Neville Brothers

Neville Brothers BIOGRAPHY

Neville Brothers

Label(s): A&M Records
Recording Years: 1981, 1989-1996, 1999-2000

Art Neville told The Wall Street Journal, "After [Bette Midler] heard us play at Tipitina's, we spoke and she said she was going to tell Jerry Moss ofAA&M Records about us. She did, and we were signed."

"One of the great things about doing [Yellow Moon] and working with [producer] Daniel Lanois is that rather than going into a studio somewhere, he kind of built the studio around us. We got this big house in uptown New Orleas near our neighborhood and he brought in all his euipment and set it up acoustically. We would play and he would experiment with placement of microphones and speakers. So we could play without using headphones. The way recordings were done in the old days." By August 1991, the album had sold over 800,000 copies worldwide.

"[Our music is] a combination of different influences. It's rhythm and blues, it's funk, it's jazz, it's African, it's Caribbean, it's Creole, it's swamp!...we just call it a 'gumbo.' Make sure there's a lot of different ingredients."

Fiyo on the Bayou was a funky version of the Neville's concert. The album did not sell well and A&M dropped the Neville Brothers.

In 1981, an unknown Whitney Houston shared back-up vocals with her mother Cissy Houston on the Neville Brothers Fiyo on the Bayou album.

To support the release of Live on Planet Earth, A&M concentrated promotion around New Orleas Jazz & Heritage Festival. The Nevilles opened and closed the festival and made appeances at the festival. A&M issued a three-track promotional CD to adult alternative radio statnions.

"We just wanna keep writing songs, and keep making records, and be heard. This is our life, you know? We just wanna keep living it and pave a way for the ones coming behind us, so it won't be so hard for them," Aaron Neville told Steve Pond.

SOURCES:
The Waxing of Yellow Moon. Scott H. Thompson. New Haven (CT) Advocate, October 16, 1989.
The Neville Brothers. Steve Pond. Rolling Stone, August 8, 1991.
A&M Readies Nevilles' Live Set. Chris Morris. Billboard, March 5, 1994.
The Neville Brothers' Tribute to 'Scar John.' Marc Myers. The Wall Street Journal. April 21, 2015.

Aaron Neville
OFFICIAL WEB SITE: Neville Brothers

PLAYERS IN THE BAND
Aaron Neville
   Born: Jan 24, 1941
   Member Years: 1981, 1989
   Instrument(s): vocals
   See Aaron Neville, Aaron Neville & Linda Ronstadt
Art Neville
   Born: Dec 17, 1937
   Member Years: 1981, 1989
   Instrument(s): keyboards
Brian Stoltz
   Member Years: 1989
   Instrument(s): guitars, percussion, vocals
Charles Neville
   Born: Dec 28, 1938
   Member Years: 1981, 1989
   Instrument(s): percussion
Cyril Neville
   Born: Jan 10, 1948
   Member Years: 1981, 1989
   Instrument(s): vocals
Tony Hall
   Member Years: 1989
   Instrument(s): bass, percussion, vocals
Willie Green
   Member Years: 1989
   Instrument(s): drums


Neville Brothers PHOTOS

Neville Brothers DISCOGRAPHY

FORMAT KEY LEGEND

FORMAT KEY
  1 = long playing vinyl album
  2 = compact disc
  3 = VHS video tape
  4 = cassette tape
  5 = Digital Compact Cassette
  7 = 7-inch vinyl single
  8 = 8-track tape
  9 = Longbox cassette
  0 = open reel tape
12 = 12-inch single
PS = picture sleeve
TS = cassette single
MT = mastertone/ringback

