Saturday, April 19, 2008
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Aaron Neville
Song:Don't Take Away My Heaven
Album:The Very Best Of Aaron Neville
Of course Aaron Neville is a great singer best known as one of the Neville Brothers. He has a strong fanbase now but struggled for years. He was born Jan. 24, 1941 in New Orleans. Aaron first came to prominence with the Allen Toussaint produced hit Tell It Like It is in 1966. But the record company went broke and Aaron never was paid. So in the 70s he continued to tour and record with his brothers in The Meters. Aaron started to get noticed in the late 80s when The Neville Brothers had some hits on A & M Records. But the song that really made him was his duet with Linda Ronstadt called Don't Know Much on her 1989 album Cry Like A Rainstorm-Howl Like The Wind. It reached #2 on the pop charts. Aaron has recorded several solo albums since then including Don't Take Away My Heaven from the 1993 CD The Grand Tour. He hasn't appeared on the pop charts lately but is very popular with older R & B fans. He has a great voice and is as good at country or gospel as he is at R & B. This comp covers his 90s A & M recordings but also includes the original version of Tell It Like It Is. He is currently signed to Sony BMG's Burgundy label and his latest CD Bring It On Home To Me...The Soul Classics was released in Sept. 2006. Here's the video for Don't Take Away My Heaven by Aaron Neville.