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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 February 27, 2020: Testify! - The Songs of the Bee Gees - A Bouquet of Cover Versions 1965 to 1973

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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 (Pop‑up)
Flying Burrito Brothers  To Love Somebody   Options The Gilded Palace of Sin  A&M  1969  LP  0:01:13 (Pop‑up)
Jose Feliciano  I've Got To Get a Message To You   Options 10 to 23  RCA  1969  LP  0:04:30 (Pop‑up)
Wayne Newton  They'll Never Know   Options Red Roses For a Blue Lady  Capitol  1965  LP  0:07:37 (Pop‑up)
Status Quo  Spicks and Specks   Options 45RPM Single  Cadet Concept  1968  45  0:10:08 (Pop‑up)
John Holt  Morning Of My Life   Options 1000 Volts of Holt  Trojan  1973  LP  0:12:52 (Pop‑up)
Candy Staton  Nights On Broadway   Options 45RPM Single  WB  1977  45  0:15:38 (Pop‑up)
 
Shanes  NY Mining Disaster 1941   Options 45RPM Single  Columbia  1967  45  0:23:26 (Pop‑up)
Jennifer (Warnes)  Close Another Door   Options I Can Remember Everything  Parrot  1968  LP  0:25:44 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Young  Craise Finton Kirk   Options 45RPM Single  Clarion  1967  45  0:28:32 (Pop‑up)
The Cyrkle  Red Chair Fadeaway   Options 45RPM Single  Columbia  1967  45  0:30:50 (Pop‑up)
Bill Shepherd Singers  Red Chair Fadeaway   Options Aurora (Bill Shepherd Singers Sing Bee Gees Hits)  Atco  1968  LP  0:32:58 (Pop‑up)
Jackie Lomax  One Minute Woman   Options 45RPM Single  Epic  1968  45  0:35:22 (Pop‑up)
The Cyrkle  Turn of the Century   Options 45RPM Single  Columbia  1968  45  0:38:13 (Pop‑up)
James Carr  To Love Somebody   Options 45RPM Single  Goldwax  1969  45  0:40:33 (Pop‑up)
Tangerine Peel  Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You   Options 45RPM Single  UA  1967  45  0:43:51 (Pop‑up)
Nina Simone  I Can't See Nobody   Options 45RPM Single  RCA  1968  45  0:46:28 (Pop‑up)
Nina Simone  Please Read Me   Options Nuff Said  RCA  1968  LP  0:49:34 (Pop‑up)
Jackie Cain and Roy Kral  Holiday   Options Grass  Capitol  1968  LP  0:52:25 (Pop‑up)
Roberta Flack  To Love Somebody   Options Quiet Fire  Atlantic  1971  LP  0:55:54 (Pop‑up)
 
Tom Jones  Let There Be Love   Options Tom  Decca  1970  LP  1:09:56 (Pop‑up)
Richie Havens  I Started a Joke   Options Stonehenge  Stormy Forest  1969  LP  1:13:24 (Pop‑up)
Sharon Tandy  World   Options 45RPM Single  Atlantic  1968  45  1:16:16 (Pop‑up)
Mystic Moods  And the Sun Will Shine   Options Love Token  Philips  1969  LP  1:19:37 (Pop‑up)
PJ Proby  And the Sun Will Shine   Options What's Wrong With My World  Liberty  1968  LP  1:22:57 (Pop‑up)
Buck Owens  Massachusetts   Options The Warner Brothers Recordings  Rhino Handmade  2007  CD  1:26:37 (Pop‑up)
Hubert Laws  I've Got To Get a Message To You   Options Crying Song  CTI  1969  LP  1:29:00 (Pop‑up)
Gloria Loring  Words   Options And Now We Come To Distances  Evolution  1969  LP  1:32:04 (Pop‑up)
Brooks Arthur Ensemble  First of May   Options Traces  Verve  1969  LP  1:35:25 (Pop‑up)
Lulu  Melody Fair   Options 45RPM Single  Atlantic  1970  45  1:38:26 (Pop‑up)
Duane Dee  How Can You Mend a Broken Heart   Options 45RPM Single  Cartwheel  1971  45  1:41:07 (Pop‑up)
Brenda Lee  Give a Hand Take a Hand   Options Memphis Portrait  Decca  1970  LP  1:44:24 (Pop‑up)
Sarah Vaughan  Run To Me   Options 45RPM Single  Mainstream  1973  45  1:47:27 (Pop‑up)
Jennifer Warnes  In the Morning   Options Jennifer  Reprise  1972  LP  1:50:26 (Pop‑up)
Labi Siffre  Words   Options Labi Siffre  Pye  1970  LP  1:53:20 (Pop‑up)
 
Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers  I Gotta Go Now (Up On the Floor)   Options 45RPM Single  Like  1966  45  2:00:45 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm WR:

Checkin in early, will be running around doing errands but listening via my phone when I have signal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm Funky16Corners:

Hey WR!
Avatar 3:01pm John from NP:

TESTIFY!!!
Avatar 3:01pm βrian:

Is it time to get up offa that thing?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm doctorjazz:

Oh, yeah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Funky16Corners:

Hey John! Brian! Doc!
Avatar 3:02pm John from NP:

Hello fellow Manalapanosaurus
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm doctorjazz:

Burrito covers, so good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm doctorjazz:

(One of those tunes that's hard to do a bad cover of)
Avatar 3:03pm edelkakao cha cha:

hi everyone! Viva burritos!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Funky16Corners:

Hi edel!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Pauly from Clifton:

Good afternoon, all! Delicious Burrito coverage of BGs!
Avatar 3:04pm John from NP:

Great show so far, Larry
:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm doctorjazz:

In an early Bee Gees kinda mood, huh?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm Funky16Corners:

Hi Pauly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks John!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm Julie:

1969 was such an amazing year for music
Avatar 3:07pm Hubig Pie:

Low does a nice cover of I started a Joke
  3:08pm CupcakeJenny:

Hi all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm Funky16Corners:

Julie! Hubig Pie! Jenny!
Avatar 3:09pm Erica:

Hey Testifiers! Sorry I'm late to the chat. I had trouble with the chat on my phone as the layout changed a bit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm Funky16Corners:

Hi Erica!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm Julie:

I was just saying there's a couple songs on the first Genesis album I swear Peter is trying to sound like the Bee Gees
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm doctorjazz:

Sounded Like a Fountains of Wayne song (before the singing started). THAT'S where the riff (simple as out is)came from!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm Funky16Corners:

@Erica - I just noticed that (I monitor the show on my phone)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm Funky16Corners:

@Julie - It wouldn't surprise me, They were much bigger in the UK than they were here at the time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm Julie:

A lot of people still don't know there's much more to them than disco
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm Funky16Corners:

@Doc - I wouldn't be surprised if FoW ingested the early Bee Gees stuff heavily
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm Funky16Corners:

@Julie - I got into the earky stiuff back in the mod/garage days of the 80s and I've been an evangelist for that stuff ever since
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm dutchtheo:

Howdy Larry & gibbsters
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm Stanley:

Sweet Candy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm Funky16Corners:

Theo! Stanley!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18pm doctorjazz:

The status a Quo line with just the guitar playing a single note, FOW used it on a tune that escapes me this moment
Avatar 3:22pm Little Danny:

Heya Larry, hey all
Avatar 3:24pm Erica:

The Expanded edition of the Bee Gees early albums include Christmas songs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Danny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm 23 Wolves:

I'm so excited for this BG special! I love the Brothers Gibb so much. Super show so far!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm Funky16Corners:

Hey 23Wolves! Thanks!
Avatar 3:29pm Creature Boy:

Also a great version of I Am Waiting by the Stones on that "Jennifer" album
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Creature Boy! Yes, those first three albums of hers (two on Parrot and one on Reprise) are outstanding.
  3:31pm CupcakeJenny:

Ok I have to go to a meeting. By everyone. See u soon Larry G.
Avatar 3:31pm Creature Boy:

Ah! I'll check out the others , funk
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm Funky16Corners:

Bye Jenny! See you at home!
Avatar 3:32pm Erica:

See you Jenny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm Funky16Corners:

The third Jennifer Warnes album is produced by John Cale. Really good
Avatar 3:33pm Little Danny:

Dang. Don't think I've ever heard any '60s versions of "Red Chair Fade Away." This is pretty faithful, I even hear some mellotron-like tones!
Avatar 3:33pm Sem:

Hello, Larry the G, the freely-testifying, and those doing do under duress. That's worse than being under the weather, underwater and under a misapprehension. Understand?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm Funky16Corners:

Here comes another!
Avatar 3:33pm Little Danny:

(one of my top five Bee Gees tracks btw, Red Chair Fade Away)
Avatar 3:33pm Little Danny:

Whoooa
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Sem!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm Funky16Corners:

Bill Shepherd was the arranger on all the early Bee Gees LPs. This is his album of easy takes on their stuff. Atco 1968
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm Funky16Corners:

The Cyrkle with two separate 45s with Bee Gees covers!
Avatar 3:40pm Sem:

I wonder if this was before or after Red Rubber Ball?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm Funky16Corners:

After
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm Funky16Corners:

Red Rubber Ball was 1966
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:42pm doctorjazz:

James Carr, ahhhhhhhhh......
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43pm Funky16Corners:

My sentiments exactly
Avatar 3:45pm Creature Boy:

John Cale ! Jeepers! That red rubber ball album has Lotsa great chunks in it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Hey Larry et al. You can't go wrong with this one ( To Love Somebody. Saw Swamp Dogg do this as a show finale at a free noon show at MetroTech in Brooklyn. WooooooW!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Kevin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:57pm Funky16Corners:

Been getting into Roberta Flack's first five or six albums lately. Lots of great stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:59pm Brian in UK:

Hello Larry, how slow can you go.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:00pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Brian! I've gone slower...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm Brian in UK:

Me too but I was horizontal at the time.
Avatar 4:04pm John from NP:

Good luck to your son, Larry. Hope all goes well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm doctorjazz:

I also thought Nina Simone sounded like another Bee Gee.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks John!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11pm zivilars:

Hey Larry – long time listener via podcast, but first time live. Great show, great job, thanks for all the great hours of music!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks zivilars! Welcome to the chat!
Avatar 4:14pm Erica:

Hi Zivilars. Welcome to the chat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:15pm zivilars:

Thanks Erica & Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm doctorjazz:

PJ, another singer with that insane vibrato.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, he and Robin Gibb could have a quaver-off
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm Funky16Corners:

Proby was kind of wacky, but when he was on, he was really good
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:26pm Brian in UK:

Did P J Proby cover Somewhere from west Side Story. Some-er-where.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27pm Funky16Corners:

I think he did
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm doctorjazz:

Buck Owens? Wouldn'ta, guessed.
Avatar 4:28pm Sem:

Love some Buck from time to time. Thx, Larry.

Greets, BiUK.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm Funky16Corners:

I think this was initially unreleased. It came out on a comp in 2007
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm Funky16Corners:

@Sem - I LOVE 1960s Buck/Buckaroos!
Avatar 4:29pm Sem:

Isn't BiUK Owens a Welsh name?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm zivilars:

You can give me Buck Owens any day – love him
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm Brian in UK:

Hey Sem, did I see you quoting Dylan Thomas the other day?
Avatar 4:32pm Sem:

Yes, you did.

Quoted the 4th stanza, about Wild men. Also learned that the form of that piece was an Italian form, the word for which translated into "peasant."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:34pm Brian in UK:

Are you acquainted with Under Milk Wood - A play for voices?
Avatar 4:36pm Sem:

villanelle.

Yes, Brian. Have heard it on a number of occsions, always just mind-altering. That voice, I would kill for one like it. To say nothing of the romantic sensibility. And the vocabulary. And the intensity, ...ah, shit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:36pm Brian in UK:

F16C this covers came out so soon after the album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:37pm Funky16Corners:

Yes, lots of very contemporary covers. I suspect the Bee Gees publishing was getting the material out there very fast
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:39pm Brian in UK:

There are several versions but it has to be Richard Burton. Such wonderful use of words. '...thirst like a dredger'. comes to mind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm Funky16Corners:

BTW when this came out,Lulu was Mrs Maurice Gibb
Avatar 4:40pm Sem:

Yes, Burton the sine qua non no doubt.
Avatar 4:41pm Sem:

Forgotten that pop culture nugget.
Everyone so young.
Avatar 4:44pm Erica:

I didn't know Lulu married Morris. Thanks for sharing Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:45pm Funky16Corners:

That's why I'm here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:45pm zivilars:

This is such a nice calming set for a late evening here ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:45pm Brian in UK:

I think that Lulu wore a fur lined outfit on the day (this is a very distant memory and probably dodgy memory)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:46pm Funky16Corners:

@zivilars - Thanks! I always try to keep the final set mellow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:46pm doctorjazz:

This is the end, my only friend, the end.
Great show, though, thanks, Larry! (Going to catch up with the parts of last night's Bodega Pop Beatles tribute whilewaiting for Flash).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm Funky16Corners:

Take it easy Doc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm zivilars:

@Larry: You definitely did a perfect job! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm Brian in UK:

So, parts 2-11 after the marathon.
Avatar 4:48pm Sem:

@Brian: d29l8fj0bhi1tg.cloudfront.net...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm Funky16Corners:

That does appear to be fur-lined!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Brian in UK:

Sem, Stroll on, not seen that since it happened.

Good luck for next week, Larry.
Avatar 4:52pm Erica:

What time does the marathon start Larry? Just want to be sure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm Funky16Corners:

This Saturday on Todd's show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Brian!
Avatar 4:55pm Erica:

Not sure I can make it Larry, if it's in the morning or afternoon.
Avatar 4:55pm Sem:

Been a smooth ride down memory lane, much obliged, Larry. See you 'round the Marathon. Catch up w/ you and all then.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm doctorjazz:

Don't know Labi Siffri, fine singer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm Funky16Corners:

Later Sem!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm zivilars:

Thanks, Larry – have a great day! Goodnight everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm Funky16Corners:

@Doc - Much bigger in the UK and Europe. Really nice voice
Avatar 5:01pm Erica:

Thanks for the Bee Gees tribute show Larry. Until next time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks zivilars! Erica!
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