Monday, June 20, 2011

The Meters - Here Comes The Meter Man 2CD (2011)



The Meters defined New Orleans funk, not only on their own recordings, but also as the backing band for numerous artists, including many produced by Allen Toussaint. Where the funk of Sly Stone and James Brown was wild, careening, and determinedly urban, The Meters were down-home and earthy. Nearly all of their own recordings were instrumentals, putting the emphasis on the organic and complex rhythms. The syncopated, layered percussion intertwined with the gritty grooves of the guitar and organ, creating a distinctive sound that earned a small, devoted cult during the '70s, including musicians like Paul McCartney and Robert Palmer, both of whom used the group as backing band for recording. Despite their reputation as an extraordinary live band, the Meters never broke into the mainstream, but their sound provided the basis for much of the funk and hip-hop of the '80s and '90s.

50 tracks representing all of the New Orleans funksters output for Josie Records from the late 1960's to the early 1970's. This fine 2CD reissue on Charly Records features The Meters three complete original albums "The Meters" (1969), "Look-Ka Py-Py" (1970) and "Struttin'" (1970) plus singles and rarities from their much-sampled catalogue. What makes this set unique is that this is the first time that The Meters' entire body of work released on Josie Records becomes available in one collection.

The attentive fan might recognize there's been pres made of The Meters collections before, with an anthology of their Josie years by group J** coming closest. Note that this 2011 reissue features different tracks. While the three albums are the same, this release adds at least 8 songs including the singles and rarities on disc 2. Enjoy!

TRACKLIST

cd1

01. The Meters - Cissy Strut [03:01]
02. The Meters - Here Comes The Meter Man [02:50]
03. The Meters - Cardova [04:29]
04. The Meters - Live Wire [02:36]
05. The Meters - Art [02:29]
06. The Meters - Sophisticated Cissy [02:51]
07. The Meters - Ease Back [03:09]
08. The Meters - 6V6 LA [02:22]
09. The Meters - Sehorn's Farm [02:26]
10. The Meters - Ann [02:41]
11. The Meters - Stormy [03:32]
12. The Meters - Simple Song [02:53]
13. The Meters - Look-Ka Py-Py [03:14]
14. The Meters - Rigor Mortis [02:31]
15. The Meters - Pungee [02:56]
16. The Meters - Thinking [01:38]
17. The Meters - This Is My Last Affair [02:54]
18. The Meters - Funky Miracle [02:24]
19. The Meters - Yeah You're Right [02:42]
20. The Meters - Little Old Money Maker [02:36]
21. The Meters - Oh Calcutta! [02:46]
22. The Meters - The Mob [02:45]
23. The Meters - 9 'Til 5 [02:46]
24. The Meters - Dry Spell [02:26]

cd2

01. The Meters - Chicken Strut [02:32]
02. The Meters - Britches [02:49]
03. The Meters - Darlin' Darlin' [02:50]
04. The Meters - Go For Yourself [03:06]
05. The Meters - Hand Clapping Song [02:54]
06. The Meters - Hey Last Minute [02:54]
07. The Meters - Joog [02:11]
08. The Meters - Liver Splash [02:39]
09. The Meters - Same Old Thing [02:46]
10. The Meters - Tippi-Toes [02:24]
11. The Meters - Wichita Lineman [02:57]
12. The Meters - Ride Your Pony [03:16]
13. The Meters - Message From The Meters [02:41]
14. The Meters - Zony Mash [02:59]
15. The Meters - Stretch Your Rubber Band [02:42]
16. The Meters - Groovy Lady [02:44]
17. The Meters - (The World Is A Little Bit Under The Weather) Doodl [02:35]
18. The Meters - I Need More Time [03:14]
19. The Meters - Good Old Funky Music Part 1 [02:21]
20. The Meters - Sassy Lady [02:39]
21. Art Neville & The Meters - Bo Diddley Part 1 [02:49]
22. Art Neville & The Meters - Bo Diddley Part 2 [02:33]
23. Art Neville & The Meters - Heartaches [03:36]
24. Art Neville & The Meters - I'm Gonna Put Some Hurt On You [03:20]
25. Cyril Neville & The Meters - Gossip [02:35]
26. Cyril Neville & The Meters - Tell Me What's On Your Mind [02:07]


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