The Meters – Cissy Strut

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1969’s ‘The Meters’ is among the most complete funk albums ever produced. Every home should have one. The Meters themselves –Art Neville, Ziggy Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli, and George Porter Jr.– are the distinctive sound of New Orleans. This is the first track on the first side of the album, with which many minds were solidly blown the first time this LP was brought home from the record store and put on the turntable: the funk spreading like a contagion through bedrooms and family rooms all over Orleans Parish, headphone-wearing teens and fellas sitting out front of shot houses alike. If you have a groove this song is gonna’ get you back in it.



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