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Another Guest Mix!

October 15, 2009

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A very cool poster made up by the guys at Soul:Good…


UPDATE: Download an MP3 of the entire show here…

Set List:

Curly Moore & The Kool Ones – Funky Yeah (House of the Fox)
AB Skhyy – Camel Back (MGM)
Bill Sha Rae – Let’s Do It Again (Triple B)
Funkadelic – Super Stupid (Westbound)
Dramatics – Get Up and Get Down (Volt)
Sod – Too Loose To Get Tight Pt 1 (Decca)
Buena Vistas – Kick Back (Marquee)
Johnny Griffiths – Do It (Triple B)
War – Me and Baby Brothers (UA)
ST-4 – Funky (Scepter)
Marvin Holmes & the Uptights – Ride Your Mule (Revue)
Rex Garvin & the Mighty Cravers – Raw Funky (Tower)
Marva Whitney – Things Got To Get Better (King)
Cymande – Fug (Janus)
Donald Austin – Crazy Legs (Eastbound)
Woody Guenther & Cheaters – Bang Dangin’ Time (Shout

Greetings all.
The end of the week has arrived, and so has another patented Funky16Corners guest mix.
A while back the good folks at Soul:Good over in the ex-USSR wrote and asked if I’d be interested in doing a mix for their radio show.
Naturally, I was psyched about spreading the funk 45 word over in the hinterlands, so I said yes.
The mix in question – which will drop Friday afternoon (around 1PM EST) – is on the heavy side, with some rock breaks, acid-funk and the like, all guaranteed to set your hair on end, get your ass off the sofa and set the volume to LOUD.
You can follow these links to check out the Soul:Good web presence and check out a short interview I did with them. After the show airs I’ll make sure to post an MP3 download link.

http://www.myspace.com/soulgoood
http://www.urbansoul.ru/staytuned/45rpm
http://lebowskisays.wordpress.com
http://vkontakte.ru/club5892799

You probably already get this, but it behooves me to warn you that a lot of the above is in Russian…

In other Funky16Corners news, the fifth (yes, FIVE years) anniversary of the Funky16Corners blog will be here in a few weeks. I’m planning a special two part mix, so make sure you drop by to check out the festivities.
I hope you dig the guest mix, and I’ll be back on Monday.

Peace

Larry

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Put On Your Travelling Shoes….

October 7, 2009

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…and head on over to the Hook and Sling blog (as of Wed AM UK time…) to check out a little mid-tempo funk exercise that I assembled in honor of their second anniversary.
If you fall by Funky16Corners on the reg you’ll already know I dig the Hook and Sling crew (could they have named themselves after a cooler song?) since I’ve hopped into the “guest mix” bag for them a couple of times already (see Guest Mix Archive for results).
DJs Hoppin’ John and Mr. Double Down have a good thing going over  there (in the UK clubs as well) and I was honored to once again put a little something together.
I hope you dig it and I’ll be back on Friday.

Peace

Larry

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Grand Opening of the Funky16Corners Guest Mix Archive

July 1, 2009

 

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Photo by Eilon Paz

The Funky16Corners Guest Mix Archive

Greetings all.

I wasn’t expecting to be back mid-week, but I accidentally lit a fire (figurative, of course) under my own ass and took care of a piece of business that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time.

That bit of undone work is the creation of the <a href="To hear this mix, head on over to the Funky16Corners Radio Podcast Archive
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, assembling the mixes I’ve done for other sites over the last few years. Some of these are faves of mine, so if you weren’t around when they first dropped, or missed them the first time around, do yourself a favor and take a listen.

Right now there are eleven a dozen thirteen(Mike from This is Tomorrow reminded me about another) mixes in the Archive, and as I do new “outside” mixes, I’ll add them to the page, and you can always fall by and click on the link in the sidebar.

I’ll be back on Friday with something cool.

 

Peace

Larry

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Funky16Corners Guest Mix for Galactic Fractures

June 7, 2009

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To hear this mix, head on over to the Funky16Corners Guest Mix Archive

Greetings all.

