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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 Approx. start time
Funky16Corners  Testify Intro   Options Best of Funky16Corners Volume One  Funky16Corners  2017  MP3  0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Dr Buzzards Original Savannah Band  Cherchez La Femme / Se Si Bon   Options Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band  RCA  1976  LP  0:01:13 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band  Sunshower   Options Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band  RCA  1976  LP  0:06:56 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band  I'll Play the Fool   Options Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band  RCA  1976  LP  0:10:56 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
The Hesitations  Summertime   Options Where We're At  Kapp  1968  LP  0:19:53 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Dion and the Belmonts  Berimbau   Options Together Again  ABC  1967  LP  0:22:25 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Emil Richards  Blues For Hari   Options New Time Element  Uni  1967  LP  0:25:15 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Grant Green  Ease Back   Options Carryin' On  Blue Note  1970  LP  0:27:19 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Lee Dorsey  Night People   Options Night People  ABC  1978  LP  0:33:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Kool and the Gang  Dujii   Options Live at PJs  Deelite  1971  LP  0:37:16 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Cal Tjader  Never Can Say Goodbye   Options Last Bolero In Berkeley  Fantasy  1973  LP  0:43:10 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
William D Smith  Take Your Pick (Do Your Trick)   Options A Good Feelin'  Warner Brothers  1976  LP  0:46:14 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Brick  Dazz   Options 45RPM Single  Bang  1976  45  0:50:01 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Eddie Kendricks  Boogie Down   Options Boogie Down  Tamla  1974  LP  0:55:32 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Parliament  Flash Light   Options 45RPM Single  Casablance  1977  45  1:02:26 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes  Don't Leave Me This Way (Tom Moulton Mix)   Options Philadelphia Classics  Philadelphia International  1975  LP  1:08:02 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Roy Ayers Ubiquity  Everybody Loves the Sunshine   Options Everybody Loves the Sunshine  Polydor  1976  LP  1:24:12 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Kool and the Gang  Summer Madness (Live)   Options Love and Understanding  Deelite  1976  LP  1:28:03 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Gabor Szabo  Breezin'   Options High Contrast  Blue Thumb  1971  LP  1:35:57 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Freddie McCoy  Gimme Some   Options Gimme Some  Cobblestone  1971  LP  1:39:02 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Beachwood Sparks  Singing Butterfly   Options Beachwood Sparks  Sub Pop  2000  CD  1:41:51 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
David Essex  Rock On   Options 45RPM Single  CBS  1973  45  1:43:11 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Los Lobos  Kiko and the Lavender Moon   Options Kiko  Slash/WB  1992  CD  1:46:25 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Mel Torme  Walk On By   Options Right Now  Columbia  1966  LP  1:49:54 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers  I Gotta Go No (Up On the Floor)   Options 45RPM Single  Like  1966  45  2:00:55 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Matt from New Orleans:

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

Hey Matt!
Avatar 3:02pm Jeff Ash:

Hello from Green Bay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Funky16Corners:

Jeff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Doug Schulkind:

This ain't no measly Quizzify, people.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm doctorjazz:

Hi Larry and all you out there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Doc!
Avatar 3:05pm SquigY0:

I'm ready to testify!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm Funky16Corners:

SquiggY0!
Avatar 3:06pm SquigY0:

Larry!!! (or is it best that I plead the fifth?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm Funky16Corners:

Testify at will! Blanket immunity!
Avatar 3:07pm SquigY0:

oooooooh!!!
Avatar 3:09pm SquigY0:

why do I want a Pina colada suddenly?
Avatar 3:10pm Erica:

I'm here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm Funky16Corners:

I could go for a nice, crisp tootsy frootsy drink like that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Erica!
Avatar 3:10pm SquigY0:

Hi Erica! Did you bring the little umbrellas?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm Funky16Corners:

I've recently started digging hard seltzer. Very refreshing.
Avatar 3:13pm SquigY0:

White Claw or some other brand?
Avatar 3:13pm Erica:

What umbrellas?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm Funky16Corners:

Truly, it has real fruit juice in it.
Avatar 3:13pm SquigY0:

Erica: The ones for the foofoo drinks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm Matt from New Orleans:

I made myself a daiquiri a little while ago. An authentic Cuban one not the blender ice monsters.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm Funky16Corners:

mmmmm
Avatar 3:15pm SquigY0:

Ahh good to know. Right now, a friend's trying to get me into sour beers. Once I give up on finding one I'll ever enjoy, I'll definitely check those out. If it tastes good, doesn't add to the belly size, and gives a little buzz, I'm in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm Matt from New Orleans:

I like this Dr Buzzard’s album
Avatar 3:15pm SquigY0:

Makin me thirsty!!! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm doctorjazz:

Any Kid Creole on deck? Big fan back in the day...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

So happy to hear this album!
Avatar 3:17pm Erica:

No. Not feeling like a drink right now.
Avatar 3:19pm SquigY0:

They were replaced by Five Guys ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm Power Papi:

Gratuitous Proust reference.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm Funky16Corners:

Hopey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm Funky16Corners:

@SquiggY0 - I dig sour beers. There was a good one I had recently by Fat Tire
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22pm Funky16Corners:

@PowerPapi - Nothing gratuitous about it. Heartfelt
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm Matt from New Orleans:

Always down for some Grant Green
Avatar 3:31pm SquigY0:

New Belgium. Fat Tire and one of their citrus (I believe it was tangerine but they also had a lime version that was horrible) ones are the only ones of liked from them so far.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, the string of albums from about 1968 to 1971 on Blue Note are superb.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm Funky16Corners:

@SquiggY0 - My current summer fave is Narragansett shandy, and the Leinenkugel shandys
Avatar 3:33pm SquigY0:

Lieninkugel are SOOOOO good!! Have no idea where they came from, but they can stay!
Avatar 3:34pm Jeff Ash:

Leinie's comes to you from Wisconsin. Enjoy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm Funky16Corners:

Yes, Wisconsin represent! The shandy assortment is really good, especially the grapfruit
Avatar 3:35pm SquigY0:

bless the cheeseheads!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35pm Funky16Corners:

@Jeff - Check out Padma Lakshmi's new food/travelogue series. She does an episode on Milwaukee
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:36pm Funky16Corners:

I think it's on Hulu
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm WR:

What am I doing here when I could be watching Padma Lakshmi on Hulu?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm Funky16Corners:

Hey WR!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm Funky16Corners:

I will admit that she is much easier on the eyes than I am, but I think I'm easier on the ears
Avatar 3:41pm Sem:

Summertime greets, Larry, and testifiers. Smokin' hot here, not the usual thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Sem!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:42pm dutchtheo:

Hello Larry and the kool gang, from the sultry Dutch delta evening
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:42pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Theo!
Avatar 3:42pm Brian in UK:

Hello Larry form a steaming UK.

I'm sorry doc not Kid today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:42pm Funky16Corners:

Brian!
Avatar 3:45pm Erica:

Cal Tjader's music sounds like elevator music lol.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm Funky16Corners:

My kind of elevator
Avatar 3:48pm SquigY0:

this elevator is gettin down!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:48pm WR:

Actually, I'm checking in on the comments as I wolf down a sandwich before going back to work to voice appreciation for your artistry in broadcasting. I am not a fan of all the tunes you are playing but you are giving them context that is personal and universal, epic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks WR!
Avatar 3:51pm SquigY0:

*does some moves that may be misinterpreted as convulsing*
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:51pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, me too. This tune is a banger!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm WR:

@SquigYO, as long as it feels good to you, the body moves are good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm Matt from New Orleans:

Even though it’s the same edit, I prefer the 12” of Brick
Avatar 3:53pm SquigY0:

No WR feeling pretty sure now. Mighta thrown something out :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:54pm Matt from New Orleans:

Forgot this before Brick
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm Funky16Corners:

The next couple of tunes should keep you moving
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

Loving these 70s dance tunes, Larry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Hopey!
Avatar 4:03pm SquigY0:

YES!@!!@@!#!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:04pm Funky16Corners:

Parliafunkadelicamentary....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:07pm Matt from New Orleans:

So many great hip hop breaks that sample Flashlight
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm Matt from New Orleans:

I meant tracks but it became breaks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm Funky16Corners:

I dig.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10pm doctorjazz:

Just waiting for "BABY!!!!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10pm Matt from New Orleans:

Last week Backstabbers. This week Don’t Leave Me This Way. Always a pleasure to hear a Moulton mix.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10pm Funky16Corners:

Teddy was THE MAN!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:13pm Funky16Corners:

The bit where it's pretty much the rhythm guitar up front is one of my favorite things ever
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:13pm Matt from New Orleans:

This song always reminds me of the Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz when they start talking about burning.
Avatar 4:14pm Erica:

Haha Matt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:14pm Funky16Corners:

Now I'm picturing Ray Bolger dancing to Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
Avatar 4:15pm Jeff Ash:

Still can't believe I found this Philadelphia Classics LP for $1.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:15pm Funky16Corners:

I got mine pretty cheap (but not that cheap). I think people don't know what it is.
Avatar 4:16pm Jeff Ash:

