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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 October 4, 2017: All your money and your cocaine, Rhythm, Blues, Pearls and Swine.

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Funky16Corners  Testify! Intro   Options Best of Funky16Corners Volume One  Funky16Corners  2017  MP3 
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers  American Girl   Options Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers  Shelter  1976  LP 
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers  Rockin' Around With You   Options Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers  Shelter  1976  LP 
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers  I Need To Know   Options You're Gonna Get It  Shelter  1977  LP 
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers  Listen To Here Heart   Options You're Gonna Get It  Shelter  1977  LP 
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers  Shadow of a Doubt (Complex Kid)   Options Damn the Torpedoes  Backstreet  1979  LP 
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers  Here Comes My Girl   Options Damn the Torpedoes  Backstreet  1979  LP 
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers  Century City   Options Damn the Torpedoes  Backstreet  1979  LP 
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers  Don't Bring Me Down   Options Pack Up the Plantation  MCA  1985  LP 
 
Richard Berry and the Pharaohs  Louie Louie   Options 45RPM Single  Flip  1957  45 
L'il Bob and the Lollipops  I Got Loaded   Options 45RPM Single  La Louisianne  1965  45 
John Lee Hooker  Boom Boom   Options 45RPM Single  Veejay  1962  45 
Charles Sheffield  It's Your Voodoo Working   Options 45RPM Single  Excello  1961  45 
Otis Rush  Homework   Options 45RPM Single  Duke  1962  45 
Louisiana Red  Sugar Hips   Options 45rPM Single  Glover  1964  45 
Tommy Tucker  Mo Shorty   Options 45RPM Single  Checker  1964  45 
Richard Berry and the Pharaohs  have Love Will Travel   Options 45RPM Single  Flip  1960  45 
 
A Tribe Called Quest  Can I Kick It   Options People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm  Jive  1990  CD 
Shuggie Otis  Inspiration Information   Options Inspiration Information  Epic  1974  LP 
Shuggie Otis  Sparkle City   Options Inspiration Information  Epic  1974  LP 
Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway  Where Is the Love   Options Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway  Atlantic  1972  LP 
Lou Bond  That's The Way I Always Heard It Should Be   Options Lou Bond  We Produce  1974  LP 
Love  Softly To Me   Options Love  Elektra  1966  LP 
Alan Lorber Orchestra  Flute Thing   Options The Lotus Palace  Verve  1967  LP 
Alan Lorber Orchestra  Within You Without You   Options The Lotus Palace  Verve  1967  LP 
Joe Harriott Double Quintet Under the Direction of John Mayer  Raga Megha   Options Indo Jazz Suite  Atlantic  1967  LP 
Pearls Before Swine  I Saw the World   Options 45RPM Single  ESP Disk  1968  45 
Pearls Before Swine  The Jeweler   Options Use of Ashes  Reprise  1970  LP 
Pearls Before Swine  Rocket Man   Options Use of Ashes  Reprise  1970  LP 
Pearls Before Swine  The Wedding   Options City of Gold  Reprise  1971  LP 
Tim Hardin  Reason To Believe   Options Tim Hardin 1  Verve  1966  LP 
Tim Hardin   Don't Make Promises   Options Tim Hardin 1  Verve  1966  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. 10/4/17 10:01pm Alex In Illinois:

Ha... Hello. Anybody here?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:02pm Funky16Corners:

I am here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:02pm hyde:

hi
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:03pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Hyde!
Avatar Wed. 10/4/17 10:03pm Doug Schulkind:

When in Grog, do as the Grogans do!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:03pm Funky16Corners:

Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/4/17 10:04pm Alex In Illinois:

Tom Petty. Hard to believe. I never though it would be this soon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:05pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, a real gut punch
  Wed. 10/4/17 10:05pm cupcakejenny:

Hello friends
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:05pm Funky16Corners:

Hi Jenny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/4/17 10:06pm northguineahills:

I told this tale on WFMU already, but my undergrad gf lived in the dorm where the song is based on jumped. It was spooky smoking cigarettes sitting on the window on the outside (the window was flush w/ the floor), and of course I had to play the song (I quit smoking when I was 22).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:07pm Funky16Corners:

Which song?
Avatar Wed. 10/4/17 10:09pm Jeff Ash:

I always liked "I Need To Know," too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:09pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Jeff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/4/17 10:14pm northguineahills:

American Girl.

Why yes, I moved back to the town that produced Bo Diddley and Tom Petty (thanks to a friend of a friend doing a startup environmental science firm).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:15pm Funky16Corners:

I never made the connection that it was about a suicide. Makes sense. I need to pay closer attention to the lyrics and stop playing air guitar so vigorously.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/4/17 10:16pm northguineahills:

There's a million stories about Tom Petty here in Gainesville (feels weird, I've only been here less then two months).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:18pm hyde:

this is great
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:18pm Funky16Corners:

I've been to most mainland US states but never to Florida. I think I'm afraid I'll run into too many people from NJ
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:18pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Hyde!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:18pm Funky16Corners:

Get ready for the breakdown, one of the most sublime moments in all of rock music
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/4/17 10:19pm northguineahills:

relevant lyrics:

"It was kind of cold that night
She stood alone on her balcony
She could the cars roll by
Out on 441
Like waves crashin' in the beach
And for one desperate moment there
He crept back in her memory
God it's so painful
Something that's so close
And still so far out of reach "

US 441 (13th St) is one of the two main roads at the University Florida campus.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:19pm Funky16Corners:

Watch her walk...
Avatar Wed. 10/4/17 10:23pm Jeff Ash:

Anyone else hear "Pink Cadillac" in this one?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:23pm Funky16Corners:

Yup
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/4/17 10:23pm northguineahills:

There are about an equal amount of people from the northeast in FL as rednecks, and they are usually the Jerseyites or Longylanders you hoped would leave your neighborhood. Thankfully, Gainesville doesn't have either problem, but, every other city seems to.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/4/17 10:24pm northguineahills:

gonna jump, coming back!

Thanks for a proper Tom Petty tribute, I'll revisit the archive in the future.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:25pm Funky16Corners:

Excellent! Have a good night!
  Wed. 10/4/17 10:25pm Bluesman:

Hey Larry! Good on you to remember Mr. Petty!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:25pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Johnny! How could I not?
  Wed. 10/4/17 10:29pm Bluesman:

I forgot about the Pack up the Plantation LP. His covers are great. Feel a whole lot better!
  Wed. 10/4/17 10:36pm Bluesman:

Beautifully stated, Larry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:37pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Johnny!
Avatar Wed. 10/4/17 10:38pm Jeff Ash:

Introduced to this one by Los Lobos in the mid-'80s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:39pm Funky16Corners:

Me too! I was given a CD of Mardi Gras faves by a friend many years ago and this was on it. I had no idea it was a cover. Rushed out and found a copy for 10 bucks. It goes fro about ten times that these days
Avatar Wed. 10/4/17 10:40pm Jeff Ash:

This set so far is all stuff I listened to at that time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:42pm Funky16Corners:

I had this set planned before TP passed, it's certainly right up his alley
Avatar Wed. 10/4/17 10:42pm Jeff Ash:

I have a Rhino comp of "Louie, Louie" covers from 1983, and that Richard Berry cut is on it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:43pm Funky16Corners:

Berry's original is still my fave
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:45pm Funky16Corners:

Songs that J Geils taught me...
Avatar Wed. 10/4/17 10:45pm Jeff Ash:

Oh, man. There are so many I came to know through J. Geils. I was so clueless.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:48pm Funky16Corners:

Me too. That first album especially
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:48pm Funky16Corners:

It helps that they had an inveterate record collector in the band
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/4/17 10:50pm coelacanth∅:

greetings - been diggin' it
  Wed. 10/4/17 10:50pm Bluesman:

Dig the version on Full House - the LP that never lets up! the band sounds like a bluesier/RnB detroit act....guess they were soaking in the MI vibes on that show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:50pm Funky16Corners:

Hey C!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:51pm Funky16Corners:

Johnny - you mean Geils version of Homework?
  Wed. 10/4/17 10:51pm Bluesman:

Larry I'm trying to work and you now have me completely distracted with all this tune-age.
  Wed. 10/4/17 10:51pm Bluesman:

Yes J Geils. From the Live LP
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:52pm Funky16Corners:

I think that's how it's supposed to work. I'm a BAD INFLUENCE!
  Wed. 10/4/17 10:53pm Bluesman:

Imagine if the lame-o's from the show "Full House" attempted Homework or hard Drivin' man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/4/17 10:55pm coelacanth∅:

never heard a "homework" i didn't like. favorites are fleetwood mac's (live) and Otis'. Giels' is up there, and yeh they got the best "hard drivin' man", in my opinion.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 10:58pm Funky16Corners:

Geils could certainly tear shit up
  Wed. 10/4/17 11:00pm Bluesman:

Fun fact: Saw the Dictators one time at the Palladium (with Mark The Animal Mendoza on bass). For the encore they whipped out a (not too) surprisingly energetic version of "Lookin' for a Love - which was obviously inspired by J. Geils' version on Full House. I think everybody's "homework" for tomorrow is to listen to that album!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/4/17 11:00pm coelacanth∅:

and Bluesman speaks truth -that live album doesn't let up!

