The Meters – Now Playing (Vinyl LP)


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Release Date:  2024

Label:  Rhino


Track List

Side A

  1. Just Kissed My Baby
  2. Cissy Strut
  3. Find Yourself
  4. Fire on the Bayou
  5. Funkify Your Life

Side B

  1. People Say
  2. Tippi-Toes
  3. Cardova
  4. Look-Ka Py Py
  5. Hey Pocky A-Way



On Black Ice Transparent Vinyl

The Meters’ Now Playing features one of their most famous songs, “Cissy Strut” played by Leo Nocentelli and the festive and celebratory track that captures the spirit of New Orleans, “Hey Pocky A-Way.” The Meters effortlessly blend funk, soul, and rhythm to create a timeless sound that continues to inspire generations of music lovers.

The Meters defined New Orleans funk, not only on their own recordings, but also as the backing band for numerous artists, including many produced by Allen Toussaint. Where the funk of Sly Stone and James Brown was wild, careening, and determinedly urban, The Meters were down-home and earthy. Nearly all of their own recordings were instrumentals, putting the emphasis on the organic and complex rhythms.

The syncopated, layered percussion intertwined with the gritty grooves of the guitar and organ, creating a distinctive sound that earned a small, devoted cult during the ’70s, including musicians such as Paul McCartney and Robert Palmer, both of whom used the group as a backing band for recording. Despite their reputation as an extraordinary live band, The Meters never broke into the mainstream, but their sound provided the basis for much of the funk and hip-hop of the ’80s and ’90s.

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