Options Testify! with Larry Grogan: Playlist from September 13, 2017 Options

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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 September 13, 2017: All aboard for LA, SanFran, Woodstock, Ghana, Java, Addis Abbaba and points West...

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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 ()
The Millennium  Prelude/To Claudia On Thursday   Options Begin  Columbia  1968  LP  0:01:42 ()
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions  Speedboat   Options Rattlesnakes  Polydor  1984  LP  0:05:56 ()
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions  Rattlesnakes   Options Rattlesnakes  Polydor  1984  LP  0:10:25 ()
The Sneetches  In a Perfect Place   Options Sometimes That's All We Have  Alias  1988  LP  0:13:46 ()
The Sneetches  You're Gonna Need Her   Options Sometimes That's All We Have  Alias  1988  LP  0:16:18 ()
The Band  Chest Fever   Options Music From Big Pink  Capitol  1968  LP  0:19:47 ()
 
Arthur Alexander  Anna   Options 45RPM Single  Dot  1962  45  0:30:31 ()
Arthur Alexander  You Better Move On   Options 45RPM Single  Dot  1961  45  0:32:22 ()
Jimmy Hughes  Steal Away   Options 45RPM Single  Fame  1964  45  0:35:01 ()
Lonnie Smith  Where It's At   Options Boogaloo To Beck  Scufflin'  2003  CD  0:37:24 ()
Weather Report  Teen Town   Options Heavy Weather  Columbia  1977  CD  0:44:17 ()
Jackie McLean  Appointment In Ghana   Options Jackie's Bag  Blue Note  1960  CD  0:47:05 ()
Jackie McLean  Isle of Java   Options Jackie's Bag  Blue Note  1960  CD  0:54:00 ()
The Jimmy Giuffre 3  The Train and the River   Options Live at the Newport Jazz Festival  Fresh Sound  1958  CD  1:01:23 ()
 
Thelonious Monk  Round Midnight   Options Monk Alone  Columbia  1962  CD  1:11:45 ()
Tsega-Maryam Guebrou  The Homeless Wanderer   Options Ethiopiques 21 - Piano Solo  Ethiopiques  1967  CD  1:14:57 ()
Daniel Lanois  Still Water   Options Acadie  Opal  1989  CD  1:22:01 ()
Leon Russell  The Ballad of Mad Dogs and Englishmen   Options Leon Russell and the Shelter People  Shelter  1971  LP  1:26:24 ()
The Rain Parade  Prisoners   Options Explosions in the Glass Palace  Enigma  1984  CD  1:30:17 ()
The Rain Parade  Blue   Options Explosions In the Glass Palace  Enigma  1984  CD  1:34:05 ()
Rainy Day  I'll Keep It With Mine   Options Rainy Day  Llama  1984  CD  1:36:56 ()
Leonard Cohen  So Long Maryanne   Options Songs of Leonard Cohen  Columbia  1967  LP  1:40:14 ()
Van Morrison  Astral Weeks   Options Astral Weeks  Warner Brothers  1968  CD  1:45:44 ()
Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers  I Gotta Go Now (Up On the Floor)   Options 45RPM Single  like  1966  45  1:58:39 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Wed. 9/13/17 10:00pm Gary:

Howdy!
Avatar Wed. 9/13/17 10:01pm Jeff Ash:

I am ready to testify all the way from the shadow of Lambeau Field!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/13/17 10:01pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Gary and Jeff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/13/17 10:07pm hyde:

a brief hello before i go to bed
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/13/17 10:08pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Hyde!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/13/17 10:13pm Parq:

Hey Lloyd, I'm ready to be commoted.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/13/17 10:13pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Parq!
Avatar Wed. 9/13/17 10:26pm Kris Holmes:

Yay The Band
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/13/17 10:27pm Parq:

Well, so much for my memory. I had thought that the last track of that set was Traffic.
Avatar Wed. 9/13/17 10:27pm Doug Schulkind:

Larrify!
Avatar Wed. 9/13/17 10:28pm Kris Holmes:

I have never heard of The Sneetches!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/13/17 10:30pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Doug, Kris!
Avatar Wed. 9/13/17 10:30pm Kris Holmes:

Arthur Alexander, one of the great voices of early soul
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/13/17 10:30pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, what a singer!
Avatar Wed. 9/13/17 10:34pm Doug Schulkind:

I third that (e)motion.
Avatar Wed. 9/13/17 10:34pm Kris Holmes:

and one i never really bothered grabbing 45s by
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/13/17 10:34pm Funky16Corners:

Great bridge between soul and country as well.
Avatar Wed. 9/13/17 10:35pm Kris Holmes:

yep, that later stuff from the early 70s is slept on from an artistic standpoint
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/13/17 10:37pm Funky16Corners:

His only other R&B hit, besides Anna was a 1978 cover of Dr Hook's 'Sharing the Night Together'?!?
Avatar Wed. 9/13/17 10:37pm Kris Holmes:

speaking of great voices!! Little Danny & I had a lengthy text message convo about the awesomeness of Jimmy Hughes a month or so back.
Avatar Wed. 9/13/17 10:37pm Kris Holmes:

You Better Move On wasn't a hit?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/13/17 10:38pm Funky16Corners:

Not on the R&B charts
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/13/17 10:38pm Funky16Corners:

Minor pop hit
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/13/17 10:39pm Funky16Corners:

Which is weird, right?
Avatar Wed. 9/13/17 10:39pm Kris Holmes:

very
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/13/17 10:40pm Funky16Corners:

Pre-Beatles/Stones, too, so it wasn't like he was picking up juice from them
Avatar Wed. 9/13/17 10:40pm Kris Holmes:

i still think his debut 45 "Girl That Radiates That Charm" is hard to top.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/13/17 10:42pm Funky16Corners:

As 'June' Alexander!
Avatar Wed. 9/13/17 10:43pm Kris Holmes:

yup
Avatar Wed. 9/13/17 10:49pm Kris Holmes:

there isn't a dud Jackie McLean record on Blue Note, super solid.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/13/17 10:50pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, perhaps the great inside/outside guy on the label
Avatar Wed. 9/13/17 10:50pm Kris Holmes:

definitely
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/13/17 10:51pm Funky16Corners:

Blue Mitchell on trumpet, who oddly enough made an appearance on the Funky16Corners Radio Show two weeks ago
Avatar Wed. 9/13/17 10:52pm Kris Holmes:

another great player
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/13/17 10:53pm Funky16Corners:

Those 1960s sessions are insane. Even the sidemen were stars
Avatar Wed. 9/13/17 10:53pm Kris Holmes:

absolutely
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/13/17 11:02pm Funky16Corners:

This is the performance from 'Jazz On a Summer's Day'
Avatar Wed. 9/13/17 11:07pm Kris Holmes:

love that film
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/13/17 11:14pm Funky16Corners:

Me too, one of my favorites. It really FEELS like summer
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/13/17 11:23pm northguineahills:

Nice Daniel Lanois....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/13/17 11:25pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, I love those first two albums
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/13/17 11:37pm northguineahills:

laters Larry, hopefully I'll be home next time (still w/o power). Salut!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/13/17 11:38pm Funky16Corners:

Nite! And good luck!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/13/17 11:39pm northguineahills:

Rainy Day, new to me, nice Fairport cover.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/13/17 11:40pm Funky16Corners:

Great Paisley Underground all-star album from 1984. Members of the Rain Parade, Bangles, DreamSyndicate etc
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/13/17 11:43pm northguineahills:

ah, thanks Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/13/17 11:44pm Funky16Corners:

My pleasure!
Avatar Wed. 9/13/17 11:50pm still b/p:

Lurked and liked. Thanks and goodnight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/13/17 11:51pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks for lurking!
Avatar Wed. 9/13/17 11:54pm Doug Schulkind:

Fantastic show, Larry. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/13/17 11:59pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Doug!
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