I’d like to begin by sending out my deep and heartfelt thanks to those of you that donated during the 2009 Funky16Corners Pledge Drive. Thanks to your generosity I’ll be able to pay for the server space where all the Funky16Corners and Iron Leg files are stored, as well as the old-school Funky16Corners web zine. It makes me happy to know that there are folks out there that care enough about what I do here to toss something into the tip cup when the Pledge Drive comes along.
I’d like to start out the week with an unexpected little treat.
A few weeks back PJ Gray, who does the Galactic Fractures radio show on WMFO at Tufts University, and is a well known and respected club dj in the Boston area asked me if I’d put together another guest mix for his show and site (the first was almost exactly two years ago). I’m usually so busy working on mixes for Funky16Corners, that I tend to procrastinate when it comes to guest mixes, only because I’d like them not to duplicate the product herein.
Well, as is often the case, I found some extra time the other day(s) and managed to get the mix done, and in a nice bit of kismet PJ asked to run it this week. So, I present to you a smoking hour-long funk 45 mix whipped together with a soupcon of kung fu.
The mix in question – ’45 Fingers of Death’ features some old faves and a couple of recent acquisitions, and ought to provide enough energy to get the feet moving at your next soireee (or to keep your head nodding during your commute).
So, click on through to Galactic Fractures, check out ’45 Fingers of Death’ and then stick around to check out PJ’s past shows as well as a number of other guest mixes by serious heads like Cosmo Baker, PJ himself and a host of Boston-area collectors and DJs. Make sure you subscribe to his podcast as well.
I hope you dig it (I think you will) and I’ll be back on Wednesday with something cool.

In other important news, this Friday, June 12th sees the return of the Asbury Park 45 Sessions for the first, slamming all-45 banger of the summer. If you are in the vicinity, please fall by and say howdy.

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Peace (and thanks again)

Peace

Larry

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Funky16Corners Guests at Hook and Sling

December 9, 2008

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Greetings all.
A littlw while back, Mr. Double Down over at the Hook and Sling blog inquired if I might be interested in once again gracing that spot with another guest mix.
The Hook and Sling-ers are fine folks, so naturally I responded in the affirmative.
The result is something that I’d been wanting to do for Funky16Corners for a long time, but as it worked out, the hour-long Northern style amalgamation will be dropping at Hook and Sling instead.
There are some old faves, and some stuff you might not know. You should make sure to fall by and check it out.
I think you’ll dig it.
Me? I just got back from a visit with my physician, who – believe it or not – told me to chill on the whole “burning the candle at both ends” thing, so I’ll be absent until this Friday.

WITH THESE TWO EXCEPTIONS…

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Make sure to tune in this Thursday at 9PM for the Funky16Corners Radio Show on Viva Internet Radio.

Also, last but certainly not least, assuming that I have recovered sufficiently, I’ll be spinning this Friday (12/12) at the Asbury Park 45 Sessions at the World Famous Asbury Lanes. The whole AP45 crew will be bringing the heat, as will returning guest selector Cool Hands Luke! I hope to see you there.
Until then…
Peace

Larry

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Charlie Earland’s Erector Set – Cherie Amour

December 4, 2008

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Erland at the Hammond

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Listen – Charlie Earland’s Erector Set – Cherie Amour – MP3″

Greetings all.

I hope the end of the week finds you well, and ready to groove to a very solid Hammond 45 by one of the kings of the keyboard, Mr. Charles Earland.
Earland has long been a favorite here at the Funky16Corners organization, and this tune, the flipside of the mighty burner ‘Yes Suh!’, is one of his best.
By the time the short-lived (exactly one 45) Charlie Earland’s Erector Set recorded their cover of Stevie Wonder’s ’My Cherie Amour’ (truncated here to just ‘Cherie Amour’) in 1969, Earland had already been recording for almost a decade as both a leader and as a sideman in Lou Donaldson’s band. He had also worked as a composer/producer on local Philly sides for Jean Wells, the Butlers and Frankie Beverly.
Though Earland had recorded on Blue Note (with Donaldson) and would shortly start a long and satisfying run for the Prestige label (as both leader and sideman with cats like Boogaloo Joe Jones and Rusty Bryant), he was still recording locally. The only other Eldorado release I’ve ever seen is a 45 he produced for Frankie Beverly and Raw Soul.
I’ve always been a big fan of Earlands Hammond stylings, and ‘Cherie Amour’ is – at least in my opinion – one of his finest moments. He manages to kick the tempo up a step or two without rushing things, and infuses Wonder’s pretty melody with an extra does of soul. His reading of the song has a propulsive energy, but still manages to retain the sunny flavor of the original. It’s one of those records that I can listen to over and over again.
If you get the opportunity to grab a copy of this one do so. It ain’t cheap, but it isn’t terribly expensive either, and the thundering high quality of the A-side makes it worth whatever you have to pony up to get it.
I hope you dig it, and I’ll be back on Monday with something groovy. Make sure to stay tuned on Tuesday as I’ve done a guest mix for the fine folks at Hook and Sling that you simply MUST check out.

