The Meters

Formed 1965. Disbanded 1977
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The Meters

The Meters Biography (Wikipedia)

The Meters are an American funk band based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band performed and recorded their own music from the late 1960s until 1977. The band played an influential role as backing musicians for other artists, including Lee Dorsey, Robert Palmer, and Dr. John. The Meters acted as the house band for Allen Toussaint's New Orleans soul classics of the 1960s and are responsible for bringing New Orleans second line grooves into popular music.

While The Meters rarely enjoyed significant mainstream success, they are considered, along with artists like James Brown, one of the originators of funk music and their work is influential on many other bands, both their contemporaries and modern musicians working in the funk idiom.

The Meters' sound is defined by an earthy combination of tight melodic grooves and highly syncopated New Orleans "second-line" rhythms under highly charged guitar and keyboard riffing. Their songs "Cissy Strut" and "Look-Ka Py Py" are considered funk classics. In 2017 the band was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Cissy Strut
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Cissy Strut
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Handclapping Song
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Handclapping Song
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Gossip
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Gossip
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Just Kissed My Baby
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Just Kissed My Baby
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Chug Chug Chug-A-Lug (Push N Shove) (Part 2)
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Chug Chug Chug-A-Lug (Push N Shove) (Part 2)
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Oh, Calcutta!
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Oh, Calcutta!
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Hey Pocky A-Way
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Hey Pocky A-Way
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Look-Ka Py Py
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Look-Ka Py Py
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People Say
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People Say
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A Message From The Meters
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A Message From The Meters
Cyril Neville
Gossip (feat. The Meters)
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Gossip (feat. The Meters)
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Tippi-Toes
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Tippi-Toes
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He Bite Me
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He Bite Me
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