365 Days of Album Recommendations – Aug 22

The Meters – Look-Ka Py Py

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If you want to know anything at all about bein’ funky, you need to know these artists and instruments:

Ziggy Modeliste – drums
Art Neville – organ
Leo Nocentelli – guitar
George Porter, Jr. – bass

If funky is the religion, then these are the apostles, and this is the bible.

12 instrumental tracks. 4 artists. 4 instruments.

Of writers, James Michener once said, “Unless you think you can do better than Tolstoy, we don’t need you.”

Of funky, you might say, “Unless you think you can do better than The Meters, we don’t need you.”

I remember my first time in New Orleans, and the first time I heard someone down there say the name “George Porter, Jr.” This would have been some 20+ years ago, and I can still hear it in my mind. The reverence with which they said his name. George Porter, Jr. Like it was holy.

 


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