Pal Joey

Pal Joey

Real Name:
Joseph Longo
Profile:
Pal Joey (aka Joseph Longo) came up in the heady days of New York street culture, amidst B-boying, boom boxes and an unusually entrepreneurial spirit of beat-making. Beginning with crude "pause tapes," he was soon making tracks with drum machines and sampled vocals, all painstakingly assembled with razors and reel-to-reel. Working at Vinylmania, where Larry Levan might be found shopping for records in his pajamas, helped Joey's entrance into the city's nascent house music scene, and he was soon working with everyone from KRS-One to Sade to the Orb, whose "Little Fluffy Clouds" he tweaked for stateside tastes. True to his city's inclusive spirit, Pal Joey consistently blurs the lines between disco, house and hip-hop, dropping scraps of old soul and recent rap alike over his skipping drum patterns and head-nodding keyboard lines. Joey's records (under his principal moniker and also aliases like Earth People and Soho) have appeared on Jive, Epic, Talkin' Loud, Wave and Coco Machete.
He also has run three labels of his own - Loop D'Loop, Cabaret and Footstompin' Records

Contact: paljoeymusic@gmail.com.
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Pal Joey Discography

Albums

KGLP 2002 Pal Joey Hot Music - The Album (Album) Kool Groove Records KGLP 2002 US 1994 Sell This Version
PJM1060 Pal Joey Music Show(CD, Mixed) Pal Joey Music PJM1060 US 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

LDLZ 101 Pal Joey #1 Loop D' Loop LDLZ 101 US 1990 Sell This Version
LDLZ 102 Pal Joey #2 Loop D' Loop LDLZ 102 US 1990 Sell This Version
CHAMP 12 · 266 Pal Joey Runaway Champion CHAMP 12 · 266 UK 1990 Sell This Version
LDLZ 104 Pal Joey #4 Loop D' Loop LDLZ 104 US 1991 Sell This Version
DJ 1000 Jamalski / Scientist / Pal Joey Jamalski / Scientist / Pal Joey - Roughneck Reality(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label DJ 1000 US 1991 Sell This Version
LDLZ 103 Pal Joey #3(12") Loop D' Loop LDLZ 103 US 1991 Sell This Version
RD 1959 Pal Joey / Reynald Deschamps Pal Joey / Reynald Deschamps - DJ Grooves Vol. 1 Rey-D Records RD 1959 US 1992 Sell This Version
LDLZ 106 Pal Joey # 6(12") Loop D' Loop LDLZ 106 US 1992 Sell This Version
LDLZ 105 Pal Joey #5(12") Loop D' Loop LDLZ 105 US 1992 Sell This Version
LDLZ 108 Pal Joey #8 Loop D' Loop LDLZ 108 US 1993 Sell This Version
LQD-3507-1 Pal Joey's* New Breed EP (EP) Liquid Music LQD-3507-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
LDLZ 4101 Pal Joey #9(12") Loop D' Loop LDLZ 4101 US 1993 Sell This Version
LDLZ 107 Pal Joey #7(12") Loop D' Loop LDLZ 107 US 1993 Sell This Version
PH-01 Pal Joey Presents Expression (2) Pal Joey Presents Expression (2) - Ancestoral Groove / Bless Me(12") Phusion Recordings PH-01 US 1994 Sell This Version
PH-02 Pal Joey Presents Expression (2) Pal Joey Presents Expression (2) - Once A Man Twice A Child / Keep On(12") Phusion Recordings PH-02 US 1994 Sell This Version
KNG-29 Pal Joey The Raw Shit Nite Grooves KNG-29 US 1995 Sell This Version
LDLZ 4102 Pal Joey #10(12") Loop D' Loop LDLZ 4102 US 1995 Sell This Version
JC 2005 Pal Joey New Breed E.P.(12", EP) Jazz Club JC 2005 US 1995 Sell This Version
LDLZ 4103 Pal Joey #11(12") Loop D' Loop LDLZ 4103 US 1995 Sell This Version
LDLZ 4104 Pal Joey #12(12") Loop D' Loop LDLZ 4104 US 1995 Sell This Version
LDLZ 4105 Pal Joey #13(12") Loop D' Loop LDLZ 4105 US 1995 Sell This Version
LDLZ 4106 Pal Joey #14(12") Loop D' Loop LDLZ 4106 US 1996 Sell This Version
LDLZ 4106 Pal Joey #14(12", TP) Loop D' Loop LDLZ 4106 US 1996 Sell This Version

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mousemusic

mousemusic

March 27, 2007
edited over 9 years ago

A true original ! Pal Joey apparently has no difficulty in being - and sounding - different.

In many ways PJ reminds me of Erik Satie, an eccentric, dadaist, creative and talented mind who regularly produces the most charming, playful, luminous, experimental pieces in House Music.

Check "Pulling a Cat Out of a Hat" and "Keeping On" on LDP17 for instance, or "Show me" with its delicious clarinet on LDP18. A.P.Sutter's "You don't know" reconstruction on Hipbone Records is also a striking example.

An young urban poet is born, and that's relaxing thinking people like that still go on doing their thing.
cglee

cglee

June 21, 2003
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Chadski

Chadski

June 10, 2003
There is no way that Pal Joey is the vocalist on White Noise's "Electrical Storm In Hell". First of all, Pal Joey's real name is Joseph Longo, not Joey Whitman. Secondly, according to allmusic.com, the vocalist for White Noise is JOHN Whitman, not Joey Whitman. Third, White Noise are from England, Pal Joey is from NYC. Fourth, the White Noise record came out in 1969, and according to press clippings on Pal Joeys own website, he was 27 in the late 80s/early 90s, which would have made him approximately 5 years old in 1969.
jussumen

jussumen

February 9, 2003
Pal Joey was also the singer on 'An Electric Storm In Hell' by WHITE NOISE ( under his real name Joe Whitman). It's good to have people like him around , who keep influencing the music scene with their individuality and non conformistic attitude.

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