The soundtrack for the second season of the HBO series Treme is on sale at Amazon right now for $6.99. While the show itself depressed the hell out of me (I’ve only watched the first season so far), the music is incredible and worth the price. Grab a beignet and a coffee (or a long neck, it’s 11am somewhere after all) and enjoy La Danse De Mardi Gras from Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys:
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.