Born 24 January 1941, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Neville began performing in the Hawkettes, a group that also featured his brother Art Neville. Aaron was signed to Minit Records as a solo artist, but despite a minor hit with "Over You" (1960), he remained largely unknown until the release of "Tell It Like It Is" (1966). This simple, haunting ballad showcased the singer's delicate delivery while the song's slogan-like title echoed the sentiments of the rising Black Power movement. Sadly, the single's outlet, Par-Lo, went bankrupt, and despite subsequent strong releases, Neville was unable to repeat its commercial success. In 1978, following the break-up of the Meters, Aaron joined Art, Cyril and Charles in the Neville Family Band, later renamed the Neville Brothers. He continued a parallel solo career and in 1989 enjoyed an international hit with "Don't Know Much", a duet with Linda Ronstadt. The first of several recordings for the A&M Records label, Warm Your Heart was a strong collection but the subsequent releases failed to do justice to Neville's astonishing voice. The singer found more worthy material with a pair of gospel releases (Devotion and Believe) in the new millennium.
Tell It Like It Is (Par-Lo 1967)**, Orchid In The Storm (Demon/Rhino 1986)****, Warm Your Heart (A&M 1991)****, The Grand Tour (A&M 1993)***, Soulful Christmas (A&M 1993)**, The Tattooed Heart (A&M 1995)**, To Make Me Who I Am (A&M 1997)**, Devotion (Chordant 2000)***, Believe (Tellit/EMI Gospel 2003)***, Nature Boy: The Standards Album (Verve 2003)***.
Like It 'Tis (Minit 1967)**, Humdinger (Stateside 1986)**, Make Me Strong (Charly 1986)***, Show Me The Way (Charly 1989)***, Greatest Hits (Curb 1990)***, My Greatest Gift (Rounder 1990)***, The Very Best Of Aaron Neville (A&M 2000)***, Ultimate Collection (Hip-O 2001)****, The Best Of Aaron Neville: The Millennium Collection (A&M 2002)****, Love Songs (Interscope 2003)***, shared with Art Neville Brother To Brother (Fuel 2000 2003)****, Nature Boy: The Standards Album (Verve 2003)****.
The Brothers, Neville Brothers with David Ritz.
Make Me Strong
The Classic Aaron Neville: My Greatest Gift
Orchid In The Storm
Show Me The Way
Tell It Like It Is-Golden Classics
Tell It Like It Is
The Grand Tour
Warm Your Heart
The Tattooed Heart
...To Make Me Who I Am
The Best Of Aaron Neville: Tell It Like It Is
Cry Me A River
The Very Best Of Aaron Neville
EMI Gospel Music
20th Century Masters: The Millennium...
EMI Gospel Music
Nature Boy: The Standards Album
Nature Boy: The Standards Album [SACD Hybrid] *
Christmas Collection: 20th Century Masters
Nature Boy: The Standards Album [DVD-Audio]
Source: Encyclopedia of Popular Music