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Get Your Groovy New Funky16Corners Swag!

By , December 1, 2020 10:59 am

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Hey everybody!

The groovy new Funky16Corners swag is here!

We have a very cool enamel transistor radio pin, and a pair of die-cut, all-weather radio stickers as well.

You can have the whole package for $10.00USD plus $5.00 shipping (if you want to order from outside the US please e-mail me for info)

All sales go to help keep this ship upright and sailing, so thanks in advance!




Also, make sure to follow Funky16Corners on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Keep the faith

Larry

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If you dig what we do here or over at Funky16Corners, please consider clicking on the Patreon link and throwing something into the yearly operating budget! Do it and we’ll send you some groovy Funky16Corners Radio Network (and related) stickers!

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Funky16corners Thanksgiving Feast!

By , November 26, 2020 8:12 am

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Mmmmmmmm!

Greetings all!

This collection of food-related mixes first dropped here on Thanksgiving 2011.

There’s even a turkey song!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving, have a great weekend with your friends and family!

Keep the faith

Larry

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Funky16Corners Radio v.3 – Soul Food (That’s What I Like) Pt1

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Track listing

Brother Jack McDuff – Hot Barbecue (Prestige)

 Soul Runners – Chittlin’ Salad Pt1 (MoSoul)

Lionel Hampton – Greasy Greens (GladHamp)

Albert Collins – Cookin’ Catfish (20th Century)

Andre Williams – Rib Tips (Avin)

Maurice Simon & The Pie Men – Sweet Potato Gravy (Carnival)

Mel Brown – Chicken Fat (Impulse)

Lonnie Youngblood – Soul Food (That’s What I Like) (Fairmount)

Prime Mates – Hot Tamales (Sansu)

Just Brothers – Sliced Tomatoes (Music Merchant)

Leon Haywood – Cornbread and Buttermilk (Decca)

Bobby Rush – Chicken Heads (Galaxy)

Booker T & The MGs – Jelly Bread (Stax)

Gentleman June Gardner – Mustard Greens (Blue Rock)

West Siders – Candy Yams (Infinity)

Hank Jacobs – Monkey Hips and Rice (Sue)

George Semper – Collard Greens (Imperial)

Billy Clark & His Orchestra – Hot Gravy (Dynamo)

Listen Download Mixed MP3

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Funky16Corners Radio v.9 – Soul Food Pt2

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Playlist

1. Simtec Simmons – Tea Box (Maurci)

2. Johnny Barfield & The Men of S.O.U.L. – Soul Butter (SSS Intl)

3. Ronnie Woods – Sugar Pt2 (Everest)

4. Stan Hunter & Sonny Fortune – Corn Flakes (Prestige)

5. Fabulous Counts – Scrambled Eggs (Moira)

6. Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band – Spreadin Honey (Keymen)

7. Freddie Roach – Brown Sugar (Blue Note)

8. Albert Collins – Sno Cone Pt1 (TCF Hall)

9. Chuck Edwards – Chuck Roast (Rene)

10. Willie Mitchell – Mashed Potatoes (Hi)

11. Booker T & The MGs – Red Beans & Rice (Atlantic)

12. Righteous Brothers Band – Green Onions (Verve)

13. George Semper – Hog Maws & Collard Greens (Imperial)

14. Lee Dorsey – Candy Yam (Amy)

15. Roosevelt Fountain & his Pens of Rhythm – Red Pepper Pt1 (Prince Adams)

16. Bad Boys – Black Olives (Paula)

17. Willie Bobo – Spanish Grease (Verve)

18. American Group – Enchilada Soul (AGP)

DOWNLOAD – 39.3 MB Mixed MP3

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Funky16Corners Radio v.60 – Finger Lickin’ Good!

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Funky16Corners Radio v.60 – Finger Lickin’ Good!

Playlist

Louis Chachere – The Hen Pt1 (Paula)
James Brown – The Chicken Pt1 (King)
The Meters – Chicken Strut (Josie)
Willie Henderson & the Soul Explosions – The Funky Chicken Pt1 (Brunswick)
Clarence Wheeler & the Enforcers – Broasted or Fried (Atlantic)
Jerry O – The Funky Chicken Yoke (Jerry O)
Unemployed – Funky Rooster (Cotillion)
Okie Duke – Chicken Lickin (Ovation)
Rufus Thomas – Do the Funky Chicken (Stax)
Mel Brown – Chicken Fat (Impulse)
Lou Garno Trio – Chicken In the Basket (Giovannis)
Chants – Chicken and Gravy (Checker)
Art Jerry Miller – Finger Licken Good (Enterprise)
Bobby Rush – Chicken Heads (Galaxy)
E Rodney Jones & Larry & the Hippies Band – Chicken On Down (Double Soul)
NY Jets – Funky Chicken (Tamboo)
Radars – Finger Licken Chicken (Yew)*
*Bonus Platter
Andre Brasseur – The Duck (Palette)
Butch Cornell Trio – Goose Pimples (RuJac)
Nie Liters – Serenade To a Jive Turkey (RCA)

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PS Head over to Iron Leg too.

Funky16Corners Halloween Spooktacular!

