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

Cissy Strut- The Meters (New Orleans Jazz Festival, 1993)

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