Saturday, August 05, 2006

This Blog Discontinued - August 2006

Hola!

Sorry but we have decided to discontinue this blog as of August 2006, for the simple reason that we were getting absolutely zero feedback through it - so we are now using MySpace exclusively for all Sunday Joint correspondence which has proved to be a lot more forthcoming.
Please check us out at www.myspace.com/sundayjoint or email sundayjoint@fastmail.fm

We have a lot of exciting news about new club night starting in October 2006 and DJ Roger C's ongoing "Summer Of Funk" sessions...

Gracias y adios

THE SUNDAY JOINT

Friday, February 24, 2006

SUNDAY JOINT NEWSLETTER #7

THE SUNDAY JOINT
Domingo 26 Febrero / Sunday 26th February, 19:00 - 24:00
Senses
c/Carme 74
08001 El Raval
Barcelona
Entrada Gratis / Free Entry

DJ / Hosts Roger © and Lloyd present another evening of deep funk, raw soul, original rhythm & blues, latin boogaloo, jazz breaks, afrobeat, roots reggae, funky soundtracks etc at this friendly El Raval bar.... with super comfortable bean bags for lounging, projections & movies screened across the walls. This week will have a distinct Carnival / Mardi Gras slant - with lots of Brazilian and New Orleans flavours added to the gumbo pot.

This weeks free vodka jelly shot flavour will be..... STRAWBERRY
Remember jelly time is 21:30


BIG WEDNESDAY at SIFO
Miercoles 1 Marzo / Wednesday 1st March, 22:00 - 02:30
SIFO
c/Espalter 4
08001 El Raval
Barcelona
Entrada Gratis / Free Entry

It's BIG WEDNESDAY time, come around again - the first Wednesday of each and every month - means that it's time for bigger beats, bigger breaks and bigger mayhem. Roger© and Lloyd will be dropping some seriously, deep down and dirty funk, floor-shaking soul-stompers, boogaloo bombs and some old school hip-hop anthems - in a manner that defies all concepts of logic and good taste... A nice loud sound system, room to dance, cult movies & projections plus free vodka jellies at midnight - what more could anybody ask... and the nights not over until you crawl out the door at 3:00am a steaming pool of sweating human protoplasm... awesome.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

SUNDAY JOINT NEWSLETTER #6

THE SUNDAY JOINT


Domingo 19 Febrero / Sunday 19th February, 19:00 - 24:00
Senses
c/Carme 74
08001 El Raval
Barcelona
Entrada Gratis / Free Entry

DJ / Hosts Roger © and Lloyd present another evening of deep funk, raw soul, original rhythm & blues, latin boogaloo, jazz breaks, afrobeat, roots reggae, funky soundtracks etc at this friendly El Raval bar.... with super comfortable bean bags for lounging, projections & movies screened across the walls.

This weeks free vodka jelly shot flavour will be..... LEMON!
Remember jelly time is 21:30

RAY BARRETTO (1929 - 2006)


We were very sad to hear that one of latin musics' greatest musicians and band leaders, RAY BARRETTO had passed away yesterday. He had been producing albums for more than forty years, twenty-two of them with the incomparable FANIA ALL-STARS, his conga playing gracing the likes of jazz musicians such as Gene Ammons, Lou Donaldson, Sonny Stitt, and guitarists Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell. Born in Brooklyn in 1929, of Puerto Rican ancestry, Ray was virtually responsible for inventing Latin Boogaloo, Salsa, Latin Funk & Jazz... We'll be dropping a whole bunch of his tunes on Sunday night in tribute - "Soul Drummers", "Acid", "Hard Hands", "Teacher of Love" and his incredible version of Stevie Wonders' "Pastime Paradise".


THE SUNDAY JOINT IN LE COOL


We had a little feature in this weeks, Le Cool online magazine / newsletter - which was nice, check it out at:
www.lecool.com (Castellano)
www.lecool.com (English)

THE SUNDAY JOINT ONLINE


We've been working very hard to build up our Sunday Joint online community over at www.myspace.com/sundayjoint so come and check it out - there's some amazing video footage of James Brown doing "Superbad" from Soul Train in 1973 and Sly Stone, out of his mind but still incredibly funny, on the Dick Cavett TV show from the 70's as well. Plus links to our DJ mixes and tons of other good stuff.

BIG WEDNESDAY at SIFO


The next BIG WEDNESDAY will be on Wednesday 1st March... 22:00 - 02:30
SIFO
c/Espalter 4
08001 El Raval
Barcelona

More news on that soon, see ya Sunday!

Friday, February 17, 2006

BIG WEDNESDAY @ SIFO - 1 Marzo, 2006

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

SUNDAY JOINT NEWSLETTER #5

BIG WEDNESDAY

NEW! Tonight is the launch of our new monthly club event - BIG WEDNESDAY, at SIFO in the Raval. BIG soundsystem, BIG tunes... room for dancing, projections, movies, animations, vodka jellies and it's all free. DJ's Roger © and Lloyd - will be kicking up a storm with plenty of Raw Funk, Soul Stompers, Jazz Breaks, Rhythm & Blues, Afrobeat, Latin Boogaloo, Reggae and Dancehall - something for everybody, guaranteed to have you reduced to a sweating pool of human protoplasm by the end of the night! Classic and rare tunes, old and new, but all 100% dancefloor friendly. Kicking off at 22:00 and not over until you crawl out the door at 02:30...

