Occasionally I will come across a song that has such a great groove, I’ll buy it and edit it down to dance length because I just KNOW someone will want it. I call this category of song “Songs hoping to be danced.” So here are the latest four songs hoping to get danced:
The Meters – Cissy Strut
Taio Cruz featuring Kylie Minogue – Higher
Mike Stern – Showbiz
The Meters – Fire on the Bayou
I discovered The Meters because Public Radio’s Marketplace used a segment of Cissy Strut in between news stories. Since I was in my car when I heard it, and did not have time to fire up the Shazam app on my iPhone, I would have never been able to find out the name of the song. But fortunately, Public Radio lists all song interludes used in each episode. So I was able to use MarketPlace’s web site to look it up online. Turns out this one is from 1969. I had never heard of The Meters, but this cajun funk band had two of the Neville brothers in it.