Monday, May 12, 2008

"Look-Ka Py Py" The Meters

"The Meters were an American funk band based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Meters performed and recorded their music from the late 1960s until 1977. While the band never enjoyed huge popular success, they are considered one of the progenitors of funk.

Art Neville, the group's frontman, launched a solo career around the New Orleans area in the mid-1950s, while still in high school. The Meters formed in 1965, with a line-up that included keyboardist and vocalist Aaron Neville, guitarist Leo Nocentelli, bassist George Porter Jr. and drummer Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste later joined by percussionist/vocalist Cyril Neville. They became the house band for Allen Toussaint and his record label, Sansu Enterprises." wikipedia

This song has such a cool guitar riff. Man, 70's funk was so cool!

For us who love trivia, Allen Toussaint, who is also on here, you might know under the pseudonym, Naomi Neville. . . famous for writing "Fortune Teller," covered by The Rolling Stones, The Hollies, The Who and most recently by Robert Plant and Alison Krause on their "Raising Sand" release.

Enjoy and Get'cho Groove On!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bonk Jit Bonk Bonk!!
Listen how the bassline drops perfectly with the kick and snare. My 13yr niece Maria loves to groove to these vibes on her kit!
Some women I'd really like to hear put their own spin on this song is Carol Kay, Sassy Lo and Maria de Montanias. That would be a great show.
I love the Meters.