March 27, 2001
Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Soul, Urban, New Orleans R&B

Album Review

This two-disc import set includes the band's three early albums for the Josie label in sequence, plus a selection of outtakes from the same fertile period. Among the surprises is a heavy cover of the Beatles' "Come Together." The relentlessly syncopated backbeats and stuttering guitar lines have a way of sneaking up on the unaware listener, too -- all the way to the dancefloor. This is seminal New Orleans funk in an affordable package that serves as a better introduction than Rhino's previous retrospectives (which include material from the band's Warner Brothers disco years).
Brian Beatty, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Cissy Strut
  2. Here Comes the Meter Man
  3. Cardova
  4. Live Wire
  5. Art
  6. Sophisticated Cissy
  7. Ease Back
  8. 6V6 La
  9. Sehorn's Farm
  10. Ann
  11. Stormy
  12. Simple Song
  13. Look-Ka Py Py
  14. Rigor Mortis
  15. Pungee
  16. Thinking
  17. This Is My Last Affair
  18. Funky Miracle
  19. Yeah, You're Right
  20. Little Old Money Maker
  21. Oh, Calcutta!
  22. The Mob
  23. 9 'Til 5
  24. Dry Spell
  25. Chicken Strut
  26. Liver Splash
  27. Wichita Lineman
  28. Joog
  29. Go for Yourself
  30. Same Old Thing
  31. Handclapping Song
  32. Darlin' Darlin'
  33. Tippi-Toes
  34. Britches
  35. Hey! Last Minute
  36. Ride Your Pony
  37. Message from the Meters
  38. Zony Mash
  39. Groovy Lady
  40. Stretch Your Rubber Band
  41. I Need More Time
  42. (The World Is a Bit Under the Weather) Doodle-Oop
  43. Good Old Funky Music
  44. Sassy Lady
  45. Pickin' and a Grinnin'
  46. Rock 'N' Roll Medley/Rockin' Pneumonia/Something You Got/I ...
  47. Riddle Song
  48. Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
  49. Bo Diddley
  50. People Get Ready
  51. Come Together