It is official. George Porter, Jr. and his longstanding project, The Runnin’ Pardners, will release a CD entitled Can’t Beat the Funk. The new album (due October 1, 2011) will feature 16 (or “maybe 14 new songs,” as Porter states in the video below) previously recorded — but never heard — Meters tunes.
George has had quite the busy summer — with the reuniting of trhe Original Meters surely being a highlight — and apparently has chosen to cap it all off by unveiling a new and long-awaited record. If the two tracks from the album (“Borro” and “Soul Machine”) that are currently currently available onÂ www.GeorgePorterJr.com, fans of the funk and bass living legend are in for a record for the ages.
The slated release date, October 1st, will come complete with a CD release party at NOLA’s Tipitina’s Uptown.
But enough from us. Let’s hear from George — who briefly spoke on video to Jeffrey Dupuis for Honest Tune last week — about the new album.