful, bemused and resigned reminiscences as to why the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival was forgotten whilst other (lesser) festivals from the same period stole the limelight.

We’ve not seen a better music documentary for years but don’t just take it from us, watch BBC Radio 5 Live’s Mark Kermode sing it’s praises.

For more of the back story on the festival listen to director Questlove’s interview on NPR’s Fresh Air.

And for those who are counting – that’s two versions of “Gloria” that have made their way onto the The Joint playlist in just over a month. When we gave an outing to the 1979 Umberto Tozzi original 6 weeks ago we didn’t know Angel Olsen was planning to release her own cover in July. You can’t keep a good tune down.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 24 July 2021

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

  • CHAMBER BROTHERS, THE – Uptown
  • 3XOJ – Stork (Don Zilla Remix) (featuring Al Nasser)
  • MARIE DAVIDSON – My Love (Young Marco Remix)
  • MOOR MOTHER – Obsidian (featuring Pink Siifu)
  • WATER FROM YOUR EYES – When You’re Around
  • SAULT – Bitter Streets
  • DURING – Big Farmer
  • SJÄLEN – Spirit High
  • CINTHIE – City Lights (Gerd Janson Remix)
  • OYISSE – Pema
  • MARIA UZOR – Innocence
  • 박혜진 PARK HYE JIN – Let’s Sing Let’s Dance
  • PARIS TEXAS – Heavy Metal
  • THE FORCE DIMENSION – 200 FA
  • MYST MILANO – Oh Boy
  • OSSX – Split Wig
  • DON ZILLA – Entambula
  • TIRZAH – Tectonic
  • TWO SHELL – Soft Core
  • LINGUA IGNOTA – PENNSYLVANIA FURNACE
  • LAST CEREMONY – Sentimental Sky
  • FOR THOSE I LOVE – To Have You
  • SAULT – Alcohol
  • DEAD ACTORS – Watch That Madman Dance
  • LAST CEREMONY – Prom Night (Secret Crush)
  • ELECTRIC PARTY – Catwalk
  • PEDER MANNERFELT – Year Of The Rats
  • DE SCHUURMAN – Nu Ga Je Dansen
  • POISON CHANG – Love The Woman (DJ Rap Jungle Mix)
  • BROCKHAMPTON – Don’t Shoot Up The Party
  • BREEZE – Come Around (featuring Cadence Weapon)
  • WILLOW – Lipstick
  • ANGEL OLSEN – Gloria
  • SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE – Higher

The Joint: First to put a bike rack on the Rolls…

Tyler, The Creator. He likes his classic cars. He likes his speedboats. He likes his bicycles. And apparently he likes attaching bike racks to Rolls Royces.

The musical remembrances of Camera Obscura and Cocteau Twins on the show today were from comedian Alan Davies’ new podcast Seven Pillars with Alan Davies and his chat with former footballer Pat Nevin.

And on with the show…

 

Direct download: The Joint – 17 July 2021

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

    • BACAO RHYTHM AND STEEL BAND – Les Fleurs
    • AZEALIA BANKS – Fuck Him All Night
    • SOPHIE DU PALAIS – Slow Steady Cum
    • DAVID SHRIGLEY – Don’ts
    • CARBOY – Keep on pushing
    • TZ – Let Me Go
    • TYLER, THE CREATOR – LEMONHEAD
    • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – take off and landing
    • ROSETOWN – Camelot
    • SOSHI TAKEDA – Deep Breath
    • ALAN DAVIES SEVEN PILLARS PODCAST – Pat Nevin talks about Camera Obscura
    • CAMERA OBSCURA – Park And Ride
    • J.C.SATÀN – Italian Summer
    • THE LIMIÑANAS, LAURENT GARNIER & EDI PISTOLAS – Que Calor ! (Edit)
    • RAF RUNDELL – Luxury (ft. Man & The Echo) – Trevor Jackson Reproduction
    • SWEET SEBASTIAN – Blue in Green
    • MUSEUM OF LOVE – Marching Orders (Red Axes Remix)
    • BINARY DIGIT – Numerical Behavior
    • DYNAREC – Roaming The Icefield
    • ALAN DAVIES SEVEN PILLARS PODCAST – Pat Nevin reminisces about the Cocteau Twins
    • COCTEAU TWINS – Musette and Drums
    • YNDI – Ailleurs
    • MATTIEL – Freedom Feels
    • KALAHYSTERI – La Sera
    • THE LUVMENAUTS – 71 Shuttle
    • NU GENEA – Marechià (with Célia Kameni)
    • BLACK METEORIC STAR – Freaks Only
    • RIGSON – Castlemorton Rave

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Is your muffin buttered?

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 26 June 2021

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

  • FAMILY FODDER – Debbie Harry
  • WET LEG – Chaise Longue *
  • UV-TV – Distant Lullaby
  • JW FRANCIS – John, Take Me With You
  • DUCKS LTD. – As Big As All Outside
  • PLUTO CASTLE – Tell Me Anything
  • YAW TOG, STORMZY & KWESI ARTHUR – Sore (Remix)
  • WOLF FANG MIDI – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
  • RS PRODUÇÕES – Ansiedade
  • TAQBIR – Al​-​Zuki Akbar
  • GRECCO ROMANK – Worm Regenerate
  • FORD – The Lines You Make
  • QUAKERS – Double Jointed (featuring The Koreatown Oddity)
  • BLACKSEA NÃO MAYA – Reborda
  • DAMON ALBARN – The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows
  • TAPHARI – Table 42 (featuring Pink Siifu)
  • JOSEPH COTTON – No Touch The Style
  • SELF ESTEEM – I Do This All The Time
  • SCOTCH ROLEX – Omuzira (featuring MC Yallah)
  • MEGAN THEE STALLION – Thot Shit
  • DUB ORGANISER – Herbal Dub
  • AMON TOBIN PRESENTS STONE GIANTS – Metropole
  • ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION – Comin’ Over Here (featuring Stewart Lee) [Neolithic]
  • BEAR BONES, LAY LOW / HIGH WOLF – Bálsamo Verde
  • SPACE AFRIKA – B£E (featuring Blackhaine)
  • TAQBIR – Sma3
  • MARTINA TOPLEY BIRD – Pure Heart
  • KATY J PEARSON – Take Back The Radio (Flying Mojito Bros Refrito Dub)
  • ARMAND HAMMER & THE ALCHEMIST – Falling Out The Sky (featuring Earl Sweatshirt)
  • BEABADOOBEE – Cologne
  • SCOTCH ROLEX – Afro Samurai (featuring Don Zilla)
  • KELLY LEE OWENS – Night (Shorter Roza Remix)
  • JELLY BONBON – Forbidden Lover

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: The mystery of Scottish sport is why we hate the English so…

Euro 2020 2021 is currently underway and preparation for today’s show coincided with the build up to the England versus Scotland match.

So much to play for! A win for Scotland would surely guarantee secession or independence. And a win for England would surely vindicate Brexiteers everywhere. Or maybe we were being unrealistic. And then we woke up Saturday morning and saw the match end in a 0-0 draw.

However, we will never pass up an excuse to rummage around in the archives and play Primal Scream, Irvine Welsh & On-U Sound’s The Big Man And The Scream Team Meet The Barmy Army Uptown.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 19 June 2021

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

  • DOUJIN DUKE – A i s l e_3 0
  • PRIMAL SCREAM, IRVINE WELSH AND ON-U-SOUND – The Big Man And The Scream Team Meet The Barmy Army Uptown (Full Strength Fortified Dub) *
  • JÄH DIVISION – Isolation Dub
  • DON EVANS & THE PARAGONS – Danger In Your Eyes
  • MALI-I – I-Give (Soft Metal Remix)
  • NABIHAH IQBAL – Elvis
  • ANIKA – Change
  • JORJA CHAMBERS – I’ll Be Waiting
  • MARIA KELLY – Dimme
  • FARAH – Fountain Of Youth
  • NECRUM SELECT – Pocket Fulla Stonez
  • HUS KINGPIN – The Atticus Play
  • 2XM – Altitude
  • CINTHIE – City Lights
  • GASPARD AUGÉ – Hey!
  • COLD CAVE – Psalm 23
  • SON LUX – Sever [feat. Holland Andrews]
  • MERCEDES CAMBRIDGE – Woman
  • HILLS – Och Solen Sänkte Sig Röd
  • OV PAIN – Daytripping
  • ACID ROOSTER – Stereofuzz
  • DLINA VOLNY – Redrum
  • LANA DEL REY – Text Book
  • LOVESHADOW – Candlelight (To Albion)
  • KENNY DALGLISH, SANDY JARDINE AND THE NEW FIRM – Each Saturday (from The John Peel Show 5 September 1979)

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: She doesn’t really like me, she likes alcohol.

We posted the teaser two weeks ago and now here’s the entire episode of “‘I Rescued My Vinyl Collection from a Fire Before My Family”, snippets of which are peppered throughout this week’s mix. Speaking of which, on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 12 June 2021

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

  • WE ARE JOINERS – Black & Blue
  • UMBERTO TOZZI – Gloria
  • MOONEE – Faith & Sorrow
  • AUDIOBOOKS – The Doll
  • COBRAH – GOOD PUSS
  • CITY GIRLS – Twerkulator
  • NWANDO EBIZIE – I Seduce
  • AUDREY NUNA – Damn Right
  • quickly, quickly – Everything Is Different (To Me)
  • JASIAH – Art Of War (featuring Denzel Curry & Rico Nasty)
  • ISHI VU – This Is Your Life
  • DJ SIGILS – God Is A Gun (featuring Rosy Maple)
  • HORSEY – Seahorse (featuring King Krule)
  • SUZANNE KRAFT – Screenwriter
  • EXALTICS, THE – Dis Turb Ance Int He Tim Eline (Featuring Paris The Black Fu)
  • ᴘₒʟʏɢʟᵒᴛ – Daley Thompson
  • MARINA – Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land
  • DISCOLOKOSST – Rock Ist Rock (Live)
  • LOOPSEL – Vad vill du?
  • AJ TRACEY – Cheerleaders
  • REEMUNNI – Fine China
  • GREEN-HOUSE – Sunflower Dance
  • CURVED AIR – Back Street Luv
  • SPIKE POP – So Mysterious
  • TRISTEN – Athena
  • SUSPECTRE – Known Pleasures
  • CHAD VANGAALEN – Spider Milk
  • MARCIA GRIFFITHS  – Feel Like Jumping
  • TELEMATICS – Grief Parasite
  • DON MELODY CLUB – Psychonauten
  • GIRL RAY – Give Me Your Love
  • YOUR OLD DROOG X MF DOOM – Dropout Boogie
  • PORIJ – Nobody Scared
  • SHABAZZ PALACES – 20 Gear Science
  • GLAIVE – I Wanna Slam My Head Against The Wall *

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.