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Look-Ka Py Py

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Look-Ka Py Py
Look-Ka Py Py


Heavy weight vinyl reissue of the highly-regarded New Orleans funk band's second album released in December 1969. 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 the Hip Hop scene whose artists have long since sampled their tracks. Comprised of Art Neville [keyboards, vocals], Leo Nocentelli guitar], George Porter Jr. [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 magazine's '500 Greatest Albums of All Time', it's easy to see why The Meters deserve their status as the founding fathers of funk. Revered by contemporary Funk fans this is a welcome reissue for a highly regarded album by one of the genre's foremost exponents.


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  2. Look-Ka Py Py
  3. Rigor Mortis
  4. Pungee
  5. Thinking
  6. This Is My Last Affair
  7. Funky Miracle
  8. Yeah, Youre Right
  9. Little Old Money Maker
  10. Oh, Calcutta!
  11. The Mob
  12. 9 Til 5
  13. Dry Spell
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