By , October 29, 2020 1:34 pm

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Opening – Criswell
Johnny Sayles – My Love’s a Monster (Chitown)
Delacardos – They Put a Spell On You (Atlantic)
Lee Montgomery – Season Of the Witch (Liberty)
R Dean Taylor – There’s a Ghost In My House (VIP)
Scream Blacula Scream
Ronnie Love – Chills and Fever (Dot)
Bill Doggett – The Worm (Columbia)
Brian Auger and the Trinity – Black Cat (Atco)
Charles Sheffield – It’s Your Voodoo Working (Excello)
Bettye Lavette – Witchcraft In the Air (Lupine)
Souls Unlimited – The Raving Vampire (Wig Wam)
Roger and the Gypsies – Pass the Hatchet (Seven B)
ZZ Hill – I Created a Monster (UA)
Senor Soul – Spooky (Double Shot)
Spinners – Heebie Jeebies (Tri Phi)
Sonny Ross – Alakazam (Revue)
Alvin Cash – The Creep (XL)
Bobby Byrd – Back From the Dead (Brothers Intl)
Johnny Watson – Wolfman (Okeh)
The Thing With Two Heads
Clea Bradford – My Love’s a Monster (Cadet)
Midnight Movers LTD – Frankenstein (Renee)

Funky16Corners Halloween Spooktacular Listen/ Download 97MB Mixed MP3

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Greetings all 

Things being what they are these days, I was not inclined to cook up new Halloween shows. However, I could not let the holiday go by unnoticed, so I distilled the best Halloween jams in my crates into one party mix, guaranteed to raise the dead at your apple-bobbing soiree this year!

So dig into, pull down the ones and zeros, and, of course, BOO!

Also, make sure to follow Funky16Corners on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Keep the faith

Larry

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If you dig what we do here or over at Funky16Corners, please consider clicking on the Patreon link and throwing something into the yearly operating budget! Do it and we’ll send you some groovy Funky16Corners Radio Network (and related) stickers!

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F16C 2019 Pledge Drive – The History of MFasis

By , August 18, 2019 1:56 pm

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MFasis – Badbadnotgood

badbadnotgood-timewave zero
iron butterfly-‘get out my life’
nancy sinatra- ‘drummer man’
untitled
mokie jj & r.o.b.-‘you’re so real’
warm-‘my house’
philip mitchell-‘if we get caught, i don’t know you’
gil scott heron-‘the revolution will not be televised
five man electrical band-‘hello goodbye melinda’
baris manço-‘derule’
incredible bongo band-‘dueling drums’
barry de vorzon-‘theme from ‘the warriors’
heatwave-‘boogie nights
untitled japanese modern soul
sugarhill gang-‘summertime’

Listen/Download – MFasis – Badbadnotgood – 86MB Mixed MP3

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M-Fasis – Summer Rocks
intro- ‘Bad words/Evil people’-Skin Valley (Stax),
‘Comment’-Les Mcann (Atlantic)
1- ‘Freedom’-Love Song (Good News)
2- ‘Summer in the City’-Quincy Jones (A&M)
3-‘Hook & Sling’-Eddie Bo (Scram)
4-‘Filthy McNasty’-Filthy McNasty (FM)
5-‘Hand Clapping Song’-Meters (Josie)
6-‘Minus/Plus’-Smith (Dunhill)
7-‘Bring It On Down To Me’-Bobby Franklin’s Insanity (Thomas)
8-‘Psychedelic Soul’-Chylds (Warner Bros.)
9-‘Don’t Mess With The Press’-Mick Paladin & The Power of the Press
10-‘When I’m a Kid’-Demis Roussos (MGM)
11-‘Bad’-Jimmy Castor Bunch (Kinetic)
12-‘Get Off the Streets Y’all’-Eric & The Vikings (Soulhawk)
13-‘Let’s Start 2 Dance Again’-Bohannon feat. Dr. Perri Johnson (Phase 2)
14-‘Evil Love’-Thee Midnighters (Chattahoochee)
15-‘Hey Joyce’-Lou Courtney (Popside)
16-‘Whatever You Do, Do It Good’-Gene Williams (Forte)
17-‘Mandolay’-La Flavor (Sweet City)
18-‘Hot Foxy Woman’-Six Feet Under (LeCam)
19-‘Ha Pasado Solo Un Mes’-Sylvana Di Lorenzo (RCA)
20-‘Affetmenseni’-Edip Akbayram Dostlar (Burçplakçilik)
21-‘Stones of Years’- Emerson Lake & Palmer (Atlantic)
22-‘Serengeti Bonus Beat’-The Whitefield Brothers (M. Whitefield)
23-‘Double Navaho’-Express Rising (Memphix)
24-‘Summer Sounds’-Sunshine Machine w/ Philadelphia Rhythm Section (Mascot)
25-outro

Listen/Download Funky16Corners Presents: M-Fasis – Summer Rocks
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M-Fasis: ROUND TRIP TICKET: excursions into funk, soul, rock and back’…
1)Paul Revere- Beastie Boys ‘MCA R.I.P. (Def Jam)
2)Down in Black Bottom- Cannonball Adderley Quintet (Capitol)
3)Scuze Uz Y’all- Brenda & The Tabulations (Top and Bottom)
4)Mean Black Snake- J.W. Alexander (Thursh)
5)L.C. Funk- Lee Williams (Rapda)
6)Midnight Flower- The Four Tops (Dunhill)
7)Sweetback- Viola Wills (Supreme)
8)Ready or Not- Delfonics (Bell)
9)Mississippi Foxhole- Midnight Movers (Buddah)
10)You’re the Fool- Three Degrees (Roulette)
11)It’s Amazing- Johnny Taylor (Stax)
12)The Stretch- Detroit Sex Machines (Soul Track)
13)Synthetic Substitution- Melvin Bliss (Sunburst)
14)Too Hot To Hold- Tina Turner (Pompeii)
15)I’m Unconscious- Sugarcane Harris (Epic)
16)Down to the Nightclub- Tower of Power (Warner)
17)Wish you’d Never Been Born- Jodo (Decca)
18)Hard Times- Zoo (Riviera)
19)You Made Me a Believer- Ruby Andrews (Zodiac)
20)What Time It Is- General Crook (Down to Earth)
21)Light My Fire- Rhetta Hughes (Tetragrammaton)
22)El Paso County Jail- The Happenings (Jubilee)
23)And Then There Was…- Cozy Powell (RAK)
24)Utica Club Natural Carbonation Band- Natural Carbonation (RCA)
25)Vitamin C- Can (UA)
26)Keep Him- Barbara Mason (Artic)
27)You Can’t Blame Me- Johnson, Hawkins, Tatum… (Capsoul)
28)Fire and Rain- Ice (Cindri)
29)Un Sueno- Los Terricolas (Discolando)
30)Piu Nessuno Al Campo- Gli Uh! (Kansas)
31)All This- Barbara Jean English (Alithia)

