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It's Hard to Read the Meters

Report and Interview by Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 May 1977

"IF WE'RE SO good, how come we ain't rich?" reads the caption in The Figaro, New Orleans' underground newspaper, accompanying the story detailing the demise ...

The Neville Brothers: A Family Affair

Report and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 13 February 1979

THE NAME of Neville is synonymous with the whole New Orleans sound. The eldest brother, Art, has invested more than twenty years into the music ...

The Neville Brothers: Roxy, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Bill Bentley, L.A. Weekly, 13 June 1980

Neville Brothers: The fire this time ...

Roots Music In The Crescent City: The 12th New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Report by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 21 June 1981

This year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival included veterans like Dexter Gordon, bluesman Muddy Waters and local favorite Allen Toussaint. ...

New Orleans: "The city that time forgot"

Report by Don Snowden, New York Rocker, October 1981

One City And Its Romance With R&B ...

The Neville Brothers: Fiyo on the Bayou (A&M)

Review by Laura Fissinger, Musician, October 1981

WHAT THE hell is a music that thinks of itself in a perpetual present tense going to do with a rapidly accumulating history? Performers like ...

The Neville Brothers: Shaking Off Limbo

Profile and Interview by Bill Bentley, L.A. Weekly, 4 November 1982

MAY 1981: ART Neville and I stand outside his home in uptown New Orleans. The annual Jazz & Heritage festival is just now over, and ...

The Neville Brothers: Live At The Shaw Theatre, London

Live Review by Mick Brown, The Guardian, 1984

THE NEVILLE Brothers are an institution whose time would seem to have come. Four brothers from New Orleans, their contribution to Crescent City music over ...

The Neville Brothers, Fishbone: Palace Theater, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 27 August 1984


The Neville Brothers: A Tiptoe Through The Tchipitoulas

Interview by Richard Grabel, New Musical Express, 2 February 1985

Fame has never courted the NEVILLE BROTHERS, but RICHARD GRABEL is pleased to report that the veteran culcha soulsters are at last getting their due. ...

Neville Brothers, rhythm and blues kings, are still just neighborhood guys

Profile and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore Sun, 5 May 1985

IF THE MARSALIS clan is the first family of New Orleans jazz, then Neville Brothers are the first family of New Orleans rhythm and blues. ...

Neville Brothers: Shaw Theatre, London

Live Review by Richard Williams, The Times, 5 November 1985

NEW ORLEANS has Nevilles like Washington has Kennedys and Kent has Cowdreys. Notwithstanding claims on behalf of the Marsalis clan, the four brothers Neville represent ...

The Neville Brothers: Shaw Theatre, London

Live Review by Roger St. Pierre, Blues & Soul, 26 November 1985

CLOSE YOUR eyes and you could well imagine yourself in a packed Hammersmith Odeon, along with the young funkateer crowd, catching the latest hot new ...

U2, Sting et al: Amnesty International, Conspiracy of Hope Benefit, Cow Palace, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 17 July 1986

Amnesty's rock & roll roadshow All-star lineup gives America the message ...

The Neville Brothers: Treacherous - A History Of The Neville Brothers 1955-1985 (Rhino)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 1987

WHAT a nice surprise: a double album of material from what is virtually a one-family history of New Orleans R&B, tastefully packaged and annotated by ...

The Neville Brothers: Funky but Chic

Profile and Interview by Rob Tannenbaum, Rolling Stone, 2 July 1987

Lots of people have heard of the Neville Brothers. Now the Nevilles want lots of peopleto hear their music. ...

Neville Brothers Bring Their Angelic But Underrated Sound To Hopkins

Profile and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Evening Sun (Baltimore), The , 3 June 1988

MAY DAY WAS the last day of this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and the honorary slot of the last set was once ...

The Neville Brothers: Yellow Moon

Review by Andy Gill, Q, May 1989

The Neville Brothers bring it all back home. ...

The Neville Brothers: At Last The Legend Lives

Profile and Interview by Mark Cooper, The Guardian, 5 October 1989

The Neville Brothers, long held in awe by fellow musicians, are finally selling records. Mark Cooper on the London-bound band. ...

Daniel Lanois: Let the music speak

Interview by David Toop, The Times, 2 February 1990

David Toop meets Daniel Lanois, the hit producer of albums for U2, Peter Gabriel and Bob Dylan, now a performer himself on record and visiting ...

Nelson Mandela Tribute Concert, Wembley Stadium, London

Live Review by Robert Sandall, Rolling Stone, 31 May 1990

WHILE THE black south African leader Nelson Mandela was still in jail, his seventieth birthday, in June 1988, inspired the starriest gathering of rockers since ...

Neville Brothers: The Mississippi Mafia

Profile and Interview by Andy Gill, Q, August 1990

THE NEW ORLEANS Jazz & Heritage Festival makes most British music festivals, even the Readings and Glastonburys, look a bit sick by comparison. It's not ...

The Neville Brothers: Brother's Keeper

Review by Richard Cook, Select, September 1990

NEW ORLEANS is a difficult place to characterise, at least as far as its music is concerned. Ernie K-Doe, the veteran R&B singer and one ...

The Neville Brothers: Brother's Keeper

Review by Mark Cooper, Q, September 1990

AFTER SPENDING A decade producing four albums for as many labels, the four Nevilles finally got the bit between their teeth with the Daniel Lanois-produced ...

Neville Brothers: Brother's Keeper

Review by John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, 6 September 1990

SHOUDN’T IT BE A CLINCH TO PRODUCE a consistently breathtaking Neville Brothers album? Wouldn’t one have only to hand Aaron Neville a collection of worthy ...

Wardell Quezergue: Architect of the Sound

Profile and Interview by John Swenson, Offbeat, 1 May 2000

ON AN UNSEASONABLY warm December afternoon, Wardell Quezergue walks carefully into the Musicians Union meeting hall on Esplanade Avenue. ...

Wardell Quezergue, 1930-2011

Obituary by Richard Williams, The Guardian, 14 September 2011

Distinguished and subtle New Orleans arranger and musician ...

see also Meters, The

see also Aaron Neville

see also Art Neville

see also Wild Tchoupitoulas, The


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