Fire on the Bayou

In a city full of great music, the Meters were perhaps New Orleans’ finest r&b and funk bands of the late 60s to mid 70s. Led by Art Neville on keys and vocals and Leo Nocentelli on guitar, the Meters represented both on their own and as a backing band for Allen Toussaint and Dr. John. When Led Zeppelin played New Orleans in 1975, they arranged for a private show with the Meters the night before, and Mick Jagger recruited them to open that year’s Rolling Stones North American tour.

This is the title track from 1975’s Fire on the Bayou, followed by the Tremé clip that sent me down this road

The funk is on the one.