The Meters :: Live @ The Showboat Lounge, 1977


In continuing with the string of New Orleans related posts leading up to Mardi Gras, here is a Meters show from 1977 I’ve posted on the Drunkard the past two January’s. Call it tradition. Look for another Meters live set in the next week recorded at The Bottomline (NYC) in the late seventies.

Nobody..and I mean nobody funked it up like The Meters did in their prime. Shit-hot grooves. I have collected a number of shows from the band’s ’70s hey-day, and this is one of my favorites. It is culled from a 1977 New Orleans Live radio broadcast complete with a smokey-voiced DJ popping in and out during the duration of the show.

Great banter from the band too. Several times throughout the show Art Neville speaks directly to the greater New Orleans radio audience, telling them to get with it and come on down to the show. The beginning of “People Say” is particularly nasty.

Download The Meters @ The Showboat Lounge, 1977 after the jump…

MP3: The Meters :: Just Kissed My Baby
MP3: The Meters :: Band Banter
MP3: The Meters :: Big Chief
MP3: The Meters :: Stage Banter
MP3: The Meters :: Jungleman
MP3: The Meters :: Ask’s For You
MP3: The Meters :: Hey Pocky Way
MP3: The Meters :: People Say
MP3: The Meters :: Ain’t No Use —>
MP3: The Meters :: Po’ Boy Jam —>
MP3: The Meters :: Ain’t No Use
MP3: The Meters :: Feel Da Groove

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The Meters :: Look-Ka Py Py —> Jungle Man (1974) – Dr. John Television Special ++ ++

+ Visit The Hype Machine for additional Meters MP3s.

10 thoughts on “The Meters :: Live @ The Showboat Lounge, 1977

  1. I’m lovin’ it! Especially the part where the lead singer is practically begging the drunk guy to get off the mike and let the ladies (who he obviously wanted in the first place) have a chance.


  2. I was so excited to get an email from a friend across the country directing me to this, knowing well that I would be ecstatic!

    The Meters are one of the funkiest, grittiest bands ever and I also have a hard time finding live shows and vinyl where I live (although I did finally find a vinyl last week across town)…


    Funk Fan For Life,
    Nicole LaRae

  3. I’m gonna play this show in the car on my way to Mardi Gras this February!

    Yeah you rite! That’s funkier than a mile of red beans and collard greens. The show was broadcast on WNOE-FM from a show in Fat City — you don’t get much more N’Awlins than that. Makes me miss growing up there.

  4. Can you please reup this live concert from one of the greatest funk band in the world?
    Thank you very much!!

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