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Mixtape: The Meters

I've always thought that the 60s and 70s funk band The Meters were a trippy group. As a musician, what I appreciate from these guys is the huge volume of different grooves they wrote that are all funky as hell. It's hard to compose that many dope grooves that don't sound derivative of each other. The fact that these guys did is a testament to the true funk that courses through their veins -- it's like it's freakin' genetic with these cats.

This smattering of tracks I've upped, which sadly represents the entirety of my own collection of this group, are almost all super dope, sample-worthy grooves. That Art Neville, man. What a funky monster. There's also a nice little history of the group in the Wikipedia entry on The Meters if you're interested in learning more about them.


Track listing:

Yeah, You're Right
The World Is A Little Bit Under The Weather
People Say
Look-Ka Py Py
Live Wire
Little Old Money Maker
Here Comes The Meter Man
Hang 'Em High
Groovy Lady
Funky Miracle
Funkify Your Life
Ease Back
Do The Dirt
Cissy Strut
Chicken Strut
Cabbage Alley

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jdquintette August 3rd, 2006
Not trying to rub it in or anything, but Art Neville lives three blocks from me.:-P

Check out "Funky Soldier" (keep on marchin), "Darlin Darlin," their version of "Ride Your Pony," and their cover of Earl King's "Trick Bag" from the album of the same name.

I'd have to check, but I think I own every record they ever made except "New Directions."

Are you aware that the original Meters have played a number of gigs in the New Orleans area in the last couple of years?

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