Instrumentals can be the most difficult songs to title and funk/R&B band The Meters were struggling to come up with a name for this tune. Guitarist Leo Nocentelli told Gibson.com how they resolved the problem. "We were trying to find a title for an instrumental and there was an old radio, one of those, like, 1950 radios. And they had the radios that came with those tubes in it. They had numbers on the tubes and one of the numbers was 6V6LA… And that instrumental, '6v6 La,' was named after a radio tube, just on the spur of the moment."