Category: Funky16Corners

Funky16Corners Radio Show Episode #487

By , October 17, 2019 9:50 am

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Show #487. Originally broadcast 10/07/2019

Bobby Harden and the Soulful Saints – Runnin’ (Dala)
Railroad Ave Bullies – Alligator Shoes (Lugnutbrand)
Railroad Ave Bullies – She Ready (Lugnutbrand)
Soul Messin’ All Stars – Soul A Go Go (Soul Messin’)

Curtis Mayfield – Mighty Mighty Spade and Whitey (Curtom)
Curtis Mayfield – We’re A Winner (Curtom)
Curtis Mayfield – Get Down (Curtom)

Elgins – Put Yourself In My Place (VIP)
Little Richard – Soul Train (Brunswick)
Otis Williams and the Charms – Ain’t Gonna Walk Your Dog No More (Okeh)
Obrey Wilson – Soul Satisfaction (Bell)

Bill Deal and the Rhondels – Tucks Theme (Heritage)
Frank Penn with the Esquires Ltd – Gimme Some Skin (Penn)
Sam Moultrie – The Promised Land (Roulette)

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Greetings all

This week’s Funky16Corners Radio Show features a set of blazing new releases, some heavy stuff from Curtis Mayfield as well as a couple of sets of funky and soulful tracks!

So dig it, make sure to tune in, 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 Radio Show Episode #485

By , September 29, 2019 5:20 pm

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Show #485. Originally broadcast 09/23/2019

Dusty Springfield – Live It Up (Philips)
Dusty Springfield with the Echoes – Go Head On (Philips)
Evie Sands – Take Me For a Little While (Blue Cat)
Bernadette Peters – We’ll Start the Party Again (ABC/Paramount)
Cilla Black – The Real Thing (Parlophone)

Chris Clark – Love’s Gone Bad (VIP)
Brenda Lee – Do Right Woman Do Right Man (Decca)
Joey Heatherton -Hullaballoo (Coral)
Dolly Parton – Busy Signal (Monument)
Shangri Las – Right Now and Not Later (Red Bird)

LaSalles – La La La La La (VIP)
Truly Smith – I WannaTo Go Back There Again (Decca)
Timi Yuro – What’s a Matter Baby (Liberty)
Lesley Gore – Look the Other Way (Mercury)
Lesley Gore – Take Good Care (Of My Heart) (Mercury)

Barry St John – Cry Like a Baby (GRT)
Lulu – Dirty Old Man (Atco)
Brenda Patterson – Why Do You Do Me Like You Do Me (Columbia)
Genya Ravan – Every Little Bit Hurts (Columbia)

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Greetings all

This week’s Funky16Corners Radio Show is an hour of blue-eyed soul girls, from the US and the UK, featuring some well-known names, and hopefully a couple of surprised.

So dig it, make sure to tune in, 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 Radio Show Episode #484

By , September 22, 2019 10:52 am

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Show #484. Originally broadcast 09/16/2019

Clarence Carter – Soul Deep (Atlantic)
Clarence Carter – Take It Off Him and Put It On Me (Atlantic)
American Group – Enchilada Soul (AGP)
Les McCann Ltd – Fake Out (Limelight)
Les McCann Ltd – Watermelon Man (Limelight)

Grant Green – Nighttime In the Switching Yard (Versatile)
Hubert Laws – Feeling Alright (CTI)
Hubert Laws – How Long Will It Be (CTI)

Clarence Frogman Henry – Tore Up Over You (Parrot)
Gentleman June Gardner – One Mint Julep (Philips)
Gentleman June Gardner – Hammerhead (Philips)
Perry and the Harmonics – Do the Monkey With James (Mercury)

Junior Walker and the All Stars – Shoot Your Shot (Soul)
Junior Walker and the All Stars – Ain’t That the Truth (Soul)
Soul Finders – Sweet Soul Music (Camden)
Fabulous Emotions – Number One Fool (Tamboo)

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Greetings all

Starting this week, and for the foreseeable future I will be taking a hiatus from the traditional blog posts here at Funky16Corners and over at Iron Leg, focusing instead on the radio broadcasts and live mixes (Funky16Corners Radio Show here and Iron Leg Radio Show and Testify! over at Iron Leg).

