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The Original Meters & Papa Grows Funk – May 5, 2012 New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf

When you’re in New Orleans for Jazz Fest, there’s nothing like catching a Funky Meters show to reassure you that you’re in the right place at the right time. But, as we know, the Funky Meters only contain 2 of the original Meters band members, namely Art “Poppa Funk” Neville and George Porter, Jr.

That’s why the 2012 Jazz Fest became so exciting when it was announced that all 4 of the Original Meters would be playing their first club gig in New Orleans in over 30 years! Yes, we’re talking about all 4 original members: Art “Poppa Funk” Neville on organ, George Porter, Jr. on bass, Leo Nocentelli on guitar and Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste on drums.

Yes, these 4 original Meters members have reunited sporadically for shows in 2005, 2006 and 2007 (and for a few festival gigs in 2011). Yes, they’ve played New Orleans before. But this felt like the real homecoming. The price was steep, but for the few that could get in, it was worth every penny. Art showed that he can still play ferociously, despite his age of, in his words,“74 fuckin years old”. Although Zigaboo did joke about the senior citizen status of the band, they hardly played like it. Judge for yourself, because here I bring you 47 minutes of footage from this now legendary show.

The Original Meters
May 5, 2012 New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf
Fire On The Bayou, Africa > Look-Ka Py Py > Funky Miracle, Encore: People Say:

Also, here is the set closing Ain’t No Use, shot by photographer Marc Millman. I strongly suggest that you check out some of his photos from this show and even consider purchasing framable prints of his beautiful imagery.

By the way, you can download the full audio from this show here.

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Finally, here are a few videos of the opening act, Papa Grows Funk, featuring Raymond Weber (ex-Dumpstaphunk drummer) subbing on drums.

Papa Grows Funk
May 5, 2012 New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf
Shakin':

Papa Grows Funk
May 5, 2012 New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf
Planet of Love & Hate:

Papa Grows Funk
May 5, 2012 New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf
unknown tune:

Dumpstaphunk closes out the 2011 Bear Creek Music Festival with guests & unusual covers

Dumpstaphunk
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Live Oak, FL @ Bear Creek Music Festival
Part 1 of 2: Deeper (w/ Skerik), Put It In The Dumpsta, Liar [The Meters cover], Heart Shaped Box [Nirvana cover]

Dumpstaphunk
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Live Oak, FL @ Bear Creek Music Festival
Part 2 of 2: Blueswave (w/ Skerik), Africa/New Orleans (w/ George Porter Jr) > reggae improv (w/ George Porter Jr & Pee Wee Ellis), Fame [David Bowie cover], Water [Graham Central Station cover] (w/ Ryan Zoidis, Rashawn Ross, Sam Kininger, Jonathan Lloyd & Skerik)

VIDEO: Canon Vixia HF21 by RLBayers
AUDIO: LiveMusicNola‘s mix (32 channel multi-track using all channels from the stage)
AUDIO (on first 3 songs): Sony ECM-MS908C (front row on video camera) + LiveMusicNola‘s mix (32 channel multi-track using all channels from the stage)

Dumpstaphunk
Ivan Neville: keys, vocals
Tony Hall: bass, guitar, vocals
Ian Neville: guitar
Nick Daniels: bass, vocals
Nikki Glaspie: drums

Guests:
Skerik – sax
George Porter Jr – bass, vocals
Pee Wee Ellis – sax
The Shady Horns (Ryan Zoidis on sax, Rashawn Ross on trumpet, Sam Kininger on sax)
Jonathan Lloyd – trombone

Dumpstaphunk
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Live Oak, FL @ Bear Creek Music Festival
Encore: Meanwhile (w/ Louis Cato) [Filmed by Sewell Film Productions for the Bear Creek Music Festival 2011 Video Archives]

AUDIO: Questlove’s Afro-Picks (feat. Tony Allen) 9/11/11 Paris

Questlove’s Afro-Picks – No Discrimination (Tony Allen cover) 9/11/11 Paris, France

FULL SHOW MP3 DOWNLOAD: http://funkit.minus.com/mgr0csCkz (Courtesy of All The Way Live).
Or stream it at Red Bull Music Academy Radio: part 1 and part 2.

Questlove’s Afro-Picks
September 11, 2011
Paris, France @ La Grande Halle de la Villette
SBD > Red Bull Music Academy Radio stream (unknown kbps) > mp3 (224kbps VBR)

01. African Message (Tony Allen cover)
02. Interlude
03. Africa (Bongi Makeba cover)
04. Colonial Mentality (Fela Kuti cover)
05. Interlude
06. Soweto Blues (Miriam Makeba cover)
07. No Discrimination (Tony Allen cover)
08. Interlude
09. Love Is A Natural Thing (Tony Allen cover)
10. Interlude
11. Gentleman (Fela Kuti cover)
12. Peace (Bongi Makeba cover)
13. Interlude
14. Sorrow Tears And Blood (Fela Kuti cover)
15. Interlude
16. What’s Wrong With Groovin’ (Letta Mbulu cover)
17. Interlude
18. Yala (Oumou Sangare cover)
19. Outro

Questlove – drums
Tony Allen – drums
Amp Fiddler – keys, vocals
Macy Gray – vocals
Black Thought – vocals
Martin Perna – baritone saxophone
Oghene Kologbo – guitar
Chico Mann – guitar
Lakecia Benjamin – saxophone
Jordan McLean – trumpet
Shareef Clayton – trumpet, vocals
Damon Bryson – sousaphone
Mamani Keita – vocals
Shakira Marshall – vocals
Rujeko Dumbutshena – vocals
Afi McClendon – vocals
Lekan Babalola – percussion
Dion Tucker – trombone
Cesar Anot – bass
Cheme Gastelum – saxophone
David Murray – saxophone, arrangements

For more info:
http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/rbma/worldtour/paris/