Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Meters : Cissy Strut

The Meters are Art Neville on organ, Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste on drums and George Porter Jr. on bass, Leo Nocentelli plays guitar.
The Meters, based in New Orleans performed and recorded their own music from the late 1960s until 1977 and also played an influential role as backing musicians for other artists such as Lee Dorsey and Dr John.
While the band never enjoyed significant mainstream success, they are considered one of the pioneers of funk music, and their work influenced many other bands.
In their 25-year history, The Meters have grooved their way around the globe. They have toured with such talents as The Rolling Stones, and have been the rhythm for such diverse artists as Dr. John, Paul McCartney, Robert Palmer and Patti Labelle. 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.

1 comment:

  1. Classic Meters tune--and a great debut album! Just reviewed it on my music blog.