Along with Art Neville
, Leo Nocentelli
and Zigaboo Modeliste
, New Orleans R&B bassist George Porter, Jr.
was a founding member of the Meters
, New Orleans' premier funk band of the '60s and '70s. Porter
remained in demand as a session musician for many years, and Runnin' Partner
, his own 1990 album on Rounder, displayed his multi-faceted approach. After a five-year hiatus, he returned with Things Ain't What They Used to Be
; Funk This
followed in 1997.