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This is Soul Jazz Records new journey into the heart of New Orleans and a guide to the citys finest Funk music produced in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Featuring everyone from The Meters to Eddie Bo. Lee Dorsey to Betty Harris. this is a whos who of the Crescent Citys most famous and most funky! The city of New Orleans has deep musical roots that stretch back to Africa. New Orleans first gave birth to Jazz music. a Black musical form centred on rhythm. improvisation. freedom and collectivity at the turn of the century. Similarly in the late 1960s New Orleans Funk came to define a unique sound. mixing Caribbean rhythms. New Orleans second line syncopation and rhythm and blues. all played by the Big Easys finest musicians.