« PORTER WAGONER The Definitive Collection 2CD Set | Main | The Isley Brothers Groove with You…Live! CD »


  • The Meters—Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste, Art and (Later) Cyril Neville, Leo Nocentelli, and George Porter, Jr.—Were Arguably the World’s Greatest Funk Band During the Late ‘60s and ‘70s

  • Their Recordings for the Josie, Reprise and Warner Bros. Labels Laid the Foundation for New Orleans Funk

  • Now, Real Gone Music Presents, for the First Time Ever, a Collection of Their Classic, Groundbreaking Singles for All Three Labels

  • Includes Rare Mono Single Mixes for the Josie Sides and Stereo Single Mixes for the Reprise and Warner Bros. Sides

  • All but Five Tracks from Original Tape Sources

  • Features Such Legendary Tracks as “Sophisticated Cissy,” “Cissy Strut,” “Look- Ka Py Py,” “Chicken Strut,” “Hand Clapping Song,” and “Hey Pocky A-Way”

  • All but Two Tracks Co-Produced by the Late, Legendary Allen Toussaint

  • Liner Notes by Bill Dahl Include Quotes from Nocentelli, Art Neville, and Porter

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • 40 Soulful and Ever-So-Funky Sides

  • The Best Meters Retrospective to Date 


    The Meters: A Message from The Meters—The Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles 1968-1977 (2-CD Set)

    How would you like to hear a new side—or should we say sides—of the world’s greatest funk band? This 40-track set presents the A and B-side of every single that organist Art Neville, guitarist Leo Nocentelli, bassist George Porter, Jr., and drummer Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste cut for the Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. label, virtually their entire singles output save for a few odds ‘n’ ends issued mostly overseas. That means that you not only get every hit along with its hard-to-find B-side but also the rare single mixes, including the especially rare original mono single mixes of the 1968-1971 Josie sides, very few of which have appeared on CD (the first CD is all mono; the second, featuring the later Reprise and Warner Bros. singles, presents all stereo single mixes). These songs represent the mother lode of New Orleans funk, classic tracks like “Sophisticated Cissy,” “Cissy Strut,” “Look-Ka Py Py,” “Chicken Strut,” “Hand Clapping Song,” “Hey Pocky A-Way,” and more, all but two co-produced by the late, legendary Allen Toussaint. And, with liner notes by Bill Dahl featuring quotes from Nocentelli, Neville, and Porter, this 2-CD set offers probably the best retrospective to date of this enormously influential band. And how’s the sound? Well, after extensive and exhaustive tape research, we were able to come up with original tape sources for all but five of these single sides, and the remastering—by Mike Milchner at SonicVision—is tight! Just maybe the year’s most indispensable R&B release.

    DISC ONE—The Josie Singles

    1. Sophisticated Cissy

    2. Sehorns Farms

    3. Cissy Strut

    4. Here Comes the Meter Man

    5. Ease Back

    6. Ann

    7. Dry Spell

    8. Little Old Money Maker

    9. Look-Ka Py Py

    10. This Is My Last Affair

    11. Chicken Strut

    12. Hey! Last Minute

    13. Hand Clapping Song

    14. Joog

    15. A Message from the Meters

    16. Zony Mash

    17. Stretch Your Rubber Band

    18. Groovy Lady

    19. (The World Is a Bit under the Weather) 

    20. INeedMoreTime

    21. Good Old Funky Music

    22. SassyLady

The Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles

    1. Do the Dirt

    2. Smiling

    3. Cabbage Alley

    4. The Flower

    5. Chug-Chug-Chug-A-Lug 
(Push ‘N’ Shove) Part I

    6. Chug-Chug-Chug-A-Lug (Push ‘N’ Shove) Part II

    7. Hey Pocky A-Way

    8. Africa

    9. People Say

    10. Loving You Is on My Mind

    11. They All Ask’d for You

    12. Running Fast (Long Version)

    13. Disco Is the Thing Today

    14. Mr. Moon

    15. Trick Bag

    16. Find Yourself

    17. Be My Lady

    18. No More Okey Doke

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend