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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 
Plan 9 From Outer Space  Trailer   Options The Movies  Bootleg  1959  MP3 
The Mystrys  Witch Girl   Options 45RPM Single  Orbit  1966  45 
The Sonics  The Witch   Options 45RPM Single  Etiquette  1964  45 
Round Robin  I'm the Wolfman   Options 45RPM Single  Domain  1965  45 
Halloween Convention of Spooks  Trailer   Options The Movies  Bootleg  1958  MP3 
Mike Sharpe  Spooky   Options 45RPM Single  Liberty  1967  45 
ZZ Hill  I Created a Monster   Options Keep On Lovin' You  UA  1975  LP 
Bobby Byrd  Back From the Dead   Options 45RPM Single  International Brothers  1974  45 
House On Haunted Hill  Trailer   Options The Movies  Bootleg  1959  MP3 
Robert Johnson  Hellhound On My Trail   Options 78rpm  Vocalion  1937  78 
John Lee Hooker  Graveyard Blues   Options Burning Hell  Riverside  1964  LP 
Andy Bey and the Bey Sisters  Zombie Jamboree (Back to Back)   Options Andy Bey and the Bey Sisters  RCA  1961  LP 
The Lyres  Buried Alive   Options AHS1005  Ace of Hearts  1981  LP 
The Astro Zombies  Trailer   Options The Movies  Bootleg  1968  MP3 
Jack Marshall's Music  The Ghoul   Options 45RPM Single  Capitol  1965  45 
Bobby Bare  Vampira   Options 45RPM Single  Jackpot  1958  45 
Little Tibia and the Fibias  The Mummy   Options Mad Monster Party OST  Waxwork  1967  CD 
The Starfires  Vampire   Options 45RPM Single  Lewis  1962?  45 
Atom Age Vampire  Trailer   Options The Movies  Bootleg  1960  MP3 
Bela La Goldstein  Old Boris   Options 45RPM Single  International  1962  45 
The Ebb Tides  Seance   Options 45RPM Single  Jar  1967  45 
Gary Warren  Midnight Rain   Options 45RPM Single  Nasco  1958  45 
The Grim Reepers  Two Souls   Options 45RPM Single  Chalon  1966  45 
Larry and the Blue Notes  Night of the Sadist   Options 45RPM Single  20th Century Fox  1965  45 
Mad Men  Haunted   Options 45RPM Single  Cloister  1962  45 
Teddy Durant  Beast of the Sunset Strip   Options 45RPM Single  Impression  1965  45 
Teddy Durant  The Night Stalker   Options 45RPM Single  Impression  1965  45 
Bobby Boris Pickett  Monster Concert   Options 45RPM Single  White Whale  1970  45 
Robot Monster  Trailer   Options The Movies  Bootleg  1958  MP3 
Blue Oyster Cult  Don't Fear the Reaper   Options Agents of Fortune  Columbia  1976  LP 
Richard Rome  Ghost a Go Go   Options 45RPM Single  Fayette  1965  45 
Strange Things  Bump In the Night   Options John and Mary OST  A&M  1968  LP 
The Holy Mackerel  The Golden Ghost of Love   Options The Holy Mackerel  A&M  1968  LP 
Country  Killer   Options Country  Clean  1971  LP 
Norma Tanega  You're Dead   Options Walking My Cat Named Dog  New Voice  1966  LP 
Devon Irons  Vampire   Options Arkology [Disc 1]  Island  1977  CD 
Augustus Pablo  Bells of Death   Options 45RPM Single  Move and Groove  1972  45 
I Was a Teenage Frankenstein  Trailer   Options The Movies  Bootleg  1957  MP3 
Beck  Already Dead   Options Sea Change  DGC  2002  CD 
The Velvet Underground  The Murder Mystery   Options The Velvet Underground  MGM  1969  LP 
Mr Undertaker  Here Lies My Love   Options 45RPM Single  Music City  1955  45 
Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers  I Gotta Go Now (Up On the Floor)   Options 45RPM Single  Like  1966  45 

Listener comments!

