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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 April 1, 2021: Testify! - Answer Me! Two Hours of Soul and Funk Answer Records, Homages and Rip-Offs!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Approx. start time
Funky16Corners  Testify! Intro   Options Best of Funky16Corners Volume One  Funky16Corners  2017  MP3  0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Delights Orchestra  King of the Horse   Options 45RPM Single  Atco  1968  45  0:01:22 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Delights Orchestra  Paul's Midnight Ride   Options 45RPM Single  Atco  1968  45  0:03:43 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Preparations  Get-E-Up (The Horse)   Options 45RPM Single  Heart and Soul  1969  45  0:06:03 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Roy Ward  Horse With a Freeze   Options 45RPM Single  Seven B  1968  45  0:08:08 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Chevelles  The Gallop   Options 45RPM Single  Flaming Arrow  1968  45  0:10:51 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Johnny Jones and the King Casual  Horsing Around   Options 45RPM Single  Brunswick  1968  45  0:13:19 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Jimmy Hicks  I'm Mr Big Stuff   Options 45RPM Single  Big Deal  1972  45  0:20:05 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Toby King  Mr Tuff Stuff   Options 45RPM Single  Federal  1973  45  0:22:34 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Tomorrow's Children  Sister Big Stuff   Options 45RPM Single  London  1972  45  0:25:18 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Vicki Anderson  I'm Too Tough For Mr Big Stuff (Hot Pants)   Options 45RPM Single  Brownstone  1971  45  0:28:08 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Vicki Anderson  Answer To Mother Popcorn   Options 45RPM Single  King  1969  45  0:31:29 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Myra Barnes (Vicki Anderson)  Super Good   Options 45RPM Single  King  1970  45  0:34:42 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Alliance  Pass the Pipe   Options 45RPM Single  Wand  1970  45  0:37:45 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Fantastic Johnny C  Let's Do It Together   Options 45RPM Single  Kama Sutra  1970  45  0:40:21 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Billy Sha Rae  Let's Do It Again   Options 45RPM Single  Triple B  1970  45  0:42:38 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
A.A.B.B,  Pick Up the Pieces One By One   Options 45RPM Single  I-Dentify  1975  45  0:45:16 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
AC Reed  Boogaloo Tramp   Options 45RPM Single  Nike  1969  45  0:49:08 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Showmen Inc  Tramp (From Funky Broadway)   Options 45RPM Single  NOW  1968  45  0:51:27 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bobby and the Heavyweights  Soul Train   Options 45RPM Single  Mor Soul  1968  45  0:53:38 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bo Diddley  Soul Train   Options 45RPM Single  Checker  1969  45  0:56:39 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Charlie Nesbit Organ Trio  Soul Train   Options 45RPM Single  Salvador  1969  45  0:59:26 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Hank Ballard  Funky Soul Train   Options 45RPM Single  King  1969  45  1:02:06 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
TNT Band  The Meditation   Options 45RPM Single  Cotique  1968  45  1:12:34 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Highlighters Band  The Funky 16 Corners Pts 1&2   Options 45RPM Single  Three Diamonds  1969  45  1:16:21 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Jerry O  Funky Four Corners   Options 45RPM Single  White Whale  1968  45  1:21:34 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Lee Dorsey  Four Corners Pts 1&2   Options 45RPM Single  Amy  1968  45  1:24:08 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs  The Four Corners   Options 45RPM Single  Veep  1968  45  1:29:36 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Richard Marks  Funky Four Corners   Options 45RPM Single  Roulette  1969  45  1:32:19 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Tommy Wills  (Funky) Four Corners   Options 45RPM Single  Airtown  1968  45  1:34:45 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
TSU Toronadoes  Getting the Corners   Options 45RPM Single  Atlantic  1968  45  1:36:22 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Willie and the Mighty Magnificents  Funky (8) Corners Pts 1&2   Options 45RPM Single  All Platinum  1969  45  1:38:41 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Blue Mitchell  H.N.I.C. (Part 1)   Options 45RPM Single  Blue Note  1969  45  1:43:14 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bobby Patterson  My Thing Is Your Thing   Options 45RPM Single  Jet Star  1969  45  1:46:03 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Magic Sam  I'll Pay You Back   Options 45RPM Single  Bright Star  1969  45  1:49:05 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Marva Whitney  It's My Thing (You Can't Tell Me Who to Sock It To)   Options 45RPM Single  King  1969  45  1:51:29 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bobo Mr Soul  Answer to the Want Ads   Options 45RPM Single  Ovide  1971  45  1:54:18 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers  I Gotta Go Now (Up On the Floor)   Options 45RPM Single  Like  1966  45  2:03:40 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm Phillippe Bastille:

howdy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Phillippe!
Avatar 3:02pm Jeff Ash:

Perfect timing! The Brewers got nothing in the 2nd, so coming in here between innings. Greetings from Wisconsin on Opening Day!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Matt from New Orleans:

Hey Larry & everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Jeff! Matt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Funky16Corners:

I heard the Mets has to cancel their opener
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Matt from New Orleans:

My team isn’t starting on time Jeff. The opponents had a positive test.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Funky16Corners:

Unless that was an April Fool
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Yvang:

Hi Larry & testifying listeners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Funky16Corners:

Yvang!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Matt from New Orleans:

It’s unfortunately true Larry
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Funky16Corners:

Bummer
Avatar 3:04pm Erica:

Happy April Fool's Day Testifiers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Erica!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm Rick from SC:

Hey Larry and fellow listeners
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Rick!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm Candy-O'67:

Hey, Larry and all! Ready to get down!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm Funky16Corners:

Candy-O!
Avatar 3:10pm Lisboner Pascal (France):

Greetings Testifiers!! So hyped for this show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Pascal!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm dutchtheo:

Hey, Larry and equestrians! Testify!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm Matt from New Orleans:

My hoofs are getting tired Larry
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm Funky16Corners:

Theo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm Funky16Corners:

@Matt - This is the last Horse record
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm Matt from New Orleans:

I was dancing not complaining
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm Funky16Corners:

Plenty more to dance to coming up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm WR:

60s / 70s take on answer songs is new territory to me. i usually think of 40s / 50s series like the Dance with Me and Open the Door songs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm Matt from New Orleans:

There going to be a popcorn section this evening
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm Funky16Corners:

Hey WR!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm Funky16Corners:

@Matt - Not today. I think I did an hour or so of Popcorn records a whole back
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm Funky16Corners:

while
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm Matt from New Orleans:

Sounds familiar
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:28pm Funky16Corners:

@WR - It probably goes back to the beginning of recorded music
Avatar 3:29pm still b/p:

Did those horn fills in Sister sound like they were out the door and down the hall, or is it just my audio?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm Funky16Corners:

Sounded OK to me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm Funky16Corners:

And Hey SBP!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm Funky16Corners:

Vicki Anderson shows up no less than four times in today's show (once under an alias)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm Matt from New Orleans:

You said no popcorn records or is this a mother record? James did like to mash them up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm Funky16Corners:

I forgot about this one!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm Matt from New Orleans:

Love Vicki
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35pm Funky16Corners:

POWERFUL singer!
Avatar 3:39pm Erica:

She's no Aretha but she does (or did) have the chops.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm Funky16Corners:

Listen for a familiar voice in this song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm Funky16Corners:

@Erica - She lacked the subtle genius of Aretha, but she was LOUD
Avatar 3:40pm Erica:

Agreed Larry. Also the Alliance sounds like the Temptations.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm Matt from New Orleans:

Young Daryl Hall from what I remember
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm Funky16Corners:

Matt is correct! Hall sang on and arranged the record
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm Matt from New Orleans:

The pass the pipe imagery reminded me of their other name Electric Indian. I had forgotten about that alias.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm Funky16Corners:

The Alliance 45 was an answer to the Electric Indian's Kee-Mo-Sabe. I'll go into more detail at the break
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:47pm doctorjazz:

I'm not really here...
April FOOLS!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:48pm Matt from New Orleans:

Hey Doc
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:48pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Doc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm doctorjazz:

Hey Matt!
Avatar 3:50pm Erica:

And a very happy April Fool's Day to you too Doc. Sad to say I can't come up with anything right now.
Avatar 3:50pm Vincent The Soul Chef:

I'm here...
Hi everybody.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Vincent!
Avatar 3:51pm Vincent The Soul Chef:

Well, I've got six of the 45s you've played so far :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm Funky16Corners:

I think you'll have a bunch more as we go on
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:03pm Matt from New Orleans:

Hey Vincent. You came on board at the right time.
Avatar 4:04pm Vincent The Soul Chef:

I got lucky, Matt. Got off from work early...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:06pm Matt from New Orleans:

Cool
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:13pm Matt from New Orleans:

The Meditation 🔥
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:13pm Funky16Corners:

Archie Bell's lawyer is on the phone...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:14pm Little Danny:

Hi Larry, hi all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:14pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Danny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:14pm Little Danny:

Classic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17pm Little Danny:

Oh yeah, I forgot about "corners"-related records.
Avatar 4:17pm Jeff Ash:

I feel like this is the F16C origin story.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm Funky16Corners:

@Jeff - It is indeed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm Funky16Corners:

@Danny - Lots more coming!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm Little Danny:

Where did the "corners" dance emanate?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:19pm Funky16Corners:

I'm not sure. The records all show up around 1968, so maybe they were filling a need for a dance that already existed in the black community?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:19pm Matt from New Orleans:

Enjoy Poppin’ Pop Corn from these guys too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:20pm Little Danny:

I'm sure you're right Larry. JerryO was one of its early popularizers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:20pm Funky16Corners:

Yes, great band. I wish they'd recorded more
Avatar 4:20pm Vincent The Soul Chef:

I wish this 45 was affordable... :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm Funky16Corners:

I should do an all Jerry-O show some day. I think I have enough of his, and related records
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm Matt from New Orleans:

I think Stones Throw introduced me to them
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm Funky16Corners:

@Vincent, me too. I don't have an OG, but I do have a reissue autographed by some of the guys in the band
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22pm Funky16Corners:

Here you go, Danny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22pm Little Danny:

Boom! Thanks Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm Funky16Corners:

More on Jerry-O here: funky16corners.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm Candy-O'67:

Jerry O is getting down!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm Little Danny:

I knew this Lee Dorsey would get an airing. All-time N.O. fave. The little organ break is mental.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm Candy-O'67:

Hey, Little Danny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:26pm Little Danny:

Hi hi hello Candy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:26pm Funky16Corners:

@Danny - The drums are insane, too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:26pm Little Danny:

This is getting me hella worked up as always.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm Little Danny:

Any idea of who the drummer is Larry? Sounds like James Black but I dunno.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm Candy-O'67:

I would have loved to see Lee Dorsey and Jerry O perform both of those songs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm Funky16Corners:

Could be. Most of his funky sides have the Meters on them, but that does not sound like the Meters at all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:31pm Funky16Corners:

@Candy-O - There's only lipsynch footage of Jerry-O from Detroit TV, but there is some decent live footage of Lee Dorsey (though not doing Four Corners)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm Little Danny:

Right. It had a totally frenetic sound.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:33pm Funky16Corners:

This is an Atlanta side. Originally released on a local label called Tuska. The national release was on Roulette
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:35pm Candy-O'67:

Thanks, Larry!
  4:36pm Little Danny:

Whoa. Tommy Wills is new to me and great. Ohio cat?
Avatar 4:36pm Erica:

Signed out Danny?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:37pm Funky16Corners:

Tommy Wills was a middle aged white guy who recorded jukebox filler for the Dayton. Ohio Airtown label. Only did a few things a soulful vein
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:37pm Candy-O'67:

I was wondering if we'd hear some TSU Toronadoes today! Love them!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm Little Danny:

Hi Erica! On my phone and walking along.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm Funky16Corners:

Picture of Tommy Wills here: nuvo.newsnirvana.com...
Avatar 4:39pm Erica:

Ok Danny
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm Little Danny:

I have some of Wills’s blues/mambo discs on Air Miami and they’re actually great. But yeah the Airtown sides are pretty snoozy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm Funky16Corners:

I was shocked when I found out who he was.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:41pm Funky16Corners:

He had talent!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:42pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Hi Larry! I'm late to the radio party, but glad to be here for at least the last 20 minutes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:42pm Funky16Corners:

Hi Wendy!
Avatar 4:47pm Vincent The Soul Chef:

NEED!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm Funky16Corners:

Which one, the Bobby Patterson?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm Candy-O'67:

Yes, to Bobby Patterson! I need! Ha!
Avatar 4:48pm Vincent The Soul Chef:

Oh yeah! I got a CD comp, but...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm Candy-O'67:

This whole set is right up my alley, Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm Funky16Corners:

I got this in my very early days of funk 45 collecting, but even now it's like a 20/25 dollar record
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm Funky16Corners:

@Candy-O - Glad you're digging it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm Little Danny:

Nice! Do you know the Bronc-glows’ “Charge,” Larry? I think they borrowed each other’s horns!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm Little Danny:

Blazing set btw.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Funky16Corners:

I do Danny, but I never noticed that. I'll have to dig it out. And thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Candy-O'67:

All right, some Magic Sam!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Funky16Corners:

Magic Sam's last 45. He died about a month after this came out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm Matt from New Orleans:

Great show today Larry. Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Matt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm dutchtheo:

Thanks, Funky16Corners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Theo!
Avatar 4:57pm Vincent The Soul Chef:

Grand total of ten 45s, Larry... not *too* bad ;)
Great show as always.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm doctorjazz:

Thanks, Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm The Weird Beard:

thanks Larry!
Avatar 5:01pm Erica:

Great show as always Larry. By the way, your records are dirty... April Fools!
Avatar 5:01pm Erica:

I'm sure you know keep em clean Larry.
Avatar 5:03pm Erica:

It was the best I could do. Anyway, see you all next week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:04pm Phillippe Bastille:

thanks Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:04pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Erica! Phillippe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:04pm Funky16Corners:

hey Weird Beard! Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:05pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Vincent! Doc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:05pm Candy-O'67:

Thank you, Larry! Really enjoyed it today! Always love my Thurs. afternoons right here! :))
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:05pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Candy-O!
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