The Meters

Formed 1965. Disbanded 1977
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The Meters

The Meters Biography (Wikipedia)

The Meters are an American funk band formed in 1965 by Zigaboo Modeliste (drums), George Porter Jr. (bass), Leo Nocentelli (guitar), and Art Neville (keyboards) in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band performed and recorded their own music from the late 1960s until 1977 and played an influential role as backing musicians for other artists, including Lee Dorsey, Robert Palmer, Dr. John, and Allen Toussaint. Their original songs "Cissy Strut" and "Look-Ka Py Py" are considered funk classics.

While they rarely enjoyed significant mainstream success, they are considered originators of funk along with artists like James Brown, and their work is influential on many other bands, both their contemporaries and modern musicians. Their sound is defined by a combination of tight melodic grooves and highly syncopated New Orleans "second line" rhythms under highly charged guitar and keyboard riffing. The band has been nominated four times for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, most recently in 2017. In 2018 the band was presented the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Handclapping Song
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Handclapping Song
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Cissy Strut
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Cissy Strut
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Live Wire
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Live Wire
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Gossip
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Gossip
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Jungle Man
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Jungle Man
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Just Kissed My Baby
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Just Kissed My Baby
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Yeah You're Right
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Yeah You're Right
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People Say
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People Say
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Doodle-Oop
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Doodle-Oop
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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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Big Chief
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Big Chief
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Fire On the Bayou
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Fire On the Bayou
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