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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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Artist Track Album Label Year Format
Funky16Corners  Testify! Intro   Options Best of Funky16corners Volume One  Funky16Corners  2017  MP3 
The Contours  First I Look at the Purse   Options 45RPM Single  Gordy  1965  45 
The Contours  Just a Little Misunderstanding   Options 45RPM Single  Gordy  1966  45 
The Contours  Your Love Grows More Precious Every Day   Options 45RPM Single  Gordy  1967  45 
The Contours  It's So Hard Being a Loser   Options 45RPM Single  Gordy  1967  45 
The Contours  Can You Jerk Like Me   Options 45RPM Single  Gordy  1964  45 
 
The Ambassadors  Good Love Gone Bad   Options 45RPM Single  Atlantic  1968  45 
The Ambassadors  I'm So Proud Of My Baby   Options 45RPM Single  Atlantic  1968  45 
Casanova II  Maybe They're Right   Options 45RPM Single  Early Bird  1967  45 
The Buena Vistas  Hot Shot   Options 45RPM Single  Swan  1967  45 
Chuck Jackson  Good Things Come To Those Who Wait   Options 45RPM Single  Wand  1965  45 
Felice Taylor  It May Be Winter Outside (But In My Heart It's Spring)   Options 45RPM Single  Mustang  1966  45 
Felice Taylor  Love Theme   Options 45RPM Single  Mustang  1967  45 
Gene Chandler and Barbara Acklin  From The Teacher To The Preacher   Options 45RPM Single  Brunswick  1968  45 
Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band  (I Gotta) Hold Onto My Love   Options 45RPM Single  Picadilly  1967  45 
Jackie Lee  The Duck   Options 45RPM Single  Mirwood  1965  45 
The Marketts  Stirrin' Up Some Soul   Options 45RPM Single  Warner Brothers  1966  45 
Lou Courtney  It's Love Now   Options 45RPM Single  Popside  1968  45 
The Artistics  So Much Love In My Heart   Options 45RPM Single  Okeh  1967  45 
The Drifters  At the Club   Options 45RPM Single  Atlantic  1965  45 
Jr Walker and the All Stars  Come See About Me   Options 45RPM Single  Soul  1967  45 
 
Dreams (featuring Keni Lewis)   They Call Me Jesse James   Options 45RPM Single  DC Sound  1969  45 
Al Kent  You Got To Pay The Price   Options 45RPM Single  Ric Tic  1967  45 
The Astors  Candy   Options 45RPM Single  Stax  1965  45 
Bobby Bland  Shoes   Options 45RPM Single  Duke  1967  45 
The Four Seasons  Beggin'   Options 45RPM Single  Philips  1967  45 
Bul and the Matadors  Move With the Groove   Options 45RPM Single  Toddlin' Town  1968  45 
Bunny Sigler  Sunny Sunday   Options 45RPM Single  Parkway  1967  45 
Dean Courtney  We Have a Good Thing   Options 45RPM Single  RCA  1966  45 
Lee Williams and the Cymbals  Everything About You (That I Love)   Options 45RPM Single  Carnival  1968  45 
George Guess  No Matter What   Options 45RPM Single  Pearl Harbor  1974  45 
The intruders  Up and Down the Ladder   Options 45RPM Single  Gamble  1966  45 
Joe Renzetti's Sounds  Reach Out For Me   Options 45RPM Single  Amy  1967  45 
Little Carl Carlton  Competition Ain't Nothing   Options 45RPM Single  Back Beat  1968  45 
The Globeliters  The Way You Do   Options 45RPM Single  Philtown  1965  45 
Eddie Holman  I Surrender   Options 45RPM Single  ABC  1969  45 
 
Sam and Dave  Sleep Good Tonight   Options 45RPM Single  Stax  1966  45 
Mable John  Same Time Same Place   Options 45RPM Single  Stax  1967  45 
William Bell  You Don't Miss Your Water   Options 45RPM Single  Stax  1961  45 
The Invincibles  Heart Full Of Love   Options 45RPM Single  Warner Brothers  1965  45 
The Soul Clan  That's How It Feels   Options 45RPM Single  Atlantic  1968  45 
Tyrone Davis  Knock On Wood   Options Can I Change My Mind  Dakar  1969  LP 
Vanguards  Somebody Please   Options 45RPM Single  Whiz  1969  45 
Andy Butler  Take Me   Options 45RPM Single  TRC  1968  45 
Barbara Perry  Unlovable   Options 45RPM Single  Goldwax  1967  45 
Walter Scott and the Kapers  I Want To Thank You   Options 45RPM Single  Ivanhoe  1965  45 
Steve Colt and the 45s  So Far Away (From Home and You)   Options 45RPM Single  RCA  1966  45 
Carl Hall  You Don't Know Nothing About Love   Options 45RPM Single  Loma  1967  45 
 
McKinley Travis  Baby Is There Something On Your Mind   Options 45RPM Single  Soultown  1970  45 
Little Buster  I Think I'm Falling   Options 45RPM Single  Jubilee  1966  45 
Johnny and the Expressions  Something I Want To Tell You   Options 45RPM Single  Josie  1965  45 
Jackie Verdell  I'm Your Girl   Options 45RPM Single  Decca  1967  45 
Eddie Jones  Let's Stop Fooling Ourselves   Options 45RPM Single  Fairmount  1966  45 
Gloria Jones  When He Touches Me   Options 45RPM Single  Minit  1968  45 
Grover Mitchell with St John and the Cardinals  Sweeter as the Days Go By   Options 45RPM Single  Josie  1966  45 
Homer Banks  Lady of Stone   Options 45RPM Single  Minit  1967  45 
Ike and Tina Turner  Too Many Ties That Bind   Options 45RPM Single  Minit  1969  45 
 
Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers  I Gotta Go Now (Up On the Floor)   Options 45RPM Single  Like  1966  45 

Listener comments!

  Thu. 5/31/18 7:02pm Doctorjazz:

Hey Larry, a Testifying kind of day, listened to the archive of last night earlier today, now another dose!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 7:03pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Doc! I hope the evening finds you well!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/31/18 7:04pm TDK60:

Evenin'
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 7:05pm Funky16Corners:

Hey TDK60!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/31/18 7:09pm TDK60:

Back when jukeboxes were loud and had bass!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 7:10pm Funky16Corners:

You can really tell when you're hearing all 45s
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/31/18 7:21pm Little Danny:

Hi Larry! Pleasure to find you here
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 7:22pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Danny!
Avatar Thu. 5/31/18 7:30pm geezerette:

Larry, yay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 7:30pm Funky16Corners:

Hi Geezerette!
Avatar Thu. 5/31/18 7:30pm geezerette:

...And everybuddy! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/31/18 7:32pm Little Danny:

hey geez!
Avatar Thu. 5/31/18 7:34pm geezerette:

Howdy Danny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 7:40pm hyde:

*waving hello*
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/31/18 7:40pm Little Danny:

I like that Geno Washington nicks a bit of "Love's Gone Bad" in a few moments
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 7:41pm Funky16Corners:

Yes, indeed! One of the best parts of that record!
Avatar Thu. 5/31/18 7:42pm geezerette:

Ha! Diggin' The Duck!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/31/18 7:43pm northguineahills:

Might fall asleep, but here for now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 7:43pm Funky16Corners:

Hey NGH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 7:44pm Funky16Corners:

@Geezerette - I'll have to dig out his follow up 'The Shotgun and the Duck' sometime
Avatar Thu. 5/31/18 7:46pm geezerette:

Hyde!
Ngh!

Larry, that's a perfect description of any Daffy Duck cartoon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 7:46pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, right?
Avatar Thu. 5/31/18 7:48pm geezerette:

Much respect for Mel Blanc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 7:48pm Funky16Corners:

My son was bugging me to get out the Warner Brothers cartoons this week.
Avatar Thu. 5/31/18 7:50pm geezerette:

Man, these records. So much talent!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 7:50pm Funky16Corners:

Yes, indeed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/31/18 7:52pm northguineahills:

Haven't heard this Drifters in a while....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 7:52pm Funky16Corners:

I love their later stuff from the mid-60s. You don't get to hear it much.
  Thu. 5/31/18 7:53pm Gary via app:

Larry!
Avatar Thu. 5/31/18 7:53pm geezerette:

Warners SO much better than Disney. Disney cartoons are somehow emotionally false and not funny. Your son has excellent taste.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 7:54pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 7:54pm Funky16Corners:

@Geezerette - They have been raised with Bugs Bunny in the house since day one
Avatar Thu. 5/31/18 7:55pm geezerette:

Couldn't ask for a better influence!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/31/18 8:00pm melinda:

hi everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 8:02pm Funky16Corners:

Hi Melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 8:02pm chresti:

Hello!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 8:02pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Chresti!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/31/18 8:06pm coelacanth∅:

Greetings Larry and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 8:07pm Funky16Corners:

Hey C!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/31/18 8:11pm Parq:

Late, but here for the balance of the show, Larry. Double-Testify -- how cool is that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 8:12pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Parq! Well, I think it's cool, but that's just me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 8:26pm Funky16Corners:

Make sure to stay tuned to Give the Drummer Radio since the Cool Blue Flame with Little Danny is coming up at 10PM! wfmu.org...
Avatar Thu. 5/31/18 8:35pm Jeff Ash:

Reporting for duty from Wisconsin for the second half of the show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 8:36pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Jeff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/31/18 8:37pm Little Danny:

Globeliters is such a ridiculous and great group name
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 8:38pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, I know nothing about them. I think Philly Archives might have done something on a comp years ago but I just have the 45
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/31/18 8:40pm Little Danny:

Thanks Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 8:44pm Funky16Corners:

My pleasure!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 8:58pm Funky16Corners:

One of the all time great reworkings of an upbeat song into a ballad
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/31/18 9:01pm TDK60:

Slow dance with me?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 9:02pm Funky16Corners:

I'm busy right now. Anyone else?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/31/18 9:03pm Little Danny:

I didn't even realize that the Tyrone Davis was *that* "Knock On Wood"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 9:03pm Funky16Corners:

Isn't it wild? One of my faves
  Thu. 5/31/18 9:09pm Doctorjazz:

Been listening, fun show , gotta run, thanks, Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 9:09pm Funky16Corners:

Nite Doc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/31/18 9:27pm Little Danny:

Great set, LG
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 9:27pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Danny!
  Thu. 5/31/18 9:27pm rw:

Yo! Late again. Damn.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 9:28pm Funky16Corners:

Hey rw! Still got a half hour of goodness!
Avatar Thu. 5/31/18 9:31pm geezerette:

mmmm-hmmm baaaaaa-by, baaaaaab-y...:)
  Thu. 5/31/18 9:34pm rw:

I'll take it. Thanks! Hey everyone.
Avatar Thu. 5/31/18 9:37pm geezerette:

slow dance beneath the mirror ball.
kick off your shoes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 9:38pm Funky16Corners:

Some nights I can listen to soul ballads for HOURS
Avatar Thu. 5/31/18 9:40pm geezerette:

It's a wonderful mood.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/31/18 9:40pm Little Danny:

LOVE the Eddie Jones
Avatar Thu. 5/31/18 9:41pm geezerette:

Love this set.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/31/18 9:41pm TDK60:

Thanks for the tunes. See ya next time..
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 9:43pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks guys! Nite TDK60!
Avatar Thu. 5/31/18 9:44pm geezerette:

Happy trails, TDK60.
Avatar Thu. 5/31/18 9:53pm geezerette:

Exactly, Larry!
Avatar Thu. 5/31/18 9:56pm geezerette:

...Gospel roots...

Happy weekend.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 9:57pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks G!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 9:57pm Funky16Corners:

You too!
Avatar Thu. 5/31/18 9:57pm Jeff Ash:

Thanks, Larry! Really enjoyed that Carl Hall cut. Man!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/31/18 9:57pm Little Danny:

Good times guaranteed, non-refundable: wfmu.org... Please join us!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 9:57pm chresti:

Great show! thanks
  Thu. 5/31/18 9:58pm rw:

Thanks, man. Have a great week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 9:58pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Chresti! rw!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 9:58pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Jeff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/31/18 9:59pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Larry! i will revisit this amazing assemblage of aural delights when i can actually listen. ( i tried!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/31/18 10:00pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks C!
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