The weekly work of assembling, broadcasting and archiving two (sometimes three) radio shows a week has gradually muscled out the traditional posts that I have been doing at Funky16Corners for the last 15 years and at Iron Leg since 2007.

I have loved the research/learning that went along with writing those posts, but the current schedule leaves little time for them.

When I started these blogs I scarcely imagined that the time would come when I’d be producing several hours of live radio a week, but that’s what happened, and while I’ll miss doing the old posts, I love doing the radio shows.

All of the existing archives will remain, and hopefully I’ll be able to work some writing back into the schedule along the way.

So dig it, make sure to tune in, 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 2019 Pledge Drive! The History of DJ Prime Mundo

By , July 25, 2019 11:15 am

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DJ Prime Mundo – Primemundo’s World

paul humphrey & his cool aid chemists – funky l. a. (lizard)
marva whitney – i made a mistake because it’s only you pt. 1 (king)
james brown – let a man come in and do the popcorn pt. 1 (king)
lee austin – gimme your hand (people)
eddy senay – ain’t no sunshine (sussex)
lloyd price – they get down (gsf)
dick jensen & the imports – mr. pitiful (loma)
the binders – mojo hannah (sara)
lowell fulsom – why don’t we do it in the road? (jewel)
linda perry & soul express – i need someone (mainstream)
brother jack mcduff – can’t get satisfied pt. 1 (atlantic)
little richard – somebody saw you (reprise)
ju-par universal orchestra – time (ju-par)
sugar billy – freak and you shall find (mainstream)
jenny jackson – shoora shoora (farr)
betty wright – girls (alston)
thelma jones – stronger (barry)
abaco dream – chocolate pudding (a&m)

Listen/Download – DJ Prime Mundo – Primemundo’s World – 63MB Mixed MP3

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DJ Prime Mundo – Showdown

big youth – the big fight (gibbs) ranking joe – zion (cash & carry) barry brown – politician (gorgan) african brothers – hold tight (demon) errol scorcher – sounds of hon. marley (dancehall) larry marshall – throw me corn (coxsone) delroy wilson – i don’t know why (coxsone) johnny clarke – none shall escape this judgement (jackpot) prince buster – rough rider (olive blossom) slim smith – build my world (jackpot) pat rhoden – maybe next time (giant) eric donaldson – blue boot (panther)

Listen/Download – DJ Prime Mundo – Showdown – 42MB Mixed MP3

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Tracklist>>> Bataan – woman don’t want to love me (epic) Charlie Hodges – (they call me) daddy love part 1 (sweet) Simtec & Wylie – do it like mama (shama) Shan Miles – soul people (shout) The Stereo’s – stereo freeze part 1 (cadet) The Party Brothers – nassau daddy (revue) Fabulous Counts – get down people (moira) La Revolution Francaise – au clair de la lune (rca) Stix & Stoned – rouge plant blues (bumpshop) Syl Johnson – annie got hot pants power part 1 (twinight) The Sisters & Brothers – chained (calla) Jimmie & Vella – chica boom (atlantic) Roy Ayers – pretty brown skin (polydor) Bags – it’s heavy (gsf) Brown Brothers of Soul – cholo (specialty) The Brothers Three – turn on, tune in, drop out part 1 (radio active gold) Naomi Davis – promised land (daptone) Babe Ruth – theme from “for a few dollars more” (harvest) Dennis Coffey – the sagittarian (sussex) Fred Hughes – you can’t take it away (vee jay) Barbara Lynn – (don’t pretend) lay it on the line (jamie)

Listen/Download – DJ Prime Mundo – Sound Recording 69MB Mixed MP3
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Prime Mundo Get On the Bus
the sisters and brothers – yeah, you right [uni]
the maskman and the agents – stand up [bbc records]
sonny green – lock it up and don’t lose it [united artists]
earth wind and fire – c’mon children [warner bros.]
syl johnson – different strokes [twilight]
big john hamilton – big bad john [minaret]
ohio players – pain pt. 1 [westbound]
the interpertations – soul affection [bell records]
little milton – poor man [checker]
calvin leavy – brought you to the city [blue fox]
ella washington – fragile [sound stage]
julie driscoll, brian auger and the trinity – shadow of you [atco]
gene page – satin soul [atlantic]
the soul purpose – funnin’ [chisa]
black bass band – kami sound blues [disques carrere]
barrabas – mellow blow [atco]
jimmy lomax – remember me [camille]
jackie opel – shelter the storm [studio one]