(still like bloodshot the best though)
  Wed. 10/4/17 11:01pm Bluesman:

Coelacanth0 I will have to revisit Bloodshot. Its been awhile.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/4/17 11:01pm coelacanth∅:

haha i just listened to it a month or 2 ago!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 11:02pm Funky16Corners:

Aren't there three or four Geils Live LPs?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/4/17 11:05pm coelacanth∅:

well, full house was my very exciting (at a very young age) intro to J.Giels Band; but bloodshot swept me off my feet! (strangely have NOT listened to that one in a few years though, except a few tracks i put on a mixtape)
  Wed. 10/4/17 11:07pm Bluesman:

Larry, there is "Showtime" which had their MTV "Hit" of I Do as well as the Centerfold era stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 11:08pm Funky16Corners:

Another song (I Do) that I heard first by J Geils
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/4/17 11:09pm coelacanth∅:

my records are not playable, since i moved to an apartment with apparently rubber floors. spotify had full house at the time of Giels' departure; they didn't have bloodshot.
...damn i miss playing records.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/4/17 11:11pm coelacanth∅:

liking this other Otis. i haven't explored Shuggie much, for some reason...or beyond reason?
Avatar Wed. 10/4/17 11:13pm geezerette:

Shuggie!
Larry!
Funky friends!

Gots ta go, just waving hi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 11:13pm Funky16Corners:

if you can find the comp that Luaka Bop put out it's a good place to start
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 11:14pm Funky16Corners:

Hi/Bye Geezerette!
  Wed. 10/4/17 11:14pm Bluesman:

Larry I think the J. Geils discussion may be the roots of your future Testify: Songs J. Geil taught us!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 11:15pm Funky16Corners:

I could do a show like that!
Avatar Wed. 10/4/17 11:17pm Jeff Ash:

J. Geils had 3 live LPs. Full House, Blow Your Face Out and Showtime. First two are worthwhile.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 11:17pm Funky16Corners:

I knew you'd know!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/4/17 11:18pm coelacanth∅:

i think every blues/rnb cover on full house i learned of there first, at least.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 11:18pm Funky16Corners:

It was their first album for me. Albert Collins. Contours. John Lee Hooker, etc
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/4/17 11:20pm coelacanth∅:

- and "hold your lovin'" from bloodshot...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/4/17 11:23pm coelacanth∅:

i didn't hear that first album 'till years later - probably into my 20s, when i found it for a buck in a used book store.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 11:25pm Funky16Corners:

I first heard it on another one of those two-fer cassettes, with the first LP on one side and Monkey Island on the other (I think)
  Wed. 10/4/17 11:31pm Bluesman:

Reminding me of the Rutles' tea-drinking eastern-influenced tune.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 11:32pm Funky16Corners:

Tea...right...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 11:32pm Funky16Corners:

This is cool, and English jazz group playing with an Indian ensemble
  Wed. 10/4/17 11:35pm Bluesman:

"I've taken tea, lots of tea, and biscuits.."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 11:36pm Funky16Corners:

Stunned...and shocked...shocked and stunned.
  Wed. 10/4/17 11:36pm Bluesman:

This John Harriott track is fantastic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 11:37pm Funky16Corners:

There was a CD reissue of both of the albums this group did. I have an OG of the first album on vinyl.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 11:37pm Funky16Corners:

It's all really good
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/4/17 11:40pm coelacanth∅:

what was it about the rutles that you found so appealing?
  Wed. 10/4/17 11:40pm melgrog:

Sorry I missed the Tom tribute! Late entry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 11:40pm Funky16Corners:

Their tight trousers, naturally
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 11:40pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Mel! You can grab the podcast
  Wed. 10/4/17 11:41pm melgrog:

Will do. Shadow of a doubt has been in my head for two days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 11:41pm Funky16Corners:

I played it!
  Wed. 10/4/17 11:42pm melgrog:

I saw in the track list. Very cool
Avatar Wed. 10/4/17 11:44pm Doug Schulkind:

Been away from my keyboard, but loving and grooving to the groovy loving. Sweetness! #joeharriotismyhero
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 11:44pm Funky16Corners:

Excellent!
  Wed. 10/4/17 11:45pm Dean:

C'mon, WFMU MF'ers, pitch in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 11:45pm Funky16Corners:

Yes! Pass the e-hat!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/4/17 11:48pm coelacanth∅:

pearls before swine is another, like Shuggie, that i've known about forever but somehow never explored very deeply. clearly not deeply enough.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 11:49pm Funky16Corners:

I LOVE Pearls Before Swine. One of the great underrated bands of the 60s and 70s.
  Wed. 10/4/17 11:52pm melgrog:

Tim Hardin! Haven't listened to this in a long old time. Love it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/4/17 11:52pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah. classic stuff
Avatar Wed. 10/4/17 11:58pm geezerette:

My husband just told me Tim Hardin stayed at his house in Topanga
one night.
Beautiful,beautiful show.
Thanks, Larry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/4/17 11:59pm coelacanth∅:

Brilliant program! Thanks Larry
'night all
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/5/17 12:00am Funky16Corners:

Thanks Geezerette!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/5/17 12:00am Funky16Corners:

Thanks C!
Avatar Thu. 10/5/17 12:00am Jeff Ash:

Good night from Wisconsin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/5/17 12:01am Funky16Corners:

Nite Jeff!
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