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Considered by many to be the founding fathers of funk, The Meters created a unique sound that lasted through the sixties and seventies and was reborn in the late eighties. Their trademark sound blends funk, blues, and dance grooves with a New Orleans vibe. The history of this native New Orleans band dates back to 1967, when keyboardist Art Neville recruited George Porter Jr., Joseph 'Zigaboo' Modeliste and Leo Nocentelli to form The Meters. Cyril Neville, Art Neville's brother, joined the band in 1975 as a percussionist and vocalist for three of their albums for Reprise/Warner Brothers. After twelve years and ten studio albums, The Meters disbanded in 1979 due to business problems. The original line-up reformed after an informal jam during the 1989 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. In 1994, Art Neville and Porter, alongside two new members, were officially christened The Funky Meters, and continued to perform read more...
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THE METERS Look-Ka Py Py album cover 4.91 | 7 ratings
Look-Ka Py Py
Funk Jazz 1969
THE METERS The Meters album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
The Meters
Funk Jazz 1969
THE METERS Struttin' album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Struttin'
Funk Jazz 1970
THE METERS Cabbage Alley album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Cabbage Alley
Funk Jazz 1972
THE METERS Rejuvenation album cover 3.21 | 3 ratings
Rejuvenation
Funk Jazz 1974
THE METERS Fire on the Bayou album cover 3.96 | 3 ratings
Fire on the Bayou
Funk Jazz 1975
THE METERS Trick Bag album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Trick Bag
Funk Jazz 1976
THE METERS New Directions album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
New Directions
Funk Jazz 1977
THE METERS Kickback album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Kickback
Funk Jazz 2001

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THE METERS live albums

THE METERS Uptown Rulers!: The Meters Live on the Queen Mary album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Uptown Rulers!: The Meters Live on the Queen Mary
Funk Jazz 1992
THE METERS Live At The Moonwalker album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Moonwalker
Funk Jazz 1993
THE METERS Funky Miracle: Live at the Moonwalker, Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Funky Miracle: Live at the Moonwalker, Volume 2
Funk Jazz 2002

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THE METERS The Best of the Meters album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of the Meters
Funk Jazz 1975
THE METERS Good Old Funky Music album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Good Old Funky Music
Funk Jazz 1979
THE METERS The Meters Jam album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
The Meters Jam
Funk Jazz 1992
THE METERS The Original Funkmasters album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Original Funkmasters
Funk Jazz 1992
THE METERS Les Genies Du Rock: Sophisticated Cissy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Les Genies Du Rock: Sophisticated Cissy
Funk Jazz 1993
THE METERS Fundamentally Funky album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fundamentally Funky
Funk Jazz 1994
THE METERS Crescent City Groove Merchants album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Crescent City Groove Merchants
Funk Jazz 1994
THE METERS Funkify Your Life: The Meters Anthology album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Funkify Your Life: The Meters Anthology
Funk Jazz 1995
THE METERS The Very Best of the Meters album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Very Best of the Meters
Funk Jazz 1997
THE METERS The Very Best of the Meters album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Very Best of the Meters
Funk Jazz 1999
THE METERS Anthology - The Josie Years album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Anthology - The Josie Years
Funk Jazz 2001
THE METERS Zony Mash album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Zony Mash
Funk Jazz 2003

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THE METERS Look-Ka Py Py

Album · 1969 · Funk Jazz
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Although in the lower echelons of the funk world there are many imitators and sound-a-likes, such is not the case with the great innovators of the style. James Brown, The P-funk mob, Sly Stone and The Meters all have their own individual approach and each artist stands alone as one of the four separate pillars of the original funk sound. In the world of popular culture, The Meters never got the same attention as the other three. I would imagine the lack of an outrageous central personality along the lines of James, Sly, George Clinton or Bootsie has more to do with this than any shortcomings in their musicianship. The Meters unique approach consists of pure un-distilled New Orleans flavored funky RnB with no overdubs or add-ons, just four very syncopated rhythm players interlocking in difficult to reproduce patterns with an occasional short B3 or guitar solo.

If you only buy one Meters CD, ‘Look-Ka Py Py’ might be the one to get. Every song on here is a killer instrumental with the best riffs and hooks in the business. Many of these songs were major hits on the RnB charts at the time, so this CD almost comes across like a greatest hits collection. Meters songs are usually short and to the point. The verses tend to be built on tough minimal RnB riffs that are irresistibly funky, followed by melodic choruses that are influenced by some of the best artsy pop of the day such as the late 60s Beatles or Stevie Wonder. Like many other instrumental bands in the late 60s, the Meters also used 'spaghetti western' movie theme type melodies in their music as well. Although the songs tend to be short, The Meters will often still find room to work in a progressive chord sequence or arrangement as was the style with many rock and RnB bands during this creative time period in music.

Everyone in The Meters is tops on their instrument, but the one person who really defines their sound is drummer Zigaboo Modeleste. Zigaboo doesn’t play a lot of notes, his beats are spare and dry, but his syncopations are unmistakably his and very hard for drummers to duplicate correctly. The sources for his unique patterns include New Orleans front lines, reggae and African traditions passed down in the southern US.

I highly recommend this CD for anyone who is looking to make their first step into the world of funk. The Meter’s music crosses generational and racial divides and has fans all over the world.

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