Peace

Larry

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This is just a note to let you know that the Funky16Corners Radio Show on Viva internet radio returns tonight – Thurs 12/04 at 9PM – for its third edition. The show will play at 9PM, and will be archived thereafter at the Funky16Corners Radio Show Page (where you can still hear last weeks show if you haven’t checked it out yet).PSS Don’t forget to head over to Iron Leg for a speed freak serenade

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Rudy Ray Moore (aka Dolemite) RIP

October 21, 2008

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RUDY RAY MOORE
1927 – 2008

Greetings all.
I come to you today with the sad news that Rudy Ray Moore, better known far and wide as Dolemite has slipped the surly bonds of earth and passed on to a special, profane section of heaven, dedicated to providing eternal rest for the truly outrageous.
Moore wore a lot of very funky hats (literal and figurative) during his five decade long career, working as an R&B singer, pioneering stand-up comic, actor and all around provocateur.
He is best known for creating the fast-talking pimp Dolemite and portraying him in the films ‘Dolemite’ and ‘The Human Tornado’, as well as including the character on some of his comedy albums.
In remembrance of the great one I’m reposting the special guest mix I did for Jazz Syndicate Radio back in January.
There are several sound bites from Dolemite films, and the mix closes out with what I consider to the RRM’s finest musical effort, ‘Put Your Weight On It’, on which he is accompanied by the Fillmore Street Soul Rebellion.
I hope you dig it, and that you raise a glass in memory of one of the baddest motherfuckers ever to walk the earth.
See you on Friday.
Peace
Larry

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Funky16Corners Meets Dolemite!
Special Mix for Jazz Syndicate Radio

Bill Blacks Combo – Shoo Be Doo Be Doo Be Do Dah Day (Hi)
Mighty Hannibal – Jerkin’ the Dog (Shurfine)
Kool & the Gang – The Gang’s Back Again (Dee Lite)
Rufus Thomas – Sister’s Got a Boyfriend (Stax)
Johnny Goode – Payback (Solid Hit)
Bill Cosby – Road Runner (WB)
Mr C & Funk Junction – Hot Butter’n’All (Hurdy Gurdy)
Della Reese – Compared to What (Avco)
Toby King – Mr Tuff Stuff (Federal)
Marva Whitney – It’s My Thing (King)
Triplett Twins – Get It (Thomas)
Joe Haywood – Sing Me A Cornbread Song (Decca)
Willie Mitchell – Pearl Time (Hi)
Rudy Ray Moore & the Fillmore St Soul Rebellion – Put Your Weight On It (Generation)

Greetings all.
I figured I’d finish out the week by posting the mix I put together for Tony C over at Jazz Syndicate Radio in the UK. The show will actually be rerun one more time (Friday morning 1/11 at 11AM EST) so if you’d like to experience the whole shebang (i.e. my mix surrounded by two excellent sets by Tony) then that’ll be your last chance since Jazz Syndicate Radio does not currently archive. This will be a quick one, and I’m sorry to say that there’s no ZIP file associated with this one (I never make them for the guest mixes I do), so you’re just going to have to listen to Dolemite laying it down between songs.
Some of the tunes herein will be familiar to longtime devotees of the Funky16Corners thang, as about half of them have appeared here over the years, but then we’re always picking up new visitors here, and since (as far as I can remember) I haven’t included any of these tunes in a mix before, the “experience” (as it is) ought to be fairly fresh (nice run-on sentence, huh?).
Things get started with a very groovy Stevie Wonder cover by Bill Black’s Combo (dig the electric piano and guitar on this one) and sail right on through one of my all-time faves (by anyone, maybe one of my Top 10) from the aptly named Mighty Hannibal. We move on to a tasty one from New Jersey’s own Kool & the Gang, head on to Memphis for a banger from Mr. Rufus Thomas, and then back on up to the Motor City for a classic by the great Sidney Barnes, working incognito under the nom de guerre ‘Johnny Goode’.
The next cut is another by the once funny, and occasionally musical Bill Cosby. Though the last tune I featured by Cos (his version of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’) drew some derisive hoots from the audience, I still ride for Cosby’s detours into the world of soul. Sure, his take on ‘Roadrunner’ isn’t going to make anyone forget Junior Walker, but I dig it anyway. Next up we flip over one of the truly brilliant funk 45s (Lou Courtney’s ‘Hot Butter’n’All’) for the instrumental version thereof, which bears the same title yet is credited to ‘Mr C and Funk Junction’ instead.
Fans of ‘Touched By an Angel’ might be shocked when they lend an ear to a funky side from Miss Della Reese. Here Della whips out a cover of Eugene McDaniel’s ‘Compared to What’ that – although she edits the lyrics a tad – is still smoking.
Things continue to smoke with Toby King’s contribution to the ‘Big Stuff’ wars of the early 70’s with his own answer, entitles ‘Mr Tuff Stuff’.
If that wasn’t hot enough for you, please fasten your seatbelts and put your seats in the upright position, because Miss Marva Whitney is about to bring the turbulence. Another “answer” record (though really a barely disguised cover), her ‘It’s My Thing’ is the very soul of intensity. How her vocal cords survived this session is a mystery.
I know little of the Triplett Twins other than they were from Chicago. I can only speculate on the fortuitous arrival of twins at the Triplett house (imagine, had they been triplets??).
Joe Haywood’s ‘Sing Me a Cornbread Song’ is – in the vernacular of the kids – HEAT. It resides on the border of Soulville and Funk City, and is as sweaty, heavy and groovy as they come. Dig that guitar!
The Master from Memphis, Willie Mitchell joins us with a cover of Andre Williams ‘Pearl Time’. It may lack the saucy je ne sais quois of the original, but – to paraphrase the mighty Lee Dorsey – EVERYTHING Willie Mitchell does is soulful, so…you know…dig it.
We arrive at last call with a musical contribution from the man who gave this mix its dramatic flavor, Mr. Rudy Ray Moore. There’s another – more Hammond-y – version of ‘Put Your Weight On It’ out there, but seriously, WHY would you want a Rudy Ray Moore record with less Rudy Ray Moore on it? Here, we meet (and exceed) USDA Rudy Ray Moore daily allowance. Put your weight on it INDEED.
Peace
Larry

