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Happy 80th Birthday, Aaron Neville!

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Willie Johnson, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. Willie Johnson

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    80!!! Wow, I just don't associate him being that number. 10 years younger than my Mother.
     
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    Saw him and his brothers years ago when they opened for Little Feat. The man's got pipes....and groove.
     
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    I know--I was taken aback when I heard that on the radio today, but thought about how this record came out in '89, and he must've been about the age I am now when it came out, so...yeah, 80. Time flies.

    I love this era of roots music--the Neville's, Los Lobos, Bonnie Raitt, John Hiatt, Chris Isaak--all that kind of stuff.
     
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    Happy mfinbday day Aaron. Hope you live to be 150!
     
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    Big fan of all of his music, from the Meters, on to the Brothers, his solo stuff. Saw them once in Toronto, early 90's. Fabulous.
     
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    Happy Birthday, Aaron Neville!

    "Tell It Like It Is" wow, Aaron Neville, you mesmerized me into some kind of hyper-focus state, to the point I remember whose car I was sitting in, listening to AM radio, and the license plate # of the car, 1st time I heard that song.

    [slight detour, sry, Aaron. The horns on that song ime share a wistful quality with the horns on "I'm Your Puppet"]

    Happy Birthday!
     
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    Happy 80th!


    A classic -- Tell It Like It Is.

     
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    One of the best live performances I've seen
     
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    He’s a singular artist!
    Happy Birthday, and thanks, sir.
     
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    Happy birthday to one of the greatest singers ever.
     
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    Aaron Neville is 80? No way... what a huge impact Aaron has had on so many. I was fortunate to see the Neville Brothers perform at New Orleans Jazz Festival maybe 20 years ago, an unforgettable event.

    I hope he is in good health and has many more years ahead of him.
     
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    Happy Belated Birthday, Aaron Neville.

    I remember hearing Aaron Neville on the radio in 1962. Both him and his brother Art, separately. I started listening to the rock and roll radio that year.

    My younger brother and I would go into the living room when the rest of the family members were in the den watching prime-time TV. We would turn on the tabletop AM radio and tune in WNOE-AM, 1060 KHz. Jack the Cat and Dan Diamond were DJs. The signal came in at night to our north Louisiana town but faded out in the daytime.

    It seems that you could only hear the Neville Brothers (separately), Ernie K-Doe, Bennie Spellman, Irma Thomas, and other New Orleans R & B recording artists only on WNOE, a mainstream top-40 station. (Fats Domino was the exception, and could be heard everywhere.)

    Yes, I can believe he is 80, but only because I remember him from 1962.
     
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    Big fan of the big man, have seen him 3 times with the Neville Bros, once when he was a guest of the Blind Boys of Alabama, and once solo. Each time was a "pinch me" moment.

    Today I came within a whisker of throwing out a GQ magazine I've kept for 20 years, i kept it mainly because it had a spread on musicians from New Orleans. For some reason I thought against binning it, maybe it was so I could post this picture of Aaron and Cyril Neville from 2001 here on Aaron's birthday.

    Dressed to kill, or what?
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    I just noticed something about that album cover photo in PhredE's post: It's in half-shadow, not so much to imitate the Meet the Beatles album cover, but to conceal the birthmark over Aaron's left eye.

    I remember that album cover. My first college roommate had that album.

    Does anybody else remember when Howard Cosell was using Aaron Neville's song "Tell It Like It Is" as a tie-in to his Monday Night Football gig?
     
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    80?? No Way.
    Dude still looks like he can kick my butt.
     
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    HBD!

    Comedian Pablo Francisco has a great riff on that.
     
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    This was the first CD I bought back in the early 1990's along with my first CD player.

     
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