The Meters are in fact New Orleans funk
at its finest. Furthermore they were comprised of
Art Neville (keyboards and vocals)
Leo Nocentelli (guitar)
Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste (drums)
George Porter (bass)
Occasionally the Meters were joined by Art's brothers Aaron and Charles Neville as vocalists.
Top 40 R&B hits from the Meters include:
Sophisticated Cissy 1969
Cissy Strut 1969
Look-K a Py Py 1970
Chicken Strut 1970
The only Top 40 mainstream hit I can find from them is Hey Pocky A-Way which made the top 40 in 1974. That led to the Meters opening for the Rolling Stones on the Stones 1975-1976 tour.
The Meters were also the studio band for several labels, and you can hear their work on albums from Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Dr. John, and Earl King.
1969 -- The Meters (Josie)
1970 -- Look-Ka Py Py; Struttin?
1972 -- Cabbage Alley (Reprise)
1974 -- Rejuvenation; Cissy Strut (Island)
1975 -- ( + Cyril Neville b. Oct. 10, 1948, New Orleans,
perc., voc.) Fire on the Bayou (Reprise)
1976 -- Trick Bag
1977 -- New Directions (Warner Bros.)
1990 -- (Group re-forms: A. Neville; Nocentelli; Porter; +
Russell Batiste, drums) Good Old Funky Music (Rounder)
1991 -- Funky Miracle (Charly)
1992 -- The Meters Jam; Uptown Rulers: The Meters Live
on the Queen Mary (Rhino)
1995 -- ( - Nocentelli; + Brian Stoltz, gtr.) Funkify Your Life:
The Meters Anthology