Cabbage Alley

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Cabbage Alley
Studio album by The Meters
Released May 11, 1972
Genre Funk
Label Reprise
MS 2076
Producer Allen Toussaint and Marshall E. Sehorn
The Meters chronology
Cabbage Alley
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone (favorable) [2]
Robert Christgau B [3]

Cabbage Alley is the fourth album by the funk group The Meters. It is their first album for the Reprise label after leaving their Josie Records when it went bankrupt in 1971.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "You've Got to Change (You've Got to Reform)"   Ziggy Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli 5:15
2. "Stay Away"   Nocentelli 5:22
3. "Birds"   Neil Young 4:23
4. "The Flower Song"   Nocentelli 4:51
5. "Soul Island"   Modeliste, Art Neville, Nocentelli, George Porter, Jr. 3:10
6. "Do the Dirt"   Nocentelli 2:36
7. "Smiling"   Neville 3:09
8. "Lonesome and Unwanted People"   Nocentelli 4:39
9. "Gettin' Funkier All the Time"   Modeliste, Nocentelli, Porter 3:19
10. "Cabbage Alley"   Neville 3:30
2001 digitally remastered CD bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Chug Chug Chug-A-Lug (Push and Shove) Part I"   Modeliste, Nocentelli 3:30
12. "Chug Chug Chug-A-Lug (Push and Shove) Part II"   Modeliste, Nocentelli 3:26



  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Meters: Cabbage Alley" at AllMusic. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  2. ^ Palmer, Bob (3 August 1972). "The Meters: Cabbage Alley". Rolling Stone (Straight Arrow) (RS 114). ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on 18 November 2007. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "The Meters". Retrieved 4 October 2011.