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The Meters - 'Look-A Py Py' [(Black) Vinyl LP]

The Meters

Look-A Py Py

Black Vinyl Re-Issue Import

Vinyl LP Record

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As New Orleans producer Allen Toussaint's houseband at Sansu Records, The Meters began performing in the mid-60s lending their talents as backing musicians to Dr John, Lee Dorsey and later Paul McCartney and Robert Palmer. Blending melodic grooves and syncopated NOLA rhythms, The Meters' highly charged guitar riffs and keyboard workouts helped integrate the Crescent City sound into mainstream Pop. Although they contributed to scores of hit records, success in their own right proved elusive and yet their influence endures thanks in part to the Hip Hop scene whose artists have long since sampled their tracks.

Comprised of Art Neville (keyboards, vocals), Leo Nocentelli (guitar), George Porter (bass) and Joseph "Ziggy" Modeliste (drums), the foursome were later joined by percussionist/ vocalist Cyril Neville. Produced by Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn and recorded at Le Fevre Sound Studios in Atlanta, GA, the all-instrumental Look-Ka Py Py builds on the success of the R&B hits 'Sophisticated Sissy' and 'Sissy Strut' from earlier in the year. With the album ranked at No. 216 in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time, it's easy to see why The Meters deserve the status as the founding fathers of funk.
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