New Orleans funk originators.
The Meters never achieved the mainstream success of James Brown or Parliament-Funkadelic, although their contributions to the creation and development of the funk genre were just as important. They were well-regarded among other music artists, and played as the backing band for Paul McCartney, Robert Palmer, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, and others.
Art Neville, George Porter Jr., Leo Nocentelli, Zigaboo Modeliste, Cyril Neville
Mick Jagger was so impressed by the Meters upon seeing them perform at a record release party for Paul McCartney that he invited them to open for the Rolling Stones during their 1975 and 1976 tours.
The first great funk bass player.
The Queen of Funk.
The elemental forces of funk.
The Maestro of P-Funk.
The Freaky One.
All about the groove.
It went from the underground club scene to the mainstream.
Polished sound and sophisticated production.
A genre unto himself.