The Meters

Sophisticated Cissy

Sophisticated Cissy – Stateside 1969

Cissy Strut

The Meters were the resident recording band for SANSU and original backing group from New Orleans for Aaron Neville, Fats Domino, Lee Dorsey, Chris Kenner and Betty Harris. Produced by Allen Toussaint, both the above tracks were popular and played at the Blue Note and Whitworth Street Twisted Wheel. These days they are known as The Funky Meters.

Being the band that backed Lee Dorsey they issued their own version of Ride Your Pony.

Robert Palmer went to the Crescent City – New Orleans- just to be near them. Led by Art Neville on keyboard.

1969 “Look-Ka Py Py”
1970 “Chicken Strut”
1971 Disbanded
1991 Reunited and touring. – The Meters