Happy Birthday George Porter Jr.: Performing Live With David Byrne In 1992

Bassist George Porter Jr.. Celebrates his 71st birthday now. The man responsible for setting down the amazing low end as a member of the mythical New Orleans-based band The Meters has performed alongside several fellow talented musicians throughout the course of his 50+ year career.

Porter now armies his Runnin’ Pardners project and can frequently be seen sitting-in together with the likes of Dead & Company, Bob Weir, Widespread Panic, Tedeschi Trucks Band and numerous others. Over recent decades, Porter has appeared on records by fellow NOLA icons like Dr. John and Allen Toussaint, in Addition to on records by the likes of Albert King, Z.Z. Top, Robert Palmer, Patti Labelle, Robbie Robertson, Maceo Parker, Tori Amos and David Byrne.

Porter played on the Talking Heads frontman’s 1992 record Uh-Oh. Bryne attracted Porter together on the following tour in support of the solo LP. Byrne and Porter were joined on stage by drummer Oscar Salas, percussionists Bobby Allende and Hector Rosado, keyboardist Jonathan Best, vocalist Angel Fernandez, trumpeter Ite Jerez, violinist Lewis Kahn and baritone saxophonist Steve Sacks at Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, New Jersey on Halloween at 1992. Footage of the performance including Talking Heads’ classic “Life During Wartime” and more could be seen below:

Mr. Jones

Something Ain’t Right

Life During Wartime

Girls Vs. Men

Hanging Upside Down

Lie to Me

She also ’s Mad

Make Believe Mambo

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