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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 December 27, 2017: Hammond Groovers, a Visit to the Loft and Something For Your Head

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format
Funky16Corners  Testify! Intro   Options Best of Funky16Corners Volume One  Funky16Corners  2017  MP3 
Shotgun Express  Curtains   Options 45RPM Single  Columbia UK  1966  45 
The Pop Ups  Lurking   Options 45RPM Single  HBR  1966  45 
Billy Larkin and the Delegates  Agent 00 Soul   Options 45RPM Single  World Pacific  1965  45 
Billy Preston  Greazee Pt1   Options 45RPM Single  Derby  1962  45 
Donald Seward  Studio B Funk   Options Donald Seward a l'Orgue  Revolution  1969  LP 
Casey and the Pressure Group  Powerhouse   Options 45RPM Single  Wizdom  1970  45 
 
Dorothy Morrison  Rain   Options 45RPM Single  Elektra  1970  45 
Eddie Kendricks  Girl You Need a Change of Mind   Options People Hold On  Tamla  1972  LP 
Booker T and the MGs  Melting Pot   Options Melting Pot  Stax  1970  LP 
Babe Ruth  The Mexican   Options First Base  Harvest  1972  LP 
Barrabas  Woman   Options 45RPM Single  RCA  1972  45 
Titanic  Sultana   Options 45RPM Single  Epic  1970  45 
Manu Dibango  New Bell   Options 45RPM Single  Atlantic  1972  45 
 
Bob Dylan  It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)   Options Bringing It All Back Home  Columbia  1965  LP 
Beck  Bottle of Blues   Options Mutations  DGC  1998  CD 
Edu Lobo  Zanzibar   Options Cantiga de Longe  Elenco  1970  CD 
Jefferson Airplane  Won't You Try/Saturday Afternoon   Options After Bathing At Baxters  RCA  1967  LP 
Big Star  Thirteen   Options #1 Record  Ardent  1972  LP 
Chris Bell  I Am the Cosmos   Options I Am the Cosmos  Rykodisc  1992  CD 
Anouar Brahem  Raf Raf   Options Barzakh  ECM  1991  CD 
Bobby Darin  Misty Roses   Options If I Were a Carpenter  Atlantic  1966  CD 
Left Banke  Shadows Breaking Over My Head   Options Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina  Smash  1967  LP 
Caetano Veloso  Eles   Options Caetano Veloso  Philips  1968  LP 
Belle and Sebastian  The Stars of Track and Field   Options If You're Feeling Sinister  Jeepster  1996  CD 
Biff Rose  Molly   Options The Thorn In Mrs Rose's Side  Tetragrammaton  1968  LP 
Fairport Convention  The Ballad of Easy Rider   Options Guitar/Vocal  Island  1976  LP 
 
Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers  I Gotta Go Now (Up On the Floor)   Options 45RPM Single  Like  1966  45 

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:02pm Gary:

Listening as I break down the set
  Wed. 12/27/17 10:02pm Cal Zone!:

TESTIFY, BABY!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:02pm Funky16Corners:

Cal! Gary!
Avatar Wed. 12/27/17 10:03pm Jeff Ash:

It is 7 below zero with a wind chill of 10 to 15 below in Green Bay at this moment. I am counting on you to bring some heat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:04pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Jeff! I shall oblige!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:05pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Larry et al.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:06pm Funky16Corners:

Hey C!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:06pm Uncle Michael:

Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:07pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Unk!
Avatar Wed. 12/27/17 10:07pm still b/p:

Luz me some organ. This gonna be good.
2 degrees here, headed to five below, with wind chills to -22. So, yes, bring some heat, and some oil for the heat.
Avatar    Wed. 12/27/17 10:08pm geezerette:

Oh it's HOT baby! Hippiest on the strip.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:08pm Funky16Corners:

Hey SBP! Mighty cold here but nothing like the midwest.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:08pm Funky16Corners:

Geezerette! Full house! Please move to the rear of the car!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:09pm Funky16Corners:

Watch your elbows people!
Avatar    Wed. 12/27/17 10:09pm geezerette:

I'm already there!
Avatar    Wed. 12/27/17 10:10pm geezerette:

Billy Preston! Billy Preston!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:11pm coelacanth∅:

Yes! Yes!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:11pm Funky16Corners:

Young Billy Preston!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:11pm coelacanth∅:

this is the earliest Billy i've ever heard!
Avatar Wed. 12/27/17 10:11pm still b/p:

I'm on NE coast. But the moderating effect of the ocean...where's THAT at this evenin'?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:13pm Funky16Corners:

@C - I'll have to do a whole set of early Billy some night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:14pm coelacanth∅:

i'm there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:14pm coelacanth∅:

("Little Billy Preston"?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:15pm Funky16Corners:

He recorded quite a lot before hooking up with the Beatles and then having his hits with A&M, for Derby, Veejay and Capitol
  Wed. 12/27/17 10:15pm Cal Zone!:

LG's pulling out the BIG ORGAN wax!
Avatar    Wed. 12/27/17 10:16pm geezerette:

Those Beatles had taste.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:17pm coelacanth∅:

honestly i never heard anything made before he was a beatle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:21pm Gary:

I never got the Love Saves the Day = LSD connection, duh
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:24pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, if you watch The Deuce on HBO they do a little mini-tribute to Mancuso using this very song
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:25pm Funky16Corners:

There's a 45 edit of this track but you have to hear the full, LP version
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:27pm Uncle Michael:

Best falsetto? Eddie or Curtis?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:28pm Funky16Corners:

Eddie, though Curtis was a much fuller bench talent-wise, i.e. guitar, songwriter, producer, arranger
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:30pm Uncle Michael:

I'll endorse that view.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:30pm Funky16Corners:

I also like to think of Curtis's voice as kind of naturally high/sweet, less of an effort than a falsetto
Avatar Wed. 12/27/17 10:32pm Jeff Ash:

Hm. I don't have this Eddie Kendricks LP. Makes note to get it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:33pm Uncle Michael:

I can hear that but it's definitely head-voice and not from the diaphragm.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:33pm Funky16Corners:

@Jeff - People Hold On is a must-have
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:34pm Funky16Corners:

@UM - I agree
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:35pm Funky16Corners:

This record often comes as a shock to folks that only know Green Onions
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:35pm Uncle Michael:

I thought this was a destination:OUT mic break.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:36pm Funky16Corners:

Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep groove
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:37pm Uncle Michael:

I'm playing a track off the Melting Pot album this week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:37pm Funky16Corners:

Chicken Pox???
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:37pm Uncle Michael:

That would be telling.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:38pm Funky16Corners:

Shhhhhhhh....
Avatar Wed. 12/27/17 10:38pm still b/p:

The Soul Clap guy, DJ Jonathan Toubin, is doing a gig locally in a couple weeks. Listening to some of these Drummer stream shows in recent days, I'm thinking, "Soul Clap guy must be familiar with nearly everything, but has he got THIS? Hope so!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:39pm Funky16Corners:

Toubin has good taste and deep crates
Avatar    Wed. 12/27/17 10:41pm geezerette:

Takes one to know one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:42pm Funky16Corners:

Pshaw....
Avatar Wed. 12/27/17 10:42pm Jeff Ash:

Ah, "The Mexican." A staple of the old late-night free-form FM radio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:42pm Funky16Corners:

I love this record! There's also a 45 edit with an extended version of the segment that interpolates 'For a Few Dollars More'
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:43pm northguineahills:

Here for Testify!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:43pm Funky16Corners:

NGH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:46pm northguineahills:

I think Doug has played that Babe Ruth track before.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:47pm Funky16Corners:

It was part of the Loft playlists, and then a few year later Kool Herc made it a b-boy staple up in the Bronx.
Avatar Wed. 12/27/17 10:47pm still b/p:

Heard something today that intersected with a few interesting notes from FMU discussions in last couple months: the male vocalist on Mah Na Mah Na also did the whistling bits in the spaghetti soundtracks for Leone..such as For A Few Dollars More.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:48pm Uncle Michael:

I'm gonna get my beauty sleep. Heading for Kansas City at 8:00 AM for a round of unrepentant foodie shopping, getting my knives sharpened and maybe one record store...

Lullaby me, Larry.

Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:48pm Funky16Corners:

Alessandro Alessandroni!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:48pm Funky16Corners:

Nite Unk!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:48pm Funky16Corners:

We're traveling tomorrow as well
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:49pm Funky16Corners:

@SBP - Alessandroni was a guitarist, too
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:49pm Uncle Michael:

If you haven't seen the original film scene that gave the world Ma Na Ma Na, seek it on Youtube.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:49pm Uncle Michael:

Night all.
  Wed. 12/27/17 10:50pm Cal Zone!:

Long hairy set, Larry! Digging it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:50pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Cal!
Avatar Wed. 12/27/17 10:51pm still b/p:

I checked segments of "Svezia, inferno e paradiso," but don't think I saw the particular scene. Resolution for 2018.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:51pm northguineahills:

@UM: Says guy that lives a few time zones west of myself and others (going to sleep soon too, the holidays didn't afford me any sleep).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:53pm Funky16Corners:

EVERYBODY DANCE!
Avatar    Wed. 12/27/17 10:55pm geezerette:

...On the drums like the Nicholas brothers...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:56pm Funky16Corners:

Drums, pots, pans, whatever makes the right kind of noise
Avatar    Wed. 12/27/17 10:57pm geezerette:

!!! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:09pm coelacanth∅:

damn this song always transports me to specific time and scenario. ...lots of hash, sitting in a small rectangular room with only a red light bulb on the ceiling; talking about revolution when outside my friend's room disco and southern rock were the order of the day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:10pm Funky16Corners:

This album, almost moreso than Highway 61 is literary. Amazing songs filled with amazing words
Avatar    Wed. 12/27/17 11:11pm geezerette:

I always hear lines I've never heard before.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:11pm Funky16Corners:

Yes, indeed. It's densely layered
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:11pm coelacanth∅:

my 2 favorite Dylan albums. glad i never had to choose one over the other.
Avatar    Wed. 12/27/17 11:11pm geezerette:

And they always sound like truth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:12pm Funky16Corners:

Mine too. I was only a little kid then, but it's now easy to see why people flipped over Dylan
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:13pm northguineahills:

I was a late-comer to Dylan, but this song etched it in my sonic psychology. (I think I came to this song when I was 26, but I started to like Dylan when I was 24).

I just listened to Mutations in my car last Friday (been listening my cd in abc order, b/c hey, my new to me car has a cd player that plays 20 year old cdrs).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:14pm Funky16Corners:

I love most prime-era Beck, but this album especially.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:15pm Funky16Corners:

Saw him live twice, once when he was touring for Loser and then again for Odelay (with Yo La Tengo opening), both great shows
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:15pm northguineahills:

Even Beck's crap is fun!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:15pm coelacanth∅:

i heard an interesting version of "masters of war" recently by Charles Lloyd and the marvels...interesting because i wouldn't expect a horn-based version of a particularly stark Dylan song to be good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:16pm Funky16Corners:

I'd like to hear that! Leon Russell did a cool version
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:21pm northguineahills:

Yeah, i've seen Beck twice live as well. My wife, and my ex-gfs all had crushes on him. Still, the best Beck connected show I saw was Peanut Butter Wolf (Beck's dj for Odelay) play for 30 people in a coffee shop wearing a white leisure suit ready to yacht rock out, dj. He (literally) burned through vinyl and used/abused vinyl I hadn't seen this side of Marclay/Yoshihide.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:22pm coelacanth∅:

(heh -Love Saves the Day)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:22pm Funky16Corners:

@NGH - PBW is great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:24pm coelacanth∅:

i think my favorite ja album, but maybe it's crown of creation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:25pm northguineahills:

Might fade out, if so, danks vielmals, Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:26pm Funky16Corners:

Severely underrated band. Damned by the omnipresence of Somebody To Love and White Rabbit. So much deeper. Also damned by We Built This City, but that is another thing entirely
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:26pm Funky16Corners:

Nite NGH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:29pm coelacanth∅:

yeah the really great songs never seem to make the rounds.
...i like somebody to Love and white rabbit too, but - i kind of can't stand Grace Slick!
-i've heard lots of shit for that opinion!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:30pm coelacanth∅:

gnight ngh
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:31pm Funky16Corners:

I prefer Grace when she's singing in tandem with Marty
Avatar    Wed. 12/27/17 11:33pm geezerette:

Well, it all sounds like mulled cider and mu tea at the Moonfire.
More I cannot say.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:35pm Funky16Corners:

That sounds like a good thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:35pm coelacanth∅:

absolutely. Marty's voice was quite beautiful and she was subdued when they sang together. the 2 complimented each other.
...and maybe she pushed too hard when she had the full attention.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:37pm coelacanth∅:

i could go for some mulled cider
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:37pm Funky16Corners:

I was craving a crisp, hard cider, but I never drink on show night
Avatar    Wed. 12/27/17 11:40pm geezerette:

It's a good winter drink,isn't it?

On the other hand, hard cider, mmm...

What a lovely set. Perfect winter night mood. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:40pm coelacanth∅:

i can count on one hand the times i've had a hard cider; but it sounds very good right now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:40pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks G!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:41pm Funky16Corners:

I LOVE hard cider. One of my Christmas gifts was freezable pint glasses. A Stringbow Orange Blossom cider in one of those is a little bit of heaven!
Avatar    Wed. 12/27/17 11:41pm geezerette:

Thank YOU, Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:42pm Funky16Corners:

@C - Way back when, some friends led me astray into an Irish immigrant bar in Trenton, NJ where I was introduced to the wonders of cold cider on draft. It gace me the worst headache/hangover, but it tasted so good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:42pm coelacanth∅:

there's an overpriced but not entirely un-worth it "wine bar" in town that has mulled wine when it's cold out and it's pretty special.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:42pm Funky16Corners:

Mmmmmmmm
Avatar    Wed. 12/27/17 11:43pm geezerette:

That sounds great! Are actual orange blossoms ore peel used in brewing it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:43pm Funky16Corners:

I think so
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:44pm Funky16Corners:

They make a ginger and a cherry variety, too. Great and not overpriced.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:45pm coelacanth∅:

yeah i've never heard of that one. i know my usual pub has at least 2 brands of cider. i'm told one is not as sweet as the average cider. maybe tomorrow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:47pm Funky16Corners:

I like the sweeter ones, but a nice, dry cider hits the spot now and again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:48pm coelacanth∅:

i think i'd like a sweet one, but i'm much more likely to get a headache from that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:49pm Funky16Corners:

The headache I got the first time I got drunk on cider felt like the grim reaper stepping on my head.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:49pm Funky16Corners:

SOOOOOOOOOOO much sugar
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:50pm coelacanth∅:

-oh, strongbow is from england; so i guess there's as much chance of me finding it here as you having it there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:51pm Funky16Corners:

I think it's shipped in from Belgium, but it's everywhere around here.I'm guessing some big conglomerate imports it
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:54pm coelacanth∅:

i'm looking for it. orange blossoms. the oil, known as neroli, is known in aromatherapy for anti-depressive action.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:55pm Funky16Corners:

I'm a citrus nut, orange, lemon, lime flavors will always draw me in. My favorite drink in the world is the cool lime refresher at Starbucks. I could drink it all day long.
Avatar    Wed. 12/27/17 11:57pm geezerette:

Thanks for this show,Larry!
Good Night & Happpy New Year.
You too,Coel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:58pm coelacanth∅:

i love oranges but somehow rarely eat them. the only fruit i eat often is lemon, and that's either in/on food or in water.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:58pm coelacanth∅:

'night g
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:59pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Larry Excellent as usual!
good night
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/28/17 12:02am coelacanth∅:

(...actually neroli might be from a very specific type of orange. other citrus oils are known to be uplifting as well - esp. lemon, tangerine, orange)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/28/17 12:02am Funky16Corners:

Thanks C!
Avatar Thu. 12/28/17 12:02am still b/p:

Thanks thanks. Great stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/28/17 12:02am Funky16Corners:

Thanks SBP!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/28/17 12:03am Funky16Corners:

Nite all, and thanks for lending me your ears!
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