Listen/Download DJ Prime Mundo – Get On the Bus
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Prime Mundo – Soundset
rudy ray moore – put your weight on it [generation int.] wilson pickett – baby call on me [double l] meters – just kissed my baby [soul jazz] dave and ansell collins – that girl [big tree] hector rivera – drown my heart [barry] fatback band – njia walk [perception] the people’s choice – hot wire [grandland] bo diddley – ooh baby [checker] jackie verdell – hush [peacock] bobby moore’s rhythm aces – try my love again [checker] junior parker – lover to friend [blue rock] billy fury – what do you think you’re doing of [decca] jaynetts – sally go ’round the roses [tuff] b bumble and the stingers – nautilus [rendezvous] roy ayers – i can’t help myself [polydor] trevor dandy – is there any love [numero] dennis brown – black magic woman [sun shot] roscoe shelton – you got to roll with the punch [sound stage] jesse boone and the astros – no particular one [sunburst] sly and the family stone – remember who you are [warner bros.]

Listen/Download Funky16Corners Presents: DJ Prime Mundo – Soundset
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Prime Mundo: Positive/Negative – A Live Mixtape
alzo & udine – c’mon and join us (mercury)
jim ford – i wanta make her love me (sundown)
truth – i can’t go on (roulette)
southside movement – i’ve been watching you (20th century)
stevie wonder – i was made to love her (tamla)
trapeze – what is a woman’s role (threshold)
bo diddley – go for broke (chess)
yardbirds – baby what’s wrong (sire)
fiesta dance party – summertime (fiesta)
jesse morrison – tell me, can you feel it (a-bet)
edwin starr – easin’ in (motown)
charles spurling – popcorn charlie (king)
the watts 103rd street rhythm band – 65 bars and a taste of soul (warner bros)
gilberto sextet – yes i will part 1 (tico)
albert collins – thaw out (blue thumb)
jerry maccain – juicy lucy (jewel)
charlie earland – sing a simple song (prestige)
aluar horns (nonesuch)
mongo santamaria – fingers (vaya)

DJ Prime Mundo is one of the OG Asbury Park 45 Sessions crew. He’s got a spectacular ear for the finest in funk, soul and jazz his turntable skills are next level. No matter how much you think you know, you will always find  something new to dig in his mixes.

Listen/Download DJ Prime Mundo – Positive/Negative
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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 six blazing mixes from another Asbury Park 45 Sessions alumni and one of my favorite selectors, DJ Prime Mundo!

Prime always digs deep and comes up with jams you never heard before but need to hear!

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

Funky16Corners 2019 Pledge Drive! The History of DJ Prestige

By , July 14, 2019 12:57 pm

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DJ Prestige Presents – Bionic Reggae

Justin Hines & The Pioneers – Carry Go Bring Come
Tommy McCook & The Super Sonics – Soul For Sale
Freddie McGregor – Boby Babylon
Horacy Andy – Love Of A Woman
B.B. Seaton – Accept My Apology
The Techniques – There Comes A Time
Dennis Alacapone – Mava
I Roy & Nora Dean – Let Me Tell You Boy
Errol Dunkiey – Darlin’ Ooh
Glenn Washington & Sound Dimension – Sweet Little Woman
Absynnians – Declaration of Rights
The Village Bunch – Son Of A Preacher Man
Big Youth – Hit The Road Jack
In Crowd Band – His Majesty Is Coming
Leo Graham – A Win Them
The Upsetters – Wonder Man
Lizard – Satta I
Silver Richards – Dearest
The Heptones – Young Gifted and Black

Listen/Download – DJ Prestige – Bionic Reggae – 87MB Mixed MP3

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Fleamarket Funk/DJ Prestige Presents – Nice Up – Reggae Sevens

Intro
The Upsetters – Crumbling Dub
Junior Murvin – Police and Thieves
Ini Kamoze – World A Music
Michigan & Smiley – Rub A Dub/ Nice Up The Dance/ What A Ting
Prince Fatty – Gin and Juice
Trinity – Who Like It Bite It
Eek A Mouse – Wa Do Dem
Yellowman – I’m Getting Married In The Morning
Roots Radics Band – Divorce
Lone Ranger – Love Bump
Frankie Paul – Pass The Tushungpeng
Althea and Donna – Uptown Top Ranking
Johnny Osbourne – Summer Dub/ Hot Summer
Macka B – Never Played a 45
Courtney John – Strangers
Junior Byles – Curly Locks

Listen/Download – Fleamarket Funk/DJ Prestige – Nice Up – Reggae Sevens – 91MB Mixed MP3

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DJ Prestige – Reggae Explosion!

