Sunday, June 28, 2015

Funky 16 Corners 2015 Allnighter/Pledge Drive

Posted By Soultaker

I had the honor of contributing to Larry Grogan's Funky 16 Corners 2015 Allnighter/Pledge Drive to help keep his site up and running. Larry is one of the most knowledgeable people when it comes to Funk and Soul. The site is full of information and also has a archive for his weekly radio shows. So head on over to his site and check out all the other mixes along with this one I present here for this years drive. If you feel so incline to help out he has a button for donations and links for taking the mixes on the go.
Time To Take Your Medicine
1. Your Love Keeps Liftin’ Me Higher – Willie Hutch – RCA
2. You Made Me Love You – Vic Pitts & The Cheaters – Secret Stash
3. Hang Ups We Don’t Need(Hungry We Got To Feed) – Bobby Byrd – King
4. Fight Fire, With Fire – Delia Gartrell – Right-On Records
5. You’re Wasting My Time – Billy Garner – New Day
6. It’s All Over But The Shouting – Ann Sexton – Seventy Seven Records
7. Baby Don’t Cry – The Third Guitar – Rojac
8. Shackin’ Up – Johnnie Taylor – Stax
9. Brothers On The Slide – Cymande – Janus
10. What Am I Going To Do – Barbara Mason – Buddah Records
11. Clean Up Man – Jimmy “Bo” Horne – Alston
12. What Is That You Got – Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces – Soul 7
13. I Don’t Want To Lose You – Carolyn Franklin – RCA
14. Ruby Dean – Mighty Joe Hicks – Enterprise
15. When She Made Me Promise – Funky Nassau – Alston
16. Only One Can Win – The Sylvers – Pride/MGM
17. Wishes And Dishes – The Sweet Inspirations – Stax

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

J. Blackfoot -- "Taxi" and "I'm Just A Fool For You"

J. Blackfoot used to be the lead singer of the Soul Children. He started out with the Bar-Kays in late 60s when he was introduced by one James Alexander of JEA RightNow Records to Isaac Hayes and David Porter.

Hayes and Porter later created The Soul Children, one of STAX's crossover success stories, where J. Blackfoot was the lead singer.

James Alexander later described Blackfoot's voice as having been "matured far beyond his years."I could not have said it better. As a matter of fact, it reminded me a bit of the great Bobby Womack's voice, who, himself started out with an aged voice as a young man.

J. Blackfoot's career spanned four decades, and "Taxi" is one of his solo hits.
He died 2011, aged 65, in Memphis.

Here's another little gem: J. Blackfoot and Lenny Williams "I'm Just A Fool For You."

Sunday, June 21, 2015

WRAG Radio Raggedy: Mix It up!

Mix It Up! by Wrag Radio Raggedy on Mixcloud


  1. Intro
  2. 00:12 I Need Your Loving – The Concords
  3. 02:47 My Friends – Dynamics
  4. 05:38 I Believe – Laurel Aitken
    08:21 Jingle
  5. 08:28 So True – King Floyd
  6. 12:25 Devil In A Man – Stu Gardner
  7. 16:40 My Love Is Good For You Baby – Cal Bright
  8. 19:52 Your Love Is All I Need – Chattanooga Coachmen
  9. 22:50 Morning Noon I Cry – Roger and The Ridley Sisters
  10. 26:27 Let Me Be The Man – Fabulous Verbs
  11. 29:13 Jingle
  12. 29:28 Everytime – T-Bone Walker
  13. 31:57 Raining – John Lee Hooker live Bellstar Lounge
  14. 40:54 You Don't Want Me – Earl Hooker
  15. 46:00 Outro

Happy Father's Day

I hope all the fathers have a wonderful day today.

Sitting here on my patio -- thank goodness it's covered -- watching the rain pouring down. And I get that rainy night feeling ... So, here is my favorite version of "Rainy Night In Georgia."