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The Meters - A Message From The Meters

The Meters - A Message From The Meters

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This black triple vinyl compilation collects each of their singles released on the Josie, Reprise and Warner Brothers labels in the late 60s and early 70s, most of which were produced by the late Allen Toussaint. Tracks like “Handclapping Song,” “Cissy Strut,” “Sophisticated Cissy,” “Here Comes The Meter Man” and “Dry Spell” laid the foundation for the New Orleans funk sound and provided fuel for the SP-12s and MPCs of hip-hop producers for decades to follow. The tracks culled from the Josie singles are the rare mono mixes, while the Reprise and Warner Bros tracks are stereo mixes, all sourced from the original master tapes wherever possible (all but 5 to be precise). This is the first time the works of this essential group have been collected on this scale, with 40 tracks surveying nearly a decade’s worth of output, housed in a stunning triple gatefold with extensive liner notes and photos. 

Track Listing:

1. Sophisticated Cissy
2. Sehorns Farms
3. Cissy Strut
4. Here Comes the Meter Man
5. Ease Back
6. Ann
7. Dry Spell
8. Little Old Money Maker
9. Look-Ka Py Py
10. This Is My Last Affair
11. Chicken Strut
12. Hey! Last Minute
13. Hand Clapping Song
14. Joog
15. A Message from the Meters
16. Zony Mash
17. Stretch Your Rubber Band
18. Groovy Lady
19. Doodle-Oop
20. I Need More Time
21. Good Old Funky Music
22. Sassy Lady
23. Do the Dirt
24. Smiling
25. Cabbage Alley
26. The Flower Song
27. Chug Chug Chug-A-Lug (Part One)
28. Chug Chug Chug-A-Lug (Part Two)
29. Hey Pocky A-Way
30. Africa
31. People Say
32. Loving You Is on My Mind
33. They All Ask'd for You
34. Running Fast (Long Version)
35. Disco Is the Thing Today
36. Mr. Moon
37. Trick Bag
38. Find Yourself
39. Be My Lady
40. No More Okey Doke