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Published: 2013/01/08

George Porter Jr., Roosevelt Collier Join Brian Stoltz for Pre-Jam Cruise Funk Show

George Porter Jr. and Roosevelt Collier joined Brian Stoltz & the Alligator Alley Allstars for the pre-Jam Cruise NOLA Funk Jam at the Native Florida Tap Room & Music Hall in Hollywood, FL on Sunday night. The evening kicked off with a set from the band, which features the Funky Meters guitarist, as well as Kilmo Doome (bass), Bob Taylor (keyboard) and Jeff Renza (drums). The group played a number of Stoltz originals in addition to covers of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” and Guitar Slim’s “The Things That I Used To Do.”

After set break, the band was joined by bassist George Porter Jr. and lap steel guitarist Roosevelt Collier. The new configuration went into The Meters’ “Love Slip Upon Ya” followed by an extensive jam that included a tease of Bill Withers’ “Use Me” before going back into “Love Slip Upon Ya.” The band then played a rendition of Pink Floyd’s “Breathe” sandwiched between a jammed out version of Neil Young’s “Down By the River” before being joined by Funky Meters drummer Russell Batiste on “Funky Miracle.” The group then closed out the set with a mash-up of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower” and Curtis Mayfield’s “Move On Up,” followed by an encore of Allen Toussaint’s “Get Out Of My Life Woman.”

The Funky Meters will be playing on Jam Cruise, which set sail from Florida yesterday on its way through the Caribbean. You can read Relix’s Day 1 recap of Jam Cruise here.

Set 1:

Norma’s House, I Been Up All Night, Voodoo, Sugar For Me, Ring of Fire, The Things That I Used to Do, War Song, Hey Now Baby > You Got Me > Hey Now Baby

Set 2 (with George Porter Jr. and Roosevelt Collier):

Love Slip Upon Ya > Jam* > Love Slip Upon Ya, I Get High, Down By The River > Jam > Breathe > Jam > Down By The River, Funky Miracle^> Jam > Funkify Your Life, All Along The Watchtower/Move On Up

E:
Get Out Of My Life Woman

(*)with Use Me tease
(^) with Russell Batiste on drums

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