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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 
Buck Owens and the Buckaroos  Buckaroo   Options 45RPM Single  Capitol  1964  45 
The Byrds  Mr Spaceman   Options Fifth Dimension  Columbia  1966  LP 
Grady and Brady  Love or Money   Options 45RPM Single  Planetary  1965  45 
Monkees  What Am I Doing Hangin' Round   Options PISCES AQUARIUS CAPRICORN & JONES  Colgems  1967  LP 
Monkees  You Told Me   Options Headquarters  Colgems  1967  LP 
Nat Stuckey  Listen To the Band   Options New Country Roads  RCA  1969  LP 
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band  Holding   Options Nitty Gritty Dirt Band  Liberty  1967  LP 
The Gosdin Brothers  The Sounds of Goodbye   Options 45RPM Single  Capitol  1968  45 
Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers  Tried So Hard   Options Gene Clark With the Gosdin Brothers  Columbia  1967  LP 
 
International Submarine Band  Luxury Liner   Options Safe At Home  LHI  1968  LP 
Buffalo Springfield  Burned   Options Buffalo Springfield  Atco  1966  LP 
Buffalo Springfield  Kind Woman   Options Last Time Around  Atco  1968  LP 
The Dillards  Lemon Chimes   Options Wheatstraw Suite  Elektra  1968  LP 
Glad  Let' Play Make Believe   Options Feelin' Glad  ABC  1968  LP 
Poco  You Better Think Twice   Options Poco  Epic  1970  LP 
The Holy Mackerel  The Somewhere In Arizona At 4:30 A.M. Restaurant Song (And Now I Am Alone)   Options Holy Mackerel  Reprise  1968  LP 
Rick Nelson  If You Gotta Go Go Now   Options Rick Nelson In Concert  Decca  1970  LP 
Neil Young  Emperor of Wyoming   Options Neil Young  Reprise  1968  LP 
The Everly Brothers  T For Texas   Options Roots  Warner Brothers  1968  LP 
Hearts and Flowers  Please   Options 45RPM Single  Capitol  1967  45 
Johnny Darrell  Willing   Options Cailfornia Stopover  UA  1970  LP 
Sandy Salisbury  Cecily   Options 45RPM Single  Together  1969  45 
The Byrds  One Hundred Years From Now   Options Sweetheart of the Rodeo  Columbia  1968  LP 
The Byrds  King Apathy III   Options Dr Byrds and Mr Hyde  Columbia  1969  LP 
 
Doug Sahm and Band  Is Anybody Going To San Antone   Options Doug Sahm and Band  Atlantic  1973  LP 
The Grateful Dead  Friend of the Devil   Options American Beauty  Warner Brothers  1970  LP 
John Stewart   Never Going Back   Options California Bloodlines  Capitol  1969  LP 
John Stewart  Shackles and Chains   Options California Bloodlines  Capitol  1969  LP 
Flying Burrito Brothers  Christine's Tune (Devil In Disguise)   Options Gilded Palace of Sin  A&M  1969  LP 
Flying Burrito Brothers  Hot Burrito #1   Options Gilded Palace of Sin  A&M  1969  LP 
Flying Burrito Brothers  Hot Burrito #2   Options Gilded Palace of Sin  A&M  1969  LP 
Gram Parsons and the Fallen Angels  California Cottonfields   Options Live 1973  Sierra  1973  CD 
Little Feat  Willin'   Options Sailin' Shoes  Warner Brothers  1972  LP 
The Byrds  Truck Stop Girl   Options Untitled  Columbia  1970  LP 
Leon Russell  She Smiles Like a River   Options Leon Russell and the Shelter People  Shelter  1971  LP 
Chaparral Brothers  Hello LA Bye Bye Birmingham   Options 45RPM Single  Capitol  1969  45 
 
Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers  I Gotta Go Now (Up On the Floor)   Options 45RPM Single  Like  1966  45 

Listener comments!

Avatar Wed. 5/1/19 10:01pm Jeff Ash:

Greetings from Wisconsin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:02pm Funky16Corners:

Jeff!
Avatar Wed. 5/1/19 10:02pm Erica:

Welcome back (to Testify!) Larry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:03pm Funky16Corners:

Erica!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:03pm Matt from New Orleans:

Hi Larry, Jeff and Erica
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:03pm Funky16Corners:

Matt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:04pm Matt from New Orleans:

Do the dead of working man’s dead qualify?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:04pm Funky16Corners:

Coming up later on!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/1/19 10:05pm chresti:

Hi Larry! Everybody!
Franco is on his way back from Joshua Tree
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:05pm Matt from New Orleans:

Hi Chresti
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:05pm Funky16Corners:

