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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 July 12, 2017: Walking In Space

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Artist Track Label Year Format Approx. start time
Funky16Corners  Testify! Intro   Options Funky16Corners  2017  MP3  0:00:00 ()
Parliament  Mothership Connection (Star Child)   Options Casablanca  1975  LP  0:01:10 ()
Billy Preston  Outta Space   Options A&M  1971  45  0:07:16 ()
Dexter Wansel  Life On Mars Pt1   Options Philadelphia International  1976  45  0:11:17 ()
Larry Young  The Moontrane   Options Blue Note  1966  CD  0:15:57 ()
The Blackbyrds  Spaced Out   Options Fantasy  1974  LP  0:23:11 ()
Bobby Womack  Fly Me To the Moon   Options Minit  1968  45  0:29:13 ()
Mystic Moods  Cosmic Sea   Options Warner Brothers  1973  45  0:36:39 ()
Jimi Hendrix Experience  Moon Turn the Tides (Gently Gently Away)   Options Reprise  1968  LP  0:38:53 ()
Quincy Jones  Walking In Space   Options A&M/CTI  1969  LP  0:47:13 ()
Miles Davis Nonet  Moon Dreams   Options Capitol  1956  CD  0:59:11 ()
Brother Jack McDuff  Moon Rappin'   Options Blue Note  1970  LP  1:02:28 ()
Stereolab  des Etoiles Electroniques   Options DUHF  1994  CD  1:12:35 ()
Air  Kelly Watch the Stars   Options Virgin  1997  CD  1:15:15 ()
The Orb  Earth (Gaia)   Options Island  1991  CD  1:18:54 ()
Pink Floyd  Astronomy Domine   Options Tower  1967  CD  1:28:42 ()
Sounds of Genesis  Space Rock   Options Buddah  1969  LP  1:32:45 ()
Jack Bruce  Rope Ladder To the Moon   Options Atco  1969  LP  1:40:58 ()
John Buck Wilkin  Sun Moon and Stars   Options United Artists  1971  LP  1:43:42 ()
The Equals  The Skies Above   Options RCA  1968  LP  1:47:27 ()
The Syn  Grounded   Options Deram  1967  45  1:49:45 ()
Rex Garvin and the Mihty Cravers  I Gotta Go Now (Up On the Floor)   Options Like  1966  45  1:57:18 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 10:01pm hyde:

Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 10:02pm geezerette:

Jumpin' Jupiter!
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:03pm Funky16Corners:

Hey there!
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:03pm Funky16Corners:

If you hear any noise....
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:03pm Doug Schulkind:

Am psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadolooping over here!
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:04pm Gary:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:04pm Parq:

Just keep doing your thing, man.
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:04pm Funky16Corners:

Good evening all! Strap yourselves in, as we are about to leave the atmosphere...
  Wed. 7/12/17 10:05pm cupcakejenny:

Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:06pm Funky16Corners:

Hi Jenny!
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:07pm Jeff Ash:

Reporting for duty from steamy, sultry Wisconsin.
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:09pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Jeff! Hot and sweaty here in NJ, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:10pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Larry, earthlings, people...
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:11pm Funky16Corners:

Howdy C!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:11pm coelacanth∅:

-always loved this track
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:11pm Funky16Corners:

All time classic
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:15pm Funky16Corners:

I have to say, that for a 45 with almost 5 minutes jammed into the grooves, Life on Mars sounds pretty good
  Wed. 7/12/17 10:16pm cupcakejenny:

With the world today, life on mars sounds pretty good
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:17pm Funky16Corners:

Hot during the day, cold at night, but i think David Bowie is there now, so there's that
  Wed. 7/12/17 10:18pm cupcakejenny:

Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:19pm Funky16Corners:

It's either him, or Jemaine Clement's Bowie-esque fart creature from Rick and Morty
  Wed. 7/12/17 10:19pm mgrog:

I'm on board the moon trane now!
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:19pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Mel!
  Wed. 7/12/17 10:20pm cupcakejenny:

At first I thought it said moose train and I was down for that.
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 10:20pm geezerette:

Get your tickets on the Moontrane.
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:20pm Funky16Corners:

I'd take a train to the moon
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:21pm coelacanth∅:

people of the world
get on board
on board the moon trane
the moon trane
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:21pm Funky16Corners:

