Cabbage Alley

£ 19.99


In the late 1960s and early 1970s, New Orleans's Meters churned out irresistible funk instrumentals that were distilled to their essence and intended to get people up and shaking. When the Josie label went bankrupt in 1971, the band moved over to the reprise label and began to broaden their horizons, expanding their sonic palette and putting more emphasis on vocals.

Cabbage alley, their Reprise debut, finds them experimenting with tropical sounds ("Soul island"), Allman brothers-style guitar leads ("Stay away"), Neil Young covers ("Birds"), and socially conscious lyrics ("Lonesome and unwanted people"). Still, it's the simple funk anthems that hit home on cuts such as "You've got to change," "Do the dirt," and "Chug chug chug-a-lug."

You've Got To Change (You Got To Reform)
Stay Away
The Flower Song
Soul Island
Do The Dirt
Lonesome And Unwanted People
Gettin' Funkier All The Time
Cabbage Alley
Format: LP
Label: Reprise Records
Catalogue numbers: MS 2076

Manufactured By-Rhino Records (2)
Distributed By-Scorpio Music
Lacquer Cut At-Better Quality Sound
Pressed By-Rainbo Records
Pressed By-Rainbo Records
Produced For-Rhinelander Music
Published By-Rhinelander Music
Published By-Cotillion Music
Published By-Broken Arrow Music

Barcodes & Identifiers:
Rights Society-BMI
Matrix / Runout-5032 MS 2076-1 A S 39931 DcBqs
Matrix / Runout-5032 MS2076-1 B S-39932
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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