Chresti! Hurry up Franco!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:06pm Funky16Corners:

Maybe he can bring the spirit of Gram Parsons back with him!
Avatar Wed. 5/1/19 10:08pm Erica:

Haha Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:08pm Matt from New Orleans:

The font on that piece of paper looks small for quickly scanning
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:09pm Matt from New Orleans:

On your Instagram pic of your setup
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:09pm Funky16Corners:

Which piece of paper?
  Wed. 5/1/19 10:10pm Dean:

A bit outside the the radius captured by this evening's theme: Goose Creek Symphony.
Avatar Wed. 5/1/19 10:10pm Erica:

Papa Nez! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:10pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Dean!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/1/19 10:10pm chresti:

At least I think he's on his way, his phone is still out of range or out of juice
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:10pm Funky16Corners:

@Matt - I still have reasonable eyesight!
  Wed. 5/1/19 10:11pm Dean:

I never owned PAC&J, yet I recall almost vividly listening to this song all the time...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:11pm Matt from New Orleans:

I do not
Avatar Wed. 5/1/19 10:13pm Erica:

I don't have a physical copy of PAC&J myself, but same here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:13pm Funky16Corners:

@Dean - I had to work hard to whittle this down to two hours. There's definitely another volume in the future
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/1/19 10:13pm chresti:

I think it was on the tv show
Avatar Wed. 5/1/19 10:14pm Erica:

Surprised Larry didn't play Monkees songs during the Hal Blaine tribute.
Avatar Wed. 5/1/19 10:15pm Jeff Ash:

I bought this Nat Stuckey LP on your recommendation over at F16C. I think I might have seen it once more in the wild since then.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/1/19 10:15pm chresti:

...playing during some madcap scene.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:15pm Funky16Corners:

@Chresti - I was definitely on the show, maybe more than one episode
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:15pm Funky16Corners:

@Jeff - It's worth it for all the weird covers
Avatar Wed. 5/1/19 10:15pm Erica:

Also, Headquarters was proof that the Monkees COULD play their own instruments and write (some of) their own songs.
Avatar Wed. 5/1/19 10:16pm still b/p:

"What Am I Doing Hanging Round" written by Michael Martin Murphey and Owen Castleman. I wondered, so I looked. Fun track, as a number of Monkees songs are.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:17pm Funky16Corners:

Hey SBP! Yup, from their labelmates the Lewis and Clarke Expedition!
  Wed. 5/1/19 10:17pm Dean:

I understand, Larry. GSM were fairly popular for a time, if not as much as The Monkees. I'm pretty sure they continue to tour.
Avatar Wed. 5/1/19 10:18pm Erica:

Speaking of Listen to the Band, ever heard the long, tripped-out version Mike sings in the NBC special 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee? Much different from the studio/TV show version OR the Nat Stuckey version.
Avatar Wed. 5/1/19 10:18pm Erica:

Mike Nesmith that is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:20pm Funky16Corners:

I don't know that version. I'll have to look for it
Avatar Wed. 5/1/19 10:21pm Erica:

I watched that Monkees special once out of curiosity. It was trippy (and it was a flop back in 1969).
Avatar Wed. 5/1/19 10:22pm still b/p:

If I ever get over Joshua Tree way, I wanna stay in a pod at the Wagon Station Encampment. Been intrigued since I saw the artist speak locally several years ago.
www.7x7.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/1/19 10:22pm chresti:

GSM?
  Wed. 5/1/19 10:23pm mzzm:

everytime i hear guy clark i miss bob brainen show
  Wed. 5/1/19 10:25pm Dean:

Wha?! You're right, chresti. I meant...

GCS

...as in Goose Creek Symphony.
  Wed. 5/1/19 10:29pm Dean:

I camped once in Joshua Tree, but I'm not a camping kinda guy. If the opportunity had arisen post-U2, I wouldn't have gotten near to that place.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:31pm Matt from New Orleans:

I completely forgot about Lee Hazelwood’s short lived label.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:32pm coelacanth∅:

hello Larry, everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:32pm Funky16Corners:

Hey C!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:33pm Funky16Corners:

Oh shit, I was singing along, loud enough that my wife just texted me from upstairs at the other end of the house...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:33pm coelacanth∅:

main or harmony?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:34pm coelacanth∅:

(i usually sing the harmony on that)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:34pm Funky16Corners:

Lead, naturally
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:35pm coelacanth∅:

then we're a match!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:38pm Funky16Corners:

EVERYBODY SING!
  Wed. 5/1/19 10:41pm Dean:

Seems to me, too, that we need to give credit to Larry Hosford.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/1/19 10:41pm chresti:

Oh yeah, Andrea Zittle, she's great. The place I'd like to stay is the Lightening Fields, you been? @sb/p
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:41pm coelacanth∅:

sometimes it's a fine line between -or a matter of opinion which voice is the harmony to the lead (and vice versa) especially with the beatles and Neil Young ...and CSNY
...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:42pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, intertwining leads, like the front line of a bebop combo with the trumpet and sax weaving in and out of the forefront
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/1/19 10:44pm chresti:

I camped in JT once, in the early 90s.
  Wed. 5/1/19 10:50pm rw:

Hey! I'm here. I've just been in the back doing homework for my other class...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:50pm Funky16Corners:

Hey rw!
  Wed. 5/1/19 10:54pm rw:

Some of these songs I know pretty well, some are new to me. Enjoying it all. Thanks, man. And keep on singing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 10:55pm Funky16Corners:

Glad you're digging it!
  Wed. 5/1/19 11:00pm rw:

On a weird sort of aside, I got Laurel and Topanga Canyons mixed up the other day and we were trying to fit the two into musical history. Is there a musical distinction between the two canyons?
Avatar Wed. 5/1/19 11:00pm still b/p:

Lightning Fields in NM? No, made a few brief stops in NM when I lived in West Texas for a few years, and back again quick when a friend got married in Albuquerque, but there's a HELL of a lot there I haven't seen in the region and would like to experience at a free and leisurely pace.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 11:01pm Funky16Corners:

I think they were both home to all manner of hippie musicians. Maybe moreso in Laurel, but I hear about both
  Wed. 5/1/19 11:06pm rw:

Yeah, we were trying to figure out if one preceded the other in terms of hippie musicians or if one was home to cooler musicians than the other. Laurel's closer to town. Topanga's further out.
Avatar Wed. 5/1/19 11:07pm Erica:

More Byrds. A lot of Texas musicians/songs in the mix tonight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 11:08pm Funky16Corners:

@rw - Laurel was home to Zappa, Mamas and Papas, CSNY, Topanga was home to Spirit (among others). I wonder if Laurel was more expensive real estate at the time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 11:09pm Funky16Corners:

Zappa lived in Tom Mix's old house!
  Wed. 5/1/19 11:11pm rw:

This is pure speculation but I think of Zappa as a Beverly Hills kid.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 11:15pm coelacanth∅:

eagles: slightly countryish pop
or... (is there a genre called "coke pop"?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/1/19 11:15pm chresti:

I think he's from the eastside somewhere?
Avatar Wed. 5/1/19 11:18pm Erica:

Coke pop? As in soda pop or as in cocaine pop? Haha!
  Wed. 5/1/19 11:18pm rw:

Coke-pop! That's a pretty wide genre.
Avatar Wed. 5/1/19 11:20pm Jeff Ash:

50 years ago last month, the Byrds played a high school gym in Green Bay, Wisconsin, as they toured in support of "Dr. Byrds and Mr. Hyde," the last LP in the last set. Roger McGuinn was the only original member left by then, and Clarence White was one of the guitarists. They reportedly sounded great, but a guy who was at the show recalled: "The Byrds were pissed off that the concert was in the gym, not the auditorium. They refused to play any of their old songs. The Byrds brought no lighting and used the gym ceiling lights."
Avatar Wed. 5/1/19 11:20pm Erica:

Agreed. Both Gene and Gram died too young.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 11:22pm Funky16Corners:

@rw - If I'm not mistake Zappa grew up around LA but not Beverly Hills. After he got famous he moved into Tom Mix's old log cabin manse in Laurel Canyon (apparently close to the Canyon Country Store)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 11:24pm Funky16Corners:

@Jeff - I would have loved to have seen that! There are actually some live recordings of that era of the band.
Avatar Wed. 5/1/19 11:27pm Jeff Ash:

I'll go see if my time machine is out in the garage.
  Wed. 5/1/19 11:28pm rw:

Lancaster! Not BH at all! He just seemed to have some of the personality traits of people I know who grew up in BH.

