FEEL THE FUNK…

The latest single from speciality label MATASUNA RECORDS  pairs tracks from funk pioneers THE METERS from New Orleans and THE WATTS 103RD STREET RHYTHM BAND from Los Angeles.

The disc’s putative A side is The Meters’ version of Sly and the Family Stone’s ‘Sing A Simple Song’. The sound is typical of the New Orleans maestros… sparse and loose with heavy drums, funky guitar, deep basslines and a lively organ, it offers a new perspective on the familiar tune. It was first released by the Meters in 1969 but has never been issued as a 45.

The disc’s flip features the The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band track, ‘Giggin’ Down 103rd’. The band first released  the  tune in 1968 as the B side to their  ‘Bottomless’ single. ‘Giggin’ Down 103rd’ is led by a tight horn section  and it’s a perfect complement to the sound of the Meters.

This double A sider will be released on April 30th – vinyl only.

Leave a Comment