Aaron Neville

Orchid in the Storm

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Finally, here is a disc of Aaron Neville doing what he does best, singing the great music of the '50s. This is a 1983 EP consisting of five songs. This disc was done with some of the best musicians and writers available, with special attention to detail, from the opening notes of "Pledging My Love" to the final refrain of "Mickey Mouse March." You haven't heard it done like this before unless you saw the Neville Brothers years ago. There are no highlights, as all the songs seem to stand out; whether you want to single out Wardell Quezergue's stunning arrangement of Jerry Butler's "For Your Precious Love," or maybe the renowned Doc Pomus classic "Save the Last Dance for Me," each has that moment that takes you away. This is a labor of love by artists, musicians, and producers that showcases a man's remarkable abilities to take a listener to new places not of this realm.

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