August 17, 2014

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The Meters - Fire On The Bayou b/w Talking´´Bout New Orleans (1976) - single

The Meters are an American funk band based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Meters performed and recorded their own music from the late 1960s until 1977. The band played an influential role as backing musicians for other artists, including Lee Dorsey, Robert Palmer, and Dr. John. The Meters acted as the house band for Allen Toussaint's legendary New Orleans Soul classics of the '60s and are responsible for bringing New Orleans second line grooves into popular music. While The Meters rarely enjoyed significant mainstream success, they are considered, along with artists like James Brown, one of the progenitors of funk music and their work is highly influential on many other bands, both their contemporaries and modern musicians working in the funk idiom.
In 1975 Paul McCartney invited the Meters to play at the release party for his “Venus and Mars” album aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California; Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones was in attendance at the event and was greatly taken with the Meters and their sound. The Rolling Stones invited the band to open for them on their Tour of the Americas '75 and Tour of Europe '76. That same year, the Meters recorded one of their most successful albums, “Fire on the Bayou”.

A - Fire On The Bayou (4:05)
Written-by: The Meters / Produced-by: Allen Toussaint and The Meters
B - Talking´´Bout New Orleans (3:31)
Written-by: The Meters / Produced-by: Allen Toussaint and The Meters

Label:  Reprise Records
Genre:  Funk, Soul
Catalog#  REP 14432


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