Honey Boy Martin & The Voices – Dreader Than Dread
Derrick Morgan – The Blazing Fire
Bobby Kalphat – Bobby’s Theme
Augustsus Pablo – 566 Crown Street
Eric Donaldson – A Weh We A Go Do
Junior Murvin – Police And Thieves
Bobby Vaughan – Mohammad Ali
Delroy Wilson – Cool Operator
Toots & The Maytals – 54 – 46
Macka B – Neva Played A 45
Josey Wales – Undercover Lover
Big Youth – Tell It Black
Althea And Donna – Uptown Top Ranking
Collie Weed & Dr. Nuts – Sugar Granny
Jackie Mittoo – Dancing Groove

Listen/Download – DJ Prestige – Reggae Explosions! 72MB Mixed MP3
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New Directions In Sound: A Fuzzy Rock Forty Five Mix For The Whole Family.

Crazy Elephant – In the Dark Part of My Mind
Sound Syndicate – Little Girl
The Music Machine – Talk Talk
Whichwhat – Parting
The Tremelos – Instant Whip
Fumaca Preta – You, Me Libertar
Count Five – Psychotic Reaction
The Hombres – Let It Out
The First Edition – Just Dropped In
The Shadows of Knight – Oh Yeah
The Feathers – Trying To Get To You
The Monkees – (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone
Terry Knight and The Pack – Numbers
The Standells – Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White
The Nite Liters – Set Me Free
The Rugbys – You, I
The Seeds – Pushin’ Too Hard
The Pyramids – Penetration
Mercy – Fireball

Listen/Download DJ Prestige – New Directions In Sound
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DJ Prestige – Afro Rhythms of Today
Soul Jazz Orchestra – Celestial Blues
Bama and the Family – Don’t Think…Do
Hard Proof – Tere
Madlib – Jungle Shoundz
Peter King – Afro Funk
Polyrhythmics – Mr. Wasabi Rides Again
The Poets of Rhythm – Serengeti Stroke
Jungle Fire – Chalupa
The Lions – Jungle Struttin’
The Malcouns – Watou
Grace Jackson – Gonna Get U
Kelenkye – Mother Africa

Listen/Download Funky16Corners Presents: DJ Prestige – Afro Rhythms of Today
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Reaching Onward – A FleamarketFunk.com All 45 Excursion
Studio G’s Beat Group – Hi Bird/ Licorice Soul
Quantic and His Combo Barbaro – Enyere Kumbara/ Tru Thoughts
Lonnie liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes – Goddess of Love/ Flying Dutchman
Big Pimp Jones – The Smokeout/ Recordbreakin’
Hard Proof – Dragon/ Kept Records
The Jive Turkeys – No Answer/ Colemine
Yambu – Sunny/ Motuno
The T.M.G.’s – Agravation/ Funk 45
The DT6 – Don’t Doubt Me/ Starla
East L.A. Carpool – Linda Chicana/ GRC
Victor Green – The Ghetto/ Rejoint
Sir Ali Bengal – ABX (Instrumental)/ Our Label Records
Banda União Black – Yeah Yeah Yeah/ Vampi Soul

Listen/Download DJ Prestige: Reaching Onward
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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 six blazing mixes from the mighty DJ Prestige, founder of the Asbury Park 45 Sessions and one of the busiest DJs in the NY area, lighting up the beach here at the Jersey Shore and the clubs of New York City as well.

Prestige manages to be both a righteous dude and an all-star DJ, so dig into these mixes and I’ll be back next week with more!

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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!

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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!. <

Funky16Corners 2019 Pledge Drive!

