Top 10 Samples in Hip-Hop History ~ Part 23 (The Funky Meters Edition)
It's Zigaboo Time! It's Zigaboo Time!
All drums performed by Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste of...
THE METERS a/k/a THE FUNKY METERS of Nawlins, LA.
Art Neville - Keyboards
Leo Nocentelli - Guitar
George Porter Jr. - Bass
Zigaboo Modeliste - Drums
They have their own legacy plus they were the crack studio band for Lee Dorsey and Dr. John as well. Influences reaching from John Scofield to RHCP.
George Porter Jr. - "I guess our tracks are used so much in hip-hop because they were serious rhythm tracks waiting for a melody. It was like having a window without the curtains, and our music was serious great windows."
More from Porter - "Zig wasn't the original drummer; the other drummer developed some illness and went into the hospital. Zig came to sit in with us for two weeks, and when the guy came back and heard Zig play, he said, 'Oh man, I can't go ask for that job back'."
Recorded on Josie Records til 1971.
Then on Reprise.
1) LITTLE OLD MONEY MAKER
Ultramagnetic MC's - Ease Back
2) FUNKY MIRACLE
Take a Rest - Gang Starr
3) SOPHISTICATED CISSY
Essays on BDP-ism - Boogie Down Prod.
4) GROOVY LADY
Droppin' Em - LL Cool L
Gyrlz They Love Me - Heavy D
6) SAME OLD THING
Same Ol' Thing - Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
Color Blind - Ice Cube
She Swallowed It - N.W.A
9) HAND CLAPPING SONG
Klap Ya Handz - Das EFX
10) FIND YOURSELF
Feel Me Flow - Naughty By Nature