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Ultimate Collection
Aaron Neville
Ultimate Collection
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
 
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Aaron Neville's story is one of struggling and trouble, but ultimately triumph. He's labored on the docks of his hometown, battled with narcotics addiction and done jail time. However, he overcame his personal demons to be...  more »

      
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All Artists: Aaron Neville
Title: Ultimate Collection
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hip-O Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1960
Re-Release Date: 8/21/2001
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
Styles: Contemporary Blues, Adult Contemporary, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731452019226

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Aaron Neville's story is one of struggling and trouble, but ultimately triumph. He's labored on the docks of his hometown, battled with narcotics addiction and done jail time. However, he overcame his personal demons to become an international radio favorite, a multi-Grammy. Award winner and, along the way, even entertained the President of the United States. The third of four bothers, Aaron Neville - whose voice at times seems to on loan from a higher power - was born January 24, 1941, and grew up in a close knit family on Valence Street in Uptown New Orleans before moving to the newly constructed Calliope Projects. Neville's father, Arthur, worked in the merchant marine and drove a cab; his mother, Amelia, took care of rearing the children. "My mother was the sweetest and most understanding woman I ever knew," said Neville. "She read us Peter Rabbit. I've always felt I got my strength from my father, my compassion from my mother." As a youth, Neville was a fan of radio serials, especially those with a Western theme. When he had some change in his pocket, he'd go to the Carver or the nearby Gallo Theater to watch Roy Rogers, Lone Ranger, Hop Along Cassidy and Gene Autry films. Inspired by what he say at the movies, Neville organized games of Cowboys and Indians in the Calliope's courtyard. He referred to himself as "Apache Red" and terrorized his playmates on a stick horse he made from his mother's floor mop.

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Terrific voice and talent
Bob | CA | 12/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard Neville on the soundtrack to the movie "Phenomenon." I then bought his "Soulful Christmas" CD...Wow! He has a unique and wonderful voice that must be experienced to be appreciated. You can't miss with this Ultimate Collection. Most of his best stuff is here (Amazing Grace is not, however). This guy epitomizes Soul, without the anger and frustration of today's black hip hop musicians. It's wonderful music....right up there with Marvin Gaye - trust me."
Simply the Best
Mommy | California | 09/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I can honestly say this is the best CD I have ever listened to. If you love the voice of Aaron Neville and love music that speaks from the heart, buy this CD-- You won't regret it."
Superstar
Mary Werner | Beaverton, Oregon USA | 06/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have heard Aaron Neville in concert with his brothers in the past. I must say I would rather hear just him with his brothers in the background. He must have a six octave voice. Just glorius pipes. Duets with Ronstat are great! He needs to be on break out on his own more. He is truly a superstar. Thank you Aaron!"