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

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 Meters

George Porter Jr. (born December 26, 1947) is an American musician, best known as the bassist and singer of The Meters.

- George Porter Jr.

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.

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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

They later became known as The Meters.

- Allen Toussaint
The Meters performing in 2011

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Nocentelli performing in 2006

Leo Nocentelli

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Nocentelli performing in 2006

Leo Nocentelli (born June 15, 1946) is an American musician and songwriter best known as a founding member and lead guitarist of the funk band The Meters.

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.

Modeliste in 2010

Ziggy Modeliste

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Modeliste in 2010

Joseph "Ziggy" Modeliste (born December 28, 1948), also known as Zigaboo, is an American drummer best known as a founding member of the funk band the Meters.

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.