Keep That Joy Alive

Son Roberts

Record Details

Released:
2018
Genre:
Blues

RELEASED IN CELEBRATION OF THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA

Son Roberts presents a gospel-inspired video and track to celebrate joy across Canada… legally.

Gracious, mercy, thank you!

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Keep That Joy Alive

This gospel track was created years ago by me and one of my musical mentors, Ed Roth. Eddie and I used to smoke a lot of reefer together, so when the legalization of cannabis came up, I saw the opportunity to get the song out into the world. I went back to it and wrote a different ending, with a call and repeat approach for the chorus. Have mercy!

It’s an all-live track, recorded at the Meatlocker. And if you hang in to beyond the song’s ending, you hear Gary Kendall say,“Fucking nailed it!” – while my brother Dave Sparrow shouts out “Can I get an AMEN?” Then everyone else chimes in. Such a joyful session!

Keep That Joy Alive
Words and music by Wayne Son Roberts & Ed Michael Roth
Produced and engineered by Brett MacMillan
Recorded LIVE at the Meatlocker, Toronto, Canada
Copyright © 2018 Gate Productions Inc.
SOCAN

Album Track:
Son Roberts – vocals
Brett MacMillan – guitar
Alan Zemaitis – piano
Gary Kendall – bass
Duncan McBain – drums
Sergio Faluotico – percussion
Gail Roberts, Kate Roberts, David Sparrow, David Boire, and David Senior Jr. – back up vocals

Video Track:
Alan Zemaitis – piano
Adam Beer-Colacino – guitar
Joshua Park – drums
Ryan Spratt – bass
Chloe Watkinson, Gail Roberts, Kate Roberts, and Scott Bannister – back up vocals

Video Sound Engineered by Brett Preston
Recorded LIVE at Enoch Turner Schoolhouse during Kate and Scott’s Big Gig. Many thanks and much love to Kate and Scott for gifting me the stage.

Videographers R J Maloney and Daryl Reyes
Editing by R J Maloney

Lyrics

Keep That Joynt Alive

(Wayne S Roberts, Ed Roth,

Brett MacMillan, Alan Zimaitis)

Verse

Now, there’s a joynt in the darkness

over there

I see a joynt in the darkness

over there

If we bring that joynt some light

Happy smiles be shinin’ bright

Well, if we bring that joynt outta
darkness over there.

Verse

Now, there’s a joynt needs a friend

over there

Well, there is a joynt needs a friend

over there

If we make that joynt our friend,

That’s a friendship won’t end

Well, if we make that joynt our friend

over there

 Chorus

But you got to keep that joynt alive

Keep that joynt alive, keep that joynt alive

Won’t you keep that joynt alive?

Keep that joynt alive, Keep that joynt alive

Keep that joynt alive

I beg ya, keep that joynt alive

  Verse

Now, there’s a time and a place

for joynt

Well, there’s a time and a place

for joynt

Any time or place will do
when you spark that doobie doo

Yes, there’s a time and a place for joynt

 Chorus

 SOLOS

Chorus

 Verse

Now there’s a joynt in the darkness
over there

Well, there’s a joynt in the darkness
over there

If we bring that joynt some light

Happy smiles be shinin’ bright …

If you give that joynt a light ….

Give that joynt a light …

… over … there

 

 

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