The Meters

The Meters

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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 1965, when keyboardist & vocalist Art Neville recruited bassist George Porter Jr., drummer Joseph 'Zigaboo' Modeliste and guitarist Leo Nocentelli to form The Meters. They became the house band for Allen Toussaint and his record label, Sansu Enterprises. In 1969 the Meters released "Sophisticated Cissy" and "Cissy Strut", both major R&B chart hits. 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 into the next decade.
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The Meters Discography

Albums

JOS 4011 The Meters Look-Ka Py Py (Album) Josie Records JOS 4011 US 1969 Sell This Version
JOS 4010 The Meters The Meters (Album) Josie Records JOS 4010 US 1969 Sell This Version
SAHM-6374 The Meters Struttin' (Album) Josie Records SAHM-6374 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
MS 2076 The Meters Cabbage Alley (Album) Reprise Records MS 2076 US 1972 Sell This Version
MS 2200 The Meters Rejuvenation (Album) Reprise Records MS 2200 US 1974 Sell This Version
MS 2228 The Meters Fire On The Bayou (Album) Reprise Records MS 2228 US 1975 Sell This Version
MS 2252 The Meters Trick Bag (Album) Reprise Records MS 2252 New Zealand 1976 Sell This Version
BS 3042 The Meters New Directions (Album) Warner Bros. Records BS 3042 US 1977 Sell This Version
PLP 327 Earl King With Allen Toussaint & The Meters Earl King With Allen Toussaint & The Meters - Street Parade(LP) P-Vine Special PLP 327 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
CD 2104 The Meters Good Old Funky Music (Album) Rounder Records CD 2104 US 1990 Sell This Version
NEX CD 220 The Meters Uptown Rulers! (Live On The Queen Mary) (Album) Rhino Entertainment Company NEX CD 220 UK 1992 Sell This Version
LAKE 2022 The Legendary Meters* featuring J.B. Horns*, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis The Legendary Meters* featuring J.B. Horns*, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis - Live At The Moonwalker (Album) Lakeside LAKE 2022 Switzerland 1993 Sell This Version
LAKE 2026 The Legendary Meters* Featuring J.B. Horns*, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis The Legendary Meters* Featuring J.B. Horns*, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis - Second Helping , Live At The Moonwalker (Album) Lakeside LAKE 2026 Switzerland 1994 Sell This Version
AIM 1207 CD Earl King Featuring The Meters Earl King Featuring The Meters - Street Parade(CD, Album) AIM (2) AIM 1207 CD Australia 2005 Sell This Version
- The Meters Funky Meters: Live At The 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival(CD) MunckMix Live Recordings - US 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45-1001 The Meters Sophisticated Cissy / Sehorns Farms (Single) Josie Records 45-1001 US 1968 Sell This Version
JGN-NP 07005 The Meters Cissy Strut / Here Comes The Meter Man (Single) Josie Records JGN-NP 07005 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
45-1008 The Meters Ease Back / Ann (Single) Josie Records 45-1008 US 1969 Sell This Version
J1013 The Meters Dry Spell / Little Old Money Maker Josie Records J1013 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
45-1021 The Meters Hand Clapping Song Josie Records 45-1021 US 1970 Sell This Version
JGN NP 07009 The Meters Chicken Strut / Hey! Last Minute (Single) Josie Records JGN NP 07009 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
45-1029 The Meters (The World Is A Bit Under The Weather) Doodle-Oop / I Need More Time (Single) Josie Records 45-1029 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-1015 The Meters Look-Ka Py Py / This Is My Last Affair (Single) Josie Records 45-1015 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-1024 The Meters A Message From The Meters / Zony Mash (Single) Josie Records 45-1024 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-1015 The Meters This Is My Last Affair / This Is My Last Affair(7", Single) Josie Records 45-1015 US 1970 Sell This Version