Legal name: Joseph Modeliste (Ziggy Modeliste)
Joseph "Ziggy" Modeliste (born December 28, 1948, also known as Zigaboo) is an American drummer best known as a founding member of the funk group The Meters. He also cofounded The Wild Tchoupitoulas and has worked extensively with other musicians, notably Keith Richards, Robert Palmer, and Dr. John.
Modeliste is widely considered an innovator in modern funk and New Orleans style drumming. Due to his work with The Meters, Modeliste is credited as an integral part of bringing New Orleans second-line grooves into popular music.
Modeliste has written over 400 songs (as an individual and collectively with The Meters), and his work has been released on over 36 albums nationally and internationally. He is also well known for his drum grooves appearing in dozens of hip hop samples, television and film.
Modeliste was listed in Modern Drummer’s 2013 reader poll, and also graced the cover of Modern Drummer Magazine in August of 2012. He still tours and performs extensively—namely in New Orleans and in the Bay Area of California where he currently resides.
- ^ Seida, Linda (2001-11-21). "Ziggy Modeliste". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-22.
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