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 The Meters The Meters (Album) Josie JOS 4010 US 1969 Sell This Version
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SAHM-6374 Struttin' — The Meters The Meters Struttin' (Album) Josie SAHM-6374 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
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JOS 4011, JOSIE 4011 Look-Ka Py Py — The Meters The Meters Look-Ka Py Py (Album) Josie, Josie JOS 4011, JOSIE 4011 US 1970 Sell This Version
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MS 2076 Cabbage Alley — The Meters The Meters Cabbage Alley (Album) Reprise Records MS 2076 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
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MS 2200 Rejuvenation — The Meters The Meters Rejuvenation (Album) Reprise Records MS 2200 Jamaica 1974 Sell This Version
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MS 2228 Fire On The Bayou — The Meters The Meters Fire On The Bayou (Album) Reprise Records MS 2228 US 1975 Sell This Version
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MS 2252 Trick Bag — The Meters The Meters Trick Bag (Album) Reprise Records MS 2252 New Zealand 1976 Sell This Version
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BS 3042 New Directions — The Meters The Meters New Directions (Album) Warner Bros. Records BS 3042 US 1977 Sell This Version
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REG 001 At Rozy's — The Meters The Meters At Rozy's (Album) REG Records (2) REG 001 US 1981 Sell This Version
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PLP 327 Street Parade — The Meters 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
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C-2104, ROU-2104 Good Old Funky Music — The Meters The Meters Good Old Funky Music (Album) Rounder Records C-2104, ROU-2104 US 1990 Sell This Version
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RO 2105, C-2105 Meters Jam — The Meters The Meters Meters Jam (Album) Rounder Records RO 2105, C-2105 US 1992 Sell This Version
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NEX CD 220 Uptown Rulers! (Live On The Queen Mary) — The Meters The Meters Uptown Rulers! (Live On The Queen Mary) (Album) Rhino Records (2) NEX CD 220 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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LAKE 2022 Live At The Moonwalker — The Meters 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
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PSCW-5065 Second Helping (Live At The Moonwalker) — The Meters 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
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none Re-United Again At The 2005 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival — The Meters The Meters Re-United Again At The 2005 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival(2xCDr) MunckMix Live Recordings, JazzFestLive none US 2005 Sell This Version
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whp1446 Dr. John's New Orleans Swamp — The Meters Dr. John, Professor Longhair, Earl King, The Meters Dr. John, Professor Longhair, Earl King, The Meters - Dr. John's New Orleans Swamp(LP) WHP whp1446 US Unknown Sell This Version
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none 1970 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival — The Meters The Meters, Al Hirt The Meters, Al Hirt - 1970 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival(CDr) WhyArbs Records none US Unknown Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

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