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A roadmap that reveals the highways, byways, ley lines and subterranean tunnels connecting rock, soul, pop, folk rock, R&B, garage, punk, funk, jazz, world music, and soundtracks from the twilight of the 1950s to the dawn of the 1970s. Larry Grogan is a DJ, writer, podcaster, collector, and the man behind Funky16Corners.

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Options May 31, 2017: Way Down South and Up Inside Your Head

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Approx. start time
Funky16Corners  Testify! Intro   Options The Best of Funky16Corners Vol 1  Funky16Corners  2017  MP3  0:00:00 ()
Mississippi Fred McDowell  Baby Please Don't Go   Options   Capitol  1969  CD  0:01:44 ()
Mississippi John Hurt  Avalon Blues   Options   Okeh  1928  CD  0:06:37 ()
Blind Willie Johnson  John the Revelator   Options         0:09:30 ()
Son House  John the Revelator   Options   Columbia  1965  LP  0:13:12 ()
John Fahey  Sunflower River Blues   Options   Takoma  1964  LP  0:15:15 ()
The Band  In a Station   Options   Capitol  1968  LP  0:27:13 ()
Gilberto Gil  Volks Volkswagen Blue   Options   Philips  1969  CD  0:29:33 ()
Augustus Pablo  Java   Options   Sanctuary  1971  CD  0:33:06 ()
Small Faces  Up the Wooden Hills (To Bedfordshire)   Options   Immediate  1967  CD  0:35:57 ()
Love  The Red Telephone   Options   Elektra  1967  LP  0:37:51 ()
Edu Lobo  Crystal Illusions   Options   A&M  1970  CD  0:42:31 ()
Labelle  Won't Get Fooled Again   Options   Warner Brothers  1972  LP  0:48:26 ()
Allman Joys  Spoonful   Options   Dial  1966  45  0:56:45 ()
Spotlights  Batman and Robin   Options   Smash  1966  45  1:00:10 ()
Spotlights  Dayflower   Options   Smash  1966  45  1:02:30 ()
The Hour Glass  Cast Off all My Fears   Options   Liberty  1967  LP  1:04:30 ()
Allman Brothers  Dreams   Options   Atco  1969  LP  1:07:37 ()
Allman Brothers Band  Revival   Options   Atco  1970  LP  1:12:28 ()
Diamond Joe  Gossip Gossip   Options   Sansu  1967  45  1:23:25 ()
Bo Diddley  I Can Tell   Options   Checker  1962  45  1:25:51 ()
Dr Feelgood and the Interns  Mr Moonlight   Options   Okeh  1962  45  1:28:43 ()
Freddy King  San-Ho-Zay   Options   Federal  1961  45  1:31:06 ()
Booker T and the MGs  Plum Nellie   Options   Stax  1963  45  1:33:31 ()
Benny Spellman  Fortune Teller   Options   Minit  1961  45  1:35:51 ()
Billy Butler  I'll Bet You   Options   Brunswick  1967  45  1:37:40 ()
Lulu  Love Loves to Love Love   Options   EPIC  1967  45  1:40:35 ()
Adriano Celentano  La Unica Chance   Options   Clan  1973  45  1:42:34 ()
Charly and the Bourbon Family  Boogachi   Options   Decca  1971  45  1:47:17 ()
Chambers Brothers  Funky   Options   CBS  1970  45  1:51:13 ()
Mr Jamo  Shake What You Brought With You   Options   SSS Intl  1970  45  1:54:22 ()
Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers  I Gotta Go Now (Up On the Floor)   Options   Like  1966  45  2:02:37 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 10:00pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar    Wed. 5/31/17 10:00pm hyde:

Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 10:00pm Gary:

HI Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 10:01pm Uncle Michael:

lost the stream, Larry...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 10:02pm Uncle Michael:

Had Fred...and lost him again.
Avatar    Wed. 5/31/17 10:02pm hyde:

yeah, some serious dropouts.
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 10:02pm Gary:

Stream loss!
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 10:03pm Gary:

There we go
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 10:03pm Funky16Corners:

Back on now??
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 10:03pm Uncle Michael:

Fred's back....and gone again...
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 10:03pm Gary:

Oh noes! Again! ... lost :(
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 10:04pm Gary:

Here we go
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 10:04pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 10:04pm still b/p:

Stream Please Don't Go!
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 10:04pm Funky16Corners:

I have no idea what's up
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 10:05pm Uncle Michael:

may be holding this time...
Avatar    Wed. 5/31/17 10:05pm hyde:

steady now
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 10:05pm Funky16Corners:

I think it's finally stable
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 10:05pm Gary:

Seems like we've got liftoff
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 10:05pm Funky16Corners:

Hot dog. Hi everyone!
Avatar    Wed. 5/31/17 10:06pm hyde:

love this song
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 10:07pm Uncle Michael:

gone again...I'd power cycle modem and router...and have!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 10:07pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 10:08pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 10:08pm Funky16Corners:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 10:09pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 10:10pm still b/p:

The phrase "hayh past nine" is so gratifying somehow.
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 10:10pm Funky16Corners:

Sorry about the problems guys.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 10:11pm Uncle Michael:

First heard John the Revelator performed by Gov't Mule and still love the way they do it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 10:11pm Uncle Michael:

We've all had stream troubles.
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 10:16pm Funky16Corners:

That Son House was my first. Love the Blind Willie Johnson, too
Avatar    Wed. 5/31/17 10:18pm Kris Holmes:

Good evening from the Holmes family!!
Avatar    Wed. 5/31/17 10:18pm Kris Holmes:

loving the country blues
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 10:19pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Holmeses!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 10:20pm Uncle Michael:

I sought out the Son House as soon as I'd been exposed to the song. Warren's take is based on the Son House.
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 10:28pm Funky16Corners:

Powerful stuff
Avatar    Wed. 5/31/17 10:33pm Kris Holmes:

as a pubescent blues guitar prodigy i spent a lot of time devouring all that stuff through my teenage years. it was mind expanding. i am infinitely worse at playing it these days, wish i'd kept up on it.
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 10:34pm Funky16Corners:

It's some of my favorite music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 10:41pm Uncle Michael:

I used to really rely on the Red Telephone blog.
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 10:43pm Funky16Corners:

Me too
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 10:43pm Uncle Michael:

One of my dad's old flames' brother was a founding member of Love and the Standells. I was supposed to get to dine with him a few years back but it didn't happen.
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 10:45pm Funky16Corners:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 10:46pm Uncle Michael:

I guess he joined the Standells after he left Love in '66, so not a founding member.
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 10:46pm Funky16Corners:

That's still heady company to keep
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 10:47pm Uncle Michael:

John Fleck(enstein)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 10:48pm Uncle Michael:

The dinner out happened, but John ended up begging off.
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 10:49pm Funky16Corners:

That would have been cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 10:50pm Uncle Michael:

I half suspected he got wind that a music fan was part of the party and that's why he begged off.
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 10:51pm Funky16Corners:

That's too bad. I wonder what business he's in now?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 10:52pm Uncle Michael:

Probably dreaded "What was Albert Lee really like?" and "What was it like growing up in Boston?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 10:53pm Uncle Michael:

I don't know. he was playing with the reformed Standells a couple years ago, but according to Wikipedia he's back to "past member". maybe Wikipedia never got wind of the reunion.
Avatar    Wed. 5/31/17 10:53pm Kris Holmes:

I saw John Fleck live doing both Love & Standells songs with The Standells & Johnny Echols at the Ponderosa Stomp in 2013. They had a panel discussion too which was extremely interesting.
Avatar    Wed. 5/31/17 10:54pm Kris Holmes:

never heard the labelle version of won't get fooled, awesome
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 10:56pm Uncle Michael:

John has a couple of writing credits in the Love catalog.
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 10:57pm Doug Schulkind:

Sorry about the Internet gremlins, Larry. They nip our heels they do.
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 10:58pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Doug! I comfort myself thinking it was that little green guy with wings on his head from Bugs Bunny.
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 11:00pm Doug Schulkind:

We should just give that little green guy his own show already.
Avatar    Wed. 5/31/17 11:02pm Kris Holmes:

love this spotlights track, so cool, great backstory too!!
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 11:03pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, wild supergroup
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 11:04pm Funky16Corners:

I'd like to find the other Spotlights 45
  Wed. 5/31/17 11:04pm doctorjazz:

Hi all! Made it!
Avatar    Wed. 5/31/17 11:04pm Kris Holmes:

wouldn't we all?
Avatar    Wed. 5/31/17 11:04pm Kris Holmes:

also, what if the LP existed!!
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 11:05pm Funky16Corners:

I have the LP from the session. www.discogs.com...
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 11:06pm Funky16Corners:

Hi Doctor!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 11:08pm Uncle Michael:

I don't think the rest of the LP is the Spotlights.

Cast Off...is the beginning of Gregg's association and freindship with Jackson Browne.
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 11:08pm Funky16Corners:

No but it features prime early Leon Russell
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 11:09pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, Cast Off is a longtime fave
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 11:11pm Funky16Corners:

I love this alt version of Dreams
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 11:11pm Uncle Michael:

What's the alt. version on?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 11:12pm Uncle Michael:

I found this blog post about the Spotlights very entertaining:
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 11:13pm Funky16Corners:

It's from the box set that came out maybe ten years ago
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 11:14pm Funky16Corners:

Whoa, closer to 20! www.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 11:14pm Mike Sin:

Strangely, I came to know the Hour Glass through thaf strange civer of "Norwegian Wood."
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 11:15pm Funky16Corners:

Really interesting band, despite the fact that the Allmans hated that period
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 11:15pm Funky16Corners:

Oh, and Hey Mike!
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 11:19pm still b/p:

Gregg was 22-23 on those last tracks?...fwhoo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 11:24pm Uncle Michael:

Nice tribute, Larry.
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 11:24pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Unk!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 11:29pm Uncle Michael:

I'm going to put the keyboard away. Great show tonight, Larry. Night all...
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 11:29pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Michael! Night!
Avatar    Wed. 5/31/17 11:32pm Kris Holmes:

love Freddy King
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 11:32pm Funky16Corners:

Me too, grab everything I can get my hands on
Avatar    Wed. 5/31/17 11:34pm Kris Holmes:

steve cropper had that nasty guitar tone for a minute on the early sides!!
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 11:36pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, the solo on Plum Nellie is hot
Avatar    Wed. 5/31/17 11:38pm Kris Holmes:

i've been playing this Billy Butler out again lately, so great!
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 11:39pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, great dance floor number
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 11:41pm still b/p:

Stones version of Fortune Teller for some reason showed up often enough for a while on WBCN Boston in mid 70s for me to start singing along.
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 11:41pm Funky16Corners:

I like to think that Allen Toussaint's mailbox was filled with fat checks from all the covers
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 11:45pm still b/p:

Pay to the order of Naomi Neville.
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 11:46pm Funky16Corners:

Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 11:52pm Funky16Corners:

I left my wallet in El Segundo....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/31/17 11:54pm Mike Sin:

Supa-fine show! Good night, all!
Avatar Wed. 5/31/17 11:54pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Mike! Night!
Avatar Thu. 6/1/17 12:03am still b/p:

Avatar Thu. 6/1/17 12:03am Funky16Corners:

Thanks much!
Avatar    Sat. 6/3/17 11:40am Stalin Alive:

mp3 link seems not working!
Avatar Sat. 6/3/17 12:29pm Funky16Corners:

I'm not sure why that is. You can grab an MP3 here for the time being: testifyradio.wordpress.com
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