Jeff, be careful with that thing.
  Wed. 5/1/19 11:28pm Dean:

I thought Zappa grew up in the Lancaster, kinda outside of San Fernando Valley.
Avatar Wed. 5/1/19 11:29pm Erica:

Don't accidentally transport yourself back to the Stone Age Jeff. Haha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 11:29pm Funky16Corners:

@Dean - Wiki says born in Baltimore, grew up in San Diego
  Wed. 5/1/19 11:29pm Dean:

You know, rw, I've found that people "from" someplace don't exhibit "traits" of that place. That goes for just about everywhere.
Avatar Wed. 5/1/19 11:30pm Jeff Ash:

Gonna transport myself to Ohio tomorrow. Maybe hit up some record stores while there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 11:30pm Funky16Corners:

Good idea, Jeff!
  Wed. 5/1/19 11:32pm Dean:

Born in Baltimore, then Lancaster via San Diego (where I was born not long after him). Finally, of course, the dude found Whittier Blvd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 11:33pm Funky16Corners:

Zappa's family later moved to Lancaster where he went to Antelope Valley High School where he made the acquaintance of a certain Don Van Vliet!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 11:33pm Funky16Corners:

Then merely Private Beefheart...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 11:41pm Matt from New Orleans:

I figured there’d be more Chris Hillman. Any Manassas before we’re done tonight?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 11:41pm coelacanth∅:

haha (private beefheart)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 11:41pm Funky16Corners:

Not this time, but def the next time I dig into this sound.
  Wed. 5/1/19 11:42pm rw:

Dean, you mean I don't come across as So. Cal. suburbanite?? I thought I was pretty easily pegged.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 11:42pm coelacanth∅:

okay my time has come
Thanks Larry
gnight everone
  Wed. 5/1/19 11:43pm rw:

Later cc!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 11:43pm Funky16Corners:

Nite C!
Avatar Wed. 5/1/19 11:44pm Erica:

Night coel.
  Wed. 5/1/19 11:45pm rw:

Hot Burrito was last night for me. Or maybe it was more Warm Burrito.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 11:46pm Funky16Corners:

Now I want a burrito...
  Wed. 5/1/19 11:46pm Dean:

Nope, rw, I've never pegged anybody (in any sense of the word, so shut up the rest of you!). I have this perverse notion that people are people, which means you cannot (or should not) predict (or "peg," if you prefer) their adopted identities based upon their geographical/ethnic/political/whathaveyou assignments.
Avatar Wed. 5/1/19 11:46pm Erica:

Just be glad it wasn't a cold burrito. Haha! (I keep saying Haha alot).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 11:48pm Matt from New Orleans:

Im sure manning the decks works up a mighty appetite
  Wed. 5/1/19 11:48pm Dean:

Goddamn, I love this tune. Too much, in fact. Sometimes, I can't sleep 'cuz this song is racing through what's left of my brain.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 11:48pm Funky16Corners:

I have to sing along with this one...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 11:49pm Funky16Corners:

Weed...whites....and wiiiiiinnnnnneee
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 11:50pm Funky16Corners:

Another really early Little Feat cover
Avatar Wed. 5/1/19 11:51pm still b/p:

"Willing" escaped my attention somehow -- howda happ'n? -- until I heard someone play guitar and sing it in a dorm room in 77 or 78.
  Wed. 5/1/19 11:52pm Dean:

I've said it many times on these comments boards, but I heard LF with LG open for ELO in Anaheim many years ago. I went for ELO, but I secretly celebrated the fact that I'd get to hear this odd band with the hit "Dixie Chicken."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 11:52pm Funky16Corners:

I definitely heard other people do it before Little Feat
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 11:53pm Funky16Corners:

@Dean - That's a weird double bill!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 11:53pm Matt from New Orleans:

Thanks Larry. Really enjoyed the show. It’s good to switch it up musically.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 11:55pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Matt!
  Wed. 5/1/19 11:55pm Dean:

It is, and it was then. But in retrospect I think not quite so much. Jeff Lynne is as much an artist as Lowell George.
Avatar Wed. 5/1/19 11:56pm Jeff Ash:

Thanks, Larry! Good night!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 11:57pm Funky16Corners:

Nite Jeff!
  Wed. 5/1/19 11:57pm rw:

Dean, Good advice. I'm not sure I completely agree that people aren't shaped in part by their environment but best not to draw conclusions (as I was incorrectly and perhaps wrongly doing with FZ!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/1/19 11:57pm chresti:

Thanks Larry! Gdnight!
Avatar Wed. 5/1/19 11:57pm Erica:

Well another show over already. Thanks Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 11:57pm Funky16Corners:

Nite Chresti!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/1/19 11:58pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Erica!
  Wed. 5/1/19 11:59pm Dean:

Splendid program tonight. Thanks. I'm sleep-ward.
  Wed. 5/1/19 11:59pm rw:

Thank you once again F16! Super show. Later everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/2/19 12:02am Funky16Corners:

Thanks Dean! rw!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/2/19 12:02am Funky16Corners:

I will be sleepward shortly, myself!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 5/2/19 8:51pm hyde:

couldn't comment live, so i'm doing it now; this show was amazing
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/2/19 8:52pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Hyde!
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