Saturday, June 6, 2009
Who you callin' Cissy?
On this day in 1969, the Meters scorching soul classic Cissy Strut reaches #23 on the Billboard charts.
The New Orleans based band, fronted by Art Neville, pioneered the Funk. Achieving some moderate chart success, the band was also a favorite among other musicians. In 1974, Paul and Linda McCartney hired the band to play a party aboard the Queen Mary. The following year the Stones took them on tour as an opening act.
Enduring a breakup, lineup and name changes, the band eventually reunited and continues to perform today.
Cissy Strut- The Meters (New Orleans Jazz Festival, 1993)