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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 January 9, 2019: Testify! - This Is the Sound of Music aka Pure Pop For Then People

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format
Funky16Corners  Testify! Intro   Options Best of Funky16Corners Volume One  Funky16Corners  2017  MP3 
The Koobas  Take me For a Little While   Options 45RPM Single  Kapp  1965  45 
Bob Breen  Ice Is Nice   Options Modesty Blaise OST  20th Century Fox  1966  LP 
The Bagatelle  Such a Fuss About Sunday   Options The Bagatelle  ABC  1968  LP 
The Robbs  Violets of Dawn   Options The Robbs  Mercury  1967  LP 
The Murmaids  Paper Sun   Options 45RPM Single  Liberty  1968  45 
Group Therapy  Morning Dew   Options People Get Ready For Group Therapy  RCA  1967  LP 
Three Dog Night  The Loner   Options Three Dog Night  ABC/Dunhill  1968  LP 
 
The Definitive Rock Chorale  Variations On a Theme Of Hanky Panky   Options 45RPM Single  Philips  1968  45 
The Definitive Rock Chorale  Get On With It   Options 45RPM Single  Philips  1967  45 
The Definitive Rock Chorale  Mirrors of Your Mind   Options 45RPM Single  Philips  1967  45 
The Definitive Rock Chorale  Picture Postcard World   Options 45RPM Single  Philips  1968  45 
The Definitive Rock Chorale  The Five Seventeen   Options 45RPM Single  Bell  1969  45 
Fuzzy Bunnies  The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore   Options 45RPM Single  Decca  1968  45 
Fuzzy Bunnies   Heaven Is In Your Mind   Options 45RPM Single  Decca  1969  45 
The Hardy Boys  I Can Hear The Grass Singin'   Options Wheels  RCA/Dunwich  1970  LP 
 
Don Sebesky and the Jazz Rock Syndrome  Dancing In the Streets   Options Don Sebesky and the Jazz Rock Syndrome  Verve  1968  LP 
Don Sebesky and the Jazz Rock Syndrome  I Dig Rock and Roll Music   Options Don Sebesky and the Jazz Rock Syndrome  Verve  1968  LP 
Don Sebesky and the Jazz Rock Syndrome  Somebody Groovy   Options Don Sebesky and the Jazz Rock Syndrome  Verve  1968  LP 
Tony Mottola featuring the Groovies  Kites are Fun   Options Warm Wild and Wonderful  Project 3  1968  LP 
Tony Mottola featuring the Groovies  I Found a Love   Options Warm Wild and Wonderful  Project 3  1968  LP 
Anita Kerr and the Anita Kerr Singers  Wine In the Wind   Options Sounds  Warner Brothers  1968  LP 
Nino Tempo and April Stevens  All Strung Out   Options All Strung Out  White Whale  1967  LP 
Nino Tempo and April Stevens  Help You To See   Options All Strung Out  White Whale  1967  LP 
Nino Tempo and April Stevens  Alone Alone   Options All Strung Out  White Whale  1967  LP 
Nino Tempo and April Stevens  Little Child   Options All Strung Out  White Whale  1967  LP 
Nino Tempo and April Stevens  Tomorrow Is Soon a Memory   Options Hey Baby  Atco  1966  LP 
 
Judy Henske  Day To Day   Options 45RPM Single  Reprise  1967  45 
Judy Henske  Dolphins In the Sea   Options 45RPM Single  Reprise  1967  45 
Phil Ochs  The War Is Over   Options Tape From California  A&M  1968  LP 
Phil Ochs  Tape From California   Options Tape From California  A&M  1968  LP 
Phil Ochs  Half a Century High   Options Tape From California  A&M  1968  LP 
Phil Ochs  The Harder They Fall   Options Tape From California  A&M  1968  LP 
Buffy Sainte Marie  Suffer the Little Children/The Angel   Options Iluminations  Vanguard  1969  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. 1/9/19 10:01pm Gary:

Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:01pm Funky16Corners:

Gary!
Avatar Wed. 1/9/19 10:02pm Erica:

Larry AND Garry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:02pm Funky16Corners:

Erica!
Avatar Wed. 1/9/19 10:04pm Erica:

Looking forward to this week's show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:04pm chresti:

Larry and funky testifiers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:04pm Funky16Corners:

Excellent! Me too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:05pm Funky16Corners:

Chresti!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:06pm chresti:

Hurry curry?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:07pm Funky16Corners:

Or Harry Carey? I'm never 100% sure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:09pm chresti:

Haha- fuss about Sunday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:10pm doctorjazz:

Hey all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:10pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Doc!
Avatar Wed. 1/9/19 10:11pm Erica:

Wow I'm discovering more rare 60s gems tonight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:12pm Funky16Corners:

Lots more to come!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:13pm doctorjazz:

Cool Traffic cover!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:15pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, wasn't that great? Nothing like their other stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:17pm doctorjazz:

Did every band cover Morning Dew?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:18pm Funky16Corners:

Every band from 1967 to 1971
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:20pm Doug Schulkind:

Larry, you made the right call not naming your show Testicle! like you had originally planned.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:20pm coelacanth∅:

hey Larry & all
  Wed. 1/9/19 10:20pm rw:

Evening! I read the above comment and thought for a second this show was going to be Every band from 1967 to 1971.
  Wed. 1/9/19 10:21pm reconnaissance winnebago:

coel!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:21pm coelacanth∅:

so...it seems to me this 3 dog night song came out before the original did...how's that?
-and how did i never hear it before when 3dn was my favorite band at this time?
Avatar Wed. 1/9/19 10:21pm Erica:

Hello reco...user with long title lol.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:22pm coelacanth∅:

haha rw! i wasn't sure you saw that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:24pm chresti:

Haha Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:24pm doctorjazz:

I remember Popsicles and Icicles . Actually like that song (shuffles embarrassedly)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:25pm Funky16Corners:

Hi C! rw! reconnaisance winnebago!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:26pm coelacanth∅:

wikipedia says "neil young" was released jan '69, and that's NEVER WRONG! ...maybe Neil released it as a single?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:26pm Funky16Corners:

@Doc - Nothing to shuffle about. Great pop song, but a huge contrast with that version of Paper Sun
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:26pm chresti:

This is great
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:27pm Funky16Corners:

@C - My mistake, both 69
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:27pm chresti:

haha "can't stand the song"
Avatar Wed. 1/9/19 10:28pm Erica:

Speaking of which, Larry, This summer marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:28pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Doug! Feeling better?
  Wed. 1/9/19 10:29pm rw:

Hey Erica, F16C. reconnaissance winnebago is my alter ego I seem to have a few.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:29pm Funky16Corners:

@Erica - I may have to do something for the anniversary
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:29pm chresti:

...he says@ hanky panky
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:29pm Doug Schulkind:

On the road to recovery, Larry. Few potholes here and there, etc.
Avatar Wed. 1/9/19 10:30pm Erica:

So basically you have two accounts on here rw. Great Idea Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:31pm coelacanth∅:

rw, a couple dozen maybe! that was some serious silliness. i like that dj - have to watch out for his fill-ins.
Avatar Wed. 1/9/19 10:32pm still b/p:

Just went scanning to see if I could find the Modesty Blaise scene/image stuck in my head for decades. Didn't see it quite as remembered. Maybe faulty recall. But did see scene in which Breen track plays on a portable radio next to Dirk Bogarde staked out in the sun in an Arab camp, calling weakly for "Champagne...champagne..."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:34pm Funky16Corners:

Hey sbp! Yeah, one of the best things about that movie is Bogarde's louche villain. And Monica Vitti in a bikini.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:35pm chresti:

Haha sb/p, gotta see that!
Avatar Wed. 1/9/19 10:36pm Erica:

I think I heard "Picture Postcard World" years ago, or something like it on another radio station and blog. Nice to hear it again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:38pm chresti:

This feels....collegiate? @Rock Chorale
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:39pm Funky16Corners:

It's basically Ellie Greenwich and a bunch of NYC studio singers and musicians
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:43pm coelacanth∅:

and the first time i heard this song it was the 3dog night version.
spiraling spiraling ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:43pm coelacanth∅:

i had heard of traffic. one song: freedom rider.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:44pm Funky16Corners:

Traffic got covered a lot at the time. Blood Sweat and Tears does a great version of Smiling Phases
  Wed. 1/9/19 10:44pm rw:

coel, agreed. To the comment at 10:31. Probably to the 10:43 comment too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:47pm northguineahills:

I think I read all of the Hardy Boys books from age 6-8.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:47pm coelacanth∅:

i think 3 dog night also introduced me to feelin' alright
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:50pm northguineahills:

Didn't know there was a Hardy Boys cartoon...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:50pm northguineahills:

Didn't know there was a Hardy Boys cartoon...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:50pm coelacanth∅:

at one point (when i was around 8 or 9) i had "feelin' alright" on 2 albums; one by 3dn & one by rare earth; my older brother had it by grand funk railroad on "survival". neither of us knew about traffic yet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:51pm fleep:

Groovy greetings, you mods and rockers
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:51pm Funky16Corners:

@NGH - Saturday mornings on ABC 1969/1970. Very groovy looking version of the Hardy Boys. There was even a live action band in the opening credits that looked like the cartoon characters
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:52pm Funky16Corners:

Hi fleep!
Avatar Wed. 1/9/19 10:52pm Erica:

I know there was a Hardy Boys TV show from the 70s, but that was with Shaun Cassidy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:52pm Funky16Corners:

Those Hardy Boys books were huge for me as a kid. I tried to get my sons interested but they didn't bite.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:53pm Funky16Corners:

@Erica - Yes indeed, maybe 78/79-ish. There was a Nancy Drew show as well
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:53pm Funky16Corners:

Oops...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:54pm coelacanth∅:

hey fleep
Avatar Wed. 1/9/19 10:54pm Erica:

Technical Difficulties. Please Stand By. (Picture of a dog with a TV cord in its mouth appears).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:55pm Funky16Corners:

I like the one from the Simpsons with the picture of drunk camerman
Avatar Wed. 1/9/19 10:57pm Erica:

Haha!
  Wed. 1/9/19 10:58pm rw:

Super groovy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 10:59pm Funky16Corners:

This is a great album if you dig this sound
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:00pm northguineahills:

@Larry: There are many, like the camera guy blitzed w/ a giant bottle of booze, or Kent Brockman w/ a cuckoo springing out of his head (plus more). I'm sure someone compiled them somewhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:00pm northguineahills:

Kites are fun!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:00pm Funky16Corners:

Yes! 'The Groovies' are in fact Free Design incognito
Avatar Wed. 1/9/19 11:02pm Erica:

So basically it's a band's cover of their own material, but not a re-recording of it.
Avatar Wed. 1/9/19 11:03pm still b/p:

"Somebody Groovy" was in that category of music that reminds me of "young people dancing" scenes in mid to late 60s movies....kids intently shimmying and frugging, camera shots tilted, maybe a bit of colored lights action.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:03pm Funky16Corners:

Yes. Same label. Enoch Light, the guy who ran Project 3 records used the Free Design as abacking singers on a couple of projects.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:05pm Funky16Corners:

@sbp - If you dig that sound, and that vibe, check out this essay and mix I did a few years back: ironleg.wordpress.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:10pm fleep:

Somehow I knew Dick Hyman would make your playlist on that essay. I had The Man From O.R.G.A.N. growing up.
Avatar Wed. 1/9/19 11:12pm still b/p:

Oh, I'll have a few pinches of THAT!
But I have to remember not to scroll to the bottom of that page....fearful of WOW brows.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:12pm Funky16Corners:

Dick Hyman was hip, and a stalwart of the Project 3/Command catalog, as a headliner and as a backing musician. I've played some of his moog stuff on the show in the past,
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:14pm northguineahills:

Dropping out for a bit, hopefully will be back for the home stretch.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:15pm Funky16Corners:

Coolio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:18pm doctorjazz:

Like this folky version of NT and AS.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:19pm Funky16Corners:

I wish they'd done more like this
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:31pm doctorjazz:

I know this Tim Buckley song, great one DON'T know Henske, though (a bit of Buffy T Marie in her singing, perhaps...)?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:32pm Funky16Corners:

It's actually a Fred Neil song that Buckley covered. Henske was in the folk scene early on, before she married Jerry Yester and put out a crazu psychedelic album. She was really more of a torch singer than a folkie.
Avatar Wed. 1/9/19 11:32pm Erica:

Sorry Phil, you'll have to wait until the mid-70s before the war ends. Haha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:33pm Funky16Corners:

Henske was famous early on for the song High Flying Bird that became a folk rock standard
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:33pm doctorjazz:

Ah, Phil, saw him at close to the end of his life in a small Village club . He was depressed, one of the saddest shows I've seen (Sonny Stitt when he was played out was another one ).
Avatar Wed. 1/9/19 11:34pm Erica:

Sorry, had to make a Vietnam War joke.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:34pm Funky16Corners:

Phil was brilliant, but really went south toward the end of his life.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:35pm doctorjazz:

Just came back from Vietnam... You mean "The American War "...
Avatar Wed. 1/9/19 11:37pm Erica:

Was that a reference to Young Sheldon doctorjazz? And yes, Phil's life was cut short due to mental instability and suicide, according to the Wikipedia.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:38pm Funky16Corners:

I remember reading his biography years ago and it was incredibly sad
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:42pm doctorjazz:

(going through some sad, disappointing shows in my head (with Phil's reminder). Saw Segovia, Earl Hines, and Max Roach, all past when they should have called it quite already (saw Segovia and Roach before that as well, great when they still has it) Aaron Neville is playing a duet concert near me soon... Thought I'd catching it but I'm afraid the same thing may happen).

Boy I about spending the New Year with a downer... Sorry about that...}
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:44pm Funky16Corners:

No problem. I always fight the impulse to see older performers when I know that they may not be able to cut it like they used to. Sometimes it's just worth it to be in their presence. Other times, not so much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:44pm doctorjazz:

If wasn't a reference, Erica... Just what they call the war there, felt a bit weird when I was there
Avatar Wed. 1/9/19 11:46pm Erica:

But other countries were involved as well, weren't they?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:47pm Funky16Corners:

France before us.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:48pm doctorjazz:

Seen Aaron Neville many times, with and without the Brothers. The last time I took my daughter, raving about "the voice", and he just didn't have it I had to bore her with his records for hours later to prove I wasn't nuts (he could have just been worn out from touring, or not feeling well, of course)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:49pm doctorjazz:

There was the French war, which they won then The American War (you know how that turned out ). Cocky bunch (but very nice to us, actually)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:49pm Funky16Corners:

Art Neville just retired from performing. I heard he'd been sick for a while. Bootsy Collins also just retired from live performance.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:51pm Funky16Corners:

We should have paid attention to what happened to the French at Dien Bien Phu. en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:51pm doctorjazz:

He's listed playing Sopac near me in Jersey on the 12th in a duo.
Avatar Wed. 1/9/19 11:52pm Erica:

Another Technical Difficulty.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:52pm Funky16Corners:

Aaron Neville?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:53pm Funky16Corners:

I keep hitting the wrong buttons tonight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:54pm doctorjazz:

Yup Jan 12
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:55pm doctorjazz:

I keep trying to copy the link, but my phone isn't letting me
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/9/19 11:56pm doctorjazz:

www.sopacnow.org...
Got it .
Thanks Larry !
Avatar Wed. 1/9/19 11:58pm still b/p:

Finally watched "The Fog of War" last week. I have a fair grasp of the history but it made made me want to refresh a more detailed survey of our Vietnam war -- via the multi-part PBS series from a couple years ago for instance -- so I could frame and weigh McNamara's own words on it and so I could revisit the perspectives of those who condemned and reviled him.
  Thu. 1/10/19 12:00am rw:

Tape from California is a favorite of mine too. I could, and have, listened to that thing over and over and over and over.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/10/19 12:00am chresti:

Thanks Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/10/19 12:00am Funky16Corners:

I'm always in search of a good history of the conflicts in Vietnam from the French on to our involvement
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/10/19 12:00am coelacanth∅:

Thanks Larry
take care folks
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/10/19 12:01am Funky16Corners:

@rw - It really keeps on giving.
  Thu. 1/10/19 12:01am rw:

Thank you Mr. 16 Corners! Night kids!
Avatar Thu. 1/10/19 12:01am Erica:

Well that was one of the most interesting shows you've done Larry. Discovered a few favorites. Thanks Larry! Goodnight everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/10/19 12:01am Funky16Corners:

Nite Chresti! Nite C!
Avatar Thu. 1/10/19 12:01am still b/p:

When world history is written, it will say this show tonight was good. Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/10/19 12:01am Funky16Corners:

Thanks Erica! See you next week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/10/19 12:01am chresti:

Good night!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/10/19 12:02am Funky16Corners:

Thanks sbp!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/10/19 12:03am doctorjazz:

Liked the Men Burns Doc
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/10/19 12:05am Funky16Corners:

The Vietnam one?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/10/19 2:01pm Cal Zone!:

I was just thinking of Murmaids Paper Sun the other day. I need to find that 45, although Girls Go Zonk! comp may be enough....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/10/19 4:28pm Funky16Corners:

It's a killer, but getting harder to find these days.
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