By , June 16, 2019 10:45 am

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Funky16Corners Presents: Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache
A Solid Hour of Soul For Dancers 

Isley Brothers – Got To Have You Back (Tamla)|
Bandwagon – Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache (Epic)
Teri Nelson Group – Love Is Getting Better (Kama Sutra)
Yvonne Fair – Just As Sure As You Play (You Will Pay) (Smash)
Little Richard – Whole Lotta Shaking Going On (Veejay)
Billy Graham and the Escalators – Ooh Poo Pah Doo (Atlantic)
Anna King- If You Don’t Think (Smash)
Jimmy Jones – Don’t You Just Know It (Parkway)
Bobby Whitlock – And I Love You (HIP)
Big Dee Irwin – Discotheque (Roulette)
Aldora Britton – Do It With Soul (Columbia)
Betty Everett – I Can’t Hear You No More (Veejay)
Monti Rock III – For Days and Days (Mercury)
Johnny Moore – A Dollar Ninety Eight (Wand)
Maxine Brown – Anything You Do Is Alright (Wand)
Jun Mayuzumi – Black Room (Capitol JP)
Spyder Turner – Dream Lover (MGM)
Sweet Inspirations – Just Walk In My Shoes (Atco)
Bobby Lester – Hang Up Your Hang Ups (Columbia)
Johnny Daye – I Need You (Stax)
Toni Lamarr  – If I Didn’t Love You (Buddah)
Capitols – We Got a Thing That’s In the Groove (Karen)
Delcords – Just a Little Misunderstanding (UP)
Joe E Young and the Toniks – Get That Feeling (Toast)
Alvin Cash and the Crawlers – Do It One More Time (the Twine) (Mar V Lus)

Listen/Download -Funky16Corners: Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache – 114MB Mixed MP3

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Funky16Corners Presents: Loose and Groovy
An Hour of Instrumental Wonderfullness Packed With Breaks!

Dizzy Gillespie – Stomped and Wasted (GWP)
Sonny Cox – Chocolate Candy (Bell)
Cal Tjader – The Tra La La Song (Skye)
George Shearing, the Quintet and the Amigos – Aquarius (MPS/BASF)
Gordon Staples and the String Thing – Get Down (Tamla)
Bob Dorough – A Taste of Honey (MMO)
Harry J All Stars – Spyrone (Harry J)
Impact of Brass – So Far So Good (Rare Earth)
Al Serafini his Electronic Sax and Orchestra – Lil Rosey (Audio Fidelity)
Willie Bobo – Grazing In the Grass (Verve)
Odell Brown and the Organizers – Day Tripper (Cadet)
Terumasa Hino Quintet – Snake Hip (Capitol JP)
Lou Garno Quintet – Chicken In the Basket (Giovannia)
Johnny Frigo Quartet – Dance of Love (Orion)
Richard Fudoli – Gwee (Date)
Soulful Strings – Zambezi (Cadet)
The Touch – Pick and Shovel (LeCasVer)
Soul Searchers – Think (Sussex)

Listen/Download -Funky16Corners: Loose and Groovy – 87MB Mixed MP3

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Greetings all.

The Funky16Corners 2019 Allnighter/Pledge Drive is here!

Things are looking (much) different this year.

This is the 10th year of doing a pledge drive here at Funky16Corners, and the landscape, and (forgive the use of the word) ‘mission’ of Funky16Corners has evolved fairly drastically since the blog opened it’s doors nearly 15 years ago (not counting the webzine years).

The world of music blogging is not what it once was. The way people access music and information on the web is a whole different thing than it was when I started. Traffic is a small fraction of what it once was.

The main thrust of what I do here at Funky16Corners has also changed significantly.

Starting with single-song blog posts in the early days, moving on to DJ mixes, then the beginning of the Funky16Corners Radio Show (which is nearing the 500 episode mark!), then the various and sundry guest mixes, in and outside of the pledge drive context.

I have to begin by sending out my thanks to all of the amazing DJs that have been generous with their time and their records over the years, all of whom I am proud to have featured at Funky16Corners.

The last few years have seen my move into live radio broadcasts, with Funky16Corners Radio Show and Testify!, my show for WFMU’s Give the Drummer Radio appearing weekly, and the Iron Leg Radio Show (nearing 100 episodes) monthly.

As a result of the workload associated with this change, the frequency of blog posts has decreased to once a week.

