Yours truly massaging the wheels of steel…
Funky16Corners Radio v.41 – 2007 Year In Review
Joe Tex – You’re Right Ray Charles (Dial)
Edwin Starr – Headline News (Ric Tic)
Lorraine Ellison – Call me Anytime You Need Some Loving (Mercury)
Superlatives – I don’t Know How (To Say I Love You) Don’t Walk Away (Westbound)
JJ Barnes – Chains of Love (Groovesville)
Tom Jones – Keep On Running (Parrot)
Big Al Downing – Gimme Good Loving (House of the Fox)
Banana Splits – Doin’ the Banana Split (Kelloggs)
Earl King – Street Parade Pt1 (Kansu)
Marva Whitney – Things Got To Get Better (Get Together) (King)
Gene Waiters – Shake & Shingaling Pt1 (Fairmount)
AABB – Pick Up the Pieces One By One (Identify)
Betty Wright – Clean Up Woman (Alston)
Mongo Santamaria – Lady Marmalade (Vaya)
Little Richard – Nuki Suki (Reprise)
I know I said that I probably wouldn’t be back prior to the New Year, but you know how these things go. I swear I won’t go near the interwebs and I wind up pulling a podcast out of my ass (figuratively of course) at the last minute, yadda yadda yadda, so on and so forth ad infinitum.
In the spirit of all things green this podcast is created (like Pamela Anderson) using 100% recycled materials. I was scanning the old server last week and I thought that it might be a nice idea to gather a bunch of my favorite individual tracks from the past year and assemble them as a sort of ‘year in review’ edition of Funky16Corners Radio. This way, if you missed these gems the first time out, you get to dig them now, and if you are already familiar, you get this nice little party mix to use as the soundtrack for your Cold Duck and cocktail weenie extravaganza on New Years Eve.
What you get (feel free to Google-ize all the original posts) is a high quality mix of Northern Soul, funk and a couple of slices of funky disco. The connecting factor is – as always – that they’re all kickass and ought to provide enough heat to inspire even the most lackadaisical house guest to hop up off of the davenport and cut themselves a slice of rug.
This has been an excellent year here at the blog, with new attendance records set each month, lots of enthusiastic feedback from the readership, and last but hardly least, lots of fun for yours truly.
In other news, last week’s inaugural 4th & Kingsley Soul Club was a blast, with a steaming live set from the Budos Band (has it ever been any other way?) and lots of hot wax from DJ’s Prestige, Bluewater and of course your pal Funky16Corners (see Fleamarket Funk for set lists).
So, Happy New Year to you and yours. I’ll see you all in ought-eight with a grip of new records, podcasts and of course lots and lots of words.