Live Video: Aaron Neville

photo by Renata Steiner

Throughout the nearly five decades of his career, Aaron Neville has performed and recorded hundreds of songs in a variety of styles, from his Billboard topping 1967 solo R&B classic “Tell It Like It Is” through the creole rock of The Neville Brothers, and he’s covered innumerable greats of soul, gospel and jazz. No genre, though, has informed his entire career like doo-wop. Now in his 72nd year, the New Orleans singer has recorded a dozen iconic doo-wop tracks for his most recent album, co-produced by Don Was and Keith Richards, on the venerable Blue Note label. My True Story, he calls it, further emphasizing the past musicians’ work on his own, and though you’ll hear him sing some well-worn numbers like the Doc Pomus classic “This Magic Moment” and The Clovers’ “Ting A Ling,” you’ll never forget his singular soulful voice. While performing in town recently for the Live at Bennaroya series, Aaron Neville stopped by KEXP to share some of his favorite songs, joined by keyboardist Michael Goods. Watch the master right here:

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