Funky16Corners Guests at Fleamarket Funk

May 26, 2008

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Greetings all.
As promised, I’m sending you over to DJ Prestige’s Fleamarket Funk blog for my contribution to his ongoing guest mix series. My mix, ‘The Six Million Dollar Groove’ is a collection of funky and soulful jazz sounds that ought to get your week off to an energetic start.
So, head on over to Fleamarket Funk, check out the mix and when you’re done, stick around and check out my man Prestige’s own mixes and individual tracks. He’s got a good thing going over there, and if you dig it here, you’ll surely find something you’ll like over at FMF.
That said, I hope you dig the mix and I’ll back later in the week.

Peace
Larry

GO NOW!! – FUNKY16CORNERS GUESTS AT FLEAMARKET FUNK

Asbury Park 45 Sessions Wrap Up

May 24, 2008

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Me, apparently giving my selection a lot of thought…

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Listen – Soul Brothers Six – Some Kind of Wonderful – MP3″

Funk16Corners Set List 5/23 Asbury Park 45 Sessions

Roger & the Gypsies – Pass the Hatchet Pt1 (Seven B)
Eddie Bo & Inez Cheatham – Lover and a Friend (Capitol)
James Brown – Talking Loud and Saying Nothing (“rock version”) (King)
Roosevelt Grier – Slow Drag (MGM)
Dee Felice Trio – There Was a Time (King)
Rufus Thomas – Do the Funky Penguin Pt1 (Stax)
Jimmy Smith – The Cat (Verve)
Georgie Fame – El Bandido (Imperial)
Backyard Heavies – Expo 83 (Scepter)
Cymande – Fug (Janus)
Boogaloo Joe Jones – Right On (Prestige)
Gloria Walker – Them Changes (Federal)
King Curtis – Changes Pt1 (Atco)
Bill Doggett – Honky Tonk Popcorn (King)
Johnny Griffith – Do It (Triple B)
Bill Cosby – I Luv Myself Better Than I Luv Myself (Capitol)
Joe Hicks – Home Sweet Home Pt2 (Scepter)
The Flamingos – Boogaloo Party (Philips)
Chuck Edwards – Downtown Soulville (Punch)
Billy Wade and the 3rd Degrees – Tear It Up Pt1 (ABC)
Lou Courtney – Hot Butter n’ All Pt1 (Hurdy Gurdy)
Jimmy McGriff – The Worm (SS)
Village Callers – Hector (Rampart)
Melvin Sparks – Thank You Pt1 (Prestige)
Freddie McCoy – Funk Drops (Prestige)
Rusty Bryant – Soul Liberation Pt1 (Prestige)
Wynder K Frog – Jumping Jack Flash (UA)
Ross Carnegie – The Kid (El Con)
Earl Van Dyke – Soul Stomp (Soul)
Soul Brothers Six – Some Kind of Wonderful (Atlantic)
James Brown – Funky President (People It’s Bad) (Polydor)

Greetings all.
Just a short wrap up of last night’s Asbury Park 45 Sessions.
We were working with a truncated crew, resulting in an extra long set by yours truly (I almost ran out of records?!?).
There were lots of old favorites and a grip of new acquisitions (Many of which are waiting in the on deck circle to be blogged herein). I even got to spin a bunch of Hammond sides and hot little Prestige soul jazz mini-set toward the end.
The crowd was dancing (some of them anyway) and it was a great way to kick off the summer season.
Remember that this Monday my guest set will be dropping over at DJ Prestige’s Fleamarket Funk.
I’ll leave you with a repost of the Soul Brothers Six classic. See you on Monday.

Peace
Larry

DJ Prestige Set List
Intro: – Al Downing – The Whole World’s Gone Funky/ Chess
C.C.S. – Whole Lotta Love/ Rak
Simtec & Willie – Do It Like Mama/ Shama
James Brown – Soul Pride Part 1/ King
Eddie Senay – Hot Thang (Instrumental)/ Sussex
Paul Humphrey – Funky L.A./ Lizard
Brother Jack McDuff – Hot Barbecue/ Prestige
The Ska Kings – Jamaica Ska/ Atlantic
Carlton Moore – Soul Jamaica/ Tobin
The Unemployed – Funky Rooster/ Cotillion
Lil’ Lavar & the Fabulous Jades – Cold Heat/ Now-Again
Barbara & the Uniques – I’ll Never Let You Go/ Arden
3 Stars – Jersey Slide/ Stang
The Sister and Brothers – Yeah, You Right/ UNI
Oscar Weathers – The Spoiler/ Top and Bottom
The 5th Dimension – Feelin’ Alright?/ Bell
Counts – Funk/ Aware
El Michels Affair – C.R.E.A.M./ Truth and Soul
Kellee Patterson – I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More, Baby/ Shady Brook
Jesse Gresham Plus 3 – Shootin’ the Grease/ Head
Breakestra – Baby Don’t Cry/ Stones Throw
Brother Lloyd’s All Stars – Tramp/ Dynamite Soul
Dirty Fingered B-Boys – The King Is Here/ Sure Shot
The Mad Men – Do The African Twist/ Gamble
Mickey and His Mice – Cracker Jack/ Marti
Nina Simone – O-O-h Child/ RCA

DJ Bluewater Set List
Soul Believers – The Popcorn – (King)
Soul Explosion – Barnyard Pimp – (Tramp)
Soul Partners – Spead – (Bell)
Organics – Foot Stumping – (Compose)
Soul Believers and The Dapps – I Don’t Want Nobody’s Problems – (King).
Charles Bradley and The Bullets – Now That Im Gone – (Daptone)
Dynamic Walter B. And The New Breed Band – Butter Toast – (Playground)
Queen Eve and The Kings – Bringin’ Home The Bacon – (Melting Pot)
Lee Fields and The Explorers – Soul Dynamite – (Soul Fire)
Sohail Rana – Soul Sitar – (Jazzman)
Breakestra – Getcho Soul Togetha Pt. 2 – (Stones Throw)
Lovations – Later Baby – (Cap City)
Dynells – Let Me Prove That I Love You – (BlueBerry)
Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings – Im Not Gonna Cry – (Daptone)
Richi Corbin Trio – A Woman Was Made For A Man – (Funk45)
Diplomats Of Solid Sound – Plenty Nasty – (Record Kicks)
Dyke and The Blazers – Black Boy – (BGP)
Grips – Fancy Roll – (GED)

Funky16Corners Guest Mix for the Right Side of Funky

May 12, 2008

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Greetings all.

To hear this mix, head on over to the Funky16Corners Guest Mix Archive

I come to you after a long weekend, half errands and learning how to inject my poor old cat with insulin (not as hard as I thought it would be) and half celebrating the mothers in my life (my wife, Mom, Mother-in-law and sisters).
Naturally the latter half of that schedule was far more pleasant.
In other news, my man Matt over at The Right Side of Funky has asked me to contribute a guest mix to an ongoing series over at his fine blog. I grabbed my crowbar, wedged open a slot in my busy schedule and whipped together a selection of funky 45s and sent it his way.
He should be posting it some time this Monday (scroll down past the 20 Questions feature for the link), so in lieu of my normal Monday post I’ll be sending you over there to dig the mix, then stick around to check out the rest of the Right Side of Funky. I hope you dig the mix.
I’ll be back here with some new stuff later this week.
Peace
Larry

PS If you have any interest at all, I’ve started a third, non-music-related blog to track a years worth of reading (and beyond).

PSS Mark your calendars as the next edition of the Asbury Park 45 Sessions is approaching rapidly and will be arriving on the 23rd of this month at the World Famous Asbury Lanes. I hope to see you there.

PSS Head over to Iron Leg for some cool garage pop.