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Aaron Neville 'My True Story' due January 22, 2013

Oct 22 2012

Grammy winning soul/R&B singer Aaron Neville is set to release his latest album My True Story, his debut on Blue Note Records, on January 22, 2013.  Produced by guitarist Keith Richards and Blue Note President Don Was, the set contains Neville's favorite songs from the doo-wop era.  All of the tracks were hand-picked by Aaron himself as they are songs that have remained close to his heart since he was a child. “When I was a kid, doo-wop was like medicine to me,” Neville explains. “I didn’t care what else was goin’ on in the world as long as I could sing along with Pookie Hudson and The Spaniels, The Flamingos, The Clovers, Sonny Til and The Orioles, Clyde McPhatter—I was like a kid in a candy store.”  A stellar group of session players was assembled to lay down these tracks.  In addition to Keith Richards on guitar other musicians include: Greg Leisz on guitar (Beck, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams), Benmont Tench on organ (founding member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), George G. Receli on drums (Bob Dylan, James Brown), and Tony Scherr on bass (Bill Frisell, Norah Jones, Rufus Wainwright). Richards sheds some light on the atmosphere in the studio as he explains, “This was a dream session. The band fell right into the groove and Aaron sang like an angel. It was an honor!”  You can check out a behind the scenes video of the making of My True Story here.

Last changed: Oct 22 2012 at 5:48 AM

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