At B.B. King's Blues Club - NYC (6/20/03)
Funky keyboardist of the Neville Brothers, Ivan Neville!!!
At 8:00pm, the New Orleans (or N'awlins) funk started
with the Neville Brothers kickin' with some "Hey Pocky A-Way"......a
serious N'awlins funk groove that commanded everybody in B.B. King's to party
like it's Mardi Gras time!! Cyril Neville began singing some of Dr. John's
"Walking on Guilded Splinters"!
The meaty bass riffs was the start of the Aaron
Neville mid-tempo groove "Voodoo"! One
of the best songs performed was the hard-hitting funk tune "People
Say", with Ivan Neville on lead vocals!! "Tipitina's"
was a great jazz tune with some good sax riffs by Charles Neville and organ
riffing by Ivan! "Valence Street" was a good jazz instrumental
featuring saxophonist Charles.
The man with "da voice"......Aaron
Aaron began doing his mini-suite of R&B tunes....."Wildflower",
"Everybody Plays the Fool", "Tell It Like It Is" and
another R&B song. "Redemption Song" was a refreshing reggae
"peace" song, sung by percussion master Cyril. "Just For The Funk of It" was another great funk
piece that got everybody pumped....this song is from an album by Cyril Neville
and the Uptown Allstars!
"Big Chief" was the first encore song and it was all
pure-funky Mardi Gras fun! Things slow
down with Aaron doing the gospel standard "Amazing Grace". "One
Love" (originally by Bob Marley) was the last reggae song performed and
every fan sung the chorus!!
The fun-filled show was over at 10:00pm.
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