Join robotic hands!
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 10:22pm geezerette:

Not even gonna pack. Wear what the Moon folks wear.
  Wed. 7/12/17 10:22pm mgrog:

Is there a dining car with zero gravity?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:22pm coelacanth∅:

boy i really messed those lyrics up didn't i...
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:22pm Funky16Corners:

New song!
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:23pm Funky16Corners:

Elvin Jones!
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:24pm Doug Schulkind:

It is quite possible that I saw Elvin live more than any other single artist.
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:25pm Funky16Corners:

You are a lucky man!
  Wed. 7/12/17 10:25pm mgrog:

  Wed. 7/12/17 10:29pm mgrog:

This tune puts me in the mood for some Herbie Hancock
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:30pm Funky16Corners:

Up the same alley for sure
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 10:31pm geezerette:

Yes! Was just thinking of Rockit.
  Wed. 7/12/17 10:32pm cupcakejenny:

Oh this is cool I love this song
  Wed. 7/12/17 10:38pm mgrog:

Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:39pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, crazy funky 45 by what was essentially an easy listening outfit
  Wed. 7/12/17 10:41pm mgrog:

You have a divining rod for hidden gems Larry!
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:41pm Funky16Corners:

If one must have a talent, it's not a bad one to have. Good ears run in the family.
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:46pm Funky16Corners:

The Jimi Hendrix Experience at their jazziest, thanks to Mitch Mitchell
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:47pm Parq:

I was just thinking, Irwin expounded at some length a while back on Mitchell's jazz-influenced drumming, and it really does come out on this track, big-time.
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:48pm Funky16Corners:

He was a powerhouse. His playing pre-Hendrix with Georgie Fame is top notch
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:49pm coelacanth∅:

...Mitch Mitchell was the Jimi Hendrix of the drums; the perfect compliment, together with a solid, hold-it-down kind of bassist.
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:49pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, I was digging Noel Redding's bass solo
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:52pm coelacanth∅:

was Noel on that track?
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:52pm Funky16Corners:

Yes, one of the few all-JHE tracks on the album (i.e. without guests)
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:53pm Funky16Corners:

If the Discogs breakdown is to be believed: www.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:56pm Parq:

Redding vs Cox. Decisions, decisions.

(Yes, I know, Redding by a landslide, but he does lose points for a really terrible solo album in the mid 70s. And let's not be too quick to slag Billy.)
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:56pm Funky16Corners:

I wouldn't slag Billy. He's part of Jimi's more soulful drift toward the end
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 10:57pm geezerette:

This version sounds minimal and isn't. Like it very much.
  Wed. 7/12/17 10:57pm mgrog:

Who's the vocalist?
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:57pm Funky16Corners:

Valerie Simpson
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 10:57pm geezerette:

...of Walking in Space.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:58pm coelacanth∅:

interesting. wikipedia says bass was played by Jimi on "1983..." (which is what you played - not to be a wise-ass!)
...i'd consult my Eddie Kramer book if i were home. i think he runs it down.
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:58pm Funky16Corners:

It's amazing how Quincy took a fairly small piece from HAIR and fleshed it out like this
  Wed. 7/12/17 10:59pm mgrog:

Of Ashford and Simpson?
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 11:00pm Funky16Corners:

The same
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:00pm coelacanth∅:

i think i like Cox just as much as Redding. i like the reformed experience (Jimi, Mitch, Billy) the best of all, i think.
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 11:01pm geezerette:

ahhhhh... :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 11:02pm Parq:

Most Hendrik cookoos I've known have been Noel all the way. I never quite bought it, and I'm glad there are other people who see it my way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 11:02pm Parq:

Dang, Larry, this is *such* a good show so far!
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 11:03pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks! I'm glad you're digging it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:06pm coelacanth∅:

Parq, i like that Billy held it down, amongst 2 immense, textural players... not that Noel didn't do the job, but he was a guitarist who begrudgingly became a bassist; and i think it manifest as not-as-heavy a bass.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:14pm coelacanth∅:

ah, very sweet! you're Killing it Larry!
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 11:14pm Funky16Corners:

Thank you!
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 11:22pm Funky16Corners:

Everybody got their glowsticks out?
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:22pm mgrog:

These are the folks behind Little Fluffy Clouds?
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 11:23pm Funky16Corners:

  Wed. 7/12/17 11:23pm mgrog:

I don't think I properly prepared (psychically) for this show.
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 11:24pm Funky16Corners:

And you're in Colorado, too. For shame...
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:27pm mgrog:

I'll have to listen again from the archive.
When do we get a snippet from Plan 9?
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 11:28pm Funky16Corners:

I'll have to dig one out for a future show. Perhaps something by Criswell.
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 11:30pm Funky16Corners:

And now, back into a more traditionally psychedelic head space...
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:30pm mgrog:

Aw yeaaaah
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 11:32pm Funky16Corners:

Thank you Mister Barrett
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 11:34pm Parq:

Coalesc, @ 11:06 -- I think that may have been what impressed my friends back in the day. Redding played bass more like a guitar, which struck some people as more "musician-ly", whereas Billy played bass the way I used to (or tried to -- I never did get very good as a bassist, or as a guitarist).
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 11:35pm Funky16Corners:

You didn't see too many bassists in the 60s, at least on the rock side, breaking away from the standard issue styles
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 11:38pm Parq:

Nixon. Geez. Fucking Nixon.
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 11:39pm geezerette:

This show! oh! I'm floating! there's music in space...

(miniturized television cameras)
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:39pm cupcakejenny:

The best photo of Neil Armstrong on the moon is not one of him directly. It's in Buzz's visor.
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:39pm cupcakejenny:

Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 11:39pm geezerette:

future past
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 11:39pm Funky16Corners:

In this set, Max Von Sydow, Peter Wyngarde, Neil Armstrong, Nixon, the whole gang.
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 11:40pm geezerette:

Jenny you're right!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 11:41pm Parq:

Would "60 Pounds of Moon Rocks" be a good name for a band? Why or why not? Discuss.
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:41pm cupcakejenny:

Imagine going all the way there and not getting a picture!
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 11:42pm geezerette:

haha! :D
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 11:42pm Funky16Corners:

I forgot to load the film!!
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 11:43pm Funky16Corners:

60 Pounds of Moon Rocks would have to have 60 members, 57 of them on percussion and backing vocals
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:44pm cupcakejenny:

Like you forgot the camera at the birth of your first kid! Lol
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:44pm mgrog:

I suppose 8miles high isn't funky enough. Or Mr Spaceman. Ezra is saying that Pink Floyd had a number of space related tunes... Not surprisingly
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 11:44pm geezerette:

tribute band is Pop Rox, sounds like a dad band.
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 11:45pm Funky16Corners:

Plus a series of 'Pebbles' albums for the tots
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:46pm coelacanth∅:

Parq, i agree with your friends too! -and i certainly never had a problem with Noel's playing...just maybe i liked Billy's playing more because it allowed for more freedom for the 2 freedom Lovers to fly...but then maybe it's just that i like the bluesy stuff that the later experience was getting into the best, and it happened to be Billy.
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 11:46pm geezerette:

Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 11:47pm geezerette:

Pebbles. :)
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 11:47pm Funky16Corners:

@Jenny, I forgot all about that. In my defense I was roused out of bed at 4:30AM
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:50pm cupcakejenny:

You're almost forgiven.
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 11:51pm geezerette:

Great show Larry!
Good night all.
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 11:51pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks for coming Geezerette!
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:52pm cupcakejenny:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 11:52pm Parq:

Larry, you do know that there was a a band in Italy with, among other thing, several hundred drummers.
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 11:52pm Funky16Corners:

I did not, and I am suitably intrigued!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:53pm coelacanth∅:

"60 pounds of moon rocks" reminds me of a spot a girlfriend, who grew up nearby, brought me to called "ringing rocks". -in pa,usa; it's a dried up river bed with various sized rocks that are positioned on various sized other rocks - instead of buried in soil; so with nothing to dampen the vibration, they rang, in many tones, when you hit them. (with a hammer, or other rocks.
...6,000,000 pounds of moon rocks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 11:54pm Parq:

Larry, check the link below after you're off the air. And again, what a freakin' great show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:54pm coelacanth∅:

'night, g
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:57pm mgrog:

Well executed!
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 11:57pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:58pm coelacanth∅:

Stellar program, Larry!

gnight all
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 11:58pm Funky16Corners:

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/13/17 12:00am coelacanth∅:

(...or was it interstellar?)
Avatar Thu. 7/13/17 12:00am Funky16Corners:

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