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The Meters: A Message From The Meters - The Complete Josie, Reprise And Warner Bros. Singles (3-LP)

(2017/Real Gone) 40 tracks - The complete 'Josie', 'Reprise' and 'Warner Bros.' Singles, recorded between 1968 and 1977, feat. Joseph Modeliste, Art Neville, Cyril Neville, Leo Nocentilli and George Porter Jr.

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  • Interpret: The Meters

  • Album titlle: A Message From The Meters - The Complete Josie, Reprise And Warner Bros. Singles (3-LP)

  • Label REAL GONE

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Year of publication 2017
  • Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min
  • Vinyl record size LP (12 Inch)
  • Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Artikelart LP

  • EAN: 0848064006329

  • weight in Kg 0.72
Meters, The - A Message From The Meters - The Complete Josie, Reprise And Warner Bros. Singles (3-LP) LP 1
01 Sophisticated Sissy The Meters
02 Sehorns Farms The Meters
03 Cissy Strut The Meters
04 Here Comes The Mister Man The Meters
05 Ease Back The Meters
06 Ann The Meters
07 Dry Spell The Meters
08 Little Old Money Maker The Meters
09 Look-Ka Py Py The Meters
10 This Is My Last Affair The Meters
11 Chicken Strut The Meters
12 Hey! Last Minute The Meters
13 Hand Clapping Song The Meters
14 Joog The Meters
Meters, The - A Message From The Meters - The Complete Josie, Reprise And Warner Bros. Singles (3-LP) LP 2
01 A Message From The Meters The Meters
02 Zony Mash The Meters
03 Stretch Your Rubber Band The Meters
04 Groovy Lady The Meters
05 (The World Is A Bit Under The Weather) Doodle-Oop The Meters
06 I Need More Time The Meters
07 Good Old Funky Music The Meters
08 Sassy Lady The Meters
09 Do The Dirt The Meters
10 Smiling The Meters
11 Cabbage Alley The Meters
12 The Flower Song The Meters
13 Chug-Chug-Chug-A-Lug (Push 'n' Shove) -part I The Meters
14 Chug-Chug-Chug-A-Lug (Push 'n' Shove) -part II The Meters
Meters, The - A Message From The Meters - The Complete Josie, Reprise And Warner Bros. Singles (3-LP) LP 3
01 Hey Pocky A-Way The Meters
02 Africa The Meters
03 People Say The Meters
04 Loving You Is On My Mind The Meters
05 They All Ask'd For You The Meters
06 Running Fast (long version) The Meters
07 Disco Is The Thing Today The Meters
08 Mister Moon The Meters
09 Trick Bag The Meters
10 Find Yourself The Meters
11 Be My Lady The Meters
12 No More Okey Doke The Meters
The Meters Cissy Strut The Meters Cissy Strut   The second-line parade beat... more
"The Meters"

The Meters

Cissy Strut

The Meters

Cissy Strut

 

The second-line parade beat powering so much of New Orleans' R&B legacy was at the heart of The Meters' groovemaking exploits. Organist Art Neville, guitarist Leo Nocentelli, bassist George Porter, Jr., and drummer Joseph 'Zigaboo' Modeliste took their highly infectious instrumentals to an even funkier realm than previously envisioned, reinvigorating the entire Big Easy recording scene in the process.

 

Neville, born December 17, 1937 in the Crescent City, was the most experienced. He had pounded his aunt's piano at age nine. "Professor Longhair and Fats Domino and Ivory Joe Hunter, that's who I listened to," says Art, who joined The Hawketts at 15 and fronted their Mardi Gras Mambo for Chess in early '55. "We were the hottest group in the city at the time," he claims. Neville made some great rock and roll on his own on Specialty from '56 to '58—Oooh-Whee Baby, Cha-Dooky-Doo, What's Going On—and crooned Allen Toussaint's lovely ballad All These Things for Instant in '61.

Things slowed down after that. "I just didn't bother about playing, right before we put The Meters together," says Neville. "Art kind of went around and handpicked that band from different bands around the city," says Porter, who had been with Irving Banister & The All Stars. Leo came over from Sam & The Soul Machine, and Zig had been a sub for a previous drummer. "When he came back, he heard Zig playing with the band, and he just never asked for his gig!" says George.

Originally billed as Art Neville & The Neville Sounds (Art's brothers Aaron and Charles were also involved), the band was scouted by Toussaint and his partner Marshall Sehorn at a joint called the Ivanhoe. They pulled them in the studio to wax the funk-oozing instrumental Sophisticated Cissy , a national hit on New York-based Josie Records. "It kind of lingered around the charts, and Marshall and them got kind of worried, so he released 'Cissy Strut,'" says Porter, whose bass line, played in unison with Leo's axe, locks in with Zig's second-line traps in a pure distillation of New Orleans funk. Art has his say later on organ, albeit a brief one.

The Meters were a fixture on the R&B charts into 1971 on Josie with such anthems as Ease Back, Dry Spell, Look-Ka Py Py, Chicken Strut, and Hand Clapping Song. They eventually added Art's brother Cyril as vocalist, and had more success in '74 with Hey, Pokey-A-Way for Reprise before breaking up rather acrimoniously in 1977 when the Nevilles formed their own family band. Happily, there have been Meters reunions in recent years—and the funk they dish out still drips as easy as ever.

 

- Bill Dahl -

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Tracklist
Meters, The - A Message From The Meters - The Complete Josie, Reprise And Warner Bros. Singles (3-LP) LP 1
01 Sophisticated Sissy
02 Sehorns Farms
03 Cissy Strut
04 Here Comes The Mister Man
05 Ease Back
06 Ann
07 Dry Spell
08 Little Old Money Maker
09 Look-Ka Py Py
10 This Is My Last Affair
11 Chicken Strut
12 Hey! Last Minute
13 Hand Clapping Song
14 Joog
Meters, The - A Message From The Meters - The Complete Josie, Reprise And Warner Bros. Singles (3-LP) LP 2
01 A Message From The Meters
02 Zony Mash
03 Stretch Your Rubber Band
04 Groovy Lady
05 (The World Is A Bit Under The Weather) Doodle-Oop
06 I Need More Time
07 Good Old Funky Music
08 Sassy Lady
09 Do The Dirt
10 Smiling
11 Cabbage Alley
12 The Flower Song
13 Chug-Chug-Chug-A-Lug (Push 'n' Shove) -part I
14 Chug-Chug-Chug-A-Lug (Push 'n' Shove) -part II
Meters, The - A Message From The Meters - The Complete Josie, Reprise And Warner Bros. Singles (3-LP) LP 3
01 Hey Pocky A-Way
02 Africa
03 People Say
04 Loving You Is On My Mind
05 They All Ask'd For You
06 Running Fast (long version)
07 Disco Is The Thing Today
08 Mister Moon
09 Trick Bag
10 Find Yourself
11 Be My Lady
12 No More Okey Doke