Treacherous: A History of the Neville Brothers 1955-1985

Treacherous: A History of the Neville Brothers 1955-1985

by Neville Brothers
     
 
At the dawn of the 21st century, the Neville Brothers may well be the greatest living institution of New Orleans R&B, but it took a long time for them to achieve such a lofty status, and the talents of Aaron, Art, Charles, and Cyril Neville had been scattered through a

Overview

At the dawn of the 21st century, the Neville Brothers may well be the greatest living institution of New Orleans R&B, but it took a long time for them to achieve such a lofty status, and the talents of Aaron, Art, Charles, and Cyril Neville had been scattered through a number of different groups (and a number of different record labels) over the space of three decades before they began to finally gain the nationwide recognition they richly deserved in the mid-'80s. Treacherous: A History of the Neville Brothers was the first compilation album to paint a reasonably accurate picture of the full scope of the Nevilles' accomplishment, and it still stands as the best introduction to their body of work. While it predates their acclaimed collaborations with producer Daniel Lanois on Yellow Moon and Brother's Keeper, it's a near-flawless representation of the Neville Brothers' earlier period (both as individuals and collectively), blending classic New Orleans R&B, smooth balladry, traditional second-line rhythms, potent Crescent City funk, and plenty of stops in between into a mighty and potent gumbo of joyous groove. Treacherous also cherrypicks the highlights from several unfortunately uneven albums, and flows more comfortably than many of the group's "real" albums. Anyone with even a passing interest in New Orleans music needs to check out the Neville Brothers, and this collection is as good a starter as anyone could hope for.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227149420
catalogNumber:
71494

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Neville Brothers   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Wild Tchoupitoulas   Vocals,Track Performer
Aaron Neville   Track Performer
Art Neville   Track Performer
Cyril Neville   Track Performer
Hawketts   Vocals,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Jimmy Cliff   Composer
Aaron Neville   Contributor
Art Neville   Composer,Producer,Contributor
Charles Neville   Contributor
Jack Nitzsche   Producer
George Davis   Producer
Don Brown   Art Direction
Harold Battiste   Producer
Gully Bright   Composer
Joel Dorn   Producer
Hammond Scott   Producer
Cyril Neville   Contributor
John Newton   Composer
Marshall Sehorn   Producer
Allen Toussaint   Producer
Martin Charnin   Composer
Don Snowden   Annotation
Christian Roudey   Composer

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