Maybe so. Not a lot of demand for that kind of thing in Wisconsin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm WR:

Eclectic?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm Matt from New Orleans:

I also like the R.A.M.P. version too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm Funky16Corners:

@WR - What is?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:26pm Funky16Corners:

@Matt - Me too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:26pm doctorjazz:

Was the big hit version Thelma Houston? Think that's the one I know (think I have a 12 inch single of it somewhere)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:26pm Funky16Corners:

Yes, Thelma had the big hit
Avatar 4:26pm Erica:

I think so doc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27pm Funky16Corners:

The Communards did a cool version later on
Avatar 4:29pm Brian in UK:

Larry, great Roy Ayres track, time for a late dinner then a lazy stroll along the beach.
and now KOOL.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm Funky16Corners:

Later Brian!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm Matt from New Orleans:

Mellow groove from Gabor
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm Funky16Corners:

This is the original version. George Benson would have a huge hit with it in a few years
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:39pm Funky16Corners:

There's also a cool 45 version by Sammy Gordon and the Hiphuggers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:42pm doctorjazz:

Ahh, didn't realize Benson's Breezin' was a cover.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:43pm Funky16Corners:

Yes, written by Bobby Womack, who is all over that Gabor Szabo album
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm Matt from New Orleans:

That was quite the millennial surprise
Avatar 4:44pm Erica:

Rock on!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:45pm Funky16Corners:

@Matt - What was?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:46pm Matt from New Orleans:

Beachwood Sparks. Look at the release year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:46pm Funky16Corners:

Oh yeah
Avatar 4:46pm zivilars:

Damn ... too late as always. Hello everybody, hi Larry, thanks for the show! Will catch up what I missed in the archives ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

What a great set!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm Funky16Corners:

Hey zivilars!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Hopey!
Avatar 4:49pm Brian in UK:

Larry. Lovely set. You cannot help but love Los Lobos.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm doctorjazz:

Thanks, Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Brian! Yeah, this song especially, it's so unique
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm doctorjazz:

Mel! (Does it well...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm WR:

@4:25, Delayed reply, in your break you were looking for a word besides schizophrenic to describe the diverse approaches on the Dion record.
Avatar 4:51pm still b/p:

Just in time for Velvet Fogwalker!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm doctorjazz:

Mel every week!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

I adore Mel Torme. This version of Walk On By is so damn smooth.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Funky16Corners:

This is a nice album, Mel doing mostly contemporary pop
Avatar 4:52pm Sem:

Love the Fog, love this tune. Thank you, Larry. What a treat for me this program is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm Matt from New Orleans:

Mel’s version always cracks me up. It’s actually a pretty good version but he emotes so extensively but not in a vocally passionate way but more of an affected way.
Avatar 4:52pm Jeff Ash:

I saw Los Lobos and Mel Torme at the same venue in Green Bay back in the early '90s. Separate shows, obviously.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm Funky16Corners:

@WR - I think diverse isn't string enough, because it really was a group that was fighting internally about what they were going to sound like
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm Funky16Corners:

@Sem - Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm doctorjazz:

I used to hate Torme-Jonathan Schwartz played him constantly, and I learned to appreciate him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm Matt from New Orleans:

Thanks for the tunes Larry
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm Matt from New Orleans:

I have a soft spot for Mel from Night Court
Avatar 4:53pm still b/p:

Dionne and Mel coulda made a nice duet of it. Wonder if they ever did on some TV stage.
Avatar 4:53pm SquigY0:

I often forget where I am
Avatar 4:54pm Jeff Ash:

Thanks, Larry! Good show!
Avatar 4:55pm Erica:

Thanks for the show Larry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm dutchtheo:

Thanks, Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm doctorjazz:

Thanks again, Larry, fun show (maybe Kid Creole and the Coconuts could come up in the future...)
Avatar 4:58pm still b/p:

Checking the track list from Torme's "Right Now." Oh, I'll be listening right quick to his "Red Rubber Ball."
Avatar 4:58pm Jeff Ash:

Seconded on Kid Creole and the Coconuts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Doug Schulkind:

The velvet smog.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm dreamyandseedy:

i love hearing about your memories of listening to the radio as a kid! sounds magical
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm WR:

That you Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks everyone!
Avatar 5:00pm SquigY0:

You came in and went out like a warm summer breeze Larry! Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

Thanks for the great show, Larry! Really enjoyed the mix of music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Matt from New Orleans:

Just got my marathon swag and prizes. Don’t recall winning a 45.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm WR:

Thank you as well.. laters all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks guys! Glad you dug it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Doug Schulkind:

Thanks, Larry, in spite of playing that ex-drummer Mel Tormé.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Doug!
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