The Funky 16 Corners

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All Music Guide - Nic Kincaid
This outstanding collection of funk singles compiled by Stones Throw Records includes 16 songs recorded between 1968 and 1974 by obscure underground groups from America. One of the strongest crossover funk labels of the last decade, Stones Throw pays due respect to modern music's forgotten grandfathers on this most grooving recorded history lesson of impeccable quality. Anchored by the Highlighters' classic "The Funky 16 Corners," whereby the Indianapolis group upped the ante in 1969's craze for bands counting "corners" (read: hit me three times!) by breaking the recorded benchmark with 16, this compilation leans heavily on the James Brown sect and celebrates the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Nic Kincaid
This outstanding collection of funk singles compiled by Stones Throw Records includes 16 songs recorded between 1968 and 1974 by obscure underground groups from America. One of the strongest crossover funk labels of the last decade, Stones Throw pays due respect to modern music's forgotten grandfathers on this most grooving recorded history lesson of impeccable quality. Anchored by the Highlighters' classic "The Funky 16 Corners," whereby the Indianapolis group upped the ante in 1969's craze for bands counting "corners" (read: hit me three times!) by breaking the recorded benchmark with 16, this compilation leans heavily on the James Brown sect and celebrates the lesser-known groups of the genre, who with high talent and low budget put to tape some of the most raw funk ever captured to date. Representative modernist Cut Chemist of Jurassic 5 even gets an interpretation slot with "Bunky's Pick" on one of two bonus tracks. Every track is essential to the record and every groove a lost gem. An informative 16-page booklet with full-color photos is included.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2001
  • Label: Stones Throw
  • UPC: 659457203825
  • Catalog Number: 2038
  • Sales rank: 55,628

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro - Ebony Rhythm Band (0:43)
  2. 2 Dap Walk - Ernie & the Top Notes, Inc. (3:03)
  3. 3 Let's Go (It's Summertime) - James Reese (2:51)
  4. 4 Trespasser - Bad Medicine (5:48)
  5. 5 The Funky 16 Corners - Highlighters (5:17)
  6. 6 The Kick - Rhythm Machine (6:19)
  7. 7 What About You (In the World Today) - Co=Real Artists (2:50)
  8. 8 Interlude - Ebony Rhythm Band (0:38)
  9. 9 The Dump - Soul Vibrations (2:40)
  10. 10 Jody's Freeze - James Reese (3:12)
  11. 11 Kashmere - Kashmere Stage Band (4:56)
  12. 12 Fish Head - Slim and the Soulful Saints (2:34)
  13. 13 Tighten Up Tighter - Billy Ball & The Upsetters (2:12)
  14. 14 Southside Funk - Soul 71 (4:12)
  15. 15 Can We Rap - Carleen & the Groovers (2:13)
  16. 16 Beautiful Day - Spider Harrison (2:50)
  17. 17 Go to Work - Revolution Compared to What (3:43)
  18. 18 The Phantom - Bubba Thomas and the Lightmen Plus One (2:19)
  19. 19 In the Rain - Wooden Glass (4:38)
  20. 20 Outro - Ebony Rhythm Band (1:04)
  21. 21 Bunky's Pick - Cut Chemist (7:25)
  22. 22 The Funky Buzzard - James Bell & The Turner Brothers (2:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Freddie Green Trumpet
Gordon Jackson Vocals
Marsha Frazier Flute, Piano, Electric Piano
Larry Blake Tenor Saxophone
Jamie Brantley Guitar
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Drums
Ronnie Davis Trumpet
Dwayne "Buzzard" Garvin Drums
Joe Hardy Tenor Saxophone
Doug Harris Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Spider Harrison Vocals
Willie Hill Drums
Jim Honeycutt Saxophone
Dentist Jackson Vocals
Munyungo Jackson Conga
Lester "Lammy" Johnson Bass
Audrey Jones Trumpet
Emanuel Riggins Organ
John Thomas Trumpet
Rob Townsend Guitar
Matthew Watson Drums
Matthew R. Watson Drums
Cliff Williams Drums
Dino Zimmerman Guitar, Drums
Harold Cardwell Drums
James Reese Organ, Trombone
Billy Wooten Vibes
Richard Clarke Drums
Teddy Patterson Tenor Saxophone
Ron Anderson Drums
James Bell Vocals
Lee Martin Guitar
David Stevens Bass
Jesse Jones Jr. Saxophone
Greg Johnson Bass
Pat Williams Trumpet
Clarence Butler Trumpet, Vocals
Charles Hunt Trombone
Lew Kimball Vocals
Clifford Williams Drums
William Perry Trumpet, Vocals, Voices
Alexander J. Nichols Trombone
Soup Trumpet
David Morton Saxophone
Soul 71 Track Performer
Carlos Trumpet
Tony Davis Bass
Clyde Walker Saxophone
Bubbha Thomas Drums
Michael "Mike Dee" Johnson Trumpet
John Scott Guitar
Ernest Williams Guitar
Martin Williams Alto Saxophone
George Miller Saxophone
Jimmy Walker Trombone
Technical Credits
Soul Vibrations Producer
William O. Douglas Producer
Marsha Frazier Producer
Bob Edwards Engineer
Otis Forrest Engineer
Spider Harrison Producer
Joel Johnson Engineer
Herbie Miller Producer
Conrad Johnson Producer
James Bell Producer
Gene Grimaldi Mastering
Clarence Butler Producer
Cut Chemist Producer
Don Logan Overdub Producer
Bubbha Thomas Producer
George Day Engineer
Harry Deal & the Galaxies Engineer
Ernest Williams Producer
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