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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 28, 2020: Testify! - Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Approx. start time
Funky16Corners  Testify! Intro   Options Best of Funky16Corners Volume One  Funky16Corners  2017  MP3  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Elvis Costello and the Attractions  Accidents Will Happen   Options Armed Forces  CBS  1979  CD  0:01:10 (Pop‑up)
The Spongetones  Anna   Options Where-Ever-Land  Triapore  1987  CD  0:04:11 (Pop‑up)
The Spongetones  Where-Ever-Land   Options Where-Ever-Land  Triapore  1987  CD  0:08:14 (Pop‑up)
The Beach Boys  Darlin' (Stereo Mix)   Options Wild Honey  Capitol  1967  CD  0:11:44 (Pop‑up)
Elvis Costello and the Attractions  (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?   Options Armed Forces  CBS  1979  CD  0:13:56 (Pop‑up)
 
Peggy Lee  Reason To Believe   Options 45RPM Single  Capitol  1968  45  0:21:57 (Pop‑up)
Peggy Lee  Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show   Options Is That All There Is  Capitol  1969  LP  0:24:18 (Pop‑up)
Jr Walker and the All Stars  Holly Holy   Options A Gassssss  Soul  1970  LP  0:27:20 (Pop‑up)
Let's Active  Make Up With Me   Options Afoot  IRS  1983  LP  0:30:34 (Pop‑up)
Let's Active  Gravel Truck   Options Cypress  IRS  1984  LP  0:34:08 (Pop‑up)
Let's Active  Crows On a Phone Line   Options Cypress  IRS  1984  LP  0:35:11 (Pop‑up)
Doug Randle  Isn't It a Pity   Options Songs For the New Industrial State  Kanata/CBC  1970  CD  0:39:01 (Pop‑up)
Doug Randle  One Way Swimming   Options Songs For The New Industrial State  Kanata/CBC  1970  CD  0:42:14 (Pop‑up)
Doug Randle  Batteries Not Included   Options Songs For the New Industrial State  Kanata/CBC  1970  CD  0:46:15 (Pop‑up)
Doug Randle  Song For the Middle Age-d   Options Songs For the New Industrial State  Kanata/CBC  1970  CD  0:48:59 (Pop‑up)
Norma Tanega  Hey Girl   Options Walkin' My Cat Named Dog  New Voice  1966  LP  0:52:05 (Pop‑up)
Peggy Lee  It'll Never Happen Again   Options 45RPM Single  Capitol  1968  45  0:54:39 (Pop‑up)
Peggy Lee  Misty Roses   Options 45RPM Single  Capitol  1968  45  0:56:54 (Pop‑up)
 
Mark Murphy  Stolen Moments   Options Stolen Moments  Muse  1978  LP  1:07:07 (Pop‑up)
Mark Murphy  Ballad of the Sad Young Men   Options Bop For Kerouac  Muse  1981  LP  1:12:41 (Pop‑up)
Nathan Davis  Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most   Options Happy Girl  Saba  1965  CD  1:20:14 (Pop‑up)
John Martyn  Solid Air   Options Solid Air  Island  1973  LP  1:27:14 (Pop‑up)
Laura Nyro  Upstairs By a Chinese Lamp   Options Christmas and the Beads of Sweat  Columbia  1970  LP  1:32:59 (Pop‑up)
Odell Brown and the Organizers  The Look of Love   Options Ducky  Cadet  1967  LP  1:38:27 (Pop‑up)
Paul Grabowsky  Rites of Passage   Options Last Orders OST  Varese Sarabande  2002  CD  1:41:29 (Pop‑up)
Charles Chalmers  Velvet Soul   Options Sax and the Single Girl  Chess  1967  LP  1:42:51 (Pop‑up)
Mongo Santamaria  Creepin'   Options Afro Indio  Vaya  1975  LP  1:45:33 (Pop‑up)
Barbra Streisand  Life On Mars   Options Butter Fly  Columbia  1974  LP  1:49:46 (Pop‑up)
 
Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers  I Gotta Go Now (Up On the Floor)   Options 45RPM Single  Like  1966  45  1:59:03 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Julie:

ELVIS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Funky16Corners:

Julie!
Avatar 3:02pm Sem:

Hiya, Larry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Sem!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Listener Bob in PGH:

Nothin' ify about this test!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Funky16Corners:

Hi Bob!
Avatar 3:03pm Bri The Beatnik:

I can feel this is gonna be a good show when you start off with Elvis
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm doctorjazz:

Elvis in the house! Hi Larry and Testifiers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm Funky16Corners:

Hi Bri! Doc!
Avatar 3:05pm Bri The Beatnik:

Hey Larry!
Avatar 3:08pm Jeff Ash:

Greetings from soggy Green Bay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

Hi Larry, love The Spongetones!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm Funky16Corners:

Jeff! Hopey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm Funky16Corners:

@Hopey - Yes, seriously underappreciated band!
Avatar 3:11pm Erica:

Hi Testifyers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm dutchtheo:

Hi, Larry and spring testifiers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm Funky16Corners:

Erica! Theo!
Avatar 3:12pm holland oats:

afternoon all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm Funky16Corners:

Holland Oats!
Avatar 3:15pm Bri The Beatnik:

This music really makes me miss being by a pool
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm Funky16Corners:

I hear that. It's getting warm
Avatar 3:22pm Bri The Beatnik:

Never knew Peggy Lee sang rock! Love it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm Funky16Corners:

She did a fair amount of contemporary pop covers in the late 60s.
Avatar 3:23pm Bri The Beatnik:

She actually has a beautiful voice for folk rock and ‘60s music!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm Funky16Corners:

Yes, indeed. One of my favorite singers, and she was willing and able to adapt to all kinds of stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm Julie:

I like it but I kinda miss Neil on this song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm Funky16Corners:

Wait'll you hear the next record...
Avatar 3:27pm Erica:

Neil's version is better I agreed Julie.
Avatar 3:29pm Jeff Ash:

This is the only Jr. Walker LP I have, and I must confess I bought it largely for its cool cover design.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, the cover is fantastic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm Funky16Corners:

If anyone wants to check it out: www.discogs.com...
Avatar 3:36pm Bri The Beatnik:

Really cool cover!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37pm Funky16Corners:

Yes, unusual for Motown at the time
Avatar 3:38pm Bri The Beatnik:

For sure!
Avatar 3:43pm StringOFperils:

Hi. Here for the testimony. Please speak clearly into the flower arrangement. I'll turn up the volume on this end.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43pm Funky16Corners:

StringOfPerils! How does the day find you?
Avatar 3:44pm StringOFperils:

Well, the sun came up, and there I was. (stole that from Viv Stanshall)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm Funky16Corners:

That's a good place to be
Avatar 3:45pm StringOFperils:

Hope everyone's grooving to the swimmy beat.
Avatar 3:47pm StringOFperils:

Should have been here for Let's Active. That's what I get for being late.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:48pm Funky16Corners:

It will live on in the archive!
Avatar 3:48pm Bri The Beatnik:

Sop!
Avatar 3:49pm StringOFperils:

Yep. ACtually, I have Cypress on an IRS cassette somewhere.
Hello Bri !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm Funky16Corners:

I just recently dug out my Let's Active vinyl when I discovered that I hadn't digitized it all.
Avatar 3:52pm Bri The Beatnik:

Love this song! Different words, but still good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm Funky16Corners:

Yes, indeed. I think Leadbelly would have liked it.
Avatar 3:53pm Bri The Beatnik:

Definitely! I like it.
Avatar 3:58pm StringOFperils:

Nice ! Tim Hardin song. I don't know any Peggy Lee stuff from this period at all...not that I'm any kind of authority.
Avatar 4:00pm Bri The Beatnik:

Sop, I was saying the same thing! I love these songs!
Avatar 4:02pm StringOFperils:

You'll hear a lot of good records on Larry's show here.
Avatar 4:08pm Bri The Beatnik:

Sop, I’ve loved everything he’s played so far!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks String! I aim to please!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10pm zivilars:

Late to the party, but glad to catch at least the rest of the show – thanks Larry and have a great morning/ afternoon / evening everybody, wherever you are!
Avatar 4:10pm Bri The Beatnik:

Love this song! It’s my first time hearing it with vocals!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11pm Funky16Corners:

Zivilars!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11pm Funky16Corners:

@Bri - Mark Murphy was a master of this kind of thing. He wrote these lyrics.
Avatar 4:11pm Erica:

Hi zivilars!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:12pm zivilars:

Hi back, Erica!
Avatar 4:12pm Bri The Beatnik:

@Larry Just beautiful!
Avatar 4:13pm Bri The Beatnik:

Kerouac!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:13pm zivilars:

Missed some Peggy Lee songs, I see – love her beautiful voice
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:14pm zivilars:

will catch up the beginning in the archive
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:14pm Funky16Corners:

@Bri - This was a concept album that integrated some of Keroauc's writing
Avatar 4:15pm Bri The Beatnik:

@Larry Love it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:16pm Little Danny:

Hey LG and friends
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Danny!
Avatar 4:18pm StringOFperils:

Aw fiddlesticks (who sez that?1) Have to get back to this in the archive. Gotta run................later folks. thx LG
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm Funky16Corners:

Bye String!
Avatar 4:18pm Bri The Beatnik:

Bye Sop! Maybe I’ll catch you later on the Night owl show?
Avatar 4:20pm Erica:

See ya later SoP!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23pm Funky16Corners:

Great lyrics to this song: Once I was a sentimental thing
Threw my heart away each Spring;
Now a Spring romance hasn't got a chance
Promised my first dance to Winter;
All I've got to show's a splinter for my little fling!

Spring this year has got me feeling like a horse that never left the post;
I lie in my room staring up at the ceiling
Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most!

Morning's kiss wakes TREEES and flowers
And to them I'd like to drink a toast;
I walk in the park just to kill lonely hours
Spring Can really Hang You Up The Most

All afternoon those birds twitter twit
I know the tune, "This is love, this is it!"
Heard it before and I know the score
And I've decided that Spring is a bore!

Love seemed sure around the New Year
Now it's April, love is just a ghost;
Spring arrived on time, only what became of you, dear?
Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most!
Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23pm zivilars:

This is the perfect music to calm down in the evening, my time zone (10:00pm) is really playing into my hands ... ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm Funky16Corners:

Bob Dorough did a great version of this: www.discogs.com...
Avatar 4:35pm Bri The Beatnik:

Love the spring theme!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:35pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks!
Avatar 4:36pm Bri The Beatnik:

Of course!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

Greetings, Larry and WFMU kin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:39pm Funky16Corners:

Granny!
Avatar 4:41pm Erica:

Hya Granny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:45pm Little Danny:

Really lovely vibe you're cultivating here, Larry
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:46pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Danny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm Brian in UK:

Hello Larry. Bit late to the proceedings. Love Bob Dorough's influence on Spanky and the Gang.
Remember the first time I saw John Martyn play on the Old Grey Whistle Test with an Echoplex singing Solid Air, what an eyeopener.
Avatar 4:49pm Sem:

^ what little Danny said. Thank you, Larry,
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Doug Schulkind:

^ what Sem said. Helluva groovy afternoon, Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Brian! Dorough's musical partner Stu Scharf played on that Laura Nyro track
Avatar 4:50pm Erica:

It's Babs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Sem! Hey Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Brian in UK:

Another Spanky link. Been thinking of Dory Previn and William Bell recently.
Avatar 4:52pm Bri The Beatnik:

Bars bars singing Bowie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm Brian in UK:

This is nuts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

As a child of the 70's my intro to Bob Dorough was through his School House Rock! contributions, ha ha! And Blossom Dearie and Grady Tate. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Dorough once, and thanked him for helping me learn my multiplication tables.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm WR:

Thank you Larry. Interesting and thoughtful show again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm doctorjazz:

Been listening quietly (busy at work), loved the shoe, thanks, Larry!
AND A VERY HAPPY BIRYHDAY TO DOUG, THE GRAND POOBAH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

Hey, wow, Doug! Happy solar return!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm dutchtheo:

Thanks Larry! And happy birthday Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm zivilars:

Thanks, Larry!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

Thank you, Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Funky16Corners:

Thank you all!
Avatar 4:59pm Erica:

Such a relaxing show this week. See you all next time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Funky16Corners:

Doug's birthday?!?!? HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUG!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm zivilars:

Happy birthday from me too, Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm Funky16Corners:

Hey WR! Thanks!
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