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 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: Even tortured angst-ridden adolescents have to wash their hair sometimes.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 29/05/2021

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

  • THE LOUNGE SOCIETY – Burn The Heather (The Orielles Re-Work)
  • MATTIEL – Those Words
  • LESLEY GORE – You Don’t Own Me
  • DRY CLEANING – Unsmart Lady
  • PARIS TEXAS – Force Of Habit
  • NAUM GABO – Galore
  • DEATH IS NOT THE END – Craftie
  • NINAJIRACHI & KOTA BANKS – Vice Versa
  • PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN – Good Word (featuring YUNGMORPHEUS)
  • SUMO JUNGLE – Grand Senshuuraku
  • MACH-HOMMY – The Stellar Ray Theory
  • SUPAMAN – Know Better Do Better
  • L’RAIN – Blame Me
  • REY SAPIENZ & THE CONGO TECHNO ENSEMBLE – Eza Makambo
  • RABU MAZDA – Fumo No Olho (Silvestre Remix)
  • MARINA – Purge The Poison
  • LUKE HAINES – Yes, Mr. Pumpkin
  • KENNY MASON – Much Money (featuring Freddie Gibbs)
  • DEEP SEA CREATURE – Split My Atoms
  • PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN – Oatmeal (featuring Chuck Strangers)
  • MATT BERRY – Summer Sun
  • CHARLIE FEATHERS – Cockroach
  • NAMESBLISS – Paperchase
  • BOBBY DIGITAL – Pugilism
  • SHADY NASTY – IBIZA
  • AJ TRACEY – West Ten (featuring Mabel)
  • BLACKDOWN – This Journey VIP
  • GIRLS RITUALS – Hole / The Used
  • UV-TV – Always Something
  • THE KAMIKAZE PILOTS – Sharon Signs To Cherry Red *
  • DRY CLEANING – Tony Speaks!
  • BURIAL – Dark Gethsemane

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: King Rocker

It’s a long overdue debut for The Nightingales on The Joint. They have been at the front of our musical mind for the last month. Partly because their frontman, Robert Lloyd, is the subject of a new documentary but also because their new song, Gales Doc, is a wonderful tune and a metacommentary (sorry) on said film.

If anyone can let us know where we can legitimately grab or stream a copy of this movie in New Zealand, let us know. We’ve e-mailed various companies involved in its creation but had no response so far.

Once again, thanks go to the sponsors of the show – Vaders club in Peckham High Street (with Grooverider), Innersense at Peckham Lazerdrome (featuring Kemistry & Storm) and, as ever, the Ravers Dateline (probably based in Peckham as well).

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 06 March 2021

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

  • THE NIGHTINGALES  –  Gales Doc
  • KERO KERO BONITO  –  The Princess And The Clock
  • AUTOMATIC  –  Suicide in Texas (Panther Modern Remix)
  • LA CHICA  –  La Loba
  • PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Blame
  • BRRDS  –  The Life Hotel
  • ALGEBRA SUICIDE  –  Little Dead Bodies
  • THE NOTWIST  –  Al Sur (featuring Juana Molina)
  • SHE WANTS REVENGE  –  Tear You Apart (Ladytron Mix)
  • JUNIORE · ANNA LE CLÉZIO  –  Un Jour Ou L’autre
  • SPEEDBOAT  –  Beat Your Mind
  • GARY NUMAN  –  Intruder
  • CADENCE WEAPON  –  Senna (featuring Jacques Greene)
  • CLUB INTL  –  Never Be The Same (Andrew VanWyngarden Mix)
  • GROVE  –  Fuck Ur Landlord
  • YACHTY, KRISPYLIFE KID, RMC MIKE, BABYFACE RAY, RIO DA YUNG OG, DC2TRILL, ICEWEAR VEZZO  –  Royal Rumble
  • 3D BLAST  –  3rD BEST
  • BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD  –  Time To Pretend
  • SEBASTIAN REYNOLDS  –  Nihilism is Pointless
  • SHABBAT  –  True To You
  • PAINTING BY NUMBERS  –  Fire
  • THE UMLAUTS  –  Boiler Suits And Combat Boots
  • AUTOMATIC  –  Calling It (Peaking Lights Disco Rerub)
  • IÑIGO VONTIER  –  Weird Mantas
  • PATRICIA  –  Dr Oetker’s Ristorante
  • ALOSTMEN  –  Teach Me (featuring Villy)
  • PIEZO  –  Water Chamber
  • DEBBY FRIDAY  –  Runnin’
  • THE BUG  –  Memorial Version
  • LINGUA IGNOTA  –  IN TONGUES (PRELUDE)

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.