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Cabbage Alley (CLEAR GREEN Colored Vinyl)

   Artist: The Meters
Label: Reprise
Orig. Released: May 11, 1972
Catalog No.: LPREPR2076C
Condition: Sealed-Reissue
Format: LP

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Description
"... the fourth album from funk group The Meters. It is also their first album for the Reprise label after leaving their previous label, Josie Records, when it went bankrupt in 1971.

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Track Titles

A1. You've Got to Change (You've Got to Reform)
(Leo Nocentelli and Joseph Modeliste) 5:11
A2. Stay Away
(Leo Nocentelli) 5:17
A3. Birds
(Neil Young) 4:22
A4. The Flower Song
(Leo Nocentelli) 4:48
A5. Soul Island
(Arthur Neville, George Porter,
Leo Nocentelli and Joseph Modeliste) 3:06

B1. Do the Dirt
(Leo Nocentelli) 2:35
B2. Smiling
(Arthur Neville) 3:06
B3. Lonesome and Unwanted People
(Leo Nocentelli) 4:38
B4. Gettin' Funkier All the Time
(Leo Nocentelli, Joseph Modeliste
and George Porter) 3:17
B5. Cabbage Alley
(Arthur Neville) 3:29


 

Liner Notes
PRODUCED BY ALLEN TOUSSAINT AND MARSHALL E. SEHORN CABBAGE ALLEY IS JUST A LITTLE SHORT STREET, ABOUT 200 FEET LONG, IN THE REAL NITTY-GRITTY OF NEW ORLEANS. YOU CAN HEAR JUST ABOUT ANY KIND OF MUSIC THERE, BUT MOSTLY THE REAL FUNKY KIND: TAMBOURINES, WASHBOARDS, MAYBE A TROMBONE OR TWO, PLAYING THE SPECIAL NEW ORLEANS KIND OF RHYTHM THEY CALL "SECOND LINE." WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT SECOND LINE? JUST AN EXTRA LITTLE BIT OF SYNCOPATION, AN EXTRA LITTLE TRICK BETWEEN THE BEATS. TRY AS YOU MAY TO CLEAN IT UP, YOU CAN'T HELP DANCIN' AND GETTIN' FUNKY WHEN YOU FEEL THAT CABBAGE ALLEY SOUND. YOU'VE FELT IT BEHIND FATS DOMINO, ERNIE K-DOE, LEE DORSEY . . . AND ON "SOPHISTICATED CISSY," "EASE BACK," "CHICKEN STRUT" AND ALL THE OTHER HIP-SHAKIN' TUNES THAT MADE THE METERS THE #1 R&B INSTRUMENTAL GROUP IN THE NATION TWO YEARS RUNNING, ACCORDING TO BILLBOARD AND RECORD WORLD. THE METERS HAVE SOME NEW TRICKS ON THIS ONE, THEIR FIRST WARNER BROS. ALBUM. ORGANIST ART NEVILLE IS FEATURED ON VOCALS ON SEVERAL TUNES INCLUDING "BIRDS" AND "LONESOME AND UNWANTED PEOPLE." "STAY AWAY" HAS SOME MOST UNUSUAL ELECTRONIC ADVENTURES. BUT ABOVE ALL THE METERS PLAY MUSIC FOR DANCING, AND THEY PLAY IT WITH THAT NATURAL FLOW THAT NEW ORLEANS MUSICIANS SEEM TO BE BORN WITH. AS CO-PRODUCER MARSHALL SEHORN SAYS, "WE CAN'T GET AWAY FROM THAT DANCE BEAT.. . HAPPY MUSIC IS WHERE WE'RE AT." THE NAME OF THE LATEST DANCE FROM NEW ORLEANS SAYS IT ALL ... THE DIRT. IT'S INCLUDED ON THIS ALBUM. YES, CABBAGE ALLEY HAS GONE ELECTRIC WITH THE METERS, AND NOW THE WHOLE WORLD IS JUST GOIN' TO BE "GETTIN' FUNKIER ALL THE TIME." - BARRY HANSEN ART DIRECTION: ED THRASHER DESIGN: JON ECHEVARRIETA COVER ART: DAVE WILLARDSON
Musicians
JOSEPH (ZIG) MODELISTE: DRUMS, COWBELL, WOODEN BLOCK AND GOURD ARTHUR (ART) NEVILLE: ORGAN, PIANO, COWBELL, TAMBOURINES, LEAD VOCAL ON "BIRDS," "DO THE DIRT" AND "LONESOME AND UNWANTED PEOPLE" LEO NOCENTELLI: GUITAR, TAMBOURINES GEORGE PORTER: BASS SPECIAL THANKS TO CYRIL NEVILLE AND SQUIRREL ON CONGO.
 
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