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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 May 15, 2019: Testify! The Search for Sound - 2nd Anniversary Show

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format
Funky16Corners  Testify! Intro   Options Best of Funky16Corners Volume One  Funky16Corners  2017  MP3 
Timmy Thomas  Why Can't We Live Together   Options 45RPM Single  Glades  1972  45 
Headless Heroes  Just Like Honey   Options The Silence of Love  Fargo  2008  CD 
Velvet Underground  New Age   Options Loaded  Cotillion  1970  LP 
Rain Parade  Blue   Options Explosions In the Glass Palace  Enigma  1984  CD 
 
Billy Ward and the Dominoes  Stardust   Options 45RPM Single  Liberty  1957  45 
The Pentagons  To Be Loved (Forever)   Options 45RPM Single  Donna  1960  45 
The Jive Five  What Time Is It   Options 45RPM Single  Beltone  1962  45 
The Flamingos  I Only Have Eyes For You   Options 45RPM Single  End  1959  45 
Irma Thomas  Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)   Options 45RPM Single  Imperial  1964  45 
Nancy Wilson  (You Don't Know) How Glad I Am   Options 45RPM Single  Capitol  1964  45 
Brenda Lee  The Crying Game   Options 45RPM Single  Decca  1965  45 
Harry Nilsson  What'll I Do   Options A Little Touch of Schmilsson In the Night  RCA  1973  LP 
Mel Brown  Ode To Billie Joe   Options 45RPM Single  Impulse  1968  45 
The Twilights  Shipwreck   Options 45RPM Single  Parkway  1967  45 
Detroit Emeralds  I'll Never Sail the Sea Again   Options 45RPM Single  Westbound  1972  45 
The Ordells  Sipping a Cup of Coffee   Options 45RPM Single  Dionn  1967  45 
Little Buster  I'm So Lonely   Options 45RPM Single  Jubilee  1965  45 
Bobby Bland  Do What You Set Out To Do   Options 45RPM Single  Duke  1972  45 
O.V. Wright  Please Forgive Me   Options 45RPM Single  Back Beat  1973  45 
Etta James  I'd Rather Go Blind   Options 45RPM Single  Cadet  1967  45 
Mary Wells  Woman In Love   Options Servin' Up Some Soul  Jubilee  1968  LP 
Willie West  Keep You Mine   Options 45RPM Single  Deesu  1965  45 
Jackie Lee  I Love You   Options 45RPM Single  Uni  1970  45 
 
Big Star  Try Again   Options #1 Record  Ardent  1972  CD 
World Party  All Come True   Options Private Revolution  Chrysalis  1986  CD 
Nico  Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams   Options Chelsea Girl  Verve  1967  LP 
Leonard Cohen  Stories of the Street   Options Songs of Leonard Cohen  Columbia  1967  LP 
Ray Lamontagne  Be Here Now   Options Til the Sun Turns Black  RCA  2006  CD 
The Shadows  Midnight   Options 45RPM Single  Columbia UK  1961  45 
 
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. 5/15/19 8:40pm Matt from New Orleans:

Congrats Larry. I’ll be back at 9 PM Central. Jamming out to the latest Jordan Kessler Crown Heights Affair from earlier today.
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 10:01pm northguineahills:

Super happy felicidades de dos anos, Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:01pm Funky16Corners:

Muchos gracias NGH!
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 10:02pm still b/p:

Two-stify!

And Timmy's here with a favorite!
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 10:02pm Erica:

Hey Larry! Happy 2nd anniversary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:02pm Matt from New Orleans:

Back I am. I heard the single Old Friends earlier today from Ella Haber’s EP Clay and thoroughly enjoyed it. She’s definitely influenced by Any Winehouse but she’s definitely her own person.
ellahaber.bandcamp.com
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 10:02pm Jeff Ash:

Great groove to start with! Sadly, still timely all these years later.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:02pm Funky16Corners:

SBP! Erica! Matt! Jeff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:03pm Matt from New Orleans:

Too many definitelys but the point remains true. Hey everyone
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 10:06pm northguineahills:

(in my best Ralph impression), *I can Spanglish!*
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:06pm Funky16Corners:

Me fail Spanish, that's unpossible!
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 10:07pm northguineahills:

lultz, Larry!
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 10:08pm Erica:

Hey at least Larry is "learnding". Haha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:08pm Matt from New Orleans:

That band never crossed my radar before now
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:09pm Funky16Corners:

Which one, Headless Heroes? They only have one album but it's great. All covers and lots of interesting ones.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:10pm Funky16Corners:

www.discogs.com...
  Wed. 5/15/19 10:11pm Gary via app:

VU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:11pm Funky16Corners:

Gary!
  Wed. 5/15/19 10:11pm Gary via app:

Happy birthday Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:12pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:12pm Matt from New Orleans:

I read about them on allmusic just now but yes I missed Headless Heroes
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 10:12pm Erica:

Close enough Gary.
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 10:12pm nostrangerer:

Checking in and ready to feel the funk, from all corners, even Doug Yule.
  Wed. 5/15/19 10:12pm Cal Zone!:

Happy Anniversary LG!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:13pm Funky16Corners:

Howdy Nostrangerer!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:13pm Funky16Corners:

Cal! Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:13pm Matt from New Orleans:

This show you actually showed up relatively on time Cal
  Wed. 5/15/19 10:14pm Cal Zone!:

Yeah Matt...how bout that! ;)
  Wed. 5/15/19 10:16pm chresti:

Hello Larry and Testify!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:18pm Matt from New Orleans:

Larry I liked the album 3X4 that was done by a bunch of paisley underground bands earlier this year doing covers of each other’s songs
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 10:19pm northguineahills:

Gotta love J&M Chain cover....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:20pm Funky16Corners:

Chresti!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:20pm Funky16Corners:

@Matt - I still have to grab a copy of that
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 10:22pm nostrangerer:

Oh, man, got me wondering which Irma Thomas is going to be your centerpiece. I'm going to enjoy this ride a lot!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:23pm Matt from New Orleans:

I ran into one of the tracks in a mix and then checked out the whole album. It seemed like something you would have been into even before you playing the rain parade tonight but I completely forgot about until tonight
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:23pm Funky16Corners:

I hope so. I've been cooking and re-cooking this set for a few weeks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:24pm Matt from New Orleans:

I saw Irma on Sunday at her annual Mother’s Day concert at the zoo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:24pm Funky16Corners:

Wow! Very cool!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:25pm Matt from New Orleans:

I didn’t catch her at jazz fest because I knew I was hitting the zoo not long after
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:27pm Matt from New Orleans:

You get spoiled down here after a while. I’ve seen Irma over 30 times now.
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 10:28pm Erica:

I'm guessing this is a doo-wop set.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:28pm Funky16Corners:

Not after this one...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:29pm Uncle Michael:

Happy anniversary, Larry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:29pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Unk!
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 10:30pm still b/p:

Another favorite from Flamingos. Singing here in my living room in ugleeee falsetto.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:30pm Funky16Corners:

Me too, SBP, playing air guitar too!
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 10:31pm northguineahills:

When in HS, my friend and I would always sneak in to the Jacksonville Jazz Fest. One year, by climbing along the river/seawall, and another, pretending we were part of the catering crew. Not sure how the last one worked/
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 10:36pm nostrangerer:

Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 10:37pm nostrangerer:

That was supposed to be five thumbs up...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:37pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks!
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 10:38pm northguineahills:

wished I had more thumbs to give....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:39pm Funky16Corners:

Like the Nathan Hale of thumbs, with but two to give for your country
  Wed. 5/15/19 10:44pm Cal Zone!:

So many great versions of Ode...but this Mel Brown is tops!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:45pm Funky16Corners:

The flip of that 45 is a heater, too with a big fat drum break
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:48pm Matt from New Orleans:

Both Bobbie Gentry tracks
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:49pm chresti:

Great set, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:49pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Chresti!
  Wed. 5/15/19 10:50pm Cal Zone!:

Shipwreck was crazy good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:50pm Funky16Corners:

@Matt - what are? The flip of Ode is Swamp Fever, an instro
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 10:50pm northguineahills:

Detroit Emeralds, new to me and digdug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:50pm Funky16Corners:

@Cal Isn't that a wild record?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:50pm Matt from New Orleans:

She wrote it
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:51pm Matt from New Orleans:

I’m confused sorry
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:52pm Funky16Corners:

@NGH - Detroit Emeralds had a string of R&B hits in the 70s but not much crossover pop success. Their principal songwriter, Abrim Tilmon was really talented
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 10:52pm geezerette:

lush & dreamy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:53pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Geezerette!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:53pm JtotheK:

Great Ordells 45! Hi Larry, congrats on the milestone! Hiya everyone.
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 10:53pm geezerette:

Evening, Larry and congregants!
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 10:54pm Erica:

Hye geez!
  Wed. 5/15/19 10:54pm Cal Zone!:

This is a beautiful set of music! Well done Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:54pm Funky16Corners:

JtotheK!
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 10:54pm Erica:

Hye means hi btw.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:54pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks very much Cal!
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 10:55pm geezerette:

Wow. happy anniversary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:55pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks G!
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 10:56pm geezerette:

Howdy, Erica!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:56pm Funky16Corners:

Two years went by like nothing at all! Time flies when you're having fun.
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 10:57pm Jeff Ash:

Bobby Bland is about as deep into a long night as you can get.
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 10:57pm Erica:

Blink and it's Christmas again Larry, haha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:58pm Funky16Corners:

@Jeff - Yeah, purpose made for playing after hours
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:58pm Funky16Corners:

@Erica - Don't rush me! It's not even warm yet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 10:59pm Matt from New Orleans:

What about shoes Jeff?
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 10:59pm Erica:

@Larry Hah!
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 11:00pm Jeff Ash:

After hours, lights up, one more drink after bar close.
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 11:00pm geezerette:

Amen, brother Larry! (@10:56)
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 11:00pm Erica:

It will be hot soon Larry. Enjoy this night while it's nice out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:01pm doctorjazz:

Hi folks, here for Bobby Blue Bland, good timing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:01pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Doc!
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 11:01pm Erica:

Hi drjazz!
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 11:03pm geezerette:

Dr. J!
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 11:04pm Erica:

Truly a classic by Etta.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:04pm Funky16Corners:

Indeed
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:05pm doctorjazz:

Hey Geez, Erica, and the rest of the Congregation!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:12pm Matt from New Orleans:

I got to see Willie a few times over the years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:12pm Funky16Corners:

Willie's one of my faves out of New Orleans
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:15pm Matt from New Orleans:

He lives up in Minneapolis these days but Dr Ira has brought him back a few times since Katrina
  Wed. 5/15/19 11:15pm rw:

Howdy. Two years goes so fast! I guess I haven't been here since the beginning but still...
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 11:16pm Erica:

I discovered Testify last spring rw so I wasn't here for the beginning either.
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 11:16pm Martinibomb:

Hello Larry! From Portland Oregon. Don't get to say that too often.. Anyone remember that tv show? Hah
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:16pm Matt from New Orleans:

I have been here since day one but probably wasn’t commenting at the time
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:23pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

howdy, everyone!
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 11:24pm Erica:

Hi GST! Better late than never.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:25pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

Guess i'd better put this on my archives list to catch up on later, looks like an excellent program here
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:30pm Funky16Corners:

Hi Granny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:31pm Matt from New Orleans:

Alex lived down the street from my friend. They were friendly but I never bothered him about his career. He was a super nice regular guy who just happened to be super talented.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:33pm Funky16Corners:

I always heard good things about him from friends that crossed paths with him over the years
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 11:35pm Erica:

I just can't get over how Granny's profile pic dances almost in sync with this World Party song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:35pm Funky16Corners:

Granny's avatar is always on point!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:37pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

hee hee! Sometimes this dancer just gets in on the right song!
  Wed. 5/15/19 11:42pm rw:

If I ever get an avatar I want one that dances in time to Nico.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:42pm Funky16Corners:

I think that might be more of a slow, drawn out stagger...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:45pm chresti:

Me too rw!
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 11:46pm still b/p:

Find or create an avatar that can keep step with the Moondog biz from this afternoon and you've really got something.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:46pm Matt from New Orleans:

Nico did not come off well in this graphic bio of Andy Warhol I read a few months back.
Andy: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (Art Masters) www.amazon.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:47pm doctorjazz:

When Lenny still sang...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:48pm Funky16Corners:

That first album is one of my all time faves
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:49pm doctorjazz:

Me too, Larry
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:49pm Funky16Corners:

I'd love to see someone do one of those 33 1/3 books on it and dig into the production and arrangement. For a debut album by a poet it has a shitload of atmosphere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:52pm chresti:

I missed Moondog biz??!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:53pm doctorjazz:

It was produced by John Simon. Sounds it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:54pm doctorjazz:

I did 2, Chresti...there's always the archives.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:54pm Matt from New Orleans:

I saw Ray for the first time at the from the big Apple to the big easy benefit concert at msg. I was still living in NY at the time.
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 11:55pm still b/p:

Yuuuuuge Moondog afternoon on the WFMU.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:55pm Funky16Corners:

I didn't know he was on the bill!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:55pm doctorjazz:

Thanks, Larry
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:55pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Doc!
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 11:56pm geezerette:

Thanks,Larry!
Looking forward to many more!
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 11:57pm Erica:

Another amazing show. Congrats on your 2nd year of Testify! Here's to many more years of your show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:57pm Matt from New Orleans:

thanks Larry another great show in the books
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 11:57pm nostrangerer:

I swear I've heard that music in the Nico tune but without Nico. Any help?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:57pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

So glad you're here, Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/15/19 11:59pm chresti:

Thanks Larry!
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 11:59pm nostrangerer:

Great show !
Avatar Wed. 5/15/19 11:59pm geezerette:

...I missed Moondog?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/16/19 12:00am Funky16Corners:

Thanks everyone!
Avatar Thu. 5/16/19 12:00am Martinibomb:

Wow 2 years!! Thanks Larry!!!
Avatar Thu. 5/16/19 12:00am still b/p:

May Testify years multiply!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/16/19 12:00am Funky16Corners:

@Nostrangerer - I don't know of an instrumental dub, but maybe it's on a Velvets boot or something
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/16/19 12:01am doctorjazz:

Congrats, Larry! Been fun!
  Thu. 5/16/19 12:01am rw:

Nice. Thank you Funky Larry G.!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/16/19 12:01am Funky16Corners:

Thank you all!
Avatar Thu. 5/16/19 12:01am nostrangerer:

Will comment back if I figure it out. Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/16/19 12:02am Funky16Corners:

Thank you!
  Wed. 5/22/19 3:41pm Marie:

Hey Larry, that was a beautiful set, the one starting with Harry Nilsson. Thanks! (first-time listener--long-time FMU fan and GTD fan)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/22/19 3:46pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks, Marie!
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