Wednesday 1st February / Miercoles 1 Febrero 22:00 - 02:30
SIFO
c/Espalter 4
El Raval
Barcelona 08001
Free Entry / Entrada Gratis

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THE SUNDAY JOINT

Now in it's fourth month and going from strength to strength every week - The Sunday Joint is well on it's way to becoming a Raval institution. DJ's Roger © and Lloyd mix up a heady cocktail of Soul, Funk, Jazz & Reggae in this comfortable and friendly bar... with giant beanbags to lounge on, mindbending projections and cult movies screened across the walls, The Sunday Joint is the perfect spot to unwind after a heady weekend...

This weekend (5th February)
Special guest: Gruyere DJ will be dropping grade A soul and funk, check him out at http://www.myspace.com/gruyeredj and be sure to download his New Years Dj Mix...

Sunday, 5th February / Domingo 5 Febrero 19:00 - 24:00
SENSES
c/Carme 74
El Raval
Barcelona 08001
Free Entry / Entrada Gratis

THE SUNDAY JOINT ON MYSPACE

The Sunday Joint is now available on MySpace, you can sign up and become a 'friend', leave any comments you like, receive regular notifications of Sunday Joint events and get in touch with other Sunday Joint regulars... it's so easy.

MySpace

www.myspace.com/sundayjoint

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

SUNDAY JOINT ANCIENT HISTORY

The original SUNDAY JOINT was conceived and brought into being by Roger C and Lesley Green (manageress of the Vortex Jazz Bar) after a series of highly successful semi-legal, warehouse parties in the Stoke Newington area of North-East London... The idea was that it be an event where people could wind down & relax after a hard weekend of partying, however when the beer started to flow anything could happen, and it was not unknown for spontaneous outbreaks of dancing on the bar to "jump-up" hip-hop, to erupt.

"Phat Beats, Hip-Hop, Funky Soundtracks, Drum'n'Bass and Loungecore... all sewn up with a tenous jazz thread" was the by-line - because at that time the Vortex was one of the longest running and respected jazz clubs in London, visited by many famous international jazz musicians. Many of the local DJ's who made guest appearances on the turntables with Roger C were drawn from Stokies huge pool of talent - Nigel Clark from chart-toppers Dodgy, Tjinder Singh from indie stalwarts Cornershop, MIchael Dog from the infamous Club Dog and Planet Dog Records, all the serious vinyl-heads from Totem Records across the street. Alt-cabaret songstresses Pearl Harbour and Dee Day Landings made a few appearances, the Bikini Beach Band were frequently involved - the only thing predictable about the Sunday Joint was it's un-predictability.

Resident DJ Roger C quit the UK in November 1998 for Los Angeles and eventually Sydney, Australia but The Sunday Joint continued on at The Vortex until May / June of the following year... there was a tie-in with Sonnie Mann's Chapel of Karaoke every couple of weeks... Tom Middleton made an appearance. Eventually though the Joint came to an end in the early summer of 1999.

Just unearthed from the vaults are these posters and flyers..


The Vortex Jazz Bar

However, The Sunday Joint was definitely not going to die... in December of 1999, Roger C resurrected the concept in Sydney, in the upstairs lounge of the Well Connected internet cafe in Glebe, a neighborhood very similar to Stoke Newington in many ways, but with more sun and less shootings. It ran there for five months, throughout the long hot Australian summer, with Roger C being joined every week by local guest djs, and finished at the end of April 2000 with the expiration of his Australian visitors visa.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

KEB DARGE @ POWDER ROOM

The undisputed king of deep funk will be continuing his DJ residency here in the Powder Room at The Apolo here in Barcelona.... his confirmed dates so far:

  • Thursday, 9th February 2006
  • Thursday, 10th March 2006
  • Thursday, 13th April 2006

If you've never seen him play, you've been missing something very, very special...

BIG WEDNESDAY @ SIFO

In addition to their regular Sunday night event - THE SUNDAY JOINT - from the beginning of next month, Roger © and Lloyd will be hosting a new monthly event called BIG WEDNESDAY at SIFO in the Raval district of Barcelona. However as THE SUNDAY JOINT is very much an early evening, post-weekend, recovery event - BIG WEDNESDAY will be aimed fully at the dancefloor with both barrels blazing...

BIG WEDNESDAY is all about big tunes from every genre of roots music - bound together with the cohesive glue of funk. Rhythm & Blues, Soul Stompers, Jazz, Latin Boogaloo, Original Disco, Afrobeat, Reggae, Dancehall & Old-School Hip-Hop. Plus of course Funk from every continent, from every decade and every genre - blended to pefection and splashed liberally across the dancefloor. The classics and the the rare, music from fifty years ago and tunes from last week - selected and mixed as if they were born to be together.

BIG WEDNESDAY is for dancers, in a comfortable bar, with a fat sound system and plenty of room to move. If you haven't been reduced to a liquid pool of sweating, heaving human protoplasm by the end of the night, then Roger and Lloyd will gladly let you kick their asses.

Here's the lowdown:
BIG WEDNESDAY
Wednesday, 1st February (then the first Wednesday of each month)
22:00 - 02.30
SIFO
c/Espalter 4
El Raval
Barcelona 08001
Admission Free
Map: Click Here


Looking forward to seeing you there...