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

The Meters Look-Ka Py Py (Album) Josie Records US 1969 Sell This Version
The Meters The Meters (Album) Josie Records US 1969 Sell This Version
The Meters Struttin' (Album) Josie Records New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
The Meters Cabbage Alley (Album) Reprise Records US 1972 Sell This Version
The Meters Rejuvenation (Album) Reprise Records US 1974 Sell This Version
The Meters Fire On The Bayou (Album) Reprise Records US 1975 Sell This Version
M5 2228 The Meters Fire On The Bayou(Cass, Album) Reprise Records M5 2228 US 1975 Sell This Version
The Meters Trick Bag (Album) Reprise Records New Zealand 1976 Sell This Version
The Meters New Directions (Album) Warner Bros. Records 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
The Meters Good Old Funky Music (Album) Rounder Records US 1990 Sell This Version
The Meters Uptown Rulers! (Live On The Queen Mary) (Album) Rhino Entertainment Company UK 1992 Sell This Version
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 Switzerland 1993 Sell This Version
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 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

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