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…

  • 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
  • MYST MILANO – Oh Boy
  • OSSX – Split Wig
  • DON ZILLA – Entambula
  • TIRZAH – Tectonic
  • TWO SHELL – Soft Core
  • 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

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)
  • 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
  • COLD CAVE – Psalm 23
  • SON LUX – Sever [feat. Holland Andrews]
  • 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: It all means the same, down the line

Winter hibernation doesn’t seem to have dented or affected musical productivity in Ōtautahi Christchurch. In these darkest and coldest of months the releases keep coming.

Looking forward to the new KOOL AID (the artists formerly known as Brian Tamaki and The Kool Aid Kids) Family Portrait EP. Lovely video too for ‘Family Portrait Revisited’, ironically a good summer day out in this Antipodean Gothic paradise.

And not forgetting these Christchurch cats, to name just a few who appear on the show today…




And you can hear all those and even more in the show below.

Direct download: The Joint – 6 July 2019

Here’s the playlist in full…

  • Kool Aid – Family Portrait Revisited *
  • Blair Parkes – hot may night
  • Von Spar – Extend The Song feat. Laetitia Sadier
  • Vanishing Twin – Language Is A City (Let Me Out!)
  • MEDaL – Ghost
  • Keith Mansfield – Teenage Villain
  • Comfort – You’re Shaking
  • Univac – Eniac
  • Mr. Mitch – Not Modular (The Bug Straight Mix)
  • Scientist – Dangerous Match 10
  • Khruangbin – Mary Always
  • SAULT – Don’t Waste My Time
  • Necrum Select – Rashomon
  • Caramel Smooth Heaven – Another Shape feat. Jess Aspinwall
  • 2XM – Mcferrin’
  • Kamandi – Anyway Friday
  • Roza Terenzi – Worldwide (Luca Lozano Intercontinental Remix)
  • GETSET – Fight Sequence
  • Franco F – Ray-Tracing Sauna
  • Cinthie – Australian Summer
  • Shinichi Atobe – Butterfly Effect
  • Burial – State Forest
  • NOIA – La Nit Ve Sola
  • Al Onzo – Tango Japan
  • Hatchie – Her Own Heart
  • Tyler, The Creator – ARE WE STILL FRIENDS?

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

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