The Meters

The Meters Anthology: The Josie Years

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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).

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:06
2 2:53
3 4:31
4 2:37
5
2:30
6 2:53
7 3:11
8 2:22
9 2:28
10
2:42
11 3:37
12 3:00
13 3:16
14 2:34
15 2:57
16 1:41
17 2:52
18 2:25
19 2:43
20 2:38
21 2:41
22 2:46
23 2:47
24 2:27
25 3:10
26 2:40

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:59
2 2:14
3 3:11
4 2:50
5 2:56
6 2:54
7 2:27
8 2:51
9 2:59
10 3:19
11 2:43
12 3:00
13 2:45
14 2:43
15 3:13
16 2:36
17 2:21
18 2:36
19 3:19
20 5:09
21 4:18
22 2:47
23 2:29
24 3:41
25 3:09
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