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Saturday, Aug 12 2017 | 08:39
Image: 1611359 Few funk groups have had as far-reaching an
influence as New Orleans band The Meters, the
project of keyboardist/vocalist Art Neville, and the
famed house band of Allen Tousaint. During their
mid-60s-to-late-70s heyday they released a
heavy mixture of instrumental and vocal albums
and singles of Louisiana-inflected soul, R&B, and
funk music that continues to inspire and marvel,
and get covered by groups and artists like Red
Hot Chili Peppers, Jaco Pastorius, Widespread
Panic, and even The Grateful Dead.
In 1969, The Meters released Look-Ka Py Py,
which would cement their reputation in
New Orleans music history as one of the greatest.
Produced by Allen Toussaint himself,
Look-Ka Py Py featured Art Neville and his
sinuous keys leading the four-piece of George
Porter Jr. on bass, Ziggy Modeliste on drums, and
Leo Nocentelli on guitar 12 instrumental numbers
of world-class funk, dripping with style and
precision. Acclaimed to this day as a classic of the
genre, The Rolling Stone gave the album a spot
on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of
All-Time, while songs from Look-Ka Py Py found
new life decades after its release as a treasure
trove of hip-hop sampling. (The title track alone
has been sampled by Cypress Hill, DJ Shadow,
Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, 2 Live Crew,
and even Kriss Kross, just to name a few.)

A1. Look-Ka Py Py
A2. Rigor Mortis
A3. Pungee
A4. Thinking
A5. This Is My Last Affair
A6. Funky Miracle
B1. Yeah, You're Right
B2. Little Old Money Maker
B3. Oh, Calcutta
B4. The Mob
B5. 9 'Till 5
B6. Dry Spell Available from 22.09.2017
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