Listen/Download M-Fasis – Round Trip Ticket
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Kool & The Gang North, East, South, West

Rose Royce – Yo Yo

Hi Rhythm – Black Rock

John Phillip Soul – That Memphis Thing

Johnny Barfield & The Men Of S.O.U.L. – Soul Butter

The Nite-Liters – Afro Strut

The Insiders – Lonely Teardrops

Elephant’s Memory – Mongoose

Bobby Dixon – Woman You Made Me

Afrique – Hot Mud

Sammy Gordon & The Hiphuggers – Breezin’

Creative Source – You Can’t Hide Love

MotherLode – Hard Life

Mavin Holmes & The Uptights – Ooh Ooh The Dragon Pt. 1

The Third Guitar – Lovin’ Lies

Shade of Soul – I’ll Take The Hurt

Lou Rawls – When Love Goes Wrong

Buddy Lamp – Where Have You Been

Ollie Nightingale – It’s A Sad Thing

Dee Dee Warwick – Foolish Fool

Soul Generation – Super Fine

Billy Stewart – Cross My Heart

The Mardi Gras – If I Can’t Have You

Listen/Download Funky16Corners Presents: M-Fasis – Finger Funk

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Greetings all.

The Funky16Corners 2019 Allnighter/Pledge Drive continues!

In continuance of shaking things up a little, I’m going to be presenting compilations of the guest mixes that my favorite selectors have brought to the Pledge Drive/Allnighter over the years.

This week we have amazing mixes from my Asbury Park 45 Sessions buddy, M-Fasis.

M-Fasis has always been one of my favorite selectors. He’s always digging into those unexpected/neglected records for hot breaks and beats.

M-Fasis always brings the heat, so dig into his mixes.

I’ll be off next week, so I’ll be back with more on 9/1.

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A Note on the 2019 Pledge Drive

The focus on using Patreon to raise money to pay the bills around here (paying for server space/bandwidth and broadcast fees) has proven to make a lot of sense, moreso than the previously used Paypal model.

If you dig any of the stuff I do here, any of the radio shows, or the mix archives, or even if you’re one of the few that still read the blog posts, please consider signing up for Patreon and making a small, recurring, monthly donation of a few dollars.

You can click on the link below.

It’s pretty simple, very safe and a great way to keep Funky16Corners up and running for another year.

So thanks in advance, and enjoy the tunes!

Keep the Faith

Larry

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The pledging will continue this year with Patreon (click here or on the logo below to go to the Funky16Corners page) , where you will be able to spread your contributions out over the entire year, which will help cover the ongoing server/broadcast/hardware expenses. This year has seen the move to 100 percent live broadcasting (Mixlr.com/Funky16corners)  and continued hardware and software upgrades at Funky16Corners central, to keep the radio/podcasting experience as seamless and groovy as possible. So please dig deep so we can continue to do the same, and if you’re already a Patreon donor, please accept my heartfelt thanks!

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I am also including a Paypal donation button (below) if you’d rather donate in a lump sum instead of the rolling donation in Patreon.





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So, download and dig the mixes, keep digging the radio shows!

Also, make sure to follow Funky16Corners on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Keep the faith

Larry

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F16C 2019 Pledge Drive – The History of Tony C

By , August 11, 2019 12:02 pm

 

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Tony C – On the Soul Side
Toussaint McCall Baby You Got it- Ronn
Cash McCall I’m In Danger Checker
Garnet Mimms Prove it– United Artists
Jackie Ross Dynamite Lovin’- Chess
Radiants Please Don’t leave me Chess
Mitty Collier Help Me- Chess
Patti Drew Sufferer- Capitol
Tina Britt Who Was That- Veep
Lord Luther Tough- Lusan
Billy Mack Too Much- Philips
Johnny Sayles The Concentration- Chi Town
Emanuel Lasky Don’t Lead Me On Baby- Thelma
The Sharpees Make Up Your Mind- One-derful
D C Ramblers Hangin’ In There- Keynote
Gunga Din Crabcakes- Valise
Sonny Shankle Just Enough- Watts Way
Thelma Jones Mr Fixit- Barry
Betty Everett Too Hot To Hold-Vee Jay
Danny White Miss Fine Fine Fine-Frisco
Willie Small How High Can You Fly-Jessica
Dee Dee Warwick House Of Gold-Mercury
Otis Clay Show Place-One-derful
Buddy Lamp My Tears-Double L
Jimmy Nelson Tell Me Who-Chess
Willie Mays If You Love Me- Duke
Harold Burrage I’ll Take One-M.Pac!
Big Jay Bush Dynamite-Redbug

