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‘He set the tone’: Keith Richards is unlikely secret weapon on Aaron Neville’s new doo wop album

‘He set the tone’: Keith Richards is unlikely secret weapon on Aaron Neville’s new doo wop album

[youtube] Growing up in New Orleans, Aaron Neville loved doo-wop music, so an album focused on this 1950s-era music makes sense. What perhaps doesn’t is that this new Blue Note release finds him collaborating with Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones.

Remembering Katrina: Aaron Neville, "Louisiana 1927" (1991)

Today marks the seventh anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina, an event that touched off the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history.

Aaron Neville working with Keith Richards, Don Was on upcoming album of doo-wop classics

The ever-eclectic Aaron Neville’s newest project, co-produced by Keith Richards and Don Was, will focus on classic songs from the doo-wop era.

New Music Monday: Birdy, Esperanza Spalding, B-52s, one more for Randy Rhoads

The week’s teetering stack of piping hot freshness in music is topped by Brad Mehldau, Esperanza Spalding and Lost in the Trees

Paul Simon, Wynton Marsalis join forces for three April concerts in New York City

Paul Simon will by joined by Wynton Marsalis for a trio of shows beginning with Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2012 annual gala concert on April 18th. Two public shows will follow on April 19-20, also at the Rose Theater in New York City.

Aaron Neville – I Know I’ve Been Changed (2010)

With a voice that’s axiomatically compared with winged messengers from God, Aaron Neville’s gospel records ought to form the cornerstone of his resume, right? Instead, the New Orleans singing legend’s two previous attempts felt too forced, like being dragged into church. Not this one. Neville, paired with producer Joe Henry (Elvis Costello; Rodney Crowell; Allen Toussaint, who adds a calling-cardRead More

Gimme Five: Producer/musician Daniel Lanois

The Tuesday release by Daniel Lanois of Here Is What Is, a soundtrack to the documentary tour film of the same name, got me to thinking. After all, this one-time New Orleanian had a guiding hand as producer in creating the just-right atmosphere around several of my favorite rock recordings of the 1980s — including memorable efforts from U2, theRead More

One Track Mind: Aaron Neville, "Louisiana 1927" (1991)

Randy Newman, a good ol’ boy from New Orleans, La., has been thought of as a national treasure by many, and for good reason. From “My Old Kentucky Home” to “I Love L.A.,” Newman’s deft mixture of Broadway show-tunes and modern pop makes him the closest thing to a modern-day Cole Porter of the late twentieth century. The carefully constructedRead More

Aaron Neville – Bring It On Home, The Soul Classics (2006)

When certain major events…tragic events..take place, we often look to see how certain mucisians express their feelings about it and if it coincides with our own feelings or informs them, then that artist has delivered something special beyond mere entertainment. Bruce Springsteen’s The Rising was so heavily anticipated because he is widely acclaimed as a musician who can really speakRead More

Aaron Neville, indefinable Louisiana legend: Something Else! Interview

Aaron Neville, indefinable Louisiana legend: Something Else! Interview

It’s hard to put a label on Aaron Neville’s music. Even, as we saw in this interview, for Aaron Neville himself.