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Lee Dorsey – Yes We Can (1970): On Second Thought

Lee Dorsey – Yes We Can (1970): On Second Thought

When I think of the genius of the late, great Allen Toussaint, I think of the masterpiece he made with Lee Dorsey in 1970.

One Track Mind: Erykah Badu, Zigaboo Modeliste and others, "A la Modeliste" (2012)

This song, produced by Mark Ronson as part of the “Re:Generation” project, is like a neutral-ground hang, a crawfish boil, and a Saints tailgating afternoon rolled into one.

One Track Mind: Zigaboo Modeliste, "Holiday Kiss" (2011)

Drummer Zigaboo Modeliste, the grease-popping soul stylist of Meters fame, settles into a creamy seasonal groove here — sounding in no small way like chitlin-circuit crooner Tyrone Davis.

Best of August 2011: Reader picks include Sly Stone, Adrian Belew and Zigaboo Modeliste

Here’s a look back at the Top 10 stories from last month on SomethingElseReviews.com, based on page views from our readers.

Zigaboo Modeliste on the Meters’ “They All Ask’d For You,” “Funkify Your Life,” others: Gimme Five

Zigaboo Modeliste on the Meters’ “They All Ask’d For You,” “Funkify Your Life,” others: Gimme Five

Zigaboo Modeliste discusses how his celebratory writing style has continued to grow, and why he never expected one of the Meters’ most memorable sides to see wide release.

Zigaboo Modeliste, co-founder of the Meters: Something Else! Interview

Zigaboo Modeliste, co-founder of the Meters: Something Else! Interview

“If there is a 13th wonder,” fellow Meters co-founder George Porter Jr. once said of Zigaboo Modeliste, “then he is it.”

Zigaboo Modeliste – New Life (2011)

New Life arrived amidst much anticipation of something in keeping with drummer Zigaboo Modeliste’s mythically groovetastic tenure with the Meters. And, bless him, I got it. But that wasn’t all.

Dr. John + the Meters – Desitively Bonnaroo (1974)

Dr. John further defines an ass-shaking new synthesis on Desitively Bonnaroo. Even today, there’s really no roadmap for the crazy-eyed co-mingling of R&B, jazz, island beats, blues, boogie funk and hoodoo whackadoo splashed across this LP, recorded alongside fellow New Orleans legends Allen Toussaint and the Meters more than 35 years ago. At the same time, the grooves here areRead More

The Meters – Rejuvenation (1974)

The Meters – Rejuvenation (1974)

A tucked-away treasure, the Meters never found their own fame like Booker T. and the MGs. No matter. Let it be our secret. Our funky, funky secret.

Lee Dorsey – Yes We Can (1970)

Decades before it became a catchy rallying cry for an historic presidential campaign, “Yes We Can” was associated with an inspired message of another kind: the essence of New Orleans-styled funk. Crescent City all-world songwriter and producer Allen Toussaint has done more in his behind-the-scenes role to shape New Orleans R&B than any other single figure. It’s safe bet thatRead More

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