Listen/Download Funky16Corners Presents: Tony C – On the Soul Side

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Tony C: Feeling Good F16C Pledge drive 2013
Jean Dushon-Feeling good-Cadet
Merced Blue Notes-Whole lotta nothing-Tri Phi
Junior Wells-I’m gonna cramp your style-Bright Star
The Marvels-Forget about that mess-Sensation
Buddy Ace-Baby please don’t go-Duke
Buddy Greco-Twistin’ to the blues-Coronet
JJ Barnes-Won’t you let me in-Rich
The Charmaines-I idolise you-Kent
Joe Simon-Troubles-Hush
The Young Holt Trio-Ain’t there something that money can’t buy-Brunswick
Sonny Raye-Whip it on me-Jetstream
Pearl Woods-Sippin’ sorrow-Charge
BB King-16 tons-Crown
Ricardo Ray-Nitty Gritty-Alegre
Jack Constanzo-Evil ways-Discomoda
Willie Bobo-Be’s that way-Tico
Charlie Palmieri-Uptight-Atlantic
Tito Ramos-Big T-Cotique
The Beginning Of The End-Come down baby-Alston
The Soul Creations-Funky jive-GES
Tommy Wills-KC drive-Juke
Spanky Wilson-You-Mothers
Big Ella-It takes a lot of loving-Lo Lo
Eddie Parker-I need a true love-Triple ‘B’ Records

Listen/Download Tony C: Feeling Good
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Tony C – 45 Heaven
Queen City Soul Band-True Patron Of The Arts-Pow
Freddie Scott-I’ll Be Gone-Shout
Betty Everett-Too Hot To Hold-Veejay
Fred Hughes-I Keep Tryin’-Ex
Little Flint-Pain-Beast
Larry Williams-Boss Lovin’-Smash
Garnett Mimms-Prove It To Me-U.A
Gene Chandler-Mr Bigshot-Constellation
Otis Williams-Aint Gonna Walk Your Dog No More-Okeh
Wilson Pickett-Baby Call On Me-Double L
Moss Tolbert-Money In My Pocket-Veejay
Jimmy Ricks-Daddy Rollin’ Stone-Atco
Georgie Fame-Green Onions-Columbia
Solomon Burke-Peepin’-Atlantic
JJ Barnes-Wont You Let Me Know-Rich
Pearl Woods-Right Now-Charge
Jackie Wilson/Linda Hopkins-Say I do-Brunswick
Big Boy Myles-She’s So Fine-V.Tone
B.B.King-Heartbreaker-Bluesway
Peppermint Harris-Wait Until It Happens To You-Jewel
James Duncan-Too Hot To Hold-King
Anna King-Mamas Got A Bag Of Her Own-End
Little Oscar-Two Foot Drag-Toddlin Town
Seven Souls-Groove In-Venture
Patriza&Jimmy-Trust Your Child-ALA
Smokey Brooks-Spin Jig It-Now
Rodger Collins-Foxy Girls In Oakland-Galaxy
Al Reed-94/44/100 Pure Love-Axe
Roland Alphonso-Hip Hug Her-JJ
Eddie Holland-Gotta Have Your Love-Motown
Little Willie John-You’re Welcome To Try-V.R.C
Grady Tate-All Around The World-Skye

Listen/Download Tony C – 45 Heaven
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F16C Soul Club Presents – Tony C: Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky

Playlist

Pyrahnna Sound-La Turbie Pyrahanienne-Sound
John Schroeder-Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag-Marble Arch
Bobby Hutcherson-Rain Every Thursday-Blue Note
Yusef Lateef-Bishop School-Atlantic
Jean King-The In Crowd-HBR
Ray Johnson-Funky Way-Inarts
Jackie Paine-Go Go Train-Jetstream
Betty Harris-Ride Your Pony-Sansu
Georgie Fame-Last Night-International
Lebron Bros-Proud Mary-Cotique
Bamboos of Jamaica-Hard to Handle-Hansa
Cher-For What It’s Worth-Atco
Mary Holmes-Soul Brother-Nassau
Jimmie Willis-Soul Power-ORR
Cliff Sabb-The Mule-Roulette
Pacers-Skeeter Dope-Alley
Soul Inheritors-Eleanor Rigby pt 2-Jerhart
The Packers-Pure Soul-Puresoul
Katie Webster-Hell or High Water-Goldband
Frank Howard & the Continentals-Do what You Wanna Do-Deluxe
Johnny Blue-Crazy Crazy-Friar
Nu Sound Express-Ain’t It Good Enough-Silver Dollar
Ray Weatherspoon-Stop Stuffin and Start Sho Nuffin-Satan

Listen/Download 59MB/128KB Mixed MP3

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Tony C – Dance the Jerk!

Doc Bagby-Mr Hippy-Tifton
Merced Blue Notes-Rufus-Accent
Horace Bailey-Cool Monkey-Delene
Larry Williams-Strange-Sue
Barry’Barefoot’ Beefus-Barefoot Beefus-Loma
Tommy & The Charms-I know what you want-Hollywood
Nathaniel Kelly-Do the jerk-Jubilee
Jay Dee Bryant-Get it-Enjoy
The Pacers-You’ll never know-Razorback
The Magics-Lets Boogaloo-R.F.A
Lou Johnson-Rock me baby-Cotillion
Eddie Simpson-Stone Soul Sister-Back Beat
Vickie Anderson-I love you-Smash
Alder Ray Mathis-Take me baby-Jetstar
Jackie Thompson-Got to right the wrongs-Columbia
Lonette-Stop-M.S
Boogie Kings-Do em’ all-Pic
Charles Hodges-Charles Shingaling-Alto
Little Flint-Pain-Beast
Sammy Lee-It hurts me-Rampart
Jay Jordan-If it wasn’t for love-Verve
The Fantastic Four-Pinpoint it down-Soul
Lovemasters-Pushin and pull-Jacklyn
Timmie Williams-Competition-Bell
Big Maybelle-I can’t wait any longer-Rojac
Trudy Johnson-You’re no good-Capitol

Listen/Download – Tony C – Dance the Jerk! / 62MB Mixed MP3
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Greetings all.

