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Aaron Neville: My True Story

Read "My True Story" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

My True Story is New Orleans royalty Aaron Neville's first recording in three years and his first for Blue Note Records. Most recently, Neville has been covering familiar territory with I Know I've Been Changed (EMI Gospel, 2010), Bring It On Home... The Soul Classics (Burgundy, 2006), Christmas Prayer (EMI Gospel, 2005) and Nature Boy: The Standards Album (Verve, 2003). He continues this trend with his sincere and heartfelt homage to doo-wop, My True Story. Like Ray Charles and Van ...

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Aaron Neville: My True Story

Read "My True Story" reviewed by Chris May

Singer Aaron Neville cut his teeth on doo-wop--a prominent sound of black urban American from the late 1940s through the start of the 1960s--as a teenager in New Orleans. Fashions change, and Neville went on to make his name in funk and soul. In 1985, he made a brief doo-wop touchdown with the EP Orchid In The Storm, since rereleased on Hyena Records. On My True Story, Neville's Blue Note debut, co-produced by label president Don Was and Rolling Stones ...