The vast majority of funk compilations are badly selected affairs characterized by poor-fidelity vinyl-source transfers, cheesy graphics, sketchy liner notes (if any) and no artist remuneration -- cheap bootlegs, essentially. Big Daddy contributor and serious crate digger Eothan "Egon" Alapatt set out to change all that, and succeeds in mind-blowing fashion with the Funky 16 Corners disc. He brings together sought-after vintage head-nodders from Eddie & the Top Notes, Bad Medicine and the Highlighters, with amazing discoveries like the Co Real Artists proto-rap What About You? Most impressive of all is that the package also boasts informative historical notes and fab band photos. A real gold mine.