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New Orleans' ambassadors of funk, the Meters, revel in long-overdue respect and earn still more

Joel Selvin, SF Gate, 21 November 2005

ART NEVILLE sat on the arm of a backstage sofa at the Fillmore Auditorium, smoking a cigarette and sipping a little white wine before showtime. His cane lay across his leg. He had been rolled into the downstairs dressing room minutes before in a wheelchair.

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