Wednesday, July 25, 2007

V/A - The Funky 16 Corners


V/A - The Funky 16 Corners
Label - Stones Throw
Released - 2001
Style - Funk, Soul, Breaks

(from Stones Throw)
Stones Throw Records presents a glimpse into the lives and music of 16 unsung heroes of the late 60s and early 70s’ funk revolution from each corner of the United States. These are musicians that strove to achieve the success of The Meters and James Brown, musicians that played their instruments with a gut-wrenching power unheard in modern music, musicians that testified on wax and have resurfaced some thirty years after disappearing from the music scene. The intensity of their recordings has not lost one ounce of soul with the time passed. Now, finally, the meticulously researched The Funky 16 Corners stands as an historical document to this era in American music.

Tracklisting:
1 Unknown Artist - Intro
2 Ernie & The Top Notes - Dap Walk
3 James Reese & The Progressions - Let's Go (It's Summertime)
4 Bad Medicine - Trespasser
5 The Highlighters Band - The Funky 16 Corners
6 The Rhythm Machine - The Kick
7 Co Real Artists - What About You (In The World Today)
8 Unknown Artist - Interlude
9 Soul Vibrations - The Dump
10 James Reese & The Progressions - Jody's Freeze
11 Kashmere Stage Band - Kashmere
12 Slim & The Soulful Saints - Fish Head
13 Billy Ball & The Upsetters - Tighten Up Tighter
14 The Soul Seven - Southside Funk
15 Carleen & The Groovers - Can We Rap
16 Spider Harrison - Beautiful Day
17 Revolution Compared To What - Go To Work (Alternate Version)
18 Bubbha Thomas & The Lightmen Plus One - The Phantom
19 The Wooden Glass - In The Rain
20 Unknown Artist - Outro
21 Cut Chemist - Bunky's Pick
22 James Bell & The Turner Brothers - The Funky Buzzard

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3 comments:

Josh said...

All of these posts are funk-er-ific. Very nice stuff, indeed. I have searched the seven seas for the legendary Funky 16 Corners LP - and you got it.

Well done, people.

XMP said...

Awesome. Glad to provide some Funk support when needed. Lee probably has more stuff in this vein - will have to take a look later...

Honey Cut said...

I was a tad bit skeptical about purchasing this Vinyl today, but then found it the executive producer of this adventure is Peanut Butter Wolf. On the inside it gives a little paragraph about each song.

Much Love to the folks and their hard work..

Shalom