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by Zigaboo Modeliste

Funk Machine, Godfather of Groove, most sampled legendary drummer of the Original Meters reaches funk depths and influences as Zig is the most brilliant American percussionist of the era.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Funk
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1. Shake What You Got
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2. Sing Me a Song
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3. Funky Nasty Cigarettes
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4. Zig Me
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5. Standing in Your Stuff
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6. Tea Pot
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7. Gonna Have a Party
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8. My O' My What a Wedding Day
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9. K-9
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10. Black On Black Crime
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11. Nanny Goat Cheese
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Album Notes
Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste

*******ZIGABOO --THE VOICE of BLUESIANA Sirius Satellite Radio

" Zigaboo Modeliste, There is no Substitute"
Offbeat 2002
'The ever-innovative Modeliste, with his ace band is sure to scour funk depths no one else could possibly reach"
Jonny Whiteside, LA Weekly

"Godfather of Groove" Downbeat Magazine

"2001 Governors Lifetime Achievement Award"
National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences

"Created what is considered to be among the most groundbreaking funk music of all time" Drum! Magazine

"One of the most influential drummers EVER!!!" Stickit Magazine
"Makes this one of the most outstanding comeback records of the year."
San Francisco Weekly, Wammie Winner -Best Funk Band

ZIGABOO.COM "the founding Meter's drummer knows a thing or two about Funk.....if he intended to show he is as contemporary a player as he is a classic, he succeeded."
Keith Spera, Times-Picayune, New Orleans, La
"Modeliste is possibly the most brilliant American funk percussionist of the contemporary era." The Book of Rock List's
"A funkified festive jubilation, the ultimate feast of dance and groove"
Offbeat Magazine


Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste is a master drummer, rhythm-innovator, percussionist, and a New Orleans legend. The most critically acclaimed drummer ever to hail from the Crescent City, Zigaboo's creativity has been a wellspring of funk influence for two decades of drummers and a great many hip hop samplers. His innovative work as a member of the internationally acclaimed R & B group, "The Meters" as well as his side work with artists like Keith Richards, Robert Palmer, and Dr John has garnered him an unparalleled level of respect among musicians and fans. Zigaboo's style is unique.

He is a master of creating funk grooves and new concepts of funk drumming. He is especially known for his syncopated rhythms and his unique second line funk styles, which have been sampled, imitated and copied many times over. There are many incredible drummers in the world, but there is only one Zigaboo!!

Zigaboo is a master of many different musical genres, including R & B, Rock and Roll, Dixieland and Reggae. However he is best known for his stylistic creation: New Orleans "Second Line" Funk drumming. Both professional musicians and music lovers alike have proclaimed New Orleans Second Line Funk drumming as an important style, which is now studied in music conservatories and percussion classes around the world.

Ziggy recorded on all the original LP's with "The Meters," and has also recorded with Keith Richards, Robert Palmer, Aaron Neville, Dr. John, Harry Connick Jr., Lee Dorsey, John Fogerty, and many others. Zigaboo has written over 200 songs individually and collectively with "The Meters," which include many classics that display his funk styles. Among them are such standards as "Sophisticated Cissy," "Cissy Strut" and many, many others. Today, in the new millennium Ziggy's music is constantly being sampled and used by many rap artists and producers everywhere.

Zigaboo.com is the "King of the Funky Drums" first solo recording in 20 years

Zigaboo Modeliste, is pleased to present the release of his CD, titled ZIGABOO.COM written, produced, and published on his own label, JZM Records. His CD illustrates his songwriting ability, vocals and his producing talents, not to mention his unsurpassed skill on the skins. This is Zigaboo's first solo record, and one that comes almost 20 years after the disbanding of the group that introduced the world to his syncopated licks, the world- famous Meters.

Among the great guests featured on Zigaboo.com is the other piston in the Meters rhythm engine, bassist George Porter Jr. What better to highlight their 20-year reunion than a funky instrumental number entitled "Zig Me." Another special guest, the great Nick Daniels (formally of the Neville Brothers and the Wild Magnolias) lends his prodigious voice to "Sing Me A Song" and our hit song "Standin' in your Stuff."

To round out the funk attack, Zigaboo has recruited a vast array of talented musicians from New Orleans, LA and the Bay Area of California. An All Star cast of some of New Orleans' finest and funkiest appear, including Renard Poche on guitar from Dr. John's Band, David Torkanowsky on keyboards from Astral Project, Jon Cleary on Keyboards from Bonnie Raitt's Band. The Bay area musicians include the talented Ray Obiedo, Norbert Stachel on Sax from Tower of Power, John Allair on keyboards of Van Morrison and of course, Zigaboo's California Band "The New Aahkesstra," Keyboardist, Dale Ockerman (formally of the Doobie Brothers), Chris Rossbach on guitar and long time veteran bassist Jerome "The Rock" Hammond.

The album features his smashing new single, "Funky Nasty Cigarettes." It all adds up to an offering that will keep funk freaks flying and turntableists spinning on their heads. Zigaboo.com will have you "Standing in Your Stuff" so you can "Shake What you Got." With songs like these, it is a guarantee that you are "Gonna Have a Party"


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Mike Horan

Great C D. I enjoy this CD, great drums and groove.

Jon Belcher, soundtrack drummer, "Fat Albert & the Cosby Kids" s

If you like funky groove & deep pocket, Zigaboo is a treasure.
This is a welcome CD from one of the founding fathers of funk. Zigaboo knows how to keep it in the pocket, and although it's a bit retro, the music heard here will warm your heart with the power of his groove. Good players, and tight basic production values keeping it real. I'm lovin' it. -Jon Belcher, drummer, "Fat Albert & the Cosby Kids" show.