Avatar 10:03pm Erica:

Hi Larry Happy Halloween (early)! Tomorrow is also my birthday. Glad to join you in this year's Halloween special.
Avatar 10:03pm coelacanth∅:

every week i await with excitement the guy that says "Bam. right on."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03pm chresti:

Boris Johnson-scary!
Avatar 10:03pm coelacanth∅:

hey Larry and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04pm Funky16Corners:

Erica! C! Chresti!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04pm Funky16Corners:

@C - That's Lou Rawls!
Avatar 10:04pm TDK60:

C'mon Bela, Frank, Wolf, let's have tea.
Avatar 10:04pm coelacanth∅:

oh! Right on!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05pm Funky16Corners:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05pm Funky16Corners:

Did you bring the tana leaves?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06pm Funky16Corners:

Happy Birthday Erica!
Avatar 10:06pm Erica:

Thanks Larry!
Avatar 10:07pm coelacanth∅:

Happy birthday Erica! -today?
Avatar 10:07pm Erica:

Tomorrow coel.
Avatar 10:07pm Jeff Ash:

Greetings from Green Bay, where it has just started snowing again. Just dropped in to see what condition everyone's condition is in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08pm WR:

OMG I just realized that I don't know where my copy of Plan 9 is.... what dusty box in which dim corner of what pile in which squalid room filled with stuff my kids will end up paying someone to haul to the dump. The horrors.
Avatar 10:08pm TDK60:

yes, the ceremonial tana tea leaves, and my mojo, and staff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08pm Funky16Corners:

Jeff! WR!
Avatar 10:11pm TDK60:

Dangit! Tomorrow's the Halloween Parade here in NYC but it's supposed to rain, so I'm not in the mood; anyway, can't find my scary clothing chest; where is it, down in the dungeon?..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13pm Funky16Corners:

I'm wondering if we're going to get washed out for Halloween. I feel bad for the little kids.
Avatar 10:15pm Erica:

I hope it will just drizzle too Larry. People on FB keep complaining not to have trick-or-treating (well Halloween itself) postponed and to let the kids go out in the rain.
Avatar 10:17pm Erica:

It's like you can't get a simple yes or no answer.
Avatar 10:17pm TDK60:

yeah, we should all just go out anyway. I'll go as a Pagan Rain God or something..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17pm Funky16Corners:

If it's just a drizzle I say go ahead, but I also don't see any harm in postponing until Friday. Candy's not going anywhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17pm chresti:

..he trained his baby?
Avatar 10:19pm coelacanth∅:

i'll go as a wet blanket.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19pm Funky16Corners:

I keep getting rocks...
Avatar 10:20pm Erica:

Haha Larry! Don't worry the Great Pumpkin will come.
Avatar 10:21pm TDK60:

..be careful, sometimes surrealistic weirdos infiltrate the Halloween parade; Dangerous stuff.
  10:22pm Mod Mokka Matti:

Good Evening, Mr. Grogan - and to all you other fine people as well. It's getting a bit nippy here in the upper Pacific Northwest. Thank goodness for the hot wax that is streaming through my laptop, to make it a bit more tolerable!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23pm chresti:

The Bringer of Rain..
I want to hear The Witch again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26pm Funky16Corners:

Mod Mokka Matti! Welcome!
Avatar 10:28pm coelacanth∅:

TDK i've been wondering how can i make myself a surrealistic witch for halloween
Avatar 10:30pm coelacanth∅:

i'll probably just wear a hat and put a few freckles on my face. see who looks at me with a question mark above their heads.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31pm Funky16Corners:

I love a good, inscrutable Halloween costume
Avatar 10:31pm Erica:

I got the Halloween blues now.
Avatar 10:31pm TDK60:

I am the one to ask. You find all those clothing items in your Attic or Dungeon that are not often worn. You adorn yourself, then assume the proper attitude; then you do a ritual with tea leaves, before leaving the compound.
  10:37pm rw:

Happy early Halloween! And Happy early Birthday Erica!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37pm Funky16Corners:

If the guitar sounds familiar on this, it's the flipside to the Munsters theme
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37pm Funky16Corners:

Hey rw!
Avatar 10:37pm Erica:

Something about 60s Halloween/spooky themed songs make you wanna get up and groove.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39pm Funky16Corners:

Yes, def an a-go-go vibe to that one
Avatar 10:40pm TDK60:

..it's frightening, Erica, how I dance.
  10:40pm rw:

Surrealistic witch... huh...
Avatar 10:40pm Erica:

Is Witch Doctor on this playlist tonight Larry?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41pm Funky16Corners:

Not tonight
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41pm chresti:

Dye your hair with a washable color and if it rains, the color will run down your face for added effect
Avatar 10:41pm Erica:

Oh well.
Avatar 10:42pm Erica:

And why does that sound like Donald Duck?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42pm Funky16Corners:

It's the sound of the Mummy in the movie
  10:43pm Mod Mokka Matti:

Call me a bit biased, but one can't have a truly good Halloween without a heaping helping of some Hammond action.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43pm chresti:

Snakes coming out of the hat could be surreal
Avatar 10:45pm Erica:

Well that mummy sounds like a duck to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45pm ParUbi:

Always with the marring, tragedy.
  10:45pm rw:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47pm Funky16Corners:

@Erica - Have you ever seen Mad Monster Party?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47pm Funky16Corners:

Hey ParUbi!
Avatar 10:47pm Erica:

No Larry. I need to though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49pm Funky16Corners:

It's a big fave of mine since I was a kid
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49pm Funky16Corners:

I love the organ on this track
Avatar 10:54pm Erica:

I temporarily changed my profile pic for Halloween. Forgot to do that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55pm Funky16Corners:

I forgot, too...
Avatar 10:56pm Erica:

It's okay Larry.
Avatar 10:57pm coelacanth∅:

TDK i've been a surrealistic something a few times, or at least tried to be. i have lots of stuff to work with, but i'd like to keep it subtle. subtle enough that people who don't know me might wonder if i'm in costume or not.
i was a witch a few years ago...or warlock? (i did wear a dress, but i don't think i looked female) maybe that was a surrealistic witch?

...hey rw!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00pm Funky16Corners:

I was a beatnik ghost once.
Avatar 11:00pm coelacanth∅:

...your description of people looking at you approvingly then their expressions changing is appealing to me! i feel like there must've been something subtle about your costume that kept people on their toes.
Avatar 11:01pm Franco Twinkie:

Larry, my musical cohorts and I were just chased out our practice space while we we were making a Halloween video by a grumpy family member! This is not supposed to happen to senior citizens. Made me feel young again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Franco! Glad you made the scene!
Avatar 11:03pm Franco Twinkie:

I have this on the Mondo Hollywood sound track. On Tower, naturally.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04pm Funky16Corners:

I didn't know there was an LP!
Avatar 11:05pm coelacanth∅:

i was a rhinoceros once when i was in my teens or 20s. i made a cone with heavy paper and strapped it to my head. i was hoping to start a trend of conceptual costuming but i don't think a single person appreciated it.
Avatar 11:07pm coelacanth∅:

my friend George had the monster mash album but i don't think one was on it
  11:08pm rw:

Grateful Undead Head! That would be a good costume.
Avatar 11:10pm Franco Twinkie:

Jefferson Vampires. Har!
Avatar 11:11pm coelacanth∅:

...so who did the heavier munsters theme when it was redone a few seasons in? i always thought it was the standells but i just looked and there's mention of them appearing on the show but not of the theme song.
Avatar 11:13pm Franco Twinkie:

If you find it Larry, It most likely will be beat to crap, just like mine.
Avatar 11:13pm Erica:

When it comes to TV themes, especially Halloween-themed ones, I always end up finding cover versions by studio artists like on those sound-alike albums.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14pm Funky16Corners:

@C - I'm not sure, bit I will look into it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15pm Funky16Corners:

AIR GUITAR! I'm 14 again!
Avatar 11:16pm coelacanth∅:

i had to change my avatar just for this song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16pm Funky16Corners:

Nice! 8-track!
  11:17pm Mod Mokka Matti:

Speaking of Halloween Hammond action, will Arthur Brown and Vincent Crane be making an appearance with "Nightmare"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18pm Funky16Corners:

Not tonight, but I'll put it on the list for next years extravaganza!
Avatar 11:18pm coelacanth∅:

yes! that little incident, 4-5 years ago inspired me to learn what everyone should know about 8-track tapes!
Avatar 11:19pm coelacanth∅:

(...okay, not really everyone.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20pm Funky16Corners:

@MMM - Here's some organ, from Richie Rome, the man behind the Chicago Cubs Clark St Band's 'Slide', a serious Hammond burner
Avatar 11:20pm Erica:

Sorry I was enjoying "Don't Fear the Reaper". Great song.
  11:24pm rw:

Does beer plus tiny chocolate bars equal dinner?
Avatar 11:24pm coelacanth∅:

it depends what kind of beer
  11:25pm Mod Mokka Matti:

@Funky16: Thank you! BTW, "The Committee" is one intriguing bit of film. Vincent seems to be channeling Schroeder quite a bit as he's backing up Mr. Brown.
  11:26pm rw:

I've got Lagunitas IPA.
Avatar 11:26pm Franco Twinkie:

Yes RW! Join the to busy having fun to eat like an adult club.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26pm Funky16Corners:

@rw - Have a Scotch Ale, the beer that eats like a soup.
  11:27pm Mod Mokka Matti:

@Funky16: Oh that was a new one to me. "Slide" has been a long-time personal favourite, so I'll have to go back and listen to this one again.
  11:28pm rw:

I'll take that as a yes. Thanks!
Avatar 11:29pm Erica:

Larry I've having trouble finding the band Country. Can you post a link to them please? Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30pm Funky16Corners:

Here you go, Erica: www.discogs.com...
Avatar 11:31pm Erica:

Thanks Larry! I heard two soft rock/country rock bands on this Halloween show tonight and I wish to check out more of their material, if any.
Avatar 11:32pm coelacanth∅:

yes, if you don't have any W.C.Field's Three-Squares Lager; or Dr.Dean Martin's Basic Food Group Ale around, then a scotish ale or an irish stout should do the job.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32pm Funky16Corners:

@Erica - Was the other band the Holy Mackerel?
Avatar 11:34pm Erica:

@Larry ZZ Hill
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35pm Funky16Corners:

ZZ Hill was a hard soul thing
Avatar 11:36pm Erica:

Not the song I heard tonight.
Avatar 11:38pm coelacanth∅:

someone gave me a 2nd generation mixtape c.1982? called "space skank" with no info and it took me years to track down all or most of what's on it. it turned out probably over 1/2 of it is Lee Perry (or produced) including vampire
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39pm Funky16Corners:

He did a bunch of versions of Vampire
  11:41pm Mod Mokka Matti:

Is that the same man doing that movie trailer VO the same one who was Arch Oboler's sidekick on Lights Out? I can't think of his name atm...
  11:42pm rw:

Wow. My bike trail is on fire!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42pm Funky16Corners:

@MMM - I'm not sure
  11:43pm rw:

Should I ride out there to see it??
Avatar 11:43pm coelacanth∅:

oh shit. how close is that to where you are?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44pm Funky16Corners:

Stay out of there! Those fires look terrifying.
  11:44pm rw:

The trail is about 13 mi. round trip, so less than 7 miles.
  11:45pm rw:

My son says I should go ride the trail so he can see me on the news.
  11:46pm rw:

Sorry, I'll stop now. Got a little excited.
  11:47pm Mod Mokka Matti:

Ah, I think Frank Martin was that VO for the Teenage Frankenstein trailer. I came to know a lot of OTR programs rather early, through parents who grew up with it when it was all first-run.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48pm Funky16Corners:

I want to find some of those Arch Oboler programs to listen to.
Avatar 11:50pm Franco Twinkie:

Yeah, previously mentioned grumpy person was evacuated from her house in Pacific Palisades because of The Getty Fire. Even if you aren't personally affected, people all around you are.
Avatar 11:52pm Erica:

This song is too overwhelming to listen to. Can't make out the mystery.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52pm Funky16Corners:

That's just the VU being avant garde...
  11:53pm Mod Mokka Matti:

@Funky16: the nice thing is that there are far more sources now online for OTR, including Oboler's work, compared to when I was young in the 70s/early 80s. Back then, my sister and I would listen to the CBS Radio Mystery Theater with our dad nearly every night, on KIRO out of Seattle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54pm Funky16Corners:

@Erica - Especially near the end where it sounds like John Cale is playing the piano with his elbows
Avatar 11:54pm Franco Twinkie:

Larry, I was outside digging thru the trash so I missed some of the chat. I have an Arch Obolor record called Strange Truth. That's and understatement!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54pm Funky16Corners:

@MMM _ I was a HUGE Mystery Theater fan when I was a kid!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55pm WR:

VU MM is impressionist mood thing. Suggestive. Just as the singing interludes are suggestive fragments. No literal story IMO.
  11:55pm rw:

FT, my job for Monday was postponed due to that Getty Fire. That day was pretty weird. I think the layer of smoke has been coloring my perception of everything the past few weeks.
Avatar 11:56pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Larry
happy nightmares, y'all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57pm WR:

Understood RW. Hope the flames stay 7 miles away from you.
Avatar 11:57pm coelacanth∅:

rw 7 miles isn't much. don't eat too much beer for dinner.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58pm chresti:

Thanks Larry!
rw, me too
  11:59pm rw:

Thank you WR and chresti! We're upwind so I think we're okay.
Avatar 11:59pm Erica:

Happy Halloween everyone! Great haunting show Larry. Until next week.
  11:59pm Mod Mokka Matti:

This was fun. Thanks again Mr. G, for another satisfying show!
  12:00am rw:

Oh, and thanks coel!

Thank you F16! Have a super spooky Halloween everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00am Funky16Corners:

Nite all! Thanks for listening!
Avatar 12:00am Franco Twinkie:

WPLJ was covered by The Mothers - with lots of swearing in Spanish to boot!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01am Funky16Corners:

Good old Frank Zappa and his unquenchable thirst for old school R&B!
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