The Funky16Corners 2019 Allnighter/Pledge Drive continues!

In continuance of shaking things up a little, I’m going to be presenting compilations of the guest mixes that my favorite selectors have brought to the Pledge Drive/Allnighter over the years.

This week we have amazing mixes from my old friend and premium selector Tony Crampton (aka Tony C).

Tony was part of the Pledge Drive/Allnighter from the beginning and this post includes a couple of free-standing F16C Soul Club mixes from over the years.

Tony always brings the heat, so dig into his mixes and I’ll see you all next week.

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A Note on the 2019 Pledge Drive

The focus on using Patreon to raise money to pay the bills around here (paying for server space/bandwidth and broadcast fees) has proven to make a lot of sense, moreso than the previously used Paypal model.

If you dig any of the stuff I do here, any of the radio shows, or the mix archives, or even if you’re one of the few that still read the blog posts, please consider signing up for Patreon and making a small, recurring, monthly donation of a few dollars.

You can click on the link below.

It’s pretty simple, very safe and a great way to keep Funky16Corners up and running for another year.

So thanks in advance, and enjoy the tunes!

Keep the Faith

Larry

_____________________________________________________________

The pledging will continue this year with Patreon (click here or on the logo below to go to the Funky16Corners page) , where you will be able to spread your contributions out over the entire year, which will help cover the ongoing server/broadcast/hardware expenses. This year has seen the move to 100 percent live broadcasting (Mixlr.com/Funky16corners)  and continued hardware and software upgrades at Funky16Corners central, to keep the radio/podcasting experience as seamless and groovy as possible. So please dig deep so we can continue to do the same, and if you’re already a Patreon donor, please accept my heartfelt thanks!

Example

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I am also including a Paypal donation button (below) if you’d rather donate in a lump sum instead of the rolling donation in Patreon.





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So, download and dig the mixes, keep digging the radio shows!

Also, make sure to follow Funky16Corners on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Keep the faith

Larry

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PS Head over to Iron Leg when you have a minute!. <

Cook E. Jarr – Who Wears Hot Pants (Short Shorts) Plus a bonus track!

By , February 10, 2019 11:08 am

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The resplendent Cook E. Jarr

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Listen/Download – Cook E Jarr – Who Wears Hot Pants (Short Shorts) MP3

Listen/Download – Cook E Jarr and the Krumms – There Was a Time (Live on the Mike Douglas Show 1969) MP3

Greetings all.

Greetings all and welcome to the room with sixteen funky corners.

The tune I bring you this week is from one of my favorite Philly soul figures, largely lost to time, but nonetheless very groovy.

Cook E Jarr (often billed with the Crumbs/Krumms) was a South Philly blue eyed soul dynamo that had a brief (but often excellent) discography (a few singles and an album for RCA in 1969) before he moved to Las Vegas where he would become a decades-long fixture as a lounge entertainer.

Back in the day, when soul was his bag, Cook E Jarr was laying it down hard and heavy. There used to be a spectacular clip on Youtube of Cook E Jarr and his Krumms playing James Brown’s ‘There Was a Time’ on the Mike Douglas Show (circa 1969) where they are absolutely tearing it up. I can’t locate the video anymore but I’ll post the audio I ripped of it. If you ever get a chance to see it, it is a thing of wonder, with Cook E, dressed in a pink embroidered suit, dancing up a storm and blowing on his whistle-ring as he does (you can hear it in the clip). The band is hot.

Today’s selection, ‘Who Wears Hot Pants (Short Shorts)’ is a funked up reworking of the Royal Teens ‘Short Shorts’ from 1971.

Opening up with a woman calling ‘Hey Cook E, dig my hot pants?’ and Cook E going “OH YEAAAHHHHH!” the tune kicks in hard, pretty much leaving all traces of the original behind.

Apparently Jarr at al were faves of Philly DJ Jerry Blavat, and were fixtures all around Philly and South Jersey, playing with a full horn section.

The 1969 album is a nice mixture of soul covers and pop, including a nice version of ‘Ask the Lonely’.

I hope you dig the track and I’ll see you all next week.

Also, make sure to follow Funky16Corners on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Keep the faith

Larry

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If you dig what we do here or over at Funky16Corners, please consider clicking on the Patreon link and throwing something into the yearly operating budget! Do it and we’ll send you some groovy Funky16Corners Radio Network (and related) stickers!

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Funky16Corners Summer of Soul 2 Launches This Sunday!

By , June 15, 2018 11:08 am

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Greetings all.

The Funky16Corners 2018 Allnighter/Pledge Drive aka The Summer of Soul 2 launches this Sunday, June 17th!

As we have done for the past 13 (?!?) years, I come to you asking that if you dig what Funky16Corners does, the weekly posts, Funky16Corners Radio Show, Iron Leg Radio Show, Testify! (my show for WFMU’s Give the Drummer Radio), all of the podcasts/archives and the various and sundry Funky16Corners mix archives (containing literally hundreds of downloadable mixes by myself and some of the finest selectors working today), that you donate toward the upkeep thereof.

