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The Meters
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The Meters

The original Meters were to New Orleans funk and soul what Booker T. and the MGs were to Stax-Volt: an all-purpose, outrageously prolific backing band for other major artists that was also more than capable of churning out its own hits. The band's long list of superstar collaborators includes Paul McCartney, Labelle, Robert Palmer, Dr. John and many more.

Active: 1969-present

Previous nominations: 1

Signature songs: "Cissy Strut," "Look-Ka Py Py," "Africa," "Fire on the Bayou"

From the RS Archives: Live Report: The Meters (1976)

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