This year I decided that I needed to take a break from the Allnighter/Summer of Soul format, if only to ease off of the workload associated with putting it all together (and maybe spend a little more time with the fam while they’re home for the summer).

In it’s place I have created two brand new, hour-long mixes.

The first, Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache is an hour of dancefloor soul, with a grip of new and recent arrivals in the Funky16Corners crates.

The second. Loose and Groovy is a collection of instrumentals, many of them funky, packed with breaks and loopable grooves for days.

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!. <

Charles Earland – (You Caught Me) Smiling

By , June 9, 2019 9:09 am

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Charles Earland

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Listen/Download – Charles Earland – (You Caught Me) Smiling MP3

Greetings all.

I come to you today with an exceptionally tasty bit of Hammond goodness, courtesy of one of my all time faves, the mighty Charles Earland. It is made all the more tasty by its roots as a Sly and the Family Stone cover.

Earland was the preeminent second-wave (post Jimmy Smith) Pennsylvania Hammond giants, getting his start in the early 60s and then moving on to a solid career all the way through the 90s until his passing in 1999. His early, local Philly 45s are classics, as are all the albums he made for the soul jazz powerhouse Prestige Records.

Today’s selection is the opening track on his 1972 LP ‘Live at the Lighthouse’.

Recorded at the storied jazz club in Hermosa Beach, CA, it’s a fantastic set with Earland leading a tight band.

The song, originally titled ‘You Caught Me Smilin’ (truncated to ‘Smiling’ here) originated on Sly and the Family Stone’s 1971 LP ‘There’s a Riot Goin’ On’. The original, vocal version of the song has a kind of dreamy/stoned vibe to it. Earland’s cover lights a bit of a fire under it, with a big Hammond sound that sometimes verges on (but never crossed into) distortion.

The album as a whole is quite good, but this track is by far my fave.

I hope you dig it, and I’ll see you all next week.

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Emanuel Laskey – I Need Somebody

By , June 2, 2019 8:00 am

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Listen/Download – Emanuel Laskey – I Need Somebody MP3

Greetings all.

I hope the new week finds you well.

Today’s selection is one of the pile of 45s that I picked up while DJing at the Keystone State Soul Weekender in 2018.

Emanuel Laskey was a journeyman soul singer who recorded for a variety of Detroit-based labels through the 1960s and 1970s, including Thelma, Westbound and Stag.

‘I Need Somebody’ was recorded for Thelma in 1964, with backing from the Fabulous Peps. The record charted locally on the R&B and Pop charts and had some regional R&B success elsewhere (thus the licensing and pressing of the 45 on the Pittsburgh, PA NPC label).

‘I Need Somebody’ is a remarkable piece of midtempo 60s soul, opening with an unusual, raw guitar figure (probably played by producer Don Davis, and I wonder if Eric Clapton heard it…) , backs by the vibes and organ. Laskey’s vocal, often veering into falsetto is perfection, and the arrangement manages to weave together the technical limitations of the session (the studio, not the musicians, who all turn in an excellent performance) into something really special.

The flipside, ‘Tomorrow’ is a sweet ballad with some nice piano.

Laskey is the kind of guy who had talent to spare, recorded some great records but is now known almost exclusively by hardcore soul fans.

That’s a shame.

I hope you dig the cut, and I will see you all next week.

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Kip Anderson – A Knife and a Fork

By , May 26, 2019 9:01 am

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Listen/Download – Kip Anderson – A Knife and a Fork MP3

Greetings all.

The first time I heard today’s selection I was pretty much knocked on my ass.

Though I was familiar with the Rockpile version of ‘A Knife and a Fork’ from the 1980 ‘Seconds of Pleasure’ album, I had no idea that the song was a cover.

Kip Anderson was one of those singers that hovered on the border between soul and blues for his entire career. He was born in South Carolina in 1942, recording his first 45 for Veejay in 1959.

He recorded ‘A Knife and a Fork’ in 1966 in Muscle Shoals.

The song – with it’s dark, humorous bent – has a rock solid beat, with guitar, bass, drums and combo organ pushing things along at a brisk pace with a sax solo coming.

Like Tommy Tucker’s ‘Long Tall Shorty’, it seems to almost plod at the beginning, but picks up steam almost imperceptibly until its ready for the dance floor.

