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The Essentials

by The Meters

The Essentials by The Meters

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The Essentials

by The Meters

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Label: Rhino
There are longer Meters compilations and more complete ones. But, this 12-track tour through the collective’s groundbreaking late Sixties to Seventies heyday offers a concise, stripped-down portrait of the Meters’ laidback New Orleans funk (which, btw, could be defined as “concise and stripped-down" in itself). “Cissy Strut,” “Hey Pocky A-Way,” “Look-Ka Py Py” and others were all R&B and dance floor hits yet the Meters songs were better known than the band itself. Their fellow musicians embraced them in ways that the public didn’t - Robert Palmer and Paul McCartney recorded with The Meters and Steve Miller’s “Fly Like An Eagle” wouldn’t exist with tunes like "Fire On The Bayou."

About This Album

There are longer Meters compilations and more complete ones. But, this 12-track tour through the collective’s groundbreaking late Sixties to Seventies heyday offers a concise, stripped-down portrait of the Meters’ laidback New Orleans funk (which, btw, could be defined as “concise and stripped-down" in itself). “Cissy Strut,” “Hey Pocky A-Way,” “Look-Ka Py Py” and others were all R&B and dance floor hits yet the Meters songs were better known than the band itself. Their fellow musicians embraced them in ways that the public didn’t - Robert Palmer and Paul McCartney recorded with The Meters and Steve Miller’s “Fly Like An Eagle” wouldn’t exist with tunes like "Fire On The Bayou."

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About This Album

There are longer Meters compilations and more complete ones. But, this 12-track tour through the collective’s groundbreaking late Sixties to Seventies heyday offers a concise, stripped-down portrait of the Meters’ laidback New Orleans funk (which, btw, could be defined as “concise and stripped-down" in itself). “Cissy Strut,” “Hey Pocky A-Way,” “Look-Ka Py Py” and others were all R&B and dance floor hits yet the Meters songs were better known than the band itself. Their fellow musicians embraced them in ways that the public didn’t - Robert Palmer and Paul McCartney recorded with The Meters and Steve Miller’s “Fly Like An Eagle” wouldn’t exist with tunes like "Fire On The Bayou."