There are server space/bandwidth, hardware/software maintenance, and broadcast expenses that have to be taken care of to keep this behemoth of the interwebs rolling, and if you think that is a worthy cause, there are two options.

You can choose to make a rolling/monthly donation via Patreon, or you can click on the Paypal link and make a one time, lump sum donation (all links below). Either way, no matter what you can afford to chip in will be greatly appreciated and it all goes back into Funky16Corners.

The Funky16Corners web zine started in 2000, the blog in 2004, the Funky16Corners Radio Show in 2008, the Iron Leg Radio Show since 2011 and Testify! since May of 2017 and all episodes are available in the archives and as podcasts in iTunes or any other podcast aggregator

This year we will once again offer up a new mix every week for the duration of the summer, with a selection of stellar contributions from some of my (and your) favorite selectors including DJ Prestige, Ben Gibson, DJ Prime Mundo, DJ RP of Funkdefy, Vincent the Soul Chef, Chris Lujan of the M-Tet, DJ Bluewater, HeavySoulBrutha Dave B. and new contributor, DJ Scott Boyko (with possible DJs yet to be named!).

The pledging will continue this year with Patreon (click here or on the logo below to go to the Funky16Corners page) , where you will be able to spread your contributions out over the entire year, which will help cover the ongoing server/broadcast/hardware expenses. This year has seen the move to 100 percent live broadcasting (Mixlr.com/Funky16corners)  and continued hardware and software upgrades at Funky16Corners central, to keep the radio/podcasting experience as seamless and groovy as possible. So please dig deep so we can continue to do the same, and if you’re already a Patreon donor, please accept my heartfelt thanks!

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In addition to all the broadcasts and the blogging all of the Funky16Corners and Iron Leg mix archives will continue.

I am also including a Paypal donation button (below) if you’d rather donate in a lump sum instead of the rolling donation in Patreon.




 

Don’t forget, my weekly radio show for WFMU’s Give the Drummer Radio, Testify! is on the air live, every Wednesday night from 10-12. If you dig Funky16Corners and/or Iron Leg I think you’ll dig it. So tune in when you get a chance!
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So, get ready to download and dig the mixes, keep digging the radio shows, and we’ll be here on Sunday with groovy mix.

Also, make sure to follow Funky16Corners on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Keep the faith

Larry

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Dee Dee Warwick – Monday Monday

By , March 26, 2017 9:07 am

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Listen/Download – Dee Dee Warwick – Monday Monday MP3

Greetings all.

One of my favorite pursuits of the last few years has been exploring the discography of Dee Dee Warwick.

I have to be honest and say that even though I knew of her (mostly in association with her sister, the huge pop star) I wasn’t tempted to seek out her own records until I became obsessed with a cover of ‘We’re Doing Fine’ on a Chris Farlowe record.

Written by Horace Ott and first recorded by Warwick for Blue Rock in 1965, and covered by Farlowe the following year, ‘We’re Doing Fine’ (which appeared here back in 2014) is a fantastic tune.

Jumping off from the Farlowe cover, I started to chase down Warwick’s recordings for Blue Rock and Mercury between 1966 and 1969.

It was in that search that I stumbled upon the record you see before you today, her cover of the Mamas and Papas ‘Monday Monday’.

One of he great harmony/folk rock records of the 1960s, ‘Monday Monday’ was also – at least in my opinion – an unlikely candidate for the upbeat soul treatment.

That said, it is a killer.

The 1967 45 (with a flipside written and produced by Gamble/Huff) is a monster.

Warwick’s version of ‘Monday Monday’ is a storming, Northern-style mover with a relentless beat, blazing horns and a powerful vocal.

Oddly enough, despite its obvious quality and artistic firepower, neither side of this 45 made a dent in the charts, though Warwick would go on to have a number of R&B Top 40 hits over the next few years.

I hope you dig the track, and I’ll see you all on Wednesday.

Keep the faith

Larry

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The Young Rascals – Come On Up b/w Mickey’s Monkey/Lovelight

By , December 4, 2016 9:30 am

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Listen/Download – The Young Rascals – Come On Up MP3

Listen/Download – The Young Rascals – Mickey’s Monkey/Lovelight MP3

Greetings all.

The new week is here, and I thought we’d dip into some of that good, Garden State soul.

Funky16Corners has touched on the blue-eyed/equal opportunity soul thing many a time (including a couple of episodes of the podcast) simply because there’s a lot of it and much of that is outstanding.

There has always been a lot of controversy within the collector world about white soul singers because soul, funk and R&B are all predominantly/originally African-American art forms, but like jazz, there were a grip of white artists, producers, songwriters and arrangers who contributed to the growth of the sound from the very beginning.

There were – as is the case in most things – people that were predatory/along for the ride, but there were also a lot of non-black artists (I use that term because of the prevalence of Latino artists) who were quite talented and dedicated themselves to the sound, making lots of outstanding music.

Among this group were New Jersey’s own Young Rascals/Rascals.

Formed in Garfield, NJ, the Young Rascals were a predominantly Italian-American group which had (mostly) worked previously in Joey Dee and the Starliters.

They had the good fortune to have two outstanding singers in their ranks, with Felix Cavaliere (also a great organist) and Eddie Brigati, a shit-hot drummer in Dino Danelli and the outstanding guitar work of Gene Cornish.

They were the most successful blue-eyed soul group of all time, having had five Top 40 R&B hits between 1967 and 1969, as well as more than a dozen Top 40 Pop hits.

