||Funky Meters - Live from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival DVD (2000)
Funky Meters albums Formed in 1967, New Orleans band The Meters are renowned for pioneering a unique sound that blends funk, blues, dance music, and the joyful rhythms of their native Cajun culture. Renamed Funky Meters in 1994, the band has toured with The Rolling Stones; played with Paul McCartney and Robert Palmer; been covered by Widespread Panic and The Grateful Dead; sampled by LL Cool J and Queen Latifah; and lionized by The Red Hot Chili Peppers. The highly influential Funky Meters are captured live in this concert recorded at the 2000 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, performing classics such as "Cissy Strut," "People Say," "They All Ask for You," "Look-Ka Py Py," and more.
New Orleans Funky Meters are one of the most powerful live acts around, and theres no better place to see them than at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, in front of a mix of in-the-know locals and rabidly enthusiastic out-of-towners. Luckily, camera crews were on hand to capture the Funky Meters unforgettable show at the 2000 JazzFest, resulting in this amazing DVD. Widely considered to be the founding fathers of funk, The Meters spent the 60 and 70s perfecting their unique musical blend, which incorporates blues and dance grooves with a New Orleans vibe.