——————————————————————————————————Nobody..and I mean nobody funked it up like The Meters did in their prime. Shit-hot grooves. I have collected a number of shows from the band’s ’70s hey-day, and this is one of my favorites. It is culled from a 1977 New Orleans Live radio broadcast complete with a smokey-voiced DJ popping in and out during the duration of the show.
Great banter from the band too. Several times throughout the show Art Neville speaks directly to the greater New Orleans radio audience, telling them to get with it and come on down to the show. The beginning of “People Say” is particularly nasty.
UPDATE: Links dead as of 2-6-07 — bandwidth exceeded
MP3: The Meters :: Just Kissed My Baby
MP3: The Meters :: Band Banter
MP3: The Meters :: Big Chief
MP3: The Meters :: Stage Banter
MP3: The Meters :: Jungleman
MP3: The Meters :: Ask’s For You
MP3: The Meters :: Hey Pocky Way
MP3: The Meters :: People Say
MP3: The Meters :: Ain’t No Use –>
MP3: The Meters :: Po’ Boy Jam –>
MP3: The Meters :: Ain’t No Use
MP3: The Meters :: Feel Da Groove
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