Nocentelli performing in 2006
June 15, 1946 |
New Orleans, Louisiana
|Genres||Funk, R&B, soul|
|Years active||Late 1950s–present|
|Associated acts||The Meters, Neville Sounds, The Funky Meters, The Meter Men|
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Nocentelli grew up in the Irish Channel neighborhood of New Orleans. He played ukulele at an early age and started on guitar at age twelve. By age fourteen he was backing notable musicians such as Otis Redding and Clyde McPhatter.
Nocentelli is a founding member of The Meters and has been credited for popular funk songs such as "Cissy Strut", "People Say" and "Hey Pocky Way". He plays a semi-hollowbody guitar such as a Gibson ES-335 or a Fender Starcaster.
- Nocentelli: Live in San Francisco (DJM, 1997)
- Rhythm & Rhymes Part 1 (TLB, 2009)
- The Secrets of Funk: Using it and Fusing it ! – instructional DVD
- With others
- Matriarch of the Blues (Private Music, 2000) with Etta James
- Tenderness (American Clave, 1990) with Kip Hanrahan
- Grace Lichtenstein; Laura Dankner (1993). Musical Gumbo: The Music of New Orleans. W.W. Norton. pp. 153–160. ISBN 9780393034684.
- Jason Berry; Jonathan Foose; Tad Jones (1992). Up from the Cradle of Jazz. Da Capo Press. pp. 190–200. ISBN 9780306804939.
- Jason Berry; Jonathan Foose; Tad Jones (1992). Up from the Cradle of Jazz. Da Capo Press. p. 195. ISBN 9780306804939. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
- Rick Koster (2002). Louisiana Music: A Journey from R&B to Zydeco, Jazz to Country, Blues to Gospel... Da Capo Press. p. 103. ISBN 9780786752560. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
- "Allmusic: Leo Nocentelli – biography". Allmusic.com. Archived from the original on November 1, 2015. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
- John Heidt (September 2002). "Leo Nocentelli – A Meter Keeps Running". Vintage Guitar (magazine). Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved November 12, 2015.