December 7, 2018 – 3:17 am


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Arrington 2018 [no label, 1CD]

LOCKN’. Main Stage, Infinity Downs Farm, Arrington, Virginia; August 25, 2018. Very good audio (ripped from HDTV webcast).

Rolling Stone:

Billed as a set to honor the 50th anniversary of New Orleans funk pioneers the Meters, Foundation of Funk was led by original Meters members George Porter Jr and Zigaboo Modeliste. The early part of the show indeed brought a bayou dance party to the Blue Ridge, with an all-star band running through hard-hitting Meters staples like “Just Kissed My Baby” and “Cissy Strut”. But it turned into an even bigger celebration when Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, along with their Dead & Company bandmate John Mayer, decided to join the party. The guests weren’t looking for a showcase sit-in; instead they tastefully dropped into the mix as the ensemble stomped and hollered through “Hey Pocky A-Way” and “Iko Iko”, two Crescent City favorites that have long been found in Dead setlists.

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Thanks to indykid for sharing the HDTV webcast at Dime.

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Track 01. Same Old Thing/Africa (The Meters cover) 8:19
Track 02. Just Kissed My Baby (The Meters cover) 7:11
Track 03. Cissy Strut (The Meters cover) 3:53
Track 04. Gossip Cyril Neville cover with Cyrill Neville on vocals)/
(Doodle Loop) The World Is a Little Bit Under the Weather (The Meters cover) 10:17
with Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, and John Mayer:
Track 05. Hey Pocky A-Way (The Meters cover)/
Iko Iko (The Dixie Cups cover) 13:26
Track 06. Fire On The Bayou (The Meters cover) 11:26
Track 07. Ain’t No Use (To Cut You Loose) (The Meters cover) 10:31
66 mins

George Porter Jr - bass, vocals
Zigaboo Modeliste - drums, vocals
Ivan Neville - organ, keyboards, vocals
Tony Hall - guitar, vocals
Ian Neville - guitar, vocals
Cyril Neville - vocals, tambourine

Bob Weir - guitar
John Mayer - guitar
Bill Kreutzmann - percussion
Mickey Hart - percussion

Click here to order Meters releases.

  1. 3 Responses to “FOUNDATION OF FUNK - ARRINGTON 2018”

  2. this is great, thank you!!!

    By dr.babyhead on Dec 7, 2018

  3. Thanks! Great lineup. George matters!

    By BillfromPgh on Dec 7, 2018

  4. They all have small ones . Look at the handsize.

    By T J on Dec 7, 2018

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