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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 August 30, 2017: Jazzers With Soul, Black Gold & Bedtime Stories

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format
Funky16Corners  Testify! Intro   Options Best of Funky16Corners Volume One  Funky16Corners  2017  MP3 
Mel Torme  Coming Home Baby   Options 45RPM Single  Atlantic  1962  45 
Nina Simone  Seeline Woman   Options 45RPM Single  Philips  1965  45 
Nina Simone  Save Me   Options 45RPM Single  RCA  1969  45 
Eddie Jefferson  Freedom Jazz Dance   Options Things Are Getting Better  Muse  1974  LP 
Frank D'Rone  I Think I Will   Options Brand New Morning  Cadet  1968  LP 
Marlena Shaw  California Soul   Options 45RPM Single  Cadet  1968  45 
Ella Fitzgerald  Sunshine of Your Love   Options Sunshine of Your Love  Prestige/MPS  1968  LP 
Ella Fitzgerald  These Boots Are Made For Walking   Options 45RPM Single  Salle  1966  45 
Ella Fitzgerald  Savoy Truffle   Options 45RPM Single  Reprise  1969  45 
Joe Williams and the Jazz Orchestra  Get Out Of My Life Woman   Options 45RPM Single  Solid State  1966  45 
Funky16Corners  All Around the World With GTDR   Options Best of Funky16Corners Volume One  Funky16Corners  2017  MP3 
 
Ralfi Pagan  Make It With You   Options 45RPM Single  Fania  1971  45 
Margie Joseph  Baby I'm a Want You   Options Sweet Surrender  Atlantic  1974  LP 
Margie Joseph  My Love   Options Sweet Surrender  Atlantic  1974  LP 
Master Plan  Benny and the Jets   Options 45RPM Single  De Lite  1975  45 
Isley Brothers  It's Too Late   Options Brother Brother Brother  T-Neck  1972  LP 
Isley Brothers  Fire and Rain   Options Givin' It Back  T-Neck  1971  LP 
New Birth  It's Impossible   Options 45RPM Single  RCA  1971  45 
Four Of a Kind  Brand New Key   Options 45RPM Single  Toy  1972  45 
Odia Coates  Showdown   Options 45RPM Single  United Artists  1974  45 
 
Johnny Lytle  You've Got To Love The World   Options 45RPM Single  Solid State  1968  45 
Freddy McCoy  Salem Soul Song   Options Soul Yogi  Prestige  1968  LP 
Grant Green  Cease the Bombing   Options Carryin' On  Blue Note  1970  LP 
Herbie Hancock  Tell Me a Bedtime Story   Options Fat Albert Rotunda  Warner Brothers  1969  LP 
John Klemmer  Rose Petals   Options Eruptions  Cadet Concept  1970  LP 
The Meters  Stormy   Options The Meters  Josie  1969  LP 
Merl Saunders Trio and Big Band  Ode To Billie Joe   Options Soul Grooving  Galaxy  1968  LP 
 
Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers  I Gotta Go Now (Up On the Floor)   Options 45RPM Single  Like  1966  45 

Listener comments!

Avatar Wed. 8/30/17 10:02pm Gary:

Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:02pm Funky16Corners:

Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:03pm Funky16Corners:

Welcome!
Avatar Wed. 8/30/17 10:03pm Gary:

Groovy opener
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:04pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks!
  Wed. 8/30/17 10:04pm cupcakejenny:

Is this chat room only for -ary named people or can anyone join?
Avatar Wed. 8/30/17 10:04pm geezerette:

Velvet Fog! versatile!
Howdy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:04pm Funky16Corners:

Sure thing, if this is Jennifer-ary
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:05pm Funky16Corners:

Hey G!
  Wed. 8/30/17 10:05pm cupcakejenny:

It is! Doesn't my mom call us Jerry sometimes?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 10:06pm TristaC.HerLadyCaveBrat:

NOM!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:06pm Funky16Corners:

Of course. We are one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:06pm Funky16Corners:

Hi Trista!
Avatar Wed. 8/30/17 10:06pm Jeff Ash:

Bob Seger is playing here tonight. He's not going to play any of the good old stuff, so here I am.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:06pm Funky16Corners:

Good choice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:07pm hyde:

can't stay long, but here for a bit. sounds great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:08pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Hyde! Welcome!
Avatar Wed. 8/30/17 10:09pm geezerette:

Damn, love Miss Simone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:09pm Funky16Corners:

Me too
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 10:17pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Larry and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:17pm Funky16Corners:

Greetinsg C!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:18pm Funky16Corners:

I mean GREETINGS!
Avatar Wed. 8/30/17 10:22pm geezerette:

Lot of great surprises tonight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:23pm Funky16Corners:

I'm glad you're digging it! Lots more to come!
Avatar Wed. 8/30/17 10:24pm geezerette:

!!! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 10:26pm Parq:

I have that Velvet Fog track on an album of his mono hits that I bought -- well, of course -- at the FMU Record Fair.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:26pm Funky16Corners:

It's an all time classic. Big fave with the early mods.
Avatar Wed. 8/30/17 10:29pm geezerette:

When they're good they're good! These artists could do ANYTHING!
Pretty breathtaking.
And great arranging!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 10:30pm coelacanth∅:

i can't help but wonder if Ella knew what savoy truffle was about when she sang that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 10:31pm Parq:

You should title this week's show "The Golden Age of A&R Men".
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:31pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, lots of jazzers were digging into contemporary stuff with gusto. Some better than others, but these are all great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:31pm Funky16Corners:

Wait'll you hear what's coming in the next sets.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 10:32pm coelacanth∅:

i need a recipe for a gin gimlet, quick
Avatar Wed. 8/30/17 10:33pm geezerette:

Coel, betting she did. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:34pm hyde:

ooh, i love a gin gimlet
Avatar Wed. 8/30/17 10:35pm geezerette:

Let's all have a gin gimlet.
Cheers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 10:36pm coelacanth∅:

i've had a gin gimlet (with cucumber) just once and i have little clue as to how she made it...but it seems like a drink from the era and scene represented in that set.
Avatar Wed. 8/30/17 10:37pm geezerette:

Sinatra couldn't pull it off.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:40pm Funky16Corners:

Hey! Where's my gin?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 10:40pm coelacanth∅:

g @10.33 i don't know. many people (especially people not from england, where those chocolates were from) didn't know what that song meant until years later.
Avatar Wed. 8/30/17 10:40pm geezerette:

Gin with cucumber sounds great. Cool...it was nearly 100 here today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:40pm Funky16Corners:

I didn't know it was about candy for years, either
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:41pm hyde:

gimlets are easy. it's like 2 oz gin (supposed to be London Dry, I think), 1 oz lime juice, 1/2 oz Roses' Lime Cordial. or along those lines. my classic cocktail book is packed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 10:41pm coelacanth∅:

oops! here's your gin. and here, i made you a gin gimlet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 10:41pm Parq:

I've got a nice Rosé. It's too late to start with the mixology. Those of you in other time zones (or less bourgeois sensibility), go to it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:42pm Funky16Corners:

That's OK. I'm good with my caffeine free cola for now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:42pm hyde:

ok music mavens, time for bed. adios.
Avatar Wed. 8/30/17 10:43pm geezerette:

g'night, Hyde.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:43pm Funky16Corners:

Nite Hyde!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 10:44pm coelacanth∅:

'night hyde - and hoping the move goes smoothly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 10:45pm coelacanth∅:

(...and Thanks for the recipe!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 10:49pm coelacanth∅:

'love the background vox
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:49pm Funky16Corners:

This is a really nice album
Avatar Wed. 8/30/17 10:52pm geezerette:

Beautiful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 10:52pm Parq:

You guys are gonna say "There goes Parq with his screwy jokes again" but I swear this is true. Elton's "Benny" crossed over a little and cracked the R&B charts for a couple of weeks in the mid 70s, and -- yes -- they had him on Soul Train.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:53pm Funky16Corners:

That clip of him on Soul Train is great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:55pm Funky16Corners:

The Billboard R&B Chart book is a bible of mine, and there are bunch of interesting examples of pop artists crossing over into the R&B charts in unexpected ways
Avatar Wed. 8/30/17 10:57pm geezerette:

Just reminded me of "Electric Mudd", which I like a lot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 10:57pm Funky16Corners:

The Isleys have a ton of cool covers like this
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 10:59pm Parq:

Yeah, their take on the Seals & Croft hit "Summer Breeze" is a killer.
Avatar Wed. 8/30/17 10:59pm geezerette:

Ha, actually prefer to original.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 11:00pm Funky16Corners:

I'm torn. but I dig them both
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 11:02pm Funky16Corners:

BTW James Taylor CANNOT have this song back.
Avatar Wed. 8/30/17 11:02pm geezerette:

Ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 11:05pm coelacanth∅:

yeh this is way better than the original.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 11:08pm coelacanth∅:

"love the one you're with" may be my favorite cover the Isleys did...and i have no complaints about the original.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 11:09pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, they dipped into the Stills and Young songbooks
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 11:10pm coelacanth∅:

hahaha! this is great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 11:11pm Funky16Corners:

Isn't it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 11:13pm coelacanth∅:

again -no complaints about the original!. i still pull out my Melanie 45s sometimes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 11:13pm Funky16Corners:

I love Melanie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 11:17pm coelacanth∅:

the flip of "lay down (candles in the rain)" is "candles in the rain", which is also good (though not the masterpiece the a side has on it); but the album does not have it included and it seems unavailable on anything.
- my 45 is pretty scratchy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 11:21pm Funky16Corners:

I only have the album. I'll have to look for that
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 11:22pm coelacanth∅:

(the album does have that song, but it's shorter.)
Avatar Wed. 8/30/17 11:24pm Doug Schulkind:

Home from the library. ROCK IT, GROGAN!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 11:25pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 11:28pm Parq:

Doug! Back on the books. Mrs. Parq, who teaches non-matriculation ESL courses at a local Community College, wraps her summer session tomorrow night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 11:28pm Funky16Corners:

My wife teaches ESL!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 11:32pm Parq:

Going back a bit (I've been eating dinner and downing the Rosé), the version of Love the One You're With for me is Aretha's, on her Fillmore album. Great version of "I Want to Make It With YOu" on the same side. And I dug Melanie as a person more than I dug her songs (sound strange, I know, can't explain it any better).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 11:33pm Funky16Corners:

That Aretha Live album is fantastic. Great band. Melanie Just played some dates in the city. I heard good things.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 11:34pm Parq:

Larry, no kidding! I am on the off-ramp of my career, and Mrs. Parq is just starting this one, so it's a great process for me to follow what she's doing. She is fairly fluent with Spanish (it was her first language) and most of her student population is Latino, so that is a plus.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 11:35pm Parq:

Larry, dig up the CD re-release; it has the unedited Ray solo. Bliss.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 11:36pm Funky16Corners:

My wife teaches mainly kindergarten kids, so she gets them at a good time. Even though a lot of the kids come from homes where the nuclear family includes a lot of non-English speakers, they are primed to learn.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 11:40pm northguineahills:

I love Fat Albert Rotunda. This has been great cleaning music, thanks, Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 11:40pm Funky16Corners:

You're quite welcome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 11:41pm Funky16Corners:

I love the mid-period Herbie stuff that bridges the post-bop with the funky stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 11:48pm northguineahills:

I also love his "ambient jazz" period.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 11:49pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, Herbie is a deeply talented man
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 11:50pm Parq:

Oh man, I *love* this Meters version of Stormy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 11:51pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, very spare and dark compared to the rest of the album
Avatar Wed. 8/30/17 11:53pm geezerette:

Terrific show, Larry!
Good night all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 11:53pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks! Have a good night!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 11:54pm coelacanth∅:

Parq @11.32 for me, the highlight of that Aretha album was "don't play that song"...about 35 years ago! likely my preferences have changed since then.

even though i liked rnb as a child (being -and that helping me to be- the black sheep of my family) i didn't (& still don't) like Aretha Franklin that much. my record club sent me that album by mistake when i was about 12 and probably ordered a led zeppelin album. i was pissed but i decided to keep it - and play it fairly frequently.....but i haven't listened to it in many years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 11:54pm coelacanth∅:

'night, g
Avatar Wed. 8/30/17 11:56pm geezerette:

'night,coel
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 11:57pm Parq:

Coales, if you're still here, I was actually just thinking about that -- that incredible walk-off that caps the first side of the original LP. I'd give a lot for a time machine that would enable me to be at that show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/30/17 11:58pm Funky16Corners:

Nite all! Thanks again for taking the time to listen!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/30/17 11:59pm coelacanth∅:

Parq was that her guest, Mr. Ray Charles, getting pissed at the audience? i'm having trouble remembering.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 8/31/17 12:00am Parq:

Uh, I don't remember that, C, and I've listened to that album quite a lot. Possibly at that, I just missed it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 8/31/17 12:00am coelacanth∅:

...i have to dig that record out and give it a (new) spin.

- Thanks Larry!
good night all
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/31/17 12:00am Funky16Corners:

Nite guys!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 8/31/17 12:01am Parq:

Larry, ass-kicking show! Gonna go watch the original Hawaii 5-0 with Mrs. Parq. now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/31/17 12:01am Funky16Corners:

Thanks Parq!
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