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 The Funky Meters 
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Has anybody ever seen these guys? I did some research and they have a very long and distinguished career. I mean these guys are like the "Kings of Funk and started out in the early 60's, toured with the Stones in the 70's and played with just about everybody who's anybody. This could be a DON'T MISS show.

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Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:52 pm Profile
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Oh, where does one begin?!?!
The funky Meters are the current evolution of the great NOLa band The Meters. Seen them many a times, love em!! U got George Porter Jr, the best bass playa eva!! And U got "Papa Funk" Art Neville, he and George being 2 of the original Meters. Russell Batiste has been the drummer I believe since they started calling themselves the funky Meters. Ian Neville, of Dumpstaphunk fame, is the current guitarist. Great catalog of music they pull from, so yes, DON'T MISS THIS show.

I am told they will be playing on Saturday, and Russell told me recently he loves



[size=200]KICKBALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/size
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I think he might join in on the fun...

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Amen Harry.
If you haven't heard of the Funky Meters or the Meters, educate yourself IMMEDIATELY if not sooner.
They are the founding fathers of funk music.

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Thanks Harry for the info. Just checking these guys out and their history was a real education. It created one of those.."Gee Whiz how could I have not found these guys earlier" moments. Looking forward to getting funky at the fest!

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My pleasure Alex. Go to You Tube and search there. A few good ones, and a jam cruise one. Wait - there I am, in the front row!!!!!

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The org Meters ( Art Neville - George Porter Jr - Zigaboo Modeliste - Leo Nocentelli ) are some of the founders of NEW ORLEANS funk along with EDDIE BO (rip) & Allan Toussaint & Lee Dorsey (obama's song yes I can - has meters playing on it.....)
Meters were the house band and played on a lot of tracks on the sansu label....

as Harry said...George Porter Jr. bass licks are legendary....
and if you DIG funk
you gotta checkout
Sharon Jones & Dapkings ...her style is more 60s soul but she gets really funky!

and from HAWAII ..check out this old skool band

LEMURIA

(70s hawaii funk soul record...)
I sell records.....and specialize in funk....

PEACE TO YOU
MAY PEACE WALK WITH YOU


Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:22 pm Profile
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this is gone surely be the best festival ever

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Really feeling the funk love 8-)

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Ditto on seein Sharon Jones & The Dapkings - Sharon packs a ton of power!!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dByTly4YLEc


great clip on youtube on DR JOHN & METERS ...


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