Anderson would continue to record for a variety of labels before a heroin dependency led to a 10 year stint in prison.

After he got out of jail he recorded both gospel and soul, recording for the Ichiban label in the 90s.

He eventually passed away in 2007.

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Margie Joseph – My Love

By , May 19, 2019 9:49 am

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Greetings all.

If you follow my show for WFMU’s Give the Drummer Radio, you may have seen that the DJ premium I put together for this year’s fundraising marathon was dedicated to soul and funk artists covering 70s AM gold.

I’ve made collecting such records something of a sideline in the last few years, and today’s selection is a fine example of the subgenre (and was included on that premium CD).

Margie Joseph was a Mississippi-born singer who recorded a bunch of singles for Okeh and Volt in the 60s and a few albums for Volt in the early 70s, before moving on to record for Atlantic and their subsidiaries into the late 80s.

Today’s selection hails from her 1974 ‘Sweet Surrender’ LP, which contains many such covers, including two Bread tunes, a very early cover of Billy Joel’s ‘He’s Got a Way’ and the tune I bring you today, Paul McCartney and Wings’ ‘My Love’.

Back in the early 70s, when I was deep inside the AM radio thing, I was not a huge fan of the original Wings version of ‘My Love’, put off by Paul’s ‘whoa whoa whoa’s in the chorus (though it’s fair to say that the song has grown on me in the ensuing decades.

Margie Joseph, backed by a solid band of NY and Philly studio pros gives the song a smooth, pretty reading, treating the melody gently, and finessing the chorus.

The overall effect is as if the song had been written for her.

I dig it a lot, and I hope you do too.

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Kelly Gordon – If That Don’t Get It, It Ain’t There

By , May 12, 2019 3:40 pm

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Greetings all.

The tune I bring you today is from the sole album by Kelly Gordon.

I forget where I first heard about Gordon, but I do remember that it had to do with today’s selection being an interesting, funky track.

After I grabbed a copy of the album, I dug a little deeper into Gordon’s story and discovered some interesting things.

First and foremost, Gordon was the composer of one of Frank Sinatra’s biggest hits, ‘That’s Life’. He was also the producer on Bobbie Gentry’s classic run of mid-60s albums, including the epic ‘Ode To Billie Joe’ (he appears to have been a staff producer at Capitol records, working the board for a wide variety of artists).

Though he recorded a few 45s under his own name through the 60s, 1969’s ‘Defunked’ was his only album.

Featuring a variety of R&B based styles (leaning in the same direction as Joe South during the same period), the album also includes the first recording of the song ‘He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother’.

Today’s selection is the only instrumental on the album. ‘If That Don’t Get It, It Ain’t There’ features twangy guitar, funky drums and a chunky electric piano foundation, along with some punchy horns. It’s a great slice of funky rock, and the kind of thing people would be crawling over each other to get had it been issued on 45.

Sadly, Gordon was stricken with lung cancer and passed away in 1981 at the age of 49.

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Lonnie Brooks and the 4 Souls – Soul Meeting

By , May 5, 2019 10:55 am

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Listen/Download – Lonnie Brooks and the 4 Souls – Soul Meeting MP3

Greetings all.

Today’s selection is a great example of a guy that started out in an R&B/Soul bag, and went on to make his mark in the blues.

Lonnie Brooks (nee Lee Evans Jr) got his start in his native Louisiana, made his way up to Chicago where he started out as Guitar Jr.

By the mid-1960s he was making soul 45s on his own and as part of Lonnie Brooks and the 4 Souls for labels like USA, Chess and Chirrup.

Today’s tune was the b-side of a 1967/68 45 and is one of my fave shout-out records (where one artist mentions another).

‘Soul Meeting’ has a slightly funky underpinning, and starts out with mentions of James Brown, Aretha Franklin, as well as Jackie Wilson, Etta James, Booker T and the MGs. Ruby Andrews, Joe Tex, Temptations, Jackie Wilson, Gladys Knight, Otis Clay, Wilson Pickett, Junior Walker, and Sam and Dave.

There’s not a lot of ‘song’ here, but it’s still a ot of fun hearing Lonnie shout out (and in some cases imitate) the hot artists of the day.

The a-side, ‘Good Soul Lovin’ is a killer as well.

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