Who was/is Art Neville ? - CDs, Vinyl LPs, DVD and more

Art Neville,

Art Neville, born Arthur Lanon Neville in New Orleans on Dec. 17, 1937, has a career spanning all the phases of New Orleans music-mambo, rock'n'roll, soul and modern funk. Heavily influenced by Professor Longhair, Neville joined the Hawketts — Carol Joseph (trombone), August Fleury and Israel Bell (trumpets), George Davis (alto), Maurice Bashman (tenor), Alfred August (guitar) and John Bou-dreaux (drums) — in 1955.

Their record of 'Mardi Gras Mambo', with Neville on piano and vocals, is released annu-ally by Chess to coincide with the local celebrations. Neville went solo on Specialty in 1958 with several rocking singles, all made with the assistance of Cosimo Matassa's finest stu-dio sessionmen. Jerry Byrne's 'Lights Out', also on Spe-cialty, features Neville's brain-bending piano solo. In 1961, Neville followed his brother Aaron to Minit where he re-corded under Allen Toussaint. Later he formed the Meters.


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Art Neville: Mardi Gras Rock 'n' Roll (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPCHD188

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(Ace) 16 tracks - 'Specialty' recordings, done between 1956 and 1959 - Rare LP album

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Art Neville: His Specialty Recordings 1956-58
Art-Nr.: CDCHD434

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CD on ACE RECORDS by Art Neville - His Specialty Recordings 1956-58

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