The Meters

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Considered by many to be one of 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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Albums

JOS 4010 The Meters - The Meters album art The Meters The Meters (Album) Josie JOS 4010 US 1969 Sell This Version
JOS 4011 The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py album art The Meters Look-Ka Py Py (Album) Josie, Josie JOS 4011 Jamaica 1969 Sell This Version
SAHM-6374 The Meters - Struttin' album art The Meters Struttin' (Album) Josie SAHM-6374 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
MS 2076 The Meters - Cabbage Alley album art The Meters Cabbage Alley (Album) Reprise Records MS 2076 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
MS 2200 The Meters - Rejuvenation album art The Meters Rejuvenation (Album) Reprise Records MS 2200 Zambia 1974 Sell This Version
MS 2228 The Meters - Fire On The Bayou album art The Meters Fire On The Bayou (Album) Reprise Records MS 2228 US 1975 Sell This Version
MS 2252 The Meters - Trick Bag album art The Meters Trick Bag (Album) Reprise Records MS 2252 New Zealand 1976 Sell This Version
BS 3042 The Meters - New Directions album art The Meters New Directions (Album) Warner Bros. Records BS 3042 US 1977 Sell This Version
KOC 13042 The Meters - Waterhole album art The Meters Waterhole(Cass, Album) Koala (3) KOC 13042 US 1980 Sell This Version
REG 001 The Meters - At Rozy's album art The Meters At Rozy's (Album) REG Records (2) REG 001 US 1981 Sell This Version
PLP 327 The Meters - Street Parade album art Earl King With Allen Toussaint & The Meters Earl King With Allen Toussaint & The Meters - Street Parade (Album) P-Vine Special PLP 327 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
C-2104, ROU-2104 The Meters - Good Old Funky Music album art The Meters Good Old Funky Music (Album) Rounder Records C-2104, ROU-2104 US 1990 Sell This Version
SPDCD 1041, NET CD 35 The Meters - Meters Jam album art The Meters Meters Jam (Album) Rounder Records SPDCD 1041, NET CD 35 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
NEX CD 220 The Meters - Uptown Rulers! (Live On The Queen Mary) album art The Meters Uptown Rulers! (Live On The Queen Mary) (Album) Rhino Records (2) NEX CD 220 UK 1992 Sell This Version
LAKE 2022 The Meters - Live At The Moonwalker album art 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
PSCW-5065 The Meters - Second Helping (Live At The Moonwalker) album art 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 PSCW-5065 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
- The Meters - 1970 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival album art The Meters, Al Hirt The Meters, Al Hirt - 1970 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival(CDr) WhyArbs Records - US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45-1001 The Meters - Sophisticated Cissy / Sehorns Farms album art The Meters Sophisticated Cissy / Sehorns Farms (Single) Josie 45-1001 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-1001 The Meters - Sophisticated Cissy / Sehorns Farms album art The Meters Sophisticated Cissy / Sehorns Farms(7", Single, Promo) Josie 45-1001 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-1008 The Meters - Ease Back album art The Meters Ease Back (Single) Josie 45-1008 US 1969 Sell This Version
JGN-NP 07005 The Meters - Cissy Strut / Here Comes The Meter Man album art The Meters Cissy Strut / Here Comes The Meter Man (Single) Josie JGN-NP 07005 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
45-1021 The Meters - Hand Clapping Song album art The Meters Hand Clapping Song (Single) Josie 45-1021 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-1024 The Meters - A Message From The Meters / Zony Mash album art The Meters A Message From The Meters / Zony Mash (Single) Josie 45-1024 US 1970 Sell This Version
TOP-1492 The Meters - Chicken Strut  album art The Meters Chicken Strut (Single) Josie TOP-1492 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
45-1029 The Meters - (The World Is A Bit Under The Weather) Doodle-Oop / I Need More Time album art The Meters (The World Is A Bit Under The Weather) Doodle-Oop / I Need More Time (Single) Josie 45-1029 US 1970 Sell This Version