Here is one of the greatest groups ever. Founded in New Orleans by Art Neville in 1965, the group featured Art on keyboards / vocals, Leo Nocentelli on guitar, George Porter Jr. on bass and Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste on drums. The band was later joined by percussionist / vocalist Cyril Neville. They became the house band for Allen Toussaint and his label Sansu Enterprises. Besides releasing their own records, the Meters worked with Dr. John, Paul McCartney, King Biscuit Boy, Labelle, Robert Palmer, the Rolling Stones, Lee Dorsey and others. Here is a clip of them playing on a Dr. John TV special in 1974. They cook through “Look-Ka Py Py” and segue nicely into “Jungle Man.” Sit back and enjoy how tight this band is. If only there was more live footage from this time period on youtube. Dig around and you can find more clips of Dr. John and Professor Longhair from the same show.
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