Betty Harris

Q: What’s funkier than the Meters?

A: The Meters when they back up Betty Harris on “There’s a Break in the Road!”

Oh, that’s funky, that’s funky!  Like nine cans of shaving powder, that’s funky!

Goddam, I don’t really think there was a better era of soul music than the late sixties-early seventies transition from soul to funk.  Tight, snappy grooves, with lots of snare and complex rhythms that just jump out at you.  And the Meters were the best!


Oklahoman by birth. Angeleno by fate. I've been in half a dozen bands and own 25 cubic feet of old records. Thank God for Ikea shelves.

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