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Funkify Your Life: The Meters Anthology


Download links and information about Funkify Your Life: The Meters Anthology by The Meters. This album was released in 1995 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop, Funk genres. It contains 43 tracks with total duration of 02:23:21 minutes.

Artist: The Meters
Release date: 1995
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop, Funk
Tracks: 43
Duration: 02:23:21
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No. Title Length
1. Cissy Strut 3:01
2. Here Comes the Meter Man 2:53
3. Live Wire 2:41
4. Sophisticated Cissy 2:55
5. Ease Back 3:13
6. Stormy 3:39
7. Look-Ka Py Py 3:18
8. Pungee 2:59
9. Thinking 1:40
10. This Is My Last Affair 2:53
11. Funky Miracle 2:27
12. Yeah You're Right 2:44
13. Little Old Money Maker 2:41
14. I Need More Time (Single Version) 3:16
15. Dry Spell 2:29
16. Chicken Strut 3:14
17. Same Old Thing 2:50
18. Darling Darling Darling 2:54
19. Tippi-Toes 2:29
20. Ride Your Pony 3:22
21. A Message from the Meters (Single Version) 2:43
22. Zony Mash (Single Version) 3:01
23. Stretch Your Rubber Band (Single Version) 2:44
24. Groovy Lady (Single Version) 2:46
25. (The World Is a Bit Under the Weather) Doodle-Oop (Single Version) 2:36
26. Good Old Funky Music (Single Version) 2:20
27. Stay Away 5:22
28. Soul Island 3:11
29. Do the Dirt 2:37
30. Cabbage Alley 3:33
31. People Say (Single Version) 5:11
32. Hey Pocky A-way (Single Version) 4:02
33. Africa (LP Version) 4:01
34. Fire On the Bayou 4:10
35. Talkin' 'bout New Orleans 3:38
36. They All Ask'd for You 4:12
37. Running Fast (Single Version) 3:22
38. Doodle Loop (The World Is a Little Bit Under the Weather) 3:52
39. Trick Bag 3:21
40. Hang 'em High / Honky Tonk Woman (LP Version) 2:20
41. Be My Lady (Single Version) 6:27
42. Funkify Your Life 5:40
43. Give It What You Can 4:34



Rhino's Funkify Your Life: The Meters Anthology was the first truly comprehensive and widely available CD retrospective of the groundbreaking New Orleans funk band's work. These two chronologically arranged discs run down virtually every important track the band recorded under its own name, finally allowing a more general audience to hear why the Meters had earned such a stellar reputation among die-hard funk collectors and sample-minded hip-hoppers. Disc one, subtitled "The Josie Years," traces the group's 1969-1971 beginnings as a Booker T. & the MG's-like outfit, cutting brief instrumentals with a similar guitar/organ/bass/drums lineup. There were important differences, though; the Meters' arrangements usually carried the melody in single-note guitar lines, which gave them a distinctive calling card, and their rhythms were notably funkier. In fact, drummer Joseph "Ziggy" Modeliste pretty much establishes himself as a monster groove machine right from the beginning; his is a dominating rhythmic presence. This is the lean, earthy Meters sound most often imitated by latter-day funk revivalists like the Soul Fire label. Group vocals and wah-wah guitars start to pop up over the second half of the disc, setting the stage for their more ambitious major-label sound, which is documented on the second disc ("The Reprise/Warner Bros. Years"). Nearly all of these tracks are vocal numbers, "songs" in the more traditional sense, but the group also opens its sound up, allowing the members to show off their individual chops as soloists. There's more flash in this music, including plenty of nimble-fingered unison passages demonstrating that the band can be as tight as they are loose. It's more proof that the Meters were the most telepathic funk ensemble this side of the J.B.'s. Those with a casual interest can safely content themselves with the fine single-disc Very Best of the Meters, but for devoted funk fans, Funkify Your Life should be considered essential listening.