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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 March 19, 2020: Testify! - Send More Chuck Berry

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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)
George Thorogood and the Destroyers  It Wasn't Me   Options Move It On Over  Rounder  1978  LP  0:01:12 (Pop‑up)
The Bunch  Sweet Little Rock and Roller   Options Rock On  Island  1972  LP  0:05:14 (Pop‑up)
Nat Stuckey  Roll Over Beethoven   Options New Country Roads  RCA  1969  LP  0:09:05 (Pop‑up)
The Four Freshmen  Memphis   Options Different Strokes  Liberty  1969  LP  0:11:32 (Pop‑up)
John Buck Wilkin  Johnny B Goode   Options Buck Wilkin  UA  1971  LP  0:13:35 (Pop‑up)
Ernest Tubb  Thirty Days   Options 45RPM Single  Decca  1955  45  0:17:07 (Pop‑up)
Lonnie Mack  Memphis '69   Options Glad I'm In the Band  Elektra  1969  LP  0:19:35 (Pop‑up)
 
Chuck Berry  Roll Over Beethoven   Options 45RPM Single  Chess  1956  45  0:33:07 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Berry  Memphis Tennessee   Options 45RPM Single  Chess  1959  45  0:35:28 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Berry  You Can't Catch Me   Options 45RPM Single  Chess  1956  45  0:37:36 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Berry  Almost Grown   Options 45RPM Single  Chess  1958  45  0:40:19 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Berry  Back In the USA   Options 45RPM Single  Chess  1959  45  0:42:37 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Berry  Jaguar and Thunderbird   Options 45RPM Single  Chess  1960  45  0:45:04 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Berry  Nadine (Is That You?)   Options 45RPM Single  Chess  1964  45  0:46:50 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Berry  I Want To Be Your Driver   Options 45RPM Single  Chess  1965  45  0:49:23 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Berry  Too Much Monkey Business   Options 45RPM Single  Chess  1956  45  0:51:33 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Berry  Havana Moon   Options 45RPM Single  Chess  1956  45  0:54:28 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Berry  Maybellene   Options 45RPM Single  Chess  1955  45  0:57:32 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Berry  Thirty Days   Options 45RPM Single  Chess  1955  45  0:59:49 (Pop‑up)
 
Yardbirds  Let it Rock   Options Five Live Yardbirds  Columbia  1964  LP  1:07:00 (Pop‑up)
The Kinks  Beautiful Delilah   Options The Kinks  Pye  1964  LP  1:09:09 (Pop‑up)
Rolling Stones  Carol   Options The Rolling Stones  London  1964  LP  1:11:16 (Pop‑up)
The Pretty Things  Oh Baby Doll   Options The Pretty Things  Fontana  1965  LP  1:13:43 (Pop‑up)
The Animals  Around and Around   Options 45RPM Single  MGM  1965  45  1:16:43 (Pop‑up)
The Animals  How You've Changed   Options 45RPM Single  MGM  1965  45  1:19:26 (Pop‑up)
Sir Henry and His Butlers  You Never Can Tell   Options 45RPM Single  International Polydor  1965  45  1:22:37 (Pop‑up)
Manfred Mann  Down the Road A Piece   Options The Manfred Mann Album  Ascot  1964  LP  1:25:07 (Pop‑up)
Syndicate of Sound  Almost Grown   Options Little Girl  Bell  1966  LP  1:27:27 (Pop‑up)
The Enemys  Too Much Monkey Business   Options 45RPM Single  MGM  1966  45  1:29:38 (Pop‑up)
 
Chuck Berry  School Days (Ring Ring Goes the Bell)   Options 45RPM Single  Chess  1957  45  1:34:21 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Berry  Jo Jo Gunne   Options Chuck Berry's On Top  Chess  1958  LP  1:36:56 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Berry  Promised Land   Options 45RPM Single  Chess  1959  45  1:39:37 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Berry  Down the Road A Piece   Options 45RPM Single  Chess  1960  45  1:41:58 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Berry  I'm Talking Bout You   Options 45RPM Single  Chess  1961  45  1:44:11 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Berry  Club Nitty Gritty   Options 45RPM Single  Mercury  1966  45  1:45:57 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Berry  Back To Memphis   Options 45RPM Single  Mercury  1967  45  1:48:11 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm doctorjazz:

Hello, Larry and Testifiers! (The email notice has you going 3-7; I assume it's actually the usual 3-5 PM)
Avatar 3:00pm Kris Holmes:

Tuned in. Hi everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Doc! Kris! Just 3-5
Avatar 3:01pm Little Danny:

Hey Larry, hey y'all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Danny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

yes!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Funky16Corners:

Granny!
  3:02pm ?:

Soul Chef here too...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Funky16Corners:

Chef!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Funky16Corners:

This song contains one of the greatest couplets in American music
Avatar 3:05pm Erica:

Hey Larry and Testifiers! Glad the show is somewhat normal again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Erica!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm Funky16Corners:

I'll never be 100% normal. Just ask anyone that knows me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm Funky16Corners:

Does anyone know what the title to today's show is a reference to?
Avatar 3:07pm SoulChef2020:

So do I get a snappy avatar now? ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm Funky16Corners:

You have to pick one and upload (I think)
Avatar 3:11pm SoulChef2020:

All done...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm Funky16Corners:

There you go! Asbury Park?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm doctorjazz:

That album, Rock On (and its sister 1972 album, Morris On) were great one ofs buy Richard Thompson and the Fairport/Brit Folk Rock crew!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm Funky16Corners:

Yes indeed! Thompson, Sandy Denny, Trevor Lucas and a bunch of others
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm Matt from New Orleans:

Hi everyone. It was a Steve Martin bit on SNL.
Avatar 3:14pm SoulChef2020:

Yeah, Larry... from the first night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Matt! You are correct! A Psychic roundtable that predicted the first alien contact would be a request for more Chuck Berry!
Avatar 3:16pm SoulChef2020:

Hey Matt! A bit of a change for me being here too. Normally I am forced to hear this on replay, but with a week's vacation...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm Matt from New Orleans:

Hey Vincent. Guess going into work on Wednesday didn’t happen.
Avatar 3:18pm SoulChef2020:

Nah... won't be going back until Sunday, and then only for a few hours.
Avatar 3:22pm Erica:

That guitar is super fuzzy!
Avatar 3:26pm Sem:

Hiya, Larry! Greets, testifiers.
  3:30pm Matt Fiveash:

Viva! Viva! Rock and Roll.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

great program, thank you!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm Funky16Corners:

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

Thanks Granny!
Avatar 3:37pm Erica:

This sounded Beatles-esque before the Beatles were even a band.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm Funky16Corners:

The Beatles worshipped at the altar of Chuck!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm Funky16Corners:

Speaking of the Beatles...
Avatar 3:41pm John from NP:

TESTIFY!! Howdy Larry
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm Funky16Corners:

Hey John!
Avatar 3:43pm Jeff Ash:

Greetings from Green Bay, Wisconsin, where I saw Chuck Berry 11 years ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Jeff!
  3:44pm Juan Rapido:

Can you post a link to the Chuck Berry set you referenced?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Juan! www.discogs.com...
Avatar 3:47pm Little Danny:

Many have observed it, but Chuck Berry sure knew how to write a killer song about cars
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:48pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Danny! You're not kidding!
Avatar 3:49pm Erica:

Must've been Chuck's thing, to write songs about cars.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm Funky16Corners:

Two things kids were obsessed with: The opposite sex and automobiles
Avatar 3:52pm Erica:

And men too Larry lol.
Avatar 3:52pm Erica:

Not just the kids.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm doctorjazz:

One of the great "ahhh" moments
Avatar 3:53pm Jeff Ash:

Too Much Monkey Business might be my all-time fave.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm Funky16Corners:

My fave lyric by Chuck for sure
Avatar 3:55pm Jeff Ash:

We got a lot of botheration going down these days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm Funky16Corners:

Ain't that the truth?
Avatar 3:58pm John from NP:

Oh yeah!!
Avatar 3:59pm Sem:

Great stuff, Larry. Thx x 10!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:59pm Funky16Corners:

My pleasure, Sem!
Avatar 3:59pm Erica:

Maybelline, the song about a girl AND a car.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm Funky16Corners:

The perfect storm!
Avatar 4:05pm Erica:

Why is it always Freebird?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm Matt Fiveash:

Staggering how few stinkers there are in Chuck's vast recorded output. Hit after hit after hit. Also: you got me playing bass for the first time since the social distancing era began in earnest, trying to play along at home! So thanks for that too.
Avatar 4:07pm John from NP:

@Erica we're also obsessed with our ding-a-lings
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm Funky16Corners:

@Matt - I'm dancing (remotely) to your bass playing. Let's get some other instruments going here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm Funky16Corners:

@Erica - The Skynyrd-related indignity of the moment will stay with me always
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10pm Funky16Corners:

The dulcet tones of Dave Davies
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11pm Matt Fiveash:

Also feel compelled to note here my companion's observation that Chuck sings Havana Moon in the same dialect of English that Cookie Monster uses when he speaks
Avatar 4:12pm Erica:

Speaking of ding-a-lings John, anyone remember that Simpsons episode? So funny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:12pm Funky16Corners:

Now I'm imagining Cookie Monster singing the song. I'd pay for that record.
Avatar 4:13pm Photocopy Cha Cha:

@4:12Erica: of course!
Avatar 4:15pm Photocopy Cha Cha:

Chuck Berry should have been awarded the nobel prize on the strength of the lyrics of no money down
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:16pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Photocopy!
Avatar 4:17pm SoulChef2020:

L O V E <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:19pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Larry and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:19pm Funky16Corners:

Hey C!
Avatar 4:21pm Photocopy Cha Cha:

hey larry, everyone!
  4:23pm Handsome Johnny:

Hey Larry, just motorvatin' over the hill to get to here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Handsome Johnny! Right out of a Chuck Berry tune!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm coelacanth∅:

(his first hit and one of his very best songs)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27pm coelacanth∅:

even though i know most of these songs i wish i'd caught that last set
...been a while
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27pm Doug Schulkind:

Testifantastic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Doug!
  4:29pm Handsome Johnny:

Hanging out for Promised Land.
The math is killing me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm Funky16Corners:

Not doing them in order
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:31pm coelacanth∅:

one of my favorite Chuck Berry songs is not a Chuck Berry song.
"drifting blues" (Charles Brown)
  4:35pm Handsome Johnny:

Eponymous seems to be the fancy word for unoriginal LP titles.
Avatar 4:37pm Kris Holmes:

The Piano on these Chuck Berry sides isn’t given enough credit IMO
Avatar 4:37pm Sem:

Drrrrrop the coin right into the slot....
Love the rolled "r."
  4:37pm CalZone!:

Groovy show as always LG! Long Live Rock n Roll!
  4:38pm Handsome Johnny:

When did Chuck ever give credit to anyone else?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm doctorjazz:

Johnny Johnson tickling the keys, I believe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm coelacanth∅:

Johnny Johnson got royally screwed
Avatar 4:38pm Erica:

Hail hail Rock n Roll!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:39pm Funky16Corners:

@Kris - Johnson was a big part of constructing Berry's sound
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:39pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Cal!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:41pm doctorjazz:

Promised Land makes me think Grateful Dead (but it doesn't take much...)
  4:42pm Handsome Johnny:

Have to say, I love Johnnie Allan's version.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:42pm coelacanth∅:

they found a copy of jo jo gunne for the golden decade vol.2 album that skipped, and didn't bother finding a better copy, just released it that way!
Avatar 4:52pm Erica:

I hate it when people make compilations and don't bother to get better copies of songs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm coelacanth∅:

glad you didn't play "my ding-a-ling", his only #1 hit
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm coelacanth∅:

(if i remember correctly)
Avatar 4:53pm SoulChef2020:

That was a real eye-opening show... I dismissed Chuck Berry for many years, but not any more. Thank you, Larry :)
  4:54pm Handsome Johnny:

Larry, mentioning Jo Jo Gunne, I have been humming Spirit's 'Nature's Way' this last cupla weeks. Seemed appropriate.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm coelacanth∅:

that mercury comp has some interesting, electric piano-driven arrangements
Avatar 4:55pm Kris Holmes:

Thanks Larry. As a guitarist I’ve been a CB fan since way back but I just don’t get to revisit him much these days. Legendary artist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm doctorjazz:

Thanks, Larry!
  4:56pm Handsome Johnny:

Do you want to meet your heroes or just listen to and enjoy their music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Larry! great to hear you again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm Funky16Corners:

Emjoy the music, 100%
Avatar 4:57pm Erica:

Thanks for the Chuck Berry show Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks guys!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:58pm zivilars:

wow, wow, wow ... seems like i missed a chuck berry special show here?! damn it!!
Avatar 4:58pm Photocopy Cha Cha:

thanks larry
Avatar 4:58pm John from NP:

thanks Larry, great show, one to listen to again via archive
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:58pm Matt from New Orleans:

Thank Larry. I’ve been somewhat successfully working.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Funky16Corners:

@zivilars - It will be in the archive shortly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks for listening everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm zivilars:

too late this time, will be here earlier next time! (and listen to this in the archives) Thanks anyway, Larry, your shows are fantastic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks!
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