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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 November 21, 2018: Testify! Goes Back Under the Covers! Two More Hours of Scintillating and Unusual Cover Tunes!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format
Funky16Corners  Testify! Intro   Options Best of Funky16Corners Volume One  Funky16Corners  2017  MP3 
Sandy Nelson  Gloria   Options Superdrums  Imperial  1966  LP 
Sandy Nelson   Kicks   Options Superdrums  Imperial  1966  LP 
Senator Bobby and the Questions  96 Tears   Options Boston Soul  Parkway  1967  LP 
Los Gatos Negros  Todo Cambio/No Milk Today   Options 45RPM Single  Vergara  1967  45 
The Chancellors  I'm a Man   Options 45RPM Single  Soma  1965  45 
Sharon Jones and the Dap-KIngs  Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)   Options 45RPM Single  Daptone  2004  45 
The Mohawks  Ride Your Pony   Options 45RPM Single  Pama  1969  45 
Gerald Wilson and his Orchestra  I Got You (I Feel Good)   Options Feelin' Kinda Blues  World Pacific Jazz  1965  LP 
Cake  Ooh Poo Pah Doo   Options Cake  Decca  1967  LP 
Irene Reid  Son of a Preacher Man   Options The World Needs What I Need  Polydor  1970  LP 
The Loading Zone  I Can't Please You   Options The Loading Zone  RCA  1968  LP 
Magnificent Malochi  As Time Goes By   Options 45RPM Single  Brunswick  1968  45 
Solomon Burke  Get Out of My Life Woman   Options 45RPM Single  Atlantic  1968  45 
Timi Yuro  I'm Movin' On Pt2   Options Make the World Go Away  Liberty  1963  LP 
Taj Mahal  A Lot of Love   Options 45RPM Single  Columbia  1969  45 
John Mayall  Hard Day's Night   Options Notice To Appear  ABC  1976  LP 
Johnny Mathis  Evil Ways   Options Close To You  Columbia  1970  LP 
Johnny Adams  Release Me   Options 45RPM Single  SSS Intl  1968  45 
Sweet Linda Divine  Same Time Same Place   Options Sweet Linda Divine  Columbia  1970  LP 
Merry Clayton  Tell All the People   Options Gimme Shelter  Ode  1970  LP 
Nicky and the Magnificents  Pasame el Hacha   Options 45RPM Single  Interdisc  1977  45 
Fun and Games  Don't Worry Baby   Options Elephant Candy  Uni  1968  LP 
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap  Lady Madonna   Options 45RPM Single  Columbia  1968  45 
Jose Feliciano  (I Can't Get No) Satsfaction   Options Fireworks  RCA  1970  LP 
Mars Bonfire  Born To Be Wild   Options Mars Bonfire  Uni  1968  LP 
Tony Mottola  Love Child   Options Joins the Guitar Underground  Project 3  1969  LP 
Bobbie Gentry  Apartment 21   Options 45RPM Single  Capitol  1970  45 
Bobby Vee  My God and I   Options Nothin' Like a Sunny Day  UA  1972  LP 
Bill Shepherd Singers  The Turn of the Century   Options Aurora: The Bill Shepherd Singers Sing the Bee Gees Hits  Atco  1968  LP 
Gloria Loring  Everybody's Talking   Options And Now We Come To Distances  Evolution  1969  LP 
Gloria Loring  The Dolphins   Options Sing a Song For the Mountain  Evolution  1972  LP 
Steve Douglas  Wear Your Love Like Heaven   Options Reflections In a Golden Horn  Mercury  1969  LP 
Young Holt Unlimited  Midnight Cowboy   Options Mellow Dreamin'  Cotillion  1970  LP 
Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers  I Gotta Go Now (Up On the Floor)   Options 45RPM Single  Like  1966  45 

Listener comments!

  Wed. 11/21/18 10:01pm Cal Zone!:

Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:01pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Cal! Same to you!
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:02pm northguineahills:

Ok, 6 more mins!
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:02pm chresti:

Hidy howdee!
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:02pm Jeff Ash:

Greetings from Wisconsin!
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:03pm Funky16Corners:

NGH! Chresti!
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:03pm Funky16Corners:

Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:06pm Erica:

Happy Thanksgiving Eve everyone!
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:06pm chresti:

Franco's in the kitchen making pie
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:06pm Funky16Corners:

Hi Erica!
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:06pm Funky16Corners:

  Wed. 11/21/18 10:06pm Cal Zone!:

There really are no bad Sandy Nelson records.
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:07pm Funky16Corners:

I agree completely!
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:08pm Erica:

My parents are cooking the turkey.
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:09pm Doug Schulkind:

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your beautiful family, Larry!
  Wed. 11/21/18 10:09pm Cal Zone!:

Shout out to the NYM!
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:09pm Funky16Corners:

And to you and yours Doug!
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:09pm Funky16Corners:

@Cal - I Want to hear that Mets album you posted the other day
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:10pm chresti:

Parents! Perfect!
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:10pm northguineahills:

Ok, jumping, thanks Larry! Enjoy the holiday everyone!
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:11pm Funky16Corners:

You too NGH!
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:11pm chresti:

....my cow has passed away
  Wed. 11/21/18 10:11pm Cal Zone!:

OMG! That Mets album is so great! I'm surprised you don't have it?
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:11pm doctorjazz:

Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:12pm Funky16Corners:

@Cal - I've never seen it before.
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:12pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Doc!
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:13pm Erica:

Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:14pm chresti:

as in "no milk today, my cow has passed away...
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:14pm Funky16Corners:

Peter Noone killed it.
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:16pm Erica:

Haha! Ok I get it chresti
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:16pm chresti:

I had a momentary crush on him after seeing the Herman's Hermits on TV
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:17pm chresti:

All pie! All the time!
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:17pm Erica:

Pizza pie. Mmmm. Had that for dinner today because tomorrow and Friday night my family and I are having turkey for dinner.
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:20pm Jeff Ash:

The mighty Sharon Jones! One of my favorite cuts!
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:20pm Funky16Corners:

I wouldn't be averse to some form of pizza being laid out on the Thanksgiving table
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:21pm Funky16Corners:

@Jef - Great version, too!
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:24pm doctorjazz:

Had pizza myself tonight, and pasta fagioli. Also like it better than turkey.
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:25pm Funky16Corners:

We had a giant chicken pot pie from Costco.
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:26pm Funky16Corners:

Comically large, like a delicious manhole cover
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:27pm Franco Twinkie:

Left over Chinese for me and Chresti Cheese Doodle!
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:27pm doctorjazz:

Haven't Had that in a while,but used to really like the chicken pot pie from Costco (dropped pour membership at one point).
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:37pm Franco Twinkie:

I just saw a Loading Zone record for $50, but it wasn't on RCA. Never seen it before.
  Wed. 11/21/18 10:37pm chresti:

I got you
  Wed. 11/21/18 10:38pm chresti:

Haha Larry!
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:39pm Funky16Corners:

@FRanco - There's an album on Umbrella from 1970 after Linda Tillery left the band
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:40pm Franco Twinkie:

That's the one!
  Wed. 11/21/18 10:41pm chresti:

This has an Otis Redding feel to it
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:42pm Funky16Corners:

The Solomon Burke?
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:47pm Franco Twinkie:

Timi Yuro kinda reminds me of Judy Henske if she was backed up by The Gold Diggers.
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:49pm Funky16Corners:

She had a powerful voice!
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:54pm Erica:

Not a bad rendition of Evil Ways
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:54pm Funky16Corners:

This has some popularity with soul DJs
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:57pm Jeff Ash:

Ha. When we were 18 or 19 and um, overserved, we'd sing this with the jukebox every night.
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:58pm Funky16Corners:

There are so many versions, by all kinds of singers. I was just reading that the Englebert Humperdink bersion kept the Beatles 'Hello Goodbye/Strawberry Fields Forever' 45 out of the number one spot
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 10:59pm Funky16Corners:

Now this, right here, is one of THE great soul ballad performances
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:07pm Doug Schulkind:

Testify is comfort food for the ears, except tastier.
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:08pm Funky16Corners:

I think next year I'll have to do an all-food themed show around Thanksgiving.
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:10pm Erica:

You guys love to talk about food don't you?
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:10pm chresti:

I'm not sure now. Maybe I was referring to Malochi, the sound of the vocal in the first part of the song
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:15pm chresti:

Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:17pm Funky16Corners:

Malochi was in reality Esquerita, a wild, Little Richard-esque singer
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:18pm Funky16Corners:

Google him some time. Wold looking dude, too
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:18pm Funky16Corners:

@Erica - Music is the food of life, and food is also the food of life
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:21pm Erica:

And food is the waste of life (sorry for the toilet humor).
  Wed. 11/21/18 11:22pm chresti:

When I first heard this song, I thought it was “who has the monkey”
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:23pm Funky16Corners:

Which one, Lady Madonna?
  Wed. 11/21/18 11:24pm Cal Zone!:

The Gary P & Union Gap cover of Lady Madonna had a little 'Young Girl' vibe in it!
  Wed. 11/21/18 11:25pm chresti:

Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:25pm Franco Twinkie:

While I was goofing off in the chat room, my pot of saucy fruit pie guts where turning into syrup on the stove. Good thing I had back up fruit. As punishment I made myself wash the dishes before I could come back.
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:26pm Funky16Corners:

@Cal - They have some cool b-sides, when you get away from the ongoing jailbait opera they had going
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:27pm Funky16Corners:

@Franco - PIE GUTS!!!
  Wed. 11/21/18 11:27pm chresti:

Who found the monkey when he paid the rent, something like that
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:27pm Funky16Corners:

I get it now
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:27pm Franco Twinkie:

Even though Mars wrote the song, John Kay is the lord and master.
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:28pm Erica:

"I never want to die". Mars is trying too hard to sound proper.
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:28pm Funky16Corners:

I always try to have a monkey pay my rent
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:28pm Erica:

Mars Bonfire are trying to hard to sound proper lyrically I mean.
  Wed. 11/21/18 11:29pm Cal Zone!:

Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:29pm Funky16Corners:

He's the guy that wrote 'Born To Be Wild'. I'm sure he retired on his royalties.
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:30pm Funky16Corners:

Mars Bonfire, that is
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:30pm Funky16Corners:

@Cal - This is right around the album he id with the Free Design as 'The Groovies'
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:30pm Franco Twinkie:

Tony was a great session guy. Check out his song Guitar USA.
  Wed. 11/21/18 11:33pm Cal Zone!:

I LOVE GUITAR USA!!! I used to do a college radio show that featured American Indie Bands in 1983...we used Guitar USA as the theme song!
  Wed. 11/21/18 11:34pm Cal Zone!:

Apt 21...such a great song...Sonny Curtis, right?
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:34pm Franco Twinkie:

Cal, those who know, know.
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:36pm Funky16Corners:

@Cal - John Buck Wilkin. This one, too
  Wed. 11/21/18 11:37pm Cal Zone!:

Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:38pm Funky16Corners:

If you don't have the first JBW album, seek it out. A forgotten work of genius.
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:40pm Franco Twinkie:

This is real madcap little number.
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:41pm Funky16Corners:

It's from an album of Bee Gees covers by the guy who arranged their actual albums
  Wed. 11/21/18 11:42pm Cal Zone!:

I'm now looking fwd to the turn of the century! It sounds so swell!
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:42pm Funky16Corners:

At least very mellow and upbeat.
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:44pm Franco Twinkie:

Yk2 was a real zinger,man.
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:45pm Funky16Corners:

Some day I'll tell you guys my ridiculous y2K story. I spent a few years working in IT. It was a hoot.
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:47pm Franco Twinkie:

We were in an empty airport for the festivities.
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:48pm Franco Twinkie:

This I like!
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:49pm Funky16Corners:

You'd dig this whole album
  Wed. 11/21/18 11:50pm Cal Zone!:

This Steve Douglas record is so groovy. Picked up last year when I heard you play it LG!
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:51pm Funky16Corners:

Yes, indeed, Lots of cool covers.
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:51pm Franco Twinkie:

Larry, Wear Your Love like Heaven makes me think of that tripped out version of Today by Tom Scott you played awhile ago.
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:52pm Funky16Corners:

I didn't play that, but I know the one you're talking about. It's the one California Dreamers album I don't have, and it's hard to come by since 'Today' was sampled on a hip hop record
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:53pm Franco Twinkie:

Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:56pm Franco Twinkie:

Well, It's time to face the holiday season full on. Have a great one Larry.
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:59pm Erica:

Well the fun is over too soon. I'm nervous about tomorrow. I hope Thanksgiving goes well for me.
Avatar Wed. 11/21/18 11:59pm Erica:

I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving too.
Avatar Thu. 11/22/18 12:00am Jeff Ash:

Thanks, Larry!
Avatar Thu. 11/22/18 12:00am Funky16Corners:

Thank you all, and have a great Thanksgiving!
  Thu. 11/22/18 12:02am chresti:

Thanks for giving this show Larry! Enjoy you manhole cover pie!
Avatar Thu. 11/22/18 12:02am Funky16Corners:

Thanks Chresti!
Avatar Thu. 11/22/18 12:05am Funky16Corners:

Just a note, the archive may not be up until Friday.
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