Song of The Day – The Meters – “Come Together”


The Meters (album)

The Meters (album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My trivia question on George Harrison’s cover version of “Got My Mind Set On You” set me to thinking.  Hmmm, George, Beatles, great songs, covers.  Made me want to hear a Beatles song, but not by the Beatles, and not a cover that was well-known.  I settled on one of my favourite songs by them, “Come Together” and remembered this version done by The Meters.  These guys were a New Orleans funk band that were together in the 60’s and 70’s.  They did not have much mainstream success but were held in high regard by many in the know.  They backed up a lot of people, names like Dr. John and Robert Palmer.  This cover has a great edge to it, as edgy as the original I would venture.  As a special add-on, Ii have also included an all time funk classic.  Enjoy.

Come Together

Cissy Strut

About John

I enjoy travel, sports, music and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of music and travel posts and a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Canuck.

Posted on August 28, 2012, in Funk, History, Jazz, Live Music, Music and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. A gripping life

    The Meters really made it funky and cool. It just goes to show you that a great piece of music can, in another bands hands, still retain it’s greatness even if it’s changed.

  2. You mentioned the Meters playing with Dr. John the Night Tripper. That’s them as the backing band on my favorite song of his, Right Place Wrong Time:

  3. I guess the best explanation is a massive case of writers block. Started on a couple of long pieces and got bogged down.

  4. Yeah, great version of “Come Together”!

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