Singer Aaron Neville has announced plans to release his new album, My True Story, on January 22nd. The doo-wop remake album was produced by guitarist Keith Richards and Blue Note Records president Don Was. Neville told Smooth Jazz Network News, "When I was a kid, doo-wop was like medicine to me . . . I didn't care what else was goin' on in the world as long as I could sing along with Pookie Hudson and The Spaniels, The Flamingos, The Clovers, Sonny Til and The Orioles, Clyde McPhatter. I was like a kid in a candy store."
In addition to Richards, the set will feature Greg Leisz on guitar, Benmont Tench on organ, George G. Receli on drums, and Tony Scherr on bass. Richards explained, "This was a dream session. The band fell right into the groove and Aaron sang like an angel. It was an honor!"