New Orleans-born vocalist Aaron Neville will release My True Story, a tribute to the era of vocal group R&B, better known as doo-wop, on Jan. 22. His debut for the Blue Note label was co-produced by company president Don Was and the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards.
Musicians featured on the album include Richards on guitar, Greg Leisz on guitar, Benmont Tench on organ, George G. Receli on drums and Tony Scherr on bass. The songs on the album were originally recorded by such groups as Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions, the Jive Five, the Drifters, the Spaniels, Hank Ballard and the Midnighters, Little Anthony and the Imperials, and the Ronettes.
Track listing (with writer credits)
1. Money Honey (Jesse A. Stone)
2. My True Story (Eugene Pitt & Oscar Waltzer)
3. Ruby Baby (Jerry Leiber & Michael Stoller)
4. Gypsy Woman (Curtis Mayfield)
5. Ting a Ling (Nugetre)
6. Be My Baby (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich & Phillip Spector)
7. Little Bitty Pretty One (Robert J. Byrd)
8. Tears On My Pillow (Sylvester Bradford & Al Lewis)
9. Under The Boardwalk (Arthur Resnick & Kenny Young)
10. Work With Me Annie (Hank Ballard)
11. This Magic Moment / True Love (Medley) (Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman)
12. Goodnight My Love (Pleasant Dreams) (John S. Marascalco & George Motola)