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.

The Show: “2018 – The Year When Aretha Franklin Had A Better Year Than You”

Tunes we missed last year and cribbed from other people’s Best of 2018 playlists (Sho Madjozi, chef, Devi McCallion, YOTA, JID, Lord Of The Ring 1998 and Lonely Leary).

Songs from all around the world (US, South Africa, UK, Canada, Russia, Australia, Netherlands, Jamaica, Japan, China) nicely balancing last weeks’s Ōtautahi offering.

And insights from Frankie Boyle’s NWO 2018 Review

Direct download: The Joint – 12 January 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • ICE CREAM  –  The Chewing Gum Kid
  • SHO MADJOZI  –  Huku
  • chef  –  AC1D
  • SHAD K  –  I’ll Never Understand
  • LONNIE HOLLEY  –  I Woke Up…
  • BLACK DRESSES  –  GO INSIDE
  • EΛEVEN  –  Откройте Oкна
  • CORELLA  –  Talk
  • YOTA : YOUTH OF THE APOCALYPSE  –  Drop The Bomb (featuring MF Doom)
  • WE ARE THE CITY  –  MID-TEMPO DRAMA
  • OBEAH & PRYNOX  –  Fix Up (featuring Rider Shafique)
  • JID  –  151 Rum
  • KING OF THE RING 1998  –  Fear Itself
  • FENELLA FIELDING  –  Rise
  • STRAIGHT ARROWS  –  Out & Down
  • THE C.I.A.  –  Pleasure Seeker
  • FELBM  –  Anderstein
  • FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS  –  The Night
  • DEVI MCCALLION & KATIE DEY  –  Everything But Love
  • THESE NEW PURITANS  –  Into The Fire
  • DOCTOR PABLO & THE DUB SYNDICATE  –  Dr. Who?
  • CRAYOLA LECTERN  –  Submarine
  • AITCH  –  Straight Rhymez 1
  • THE FACTORY  –  Try A Little Sunshine
  • CLOUD  –  Heartfluttered
  • THE 1975  –  Love It If We Made It
  • HOMEBOY SANDMAN & EDAN  –  Rock & Roll Indian Dance (Dungeon Sessions)
  • KING TUBBY MEETS JACOB MILLER IN A TENEMENT YARD  –  Ghetto On Fyah (Dangerous Version)
  • CHAI  –  N.E.O.
  • LONELY LEARY  –  Flanuer
  • IDLES  –  Danny Nedelko (Live On Later… With Jools Holland)
  • STONE ROSES  –  Fool4urlovin (Johnny Rock Edit)