The Funky 16 Corners - Various Artists on 2LP
With their acclaimed 2001 compilation The Funky 16 Corners, Stones Throw Records presented 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 decades after disappearing from the music scene. However as these recordings certainly attest, the intensity and unbridled passion of their music has not lost one ounce of soul with the time passed. The meticulously researched The Funky 16 Corners stands as an historical document to this era in American music and is a must have collection for those very reasons and much much more!