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Cabbage Alley

The Meters

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Customer Reviews

must hear cover

if you haven't had the pleasure of hearing the meters cover "birds" by neil young you should add this track to your library.  i gave the five star rating based on this track. the album has high and lows.

Cabbage Alley

As someone having had the pleasure of being around when the Meters released their first big hit, "Sissy Strut", I have always enjoyed the music from Cabbage Alley, especially the title song, as that's the type of music I remember and associate with the Meters!

Funky Funky

It is truly a shame that The Meters never really got their due. They were an incredibly tight, talented, and funky band. Cabbage Alley is my personal favorite, and thank you ITunes for finally putting it up in it's entirety. This album is a must hear for anyone looking for a doorway into the Meters' music.

Biography

Formed: 1966 in New Orleans, LA

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

The Meters defined New Orleans funk, not only on their own recordings, but also as the backing band for numerous artists, including many produced by Allen Toussaint. Where the funk of Sly Stone and James Brown was wild, careening, and determinedly urban, the Meters were down-home and earthy. Nearly all of their own recordings were instrumentals, putting the emphasis on the organic and complex rhythms. The syncopated, layered percussion intertwined with the gritty grooves of the guitar and organ,...
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