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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 November 19, 2020: Testify! - The Magnificent Moody Blues 1964-1970

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Funky16Corners  Testify! Intro   Options Best of Funky16Corners Volume One  Funky16Corners  2017  MP3    0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Dickies  Nights In White Satin   Options Dawn of the Dickies  A&M  1979  LP    0:01:50 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bessie Banks  Go Now   Options 45RPM Single  Tiger  1964  45    0:04:42 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
James Brown and the Famous Flames  I'll Go Crazy   Options 45RPM Single  Federal  1960  45    0:07:21 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ron-Dels  Lose Your Money   Options 45RPM Single  Smash  1965  45  Featuring Delbert McClinton  0:09:26 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Moody Blues  Go Now!   Options 45RPM Single  London  1964  45    0:16:46 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Moody Blues  From the Bottom of My Heart (I Love You)   Options 45RPM Single  London  1964  45    0:19:56 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Moody Blues  And My Baby's Gone   Options 45RPM Single  London  1964  45    0:23:20 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Moody Blues  Stop!   Options 45RPM Single  London  1965  45    0:25:35 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Moody Blues  This Is My House   Options 45RPM Single  London  1966  45  Non-LP Single  0:27:36 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Justin Hayward  London Is Behind Me   Options 45RPM Single  Pye  1966  45    0:30:09 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Justin Hayward  Day Must Come   Options 45RPM Single  Pye  1966  45    0:32:06 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Justin Hayward  I Can't Face The World Without You   Options 45RPM Single  Parlophone  1966  45    0:33:58 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Justin Hayward  I'll Be Here Tomorrow   Options 45RPM Single  Parlophone  1966  45    0:36:35 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Moody Blues  Leave This Man Alone   Options 45RPM Single  London  1967  45  Non-LP Single  0:38:41 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Moody Blues  Fly Me High   Options 45RPM Single  London  1967  45  Non-LP Single  0:41:33 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Moody Blues  Lunch Break/Peak Hour   Options Days Of Future Passed  Deram  1967  LP    0:49:08 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Moody Blues  The Afternoon/Tuesday Afternoon   Options Days of Future Passed  Deram  1967  LP    0:54:30 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Moody Blues  The Night/Nights In White Satin   Options Days of Future Passed  Deram  1967  LP    1:02:52 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Moody Blues  Departure/Ride My Seesaw   Options In Search of the Lost Chord  Deram  1968  LP    1:10:07 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Moody Blues  Legend Of a Mind   Options In Search Of the Lost Chord  Deram  1968  LP    1:14:26 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Moody Blues  Lovely To See You Again   Options On the Threshold of a Dream  Deram  1969  LP    1:21:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Moody Blues  Have You Heard Pt1/The Voyage/Have You Heard Pt2   Options On the Threshold of a Dream  Deram  1969  LP    1:23:31 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Moody Blues  Question   Options A Question Of Balance  Deram  1970  LP    1:31:31 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Moody Blues  It's Up To You   Options A Question of Balance  Deram  1970  LP    1:37:13 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
The Brooklyn Bridge  Nights In White Satin   Options The Brooklyn Bridge  Buddah  1970  LP    1:43:43 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ronnie Aldrich & His Two Pianos  Ride My Seesaw   Options It's Happening Now  London  1969  LP    1:47:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Werner Muller and the London Festival Orchestra and Chorus  The Story In Your Eyes   Options A Mystic Portrait Of the Moody Blues  London  1974  LP    1:50:45 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Percy Faith  Nights In White Satin   Options Clair  Columbia  1973  LP    1:53:37 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers  I Gotta Go Now (Up On the Floor)   Options 45RPM Single  Like  1966  45    1:59:59 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

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Avatar 3:01pm Brian in UK:

Hello Larry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Funky16Corners:

Brian!
Avatar 3:04pm Brian in UK:

I remember must have been Jan/Feb '65. I bought or was bought for me (pre paper round!) Go Now! & You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling. Think I was eleven.
Avatar 3:04pm Vincent The Soul Chef:

Greetings, and WOW!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Vincent!
Avatar 3:05pm Brian in UK:

Denny Laine's voice and then Bobby & Bill's voices were a door to another world.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm Funky16Corners:

@Brian - I remember the first time I heard Go Now on an oldies station as a kid and had a hard time reconciling it with the Moody Blues I knew
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm dutchtheo:

Hello, Larry, and moody testifiers, love this Bessie Banks!
Avatar 3:07pm Brian in UK:

Larry, still does.
It was not until I listened to FMU that I realised how big the Moodies were in America.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Theo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm Funky16Corners:

@Brian - Their post-67 stuff was huge on FM radio, but I was surprised to discover how many of their early 45s charted in regional pockets all over the US
Avatar 3:10pm Vincent The Soul Chef:

Love!
Avatar 3:12pm Brian in UK:

Larry, s'funny how many R'nB bands over here suddenly grew their hair & became psychedlic. You could almost carbon date it!
Avatar 3:13pm Erica:

Hi Testifiers! Sorry for the late entry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm WR:

Grogan in a mosh pit?
Avatar 3:17pm Brian in UK:

Oh YES
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Erica! WR!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm Funky16Corners:

@WR - Oh yeah, but of course this was a much younger Grogan, in his 20s and full of what the old folks used to call "piss and vinegar"
Avatar 3:20pm Jeff Ash:

Late to the party, but hello from Wisconsin!
Avatar 3:20pm Brian in UK:

Larry, pedants corner, the Moodies added a ! to Go Now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20pm Funky16Corners:

@Brian at 3:12 - Oh yeah, and in the UK so many of them were brilliant!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm Funky16Corners:

@Brian - You're right! I never noticed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm Funky16Corners:

Fixed it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm Funky16Corners:

Wild, volume-pedal guitar solo in this one
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

Good day, Larry and Testifiers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm Funky16Corners:

Hopey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm Funky16Corners:

This pre-Moodys Justin Hayward
Avatar 3:33pm Brian in UK:

So many albums in 64/65 included singles plus a few token others thrown in. Guess the Beatles led the way with original album tracks (& some singles) but only starting with Hard Days Night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm Funky16Corners:

I think the non-lp singles that form the bridge between Moodys Mk1 and II are evidence that maybe the band wasn't on their way to a second album
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35pm Funky16Corners:

Which is too bad because their originals, mostly Laine/Pinder songs were great
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Thanks for the Magnificence today, Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:42pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Kevin! Welcome aboard!
Avatar 3:44pm Brian in UK:

This single presaged the way forward.
Avatar 3:46pm Erica:

Nice to have Julie back, even if as a fill-in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

I only vaguely remember the Ahh-Laine album.
Avatar 3:49pm Erica:

Early Justin Hayward solo songs are quite good. The only Justin solo song I know of is Forever Autumn.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm Funky16Corners:

Justin was the whole package. Great singer, songwriter and an excellent guitarist
Avatar 3:50pm Brian in UK:

Tony Clark was the sixth Moody?
Avatar 3:50pm Vincent The Soul Chef:

I'd still give my right arm to find a mono copy of this record...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:51pm Funky16Corners:

Clarke produced some great UK freakbeat and psyche 45s by Pinkerton's Assorted Colours and the St Louis Union
Avatar 3:52pm Brian in UK:

Ah Pinkertons, autoharp rules.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm Funky16Corners:

Holy shit! He produced 'My Father's Name Is Dad' by Fire!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm Phillippe Bastille:

One of my all time favorite tunes...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm Funky16Corners:

Oddly enough, THIS was their first big hit in the US in this incarnation
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Phillippe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm Phillippe Bastille:

Looks like I got zoomed out of a nice show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:57pm Funky16Corners:

You can always catch it in the archive
Avatar 3:59pm Erica:

Gotta love that orchestral score though. Very pretty.
Avatar 3:59pm Brian in UK:

I think that the best way to listen to archive is not to look at the playlist. Then it is almost live.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:00pm Funky16Corners:

That's a good idea
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:02pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Fond memories of copying my cousin's DoFP album onto reel to reel. I was a naughty lil 14 year old copyright thief!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:03pm Funky16Corners:

Remember when home taping was killing music? I don't think it worked.
Avatar 4:04pm Brian in UK:

Had to look this up, Days of Future Passed was released the week after Forever Changes release. It was a long time ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:04pm Funky16Corners:

Great week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Yeah, don't think the RtoRs made a big impact!
Avatar 4:05pm Jeff Ash:

Hearing this, it is late at night in the early '70s with the local free-form radio playing in my bedroom.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Jeff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:06pm Phillippe Bastille:

10 year old me was just waking up to music when this came out. Fond memories
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:06pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Alison!(Steele)
Avatar 4:07pm Vincent The Soul Chef:

I was listening to my uncle's waterlogged record after he had dismissed it as trash... I cleaned it up, and it undoubtedly changed my life...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:07pm Funky16Corners:

@Kevin - Right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:07pm Funky16Corners:

I don't remember if this was the first full length Moodys LP I heard or Question...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm Funky16Corners:

Here it comes...stoned teenage me knew it by heart
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Definitely my first Moody's point of contact!
Avatar 4:10pm Vincent The Soul Chef:

That dramatic finish always brought a tear to my eye...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11pm Candy-O'67:

Fab show, Larry! Been tuning in!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11pm Funky16Corners:

hey Candy-O!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:12pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Very happy that I've seen them 4 times, although not in their "prime"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:13pm Funky16Corners:

They're still great! They sounded fantastic on the PBS special they did
Avatar 4:14pm Brian in UK:

It's 1968 again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:14pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Agreed. Just the time 1990s-2018
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Never saw them with Pinder but Thomas was in the earlier shows that I saw.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:19pm Funky16Corners:

I never got to see them in person.
Avatar 4:19pm Erica:

Different stream?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:20pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Hopefully you'll have chance after our global shitshow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:20pm Funky16Corners:

Stream dropped, should be back now
Avatar 4:20pm Vincent The Soul Chef:

Yep...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:20pm Phillippe Bastille:

Bluegrass Moody Blues was interesting
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Mr Leary must've "dropped" something there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm Doug Schulkind:

You're being such a Moody bastard today, Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22pm Funky16Corners:

Stream dropped a few minutes ago. I'm going to have to send a full show to John
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm Phillippe Bastille:

Kind of refreshing to find myself singing along with songs that I didn't realize I knew the lyrics to
Avatar 4:25pm Brian in UK:

Snap, Phillippe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm Funky16Corners:

They sure knew how to write pop songs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm Webhamster Henry:

This show is giving me flashbacks, and I've been drug free my whole life.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Henry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:35pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Question was my first Moody's purchase( not copy!).Wore this baby out on my folks Motorola colorTV/phonograph/ AM/FM Console.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:35pm doctorjazz:

Quick hi, then back to the mines.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:35pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Doc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:36pm Funky16Corners:

I remember trying to play this in an early band and the guitarist could not hack it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:37pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Boys knew how to use a Mellotron and stereo separation!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:37pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, that Mellotron is like an extra member of the group
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm doctorjazz:

These Question of Balance tunes are great, loved them back in the day!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm Funky16Corners:

This is def up there as one of my faves
  4:43pm Linda Lee:

hey! how sweet hearing the Moodies on this moody november evening. thanks, Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:43pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Linda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm Funky16Corners:

It's a long way from 'The Worst That Could Happen'
  4:46pm Linda Lee:

wow... can't be the same vocalist...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:46pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Now, to be a TOTAL ingrate, "To Our Children's Children"?
  4:47pm Linda Lee:

*always* loved 'ride my seesaw'. even this .. can't be terrible.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm Funky16Corners:

@Linda - That was indeed Johnny Maestro
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm Funky16Corners:

@Kevin = Nothing on TOCC made the cut. Perhaps at a future date?
Avatar 4:50pm Brian in UK:

Thanks Larry. Lovely time travel.
  4:50pm Linda Lee:

indeed? unbelievable!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Funky16Corners:

@Linda - Yes, that album has Neil Young and Buffalo Springfield covers as well
Avatar 4:54pm Brian in UK:

.....and relax.
Avatar 4:54pm Erica:

This has been a very"moody" show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm Funky16Corners:

As was planned!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm Phillippe Bastille:

Thank you Larry, this was wonderful
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Nonetheless, a truly great shew!. maybe some "Eternity" or "Higher and Higher" in the Testify future.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Phillippe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm Funky16Corners:

@Kevin - Thanks! and definitely!
  4:56pm Linda Lee:

i'm having a tough time placing the singers of those 2 tracks as the same guy. i heard Englebert Humperdinck & Robert Plant..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm Funky16Corners:

You should hear Johnny's mid-60s soul sides. A revelation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm dutchtheo:

Thanks, Larry!
  4:57pm Linda Lee:

wow...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm Phillippe Bastille:

I'd love to have been a fly on the wall in the studio when Days of Future Past was conceived and recorded
  4:59pm Linda Lee:

thanks for a great set, Larry! beautiful!
Avatar 5:00pm Erica:

See you in two weeks (here anyway) and Happy Thanksgiving!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks all!
Avatar 5:00pm Vincent The Soul Chef:

Awesome show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Erica! You too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Vincent!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

Thanks for the show, Larry! Have a good thanksgiving with your family.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Hopey! You too!
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