Ask any architect or construction crew and they’ll tell you nothing they design or build will last without a solid base. When it comes to matters of funk you can’t find a more solid foundation than bassist George Porter Jr. and drummer Zigaboo Modeliste, the rhythm section of The Meters. The dynamic duo have been playing with an ever changing cast of all-stars as Foundation Of Funk over the last few years, and teamed with John Medeski from Medeski, Martin and Wood and Eddie Roberts from The New Mastersounds at the recent Bear Creek Bayou.Porter and Modeliste helped write the definitive story of the funky back beat with a style often imitated but never duplicated. With big splashy cymbal crashes and syrupy sweet the partnership has endured for five decades for a reason… nobody does it better. Joined by the wizard of the keys John Medeski who delighted listeners and his fellow players with his straight from the soul runs on his organ. Filling the final slot guitarist Eddie Roberts showcased the slinky lead lines that have earned him accolades on multiple continents, effortlessly slipping from support to the front line.Celebrating a rebirth in New Orleans, the Bear Creek Bayou brought together an amazing array of talent for a two day funk-a-thon with dozens of the acts that had the crowd in a state of perpetual motion. Our own Rex Thomson has just received permission to share a slew of videos from the two sets by this amazing line up that includes Meters classics, a guest appearance by noted sax player Khris Royal and even a nod to Professor Longhair. Whether in the office, on your phone or safe at home turn the music up and get down to the sounds of the Foundation Of Funk!“Rolling Stone”“Whatcha Say”“Cissy Strut”“Hey Now Baby”“People Say”
Related Stories SELF DEFENSE: Syracuse shuts down Army, Thul in 1st win of seasonMaltz returns to mix for balanced offense against Army In a game where offense was hard to come by, Syracuse’s four-goal second quarter served as the exception, as the Orange pulled away from the Black Knights and clicked offensively en route to a 6-2 victory.“I think it was just some of the situations we had,” SU head coach John Desko said. “We get a goal off the offense and we get something unsettled. We caught them in a couple clearing situations that started a little break for us.”Syracuse’s first goal of the second quarter came on a strike from Scott Loy at the 11:42 mark. Kevin Rice looped around the net, looking for a cutting teammate. He found Loy, who corralled the ball and hurled it into the net in one fluid motion.The goal extended the Orange’s lead to 2-0, and started to distance SU from Army after a sluggish first quarter for both teams.Less than two minutes later, Luke Cometti scored his first goal of the game and third of the season off of a dish from JoJo Marasco. The midfielder curved the pass around a defender. Cometti caught the ball and rifled it past Army goaltender Sam Somers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThen, Dylan Donahue and Derek Maltz joined the fray. Donahue, who’s been a bright spot for Syracuse so far this season, drew a double team and toyed with the Army defense. Maltz juked one way and burst toward the other, finding space to catch Donahue’s pass and essentially place the ball into a nearly wide-open net.“I think we came out of the gate and we were a little bit less nervous than last game,” Maltz said. “Second quarter, we had a week to prepare. We knew what they were doing.”Donahue added a goal of his own roughly three minutes later, sneaking into the crease and beating Somers.Syracuse turned a 1-0 advantage into a 5-2 lead, showcasing its offensive potential while putting on a strong defensive showing, as well. The Orange attempted 18 shots in the quarter, only seven away from Army’s total for the entire game.Said Maltz: “With JoJo, Luke and Scott Loy, they did a great job up top and our attack moved the ball well and found some opportunities.” Comments Published on February 25, 2013 at 12:31 am Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+
The top three sides will take part in hostilities on the continent this month in Egypt when the Africa Cup of Nations gets under way.Nigeria is in group B alongside Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi.These teams will be heading to AFCON ranked 13th (71), 25th (108) and 37th (134) respectively.Only Burundi in the group moved up stepping up two places, while Guinea dropped three spots and Madagascar also slipped by a spot.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Super Eagles of Nigeria slipped three spots from 42nd in the world to 45th in June and the latest ranking published by the world governing body.Despite holding firm to third spot in Africa, Nigeria failed to pick from their impressive jump back in April when the country moved four places in the ranking.Meanwhile, Senegal are still the best team in Africa and are ranked 22nd in the world, with Tunisia in second and 25th globally.