series: Aaron Neville: Doo Wop: My True Story
air date: 3/11/13 9:55 PM
This program features iconic Soul/R&B vocalist and multiple Grammy Award-winning artist, Aaron Neville performing songs from his Doo-Wop inspired album, My True Story. An incredible array of musicians and guests will join Neville, including: Greg Leisz on guitar (Beck, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams), George G. Receli on drums (Bob Dylan, James Brown), Tony Scherr on bass (Bill Frisell, Norah Jones, Rufus Wainwright), Charles Neville on saxophone (Neville Brothers); Michael Goods on organ/piano, Joel Katz, David Johnson and Earl Smith, Jr. on background vocals and, finally, special guests Paul Simon and Joan Osbourne. Captured at the Brooklyn Bowl in November 2012 in 1080i 16:9 High Definition with 5.1 surround sound audio, the concert featured special guests including Eugene Pitt of the Jive Five (who co-wrote the album's title song), and Dickie Harmon from the Del-Vikings. All of the songs on My True Story were hand-picked by Neville himself. They are songs that have remained close to his heart since he was a child. The selections include classics by vocal group giants such as Little Anthony and the Imperials ("Tears on My Pillow"), Hank Ballard and the Midnighters ("Work with Me Annie"), and the Drifters ("Money Honey," "Under the Boardwalk," "This Magic Moment"). To Neville though, these songs weren't just the soundtrack to his youth; they became the underpinning for all of the remarkable music he has created across five decades.
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