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Music Feature: Aaron Neville - Warm Your Heart (interview + review)

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Aaron Neville’s voice has the power to open doors. When he was a boy in his native New Orleans, he used to sing his way into basketball games and movie theatres, impressing ticket-takers so much with his sidewalk performances that they would let him in free. Then, in 1967, when Neville was a 26-year-old stevedore, his singing took him from the docks to the top of the charts with the achingly sweet ballad “Tell It like It Is.” Since then, his distinctive tenor has enriched the music that he and his three brothers make as the highly acclaimed New Orleans-flavored band The Neville Brothers, whose popularity expanded during the 1980s with such albums as Fiyo on the Bayou (1981) and Yellow Moon (...
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Linda Ronstadt- Duets

She possesses one of the most distinctive and versatile voices in popular music, giving country-rock its signature sound in the 1970s and later singing everything from Broadway musicals and the American songbook to Mexican standards. A winner of 10 Grammy Awards, Ronstadt was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last week but could not attend for health reasons; she’s been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, which has left her—tragically—unable to sing. This timely compilation showcases the Arizona-born artist’s formidable talent. Besides duets with friends Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris, the collection includes her pairings with Bette Midler, James Taylor and Frank Sinatra. Among t...
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