Though their sound incorporated rock as well as soul, they carried their soul sound all the way until the group’s dissolution in the early 70s, writing great originals as well as covering existing soul material.

The tracks I bring you today come from the group’s 1966 LP ‘Collections’.

‘Come On Up’, (written by Felix Cavaliere) which was a hit in September of 1966 is a perfect example of a song that would have worked well in the hands of Otis Redding or Wilson Pickett (who covered ‘Love Is a Beautiful Thing’ from this album). It’s one of those great “set starter” songs that builds in intensity as the verse moves into the chorus, with a fantastic vocal by Cavaliere and some searing guitar by Cornish.

The group’s medley of the Miracles ‘Mickey’s Monkey’ and Bobby Bland’s ‘Turn On Your Love Light’ (mysteriously credited to Gerry Roslie of the Sonics) sound like it would have been a highlight of their live set.

Danelli’s drums are hot as a pistol, and the lead vocals switch between Felix (Mickey’s Monkey) and Eddie (Love Light).

The rest of the album (which like most of their ought to be cheap and easy to find) is excellent, with a mix of originals and covers.

I hope you dig the tracks, and I’ll see you on Wednesday.

Keep the faith

Larry

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El Comite – Pasame el Hacha

By , October 27, 2016 11:08 am

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Listen/Download – El Comite – Pasame El Hacha MP3

Greetings all.

The end of the week is here, and so is the Funky16Corners Radio Show. We come to you each and every Friday with the best in funk, soul, jazz and rare groove, all on original vinyl. You can subscribe to the show as a podcast in iTunes, listen on your mobile device via the Stitcher or TuneIn apps, check it out n Mixcloud, or grab yourselves and MP3 right here in the Radio Show Archive at Funky16Corners.com

The track I bring you today is the result of one of the strangest bits of musical import/export that I have ever come across.

I have stated here before, and many times in many other places, that ‘Pass the Hatchet’ by Roger and the Gypsies is my all-time favorite 45. Period.
So, you can imagine my surprise, many years ago when I discovered that there was a version of it by a South American group.

Then, take that surprise, and multiply it exponentially when I discover that there were two different covers of ‘Pass the Hatchet’ by South American groups.

Then, take THAT (bear with me, please) and double it, when I find out that this was all based off of a release of the original version of the song in Argentina in 1970!

I don’t know how London Records decided to release ‘Pass the Hatchet’ in Argentina in 1970 (years after it’s original US/New Orleans release on Seven B), but when they did, it was popularized by a local DJ (whose name – once passed to me by a collector but since lost – I do not know) popularized it, so much so that it was covered by El Comite in 1971 and issued in both Argentina and Colombia on the Microfon label, and then again by Nicky and the Magnificents (on Interdisc, in a more new wave style) in 1977.

Naturally, king sized record nerd/obsessive that I am, I had to have both of these, which took me several years/dollars, but I did find them (an Argentinian pressing of Roger and the Gypsies still eludes me…).

That said, of the two covers, the version by El Comite is my favorite.

Sounding like it was recorded in a crowded subway station (though likely just ‘fake live” sound effects added in after the fact), ‘Pasame el Hacha’ moves along at a brisk pace with a heavily tremeloed guitar, pulsing bass, and drums.

The singer does his best to imitate Eddie Bo’s grunts and interjections, and the group adds a slightly psyched-out coda to the song with a guitar solo.

It may not pack the punch of the OG – and frankly, nothing does – but it’s such a cool/weird story, that as a ‘Hatchet’ completist I would be remiss were I not to bring it to you.

So dig it, and if any of you knows who that Argentinian DJ was, please drop me a line.

Until next week, let me chop it…

Keep the faith

Larry

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Booker T and the MGs – No Matter What Shape

By , September 6, 2016 11:39 am

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Listen/Download – Booker T and the MGs- No Matter What Shape MP3

Greetings all.

I hope the middle of the week finds you all well, embracing the post-Labor Day warmth.

Here at the Jersey Shore, I’m enjoying the sudden excess of elbow room, now that the summer invasion is over. It’s a nice feeling to be able to get a cup of coffee, or some groceries without fighting a mob to do it.

This may not men much to those of you outside of tourist traps, but the psychic weight that is lifted off when the tourists finally go home is remarkable.

That said, today’s selection is a perfect soundtrack for that ‘vacation is over but I’m still digging the warmth’ feeling.

You all know that Booker T and the MGs were giants of Memphis soul, and I’m here to remind you that their album tracks were often as groovy as their hit 45s.

Their cover of the T-Bones 1965 hit ‘No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach’s In)’ was something of a revelation when I first heard it.

You see, the original, while a very groovy instro (played by the cream of the Wrecking Crew), was based on an Alka Seltzer jingle, and not remotely like anything you’d expect the law firm of Jones, Cropper, Jackson and Dunn to lay into.

Even so, Booker and band were so skillful, locked into such a mighty groove, that they were able to take something so utterly un-soulful, and transform it into a wonderfully groovy thing.

Thanks in large part to Duck Dunn and Al Jackson’s sock soul rhythm section, Booker T’s jazzy organ and a subtly tremeloed guitar by Steve Cropper, ‘No Matter What Shape’ is turned from a sprightly, somewhat monotonous AM radio thang, into a perfect, end of summer, you wanna (but don’t hafta) dance, head nodder of the first order.

Included on the MGs 1966 ‘And Now!’ LP (which also included the two-sided R&B hit single ‘My Sweet Potato’ b/w ‘Booker Loo’), it is one of the highlights of an excellent album (the version of ‘One Mint Julep’ is one of my favorite MGs cuts).

