Aaron Neville in concert, 2007
|Born||January 24, 1941|
|Origin||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States|
|Genres||R&B, soul, country, gospel, jazz, pop|
|Labels||Par-Lo, Curb, A&M, Chordant, EMI, Burgundy|
|Associated acts||Neville Brothers, Linda Ronstadt|
I always loved Sam Cooke, because he seemed very versatile. He sang gospel, soul, blues, pop music.
I was raised Catholic, but my father's people were Methodist, so we went to both churches.
It's a 360-degree sound experience. Like you're in the middle of the band. A lot of people have the technology to play the format, so why not put it out there. It sounds great.
If you had told me I'd be making 62 tomorrow, I'd say you were lying.
We lived together as kids, and now we're taking care of each other as men.
The extras are a nice bonus feature, but the main incentive is the musical experience.
Growing up my mother played Sarah Vaughan and Nat Cole in the house regularly.
I always tell people I want to see the world through His eyes, and I want people to see Him in me.
I was very surprised when I heard that I had been chosen to receive the James Cardinal Gibbons Award.
So now I have a collection of poetry by Aaron Neville and I give it to people I want to share it with. I'd like to publish it someday.
So I went in front of the judge, and I had my St. Jude prayer book in my pocket and my St. Jude medal. And I'm standing there and that judge said I was found guilty, so he sentenced me to what the law prescribed: one to 14 years.
But I knew if I ran I'd never be able to sing, so I had to take my punishment.