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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 21, 2020: Testify! - Tribute to Little Richard aka Veneration of St Richard of Macon Georgia

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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)
Little Richard  Long Tall Sally   Options Here's Little Richard  Specialty  1957  LP  0:01:12 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Ready Teddy   Options Here's Little Richard  Specialty  1957  LP  0:03:17 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Jenny Jenny   Options Here's Little Richard  Specialty  1957  LP  0:05:23 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Tutti Frutti   Options Here's Little Richard  Specialty  1957  LP  0:07:23 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Little Richard  Montage   Options The World  Bootleg  2525  MP3  0:18:13 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  She's Got It   Options Here's Little Richard  Specialty  1957  LP  0:23:30 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Slippin' and Slidin'   Options Here's Little Richard  Specialty  1957  LP  0:25:44 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Good Golly Miss Molly   Options Little Richard  Specialty  1959  LP  0:28:23 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  The Girl Can't Help It   Options Little Richard  Specialty  1959  LP  0:30:28 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Lucille   Options Little Richard  Specialty  1959  LP  0:32:55 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Oh My Soul   Options Little Richard  Specialty  1959  LP  0:35:23 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  All Around the World   Options Little Richard  Specialty  1959  LP  0:37:43 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  I Got It   Options 45RPM Single  Specialty  1959  45  0:40:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Little Richard  Crying In the Chapel   Options 45RPM Single  Atlantic  1962  45  0:46:58 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Whole Lotta Shaking Going On   Options Little Richard Is Back  Veejay  1964  LP  0:49:18 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Money Honey   Options Little Richard Is Back  Veejay  1964  LP  0:51:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Groovy Little Suzy   Options Little Richard Is Back  Veejay  1964  LP  0:54:08 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  I Don't Know What You Got But It's Got Me - Parts 1 & 2   Options 45RPM Single  Veejay  1965  45  0:56:28 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Cross Over   Options 45RPM Single  Veejay  1965  45  1:01:19 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Dance What You Wanna   Options 45RPM Single  Veejay  1965  45  1:03:53 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Dance A Go Go   Options 45RPM Single  Veejay  1965  45  1:06:09 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Little Richard  I Don't Want To Discuss It   Options The Explosive Little Richard  Okeh  1966  LP  1:13:07 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Commandments of Love   Options The Explosive Little Richard  Okeh  1966  LP  1:15:25 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Poor Dog (Who Can't Wag His Own Tail)   Options The Explosive Little Richard  Okeh  1966  LP  1:17:43 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  A Little Bit of Something   Options 45RPM Single  Okeh  1967  45  1:20:35 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Soul Train   Options 45RPM Single  Brunswick  1968  45  1:23:20 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Can I Count On You   Options 45RPM Single  Brunswick  1968  45  1:26:10 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Stingy Jenny   Options 45RPM Single  Brunswick  1968  45  1:29:01 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Little Richard  Green Power   Options 45RPM Single  Reprise  1971  45  1:33:47 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Dancing In the Street   Options The King of Rock'n'Roll  Reprise  1971  LP  1:37:41 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Brown Sugar   Options The King of Rock'n'Roll  Reprise  1971  LP  1:43:11 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Nuki Suki   Options Second Coming  Reprise  1972  LP  1:46:25 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Try To Help Your Brother   Options 45RPM Single  Mainstream  1975  45  1:51:52 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers  I Gotta Go Now (Up On the Floor)   Options 45RPM Single  Like  1966  45  1:58:39 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:47pm Michael 98145:

huzzah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:48pm Funky16Corners:

12 minutes to blast off!
Avatar 3:01pm Jeff Ash:

I am ready to testify! WOOOOOOOO!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Funky16Corners:

Jeff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Matt from New Orleans:

Hi Larry and everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Matt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm dutchtheo:

Bam boom, Larry & Drummers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Funky16Corners:

Theo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm doctorjazz:

Hey Larry and witnesses for Rock n Roll!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm Funky16Corners:

Doc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm Matt from New Orleans:

Does your wife like this one Larry?
Avatar 3:08pm Kris Holmes:

Tuned in, even after my LR extravaganza the other week!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Kris!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm Funky16Corners:

@Matt - All Jenny songs, from Little Richard to Tommy Tutone
Avatar 3:09pm Erica:

Woooo!
Avatar 3:09pm Jeff Ash:

I'd like to hear the filthy, nasty original version of "Tutti Frutti," the one sanitized for America's protection. Don't know that it exists.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm Funky16Corners:

Erica!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm Matt from New Orleans:

My cousin’s name is Cherie and she hates My Cherie Amour. I used to serenade her with it in my obnoxious youth.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm Matt from New Orleans:

Or Cherie Baby
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm Michael 98145:

Tutti Frutti, good booty
If it don't fit, don't force it
You can grease it, make it easy
Avatar 3:12pm Sem:

Preaching to the converted, but happy to hear more, more, more Little Richard. Hey, Larry, all.
Avatar 3:14pm Kris Holmes:

It's almost like you were a professional writer or something?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

Here to hear testament to St. Richard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm Doug Schulkind:

All manner of ecstatic convulsions. Hail Testify!
Avatar 3:19pm Kris Holmes:

Great words in tribute
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Kris!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19pm Funky16Corners:

Michael! Sem! Doug! Hopey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm WR:

The boy can't help it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm Funky16Corners:

WR!
Avatar 3:22pm Kris Holmes:

"His blackberry is gone be mashed" hahahahahaha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm Funky16Corners:

Don't step to Little Richard!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm WR:

Record producers call now!
Avatar 3:24pm Erica:

Year 2525 lol. Also is that Tom Kenny from Spongebob?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm Funky16Corners:

It is indeed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

It was Tom Kenny if that was from Friday Night Videos.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Outstanding Words.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Rev!
Avatar 3:26pm Jeff Ash:

I have an obscure but great L.A. rockabilly cover of "She's Got It" by Spyder Mittleman with American Patrol. Late '70s, early '80s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm Michael 98145:

really enjoying this. yes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm Funky16Corners:

Gotta check that out!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm Matt from New Orleans:

Enjoyed your monologue Larry
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Matt!
Avatar 3:28pm Jeff Ash:

That montage was great, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:28pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm WR:

Kris Holmes, greatly enjoyed your LR tribute for the excellent selection of post Specialty recordings.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm Funky16Corners:

I was collecting those clips for a while, though Leon Russell was always on the back burner
Avatar 3:30pm Kris Holmes:

Thanks WR, I tried to be less obvious with those
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm Funky16Corners:

I need a GIF of Jaye Mansfield
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Don't we all.
Avatar 3:34pm Jeff Ash:

My mom was Lucille, but I don't think this song was about her. Not that I know of, that is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35pm Funky16Corners:

It'd be pretty cool if it was, though.
Avatar 3:35pm Jeff Ash:

!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35pm Funky16Corners:

LOOOOOOSEEEEYULLLLL!!!!!
Avatar 3:36pm Erica:

This version sounds different from what I heard before.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37pm Funky16Corners:

Not sure why
Avatar 3:38pm Erica:

Vocally it differs and so does the key of the song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm Matt from New Orleans:

I feel like when I listen to lots of Littke Richard it all starts to sound like variations on a theme
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm WR:

My current favorite Mansfield photo.

www.vanityfair.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm Funky16Corners:

@Matt - Variations on KABOOM
Avatar 3:41pm Jeff Ash:

Erica is right. I also know a more upbeat version of "Oh My Soul."
Avatar 3:46pm Erica:

Jeff I'm guessing that the single version and album versions differ from each other. Often recordings are like that.
Avatar 3:47pm Erica:

Album version, not versions. Scuse me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm Matt from New Orleans:

I like Carol Fran’s version of this
Avatar 3:52pm Kris Holmes:

there are alternates to both those songs which came out on the boxset, maybe things have become confused over the last 30 years?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm Funky16Corners:

Likely.
Avatar 3:54pm Kris Holmes:

youtubes can't be trusted because people mess with playback speeds uploading to there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm Funky16Corners:

It's possible that the versionon my LP skipped or was otherwise unplayable and I pulled it from a comp. I'll have to check,
Avatar 3:58pm Kris Holmes:

love this song, amazing hearing him do deep soul & just hitting it out of the park
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, this surprised me when I first heard it. Plus, Jimi Hendrix
Avatar 3:58pm Kris Holmes:

Jimi's guitar is perfect too
Avatar 3:59pm Kris Holmes:

there's two different versions/mixes of this on the 45 variations too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:59pm Funky16Corners:

Mine's a black label Veejay
Avatar 4:01pm Kris Holmes:

Don Covay on BVs too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm Funky16Corners:

It's such a raw session
Avatar 4:02pm Kris Holmes:

the other has no Don Covay BVs & the organ a lot more prominent in the mix. You can't tell by the labels, you have to hear them to know which one it is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:03pm Funky16Corners:

OK
Avatar 4:04pm Kris Holmes:

There are four different combos because at some point they split Version 1 Part 1 with Version 2 Part 2 & vice versa, super messy. At least yours is the same version on both sides!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm Funky16Corners:

I had no idea! I'll have to keep my eye out for other copies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:07pm Funky16Corners:

Jimi's supposed to be on this one, too
Avatar 4:08pm Kris Holmes:

Yep. I don't have this one!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

The dance parties have been wonderful!
Avatar 4:14pm Jeff Ash:

Just picked up this LP last week. It's the 1986 reissue, but whatever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:14pm Funky16Corners:

Yes, and a wide variety of sounds/styles. All Hail Doug for conceiving the series!
Avatar 4:15pm Little Danny:

Heya Larry 'n' all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:15pm Funky16Corners:

@Jeff - Last week, your post included was the first time I ever saw that pressing, with the logo in the middle
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:15pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Danny!
Avatar 4:17pm Jeff Ash:

Epic and CBS repackaging Okeh artists and cashing in on Little Richard's return to prominence in "Down and Out in Beverly Hills."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17pm Funky16Corners:

I didn't realized it coincided with that!
Avatar 4:18pm Brian in UK:

Hello Larry, those with spasms please got to the medical tent located behind the distillery.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:19pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Brian!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:19pm doctorjazz:

Boy, can he do the soul thing! (Kris pointed out how he influenced James Brown)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:19pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, I wish he'd had more success and an opportunity to lean into it. He was such a great singer.
Avatar 4:25pm Brian in UK:

There was a scene in the JB biopic from about five years ago, with Richard and JB talking, passing on some advice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm Funky16Corners:

Supposedly early on, mid-50s
Avatar 4:38pm Erica:

Funky!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:39pm Funky16Corners:

There's a decent amount of funky stuff in this period
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:39pm Matt from New Orleans:

Missed part of green power as my laptop just decided it didn’t want to connect to the Internet any longer. It’s working again after a restart. Gotta love Windows!
Avatar 4:39pm Jeff Ash:

Last time I saw a copy of this LP, the condition was a big rough for the price being asked. Still looking for it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm Funky16Corners:

@Jeff - Really? The Reprise stuff must be getting more expensive as people discover it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm Funky16Corners:

I think someone (Rhino Handmade, maybe?) did a collection of all his Reprise stuff on CD.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:42pm Matt from New Orleans:

You’re correct Larry Rhino Handmade and crazy expensive on secondary market
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:43pm Matt from New Orleans:

I got it digitally. Some great stuff on it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:43pm Doug Schulkind:

The real shite.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:43pm Funky16Corners:

There are so many of their sets that I regret not getting when they first came out (for that reason)
Avatar 4:44pm Jeff Ash:

Price wasn't too outrageous, but the vinyl clearly had been around the block a few times.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm Funky16Corners:

They don't turn up much.
Avatar 4:46pm Jeff Ash:

Nope, don't see any Little Richard LP all that often.
Avatar 4:47pm Little Danny:

Little Richard should have been the *only* artist allowed to record "Brown Sugar"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm Funky16Corners:

@Danny - Right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm Matt from New Orleans:

Thanks Larry
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm Funky16Corners:

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

I have to admit, I'm not that familiar with his 70s stuff and it's been fantastic to hear.
Avatar 4:56pm Jeff Ash:

Cool show! Thanks!
Avatar 4:56pm Little Danny:

Thanks Larry!
Avatar 4:57pm StringOFperils:

Thanks LG
Avatar 4:57pm Sem:

Thx, Larry. Sweat pouring off me trying to keep up w/ the pace. See you later.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:58pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

The 50s were the big retro craze in the 70s. I remember my junior high having sock hops.
Avatar 4:58pm Little Danny:

Sha Na Na ascendant
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Doug Schulkind:

The Gro-Gang!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Michael 98145:

Thank you!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks guys!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

Great show, thanks for putting it together Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm doctorjazz:

Thanks for a great tribute, Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Funky16Corners:

@Doug - I should get the whole family to pose in those little black masks like the Beagle Boys in Donald Duck
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm dutchtheo:

Thanks, Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Hopey! Theo!Doc! Doug! Jeff! Erica! Sem! String! Danny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm Funky16Corners:

And Matt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm WR:

Thank you Larry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks WR!
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