Toussaint at the Freret Street Festival,
New Orleans, 2009
Porter Jr. performing in 2004
Toussaint performing in Stockholm in 2009
Porter performs at Bimbo's 365 Club, San Francisco, May 2011
Allen Toussaint receiving the National Medal of Arts in 2013

After a short time, however, the band was trimmed down to four core members - Art Neville, Zigaboo Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli and Porter Jr. The four were playing six nights a week at a Bourbon Street bar called Ivanhoe when they were approached by Allen Toussaint and asked if they wanted to sign a record deal.

- George Porter Jr.

The core players of the rhythm section used on many of the Sansu recordings from the mid- to late 1960s, Art Neville and the Sounds, consisted of Art Neville on keyboards, Leo Nocentelli on guitar, George Porter Jr on bass, and Zigaboo Modeliste on drums.

- Allen Toussaint
Toussaint at the Freret Street Festival,
New Orleans, 2009

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The Meters performing in 2011

The Meters

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The Meters performing in 2011

The Meters are an American funk band formed in 1965 in New Orleans by Zigaboo Modeliste (drums), George Porter Jr. (bass), Leo Nocentelli (guitar) and Art Neville (keyboards).

The band performed and recorded their own music from the late 1960s until 1977 and played an influential role as backing musicians for other artists, including Lee Dorsey, Robert Palmer, Dr. John, and Allen Toussaint.

Eaglin in 2006

Snooks Eaglin

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American guitarist and singer based in New Orleans.

American guitarist and singer based in New Orleans.

Eaglin in 2006

In 1952, he joined the Flamingoes, a local seven-piece band started by Allen Toussaint.

In the film, he performs "Come On (Let the Good Times Roll)" with guest George Porter Jr. and the house band.

Nocentelli performing in 2006

Leo Nocentelli

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American musician and songwriter best known as a founding member and lead guitarist of the funk band The Meters.

American musician and songwriter best known as a founding member and lead guitarist of the funk band The Meters.

Nocentelli performing in 2006

By 1968 the band consisted of four members: Nocentelli, Art Neville, George Porter, and Ziggy Modeliste.

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Nocentelli wrote, co-wrote and did session work – mostly in Cosimo, Sansu, and Sea-Saint studios.

King at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, 1997

Earl King

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American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, most active in blues music.

American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, most active in blues music.

King at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, 1997

In 1972, he was joined by Allen Toussaint and the Meters to record the album Street Parade.

He recorded his third album for Black Top, Hard River to Cross (1993), with backing by George Porter, Jr., David Torkanowsky, and Herman V. Ernest III.

Modeliste in 2010

Ziggy Modeliste

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American drummer best known as a founding member of the funk band the Meters.

American drummer best known as a founding member of the funk band the Meters.

Modeliste in 2010

The band was eventually signed to Allen Toussaint's record label Sansu Enterprises and served as the label's studio band.

The album features works by several artists including Wardell Quezergue and George Porter.

American DVD cover

Make It Funky (film)

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2005 American documentary film directed, written and co-produced by Michael Murphy.

2005 American documentary film directed, written and co-produced by Michael Murphy.

American DVD cover

The film is narrated by Art Neville, and the interviewees include local music pioneers Allen Toussaint, Lloyd Price, Irma Thomas, and Aaron Neville, contemporary New Orleans musicians Kermit Ruffins and Trombone Shorty, as well as rock musicians Bonnie Raitt and Keith Richards, who describe the influence of New Orleans music on their careers.

Snooks Eaglin with guest George Porter Jr., performing "Come On (Let the Good Times Roll)"

Side A of the US single

Lady Marmalade

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Song written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan, originally for Nolan's disco group.

Song written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan, originally for Nolan's disco group.

Side A of the US single
Labelle in 1975

Crewe showed the song to Allen Toussaint in New Orleans, and Toussaint then decided to record the song with Labelle.

George Porter Jr. – bass guitar

Right Place, Wrong Time (song)

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Song by American musician Dr. John.

Song by American musician Dr. John.

George Porter Jr. – bass guitar

Allen Toussaint – piano, percussion, rhythm guitar, horn arrangements