I hope you dig it, and I’ll see you all on Friday.

Keep the faith

Larry

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Bernie Worrell RIP: The Wizard In the 70s

By , June 30, 2016 11:48 am

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(Above) Funkadelic freaky, 1970. Bernie Worrell 3rd from Left
(Above) Funkadelic Superfreaky, late 70s. Bernie Worrell, left in top hat

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Listen/Download – Funkadelic – I Wanna Know If It’s Good To You Baby Pt1 MP3

Listen/Download – Funkadelic – I Wanna Know If It’s Good To You Baby Pt2 (Inst) MP3

Listen/Download – Funkadelic – Not Just Knee Deep Pt1 (45 Edit) MP3

Greetings all.

To start things off, the winner of the drawing for the new M-Tet 45 is Joseph Karp! I will harvest a mailer and get that into the post, post haste.

Also, since the end of the week is breathing its hot, Frankenstein breath down the back of our neck, I will remind you that each and every Friday the Funky16Corners Radio Show podcast drops with the best in funk, soul, jazz and rare groove, in iTunes (subscribe, s’il vous plait), TuneIn, Mixcloud and right here (just click on the Radio Show tab in the header).

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This year, just about half gone, has seen the grim reaper practicing deforestation, with musical redwoods tumbling at an astonishing rate.

Even though it’s clear we’re dealing with people who are by any measure ‘elderly’, having been in their prime 40, 50 or 60 years ago, it doesn’t make it any less painful.

When you talk to record collectors, musical historians and musicians, it’s clear that these losses are felt more deeply than simple fandom. We see these people as threads running through the fabric of the music we love the most, and when they die, it’s like watching it all unravel.

The loss of Bernie Worrell this past week was a heavy one. He’d been fighting cancer since the beginning of the year and even though we knew it was coming, his death was hard to take.

I probably first knew his name via his 1980s work with the Talking Heads, but when I finally discovered Funkadelic – through a series of poorly mastered yet still mindblowing CDs of their Westbound work – my mind was blown.

It was as if someone had taken my favorite foods and combined them in a new way that thrilled the palate.

Funkadelic – especially on their first three albums – sounded like the Whitfield-era Temps, Jimi Hendrix and any number of (generally) white Fillmore bands had been fused together.

Their music was psychedelic, funky, heavy and soulful, and for a while, it was all I listened to. I was making tapes to pass out to friends and there were always Funkadelic CDs sliding around on the seats (and floor) of my car.

A few years on, I began to take all the facets of the P-Funk galaxy (from the Revilot Parliaments on up) and line them up, studying their evolution and vast stylistic spread, and just marveling at the mountain of music they made over the years.

Bernie Worrell was there, manning the keyboard chair, from 1970 until the group first stopped touring in the 80s, and then in and out as the massive musical circus rolled on. He worked as a sideman, fronted his own bands, and never stopped spreading the gospel of funk until he wasn’t physically able to continue.

The two records I bring you today bracket Worrell’s time inside the Clinton organization, having been released just after the beginning, in 1970, and right near the end in 1979. The difference between the two 45s, and the two sounds is stunning.

Worrell, who was born not far from Funky16Corners central, up in Long Branch, NJ, was a Julliard graduate who did some time as the keyboardist in Chubby and the Turnpikes (later to morph into Tavares) before signing on with Funkadelic.

The 1970 45 release of ‘I Want To Know If It’s Good To You’ (originally released on ‘Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow’ and split into two parts here) is heavy slice of hard, spacey funk rock, with walls of psychedelic guitar, and Worrell’s keyboards (clavinet/electric piano) dancing in the spaces between the power chords.

Early Funkadelic is still one of the truly great, and unjustly neglected bands of the late 60s and early 70s. It might be fair to say that they evolved so much over the course of the next decade that they were eventually playing to, and being appreciated by an entirely different constituency than was there when they started.

As was the case through the 1970s, although they were a steady presence on the R&B charts, Funkadelic/P-Funk/Parliament were far too interesting and diverse to do much other than flirt with the Pop audience. They were drastically ahead of their time, creating party music that was stylistically deep and complex, with touches of funk, soul, jazz and rock, delivered to the public through a gigantic, ever fluctuating technicolor explosion. They were unfailingly innovative, mapping the way for everyone in their wake, and generating much of the DNA of hip hop.

When Funkadelic released ‘Not Just Knee Deep’ in 1979 it would be their second (and last) R&B Number One in two years (preceded by almost exactly a year by ‘One Nation Under a Groove’) and even in it’s 45 edit (less than ten minutes all told of it’s original 15:23 length on ‘Uncle Jam Wants You’) it was still a guaranteed party starter.

By that point in the timeline, Worrell had brought all manner of synthesizers into his arsenal, and the electronic keyboards became a cornerstone of the P-Funk sound (and an influence on upcoming bands like Zapp). Slap on your headphones and listen to ‘Not Just Knee Deep’ closely, as the synths and electric/acoustic pianos wind in and out of each other, providing almost as much rhythmic punch as the drums.

The song filled dance floors in 1979 and then went on through the 80s and 90s to be sample dozens of times, but most memorably by De La Soul on ‘Me Myself and I’.

As I mentioned earlier, Worrell’s post P-Funk career was always forward thinking and innovative, working with the Talking Heads, Bill Laswell/Material, Fela, Black Uhuru, Manu Dibango, Public Image Ltd, Golden Palominos, as well as pretty much all the artists in the P-Funk orbit.

Bernie Worrell was active musically until almost the very end.

He was a master, and he will be missed.

See you all on Monday.

Keep the faith

Larry

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