Here Comes the Meter Man: The Complete Josie Recordings, 1968-1970

Here Comes the Meter Man: The Complete Josie Recordings, 1968-1970

by The Meters
     
 

Organist Art Neville formed a band in 1966 in New Orleans with his brothers Aaron and Charles on vocals, Leo Nocentelli on guitar, George Porter on bass, and Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste on drums. Billing themselves as Art Neville & the Sounds, they signed toSee more details below

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Organist Art Neville formed a band in 1966 in New Orleans with his brothers Aaron and Charles on vocals, Leo Nocentelli on guitar, George Porter on bass, and Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste on drums. Billing themselves as Art Neville & the Sounds, they signed to Sansu Enterprises, a label founded by Marshall Sehorn and writer, producer, arranger, and recording artist Allen Toussaint, and minus the vocalists, and now called the Meters, they became the house band for the label, providing backing tracks for releases by Lee Dorsey, Earl King, Betty Harris, and many others, including many cuts by Toussaint himself. The Meters would also track instrumentals that were used as filler tracks on LP releases by Sansu artists, and in time, there were enough of these instrumentals to release an LP in 1969 called the Meters, which Sehorn shrewdly placed with Josie Records because of that label's connection to its parent company, Cosnat Distributors, at that time the largest East Coast music distributor. The Meters were something special, and their swampy precision practically defined the meaning and template of funk. Two more LPs, Look-Ka Py Py and Struttin', appeared a year later in 1970 on the Josie imprint. When Josie went bankrupt in 1971, the Meters moved on to sign with Reprise Records and continued to release thundering funk records through the decade before gradually morphing into the more vocal-oriented group the Neville Brothers. This two-disc set collects the Meters' entire Josie catalog, including all three LPs, the A- and B-sides of four singles, four tracks billed to Art Neville & the Meters, and two tracks attributed to Cyril Neville & the Meters. The end result is a joyous and impressively funky survey of this stellar and professional band's earliest recordings.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/17/2011
Label:
Snapper Uk
UPC:
0803415762729
catalogNumber:
627
Rank:
33129

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Cissy Strut  -  Meters
  2. Here Comes the Meter Man  -  Meters
  3. Cardova  -  Meters
  4. Live Wire  -  Meters
  5. Art  -  Meters
  6. Sophisticated Cissy  -  Meters
  7. Ease Back  -  Meters
  8. 6v6 La  -  Meters
  9. Sehorn's Farm  -  Meters
  10. Ann  -  Meters
  11. Stormy  -  Meters
  12. Sing a Simple Song  -  Meters
  13. Look-Ka Py-Py  -  Meters
  14. Rigor Mortis  -  Meters
  15. Pungee  -  Meters
  16. Thinking  -  Meters
  17. This Is My Last Affair  -  Meters
  18. Funky Miracle  -  Meters
  19. Yeah You're Right  -  Meters
  20. Little Old Money Maker  -  Meters
  21. Oh Calcutta!  -  Meters
  22. The Mob  -  Meters
  23. 9 'til 5  -  Meters
  24. Dry Spell  -  Meters

Disc 2

  1. Chicken Strut  -  Meters
  2. Britches  -  Meters
  3. Darlin' Darlin'  -  Meters
  4. Go for Yourself  -  Meters
  5. Hand Clapping Song  -  Meters
  6. Hey Last Minute  -  Meters
  7. Joog  -  Meters
  8. Liver Splash  -  Meters
  9. Same Old Thing  -  Meters
  10. Tippi-Toes  -  Meters
  11. Wichita Lineman  -  Meters
  12. Ride Your Pony  -  Meters
  13. Message from the Meters  -  Meters
  14. Zony Mash  -  Meters
  15. Stretch Your Rubber Band  -  Meters
  16. Groovy Lady  -  Meters
  17. (The World Is a Little Bit Under the Weather)  -  Meters
  18. I Need More Time  -  Meters
  19. Good Old Funky Music  -  Meters
  20. Sassy Lady  -  Meters
  21. Bo Diddley, Pt. 1  - Art Neville
  22. Bo Diddley, Pt. 2  - Art Neville
  23. Heartaches  - Art Neville
  24. I'm Gonna Put Some Hurt on You  - Art Neville
  25. Gossip  - Cyril Neville
  26. Tell Me What's on Your Mind  - Cyril Neville

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