Ernie Francestine by Ernie Francestine  November 03, 2017 

Ernies (throwback) pick of the month

The Meters - Struttin’

 

The Meters   StruttinThis is The Meters 3rd record produced by all-time great New Orleans pianist / songwriter / arranger / producer Allen Toussaint. Not only does this record deliver extremely deep, satisfying groove, but the “songs” are there are as well. Check out “Witchita Lineman” for a great soul ballad, something you didn't hear on previous Meters records. The Meters also happen to be one of the few bands that use the guitar to enhance the funk of the rest of the group - check out “Meters Strut” to see what I mean. If you are looking for an entrance into funk / soul music, there is no better record than this. 

 

Key Tracks: Chicken Strut, Hand Clapping Song, Witchita Lineman

TL;DR: funk with soul 

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