Heat Rocks
Heat Rocks
Jan 14, 2021
DJ Soul Sister on The Meters' "Rejuvenation" (1974)
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The Meters helped change the New Orleans sonic landscape with their funky records and signature "second line" rhythms and in 1974, they released the heater Rejuvenation. The biggest difference on this record: vocals. Most of the members got a chance to flex their vocal and instrumental talents. This change up proved to be successful, becoming one of the group's most influential records and was heavily sampled all throughout 80s and 90s hip-hop.

DJ Soul Sister AKA The Queen of Rare Groove, joins Oliver and Morgan to discuss the funkiness of The Meters, the New Orleans music scene, and what it's like to DJ at George Clinton's birthday.  

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Show Tracklisting (all songs from Rejuvenation unless otherwise indicated):

  • Africa
  • Jungle Man
  • Lee Dorsey: Can You Hear Me
  • The Meters: Thinking
  • Heavy D & The Boyz: Gyrlz, They Love Me
  • Hey Pocky A-Way
  • It Ain't No Use
  • Love Is For Me
  • People Say
  • Aaron Neville: Hercules
  • Aaron Neville & Linda Ronstadt: Don't Know Much
  • Neville Brothers: Dance Your Blues Away
  • Just Kiss My Baby
  • Public Enemy: Timebomb
  • Just Kiss My Baby
  • Africa
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers: Hollywood 
  • Hey Pocky A-Way
  • Africa
  • Just Kiss My Baby
  • People Say
  • Hey Pocky A-Way
  • It Ain't No Use
  • People Say
  • Lee Dorsey: Yes We Can Pt. 1
  • The Meters: A Message From The Meters
  • Dr. John: (Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away

Here is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there

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