Neville Brothers U.S. Album Discography

TITLELABELSTOCK NO.RELEASED
20th Century Masters the Millennium CollectionA&M Records60249862322004
All My RelationsA&M Records1996
Authorized Bootleg (San Francisco Feb. 27, 1989)A&M Records602524747232010
Bird on a WireA&M RecordsSP 180361990
Brother's KeeperA&M Records75021 53121990
Change Is Gonna Come/Christmas Song (the)/People Say/Tell It Like It Is/Yellow Moon/Shake Your TambourineA&M RecordsSP 179311989
Congo Square/Yellow MoonA&M Records31458 82751994
Evolution of the Groove 1981 To NowA&M Records75021 73501992
Family GrooveA&M Records397 1801992
Family GrooveA&M Records75021 53841992
Fire and BrimstoneA&M RecordsSP 177391989
Fiyo On the BayouA&M Records75021 48661990
Fiyo on the BayouA&M RecordsSP 48661981
Fiyo/Yellow Moon/Family GrooveA&M Records31454 02740000
Fly Like an EagleA&M Records75021 73491992
Fly Like an Eagle/One More Day/Day ThingA&M Records75021 73761992
GoldHip-O60249881362005
Greatest HitsA&M Records31454 09461998
Live on Planet EarthA&M Records31454 02251994
One More DayA&M Records75021 73810000
One More Day/Saxofunk/Wild InjunsA&M Records31458 00141992
River of LifeA&M Records75021 74031990
Sister RosaA&M RecordsSP 177321989
Sister RosaA&M RecordsSP 177691989
Take Me To HeartA&M Records31458 80351992
Uptown Rulin'--the Best of Neville BrothersA&M Records60694904031999
With God on Our SideA&M RecordsSP 179801989
Yellow MoonA&M Records602547 6066552016
Yellow MoonA&M Records75021 52401990
Yellow MoonA&M RecordsSP 177821989
Yellow MoonA&M RecordsSP 52401989

Neville Brothers U.S. Singles and E.P. Discography

TITLE:LABEL:STOCK NO.:RELEASED:
Bird on a WireA&M RecordsAM 14991991
Bird on a WireA&M RecordsSP 123310000
Bird on a Wire/Yellow Moon/Healing ChantA&M Records75021 23311990
Fire and BrimstoneA&M RecordsSP 177231989
Fly Like an EagleA&M Records75021 24011992
Mona LisaA&M Records23841981
One More DayA&M Records31458 80121992
Sister RosaA&M RecordsAM 14101989
Sister RosaA&M RecordsSP 123061989
Sister Rosa/VoodooA&M RecordsAM 12771989
Sitting in Limbo/Brother John/Iko IkoA&M Records23581981
Sweet Honey Dripper/Brother John-IkoA&M Records23881981
Yellow MoonA&M RecordsSP 178341989
Yellow Moon/Healing ChantA&M RecordsAM 14341989

Neville Brothers U.S. Song List

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
20th Century Masters the Millennium Collection20046024986232
Fire on the Bayou
Brother John/Iko, Iko
Hey Pocky Way
Change Is Gonna Come (a)
Yellow Moon
Sister Rosa
Bird on a Wire
Brother Blood
Fly Like an Eagle
Voodoo
Ain't No Sunshine
Let My People Go/Get Up Stand Up

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
A Taste of the Family Groove1992865 929
Fly Like an Eagle (7" Remix)
I Can See It In Your Eyes
Line of Fire
True Love
One More Day
Family Groove

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Ain't No Sunshine2009602527 318318
Ain't No Sunshine
Ain't No Sunshine
Ain't No Sunshine
Ain't No Sunshine
Ain't No Sunshine
Ain't No Sunshine
Ain't No Sunshine
Ain't No Sunshine
Ain't No Sunshine

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
All My Relations1996

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Authorized Bootleg (San Francisco Feb. 27, 1989)201060252474723
Fire on the Bayou
Hey Pocky Way
Junk Man
Mojo Hannah
Wake Up
Voo Doo
Yellow Moon
Tell It Like It Is
Instrumental Jam
My Blood
Sister Rosa
Brother John/Iko Iko/Do You Want to Dance/Banana Song (the)
Shake Your Tambourine
Big Chief
Johnny B. Goode
Boney Maronie
Dizzy Miss Lizzy
Slow Down
Rip It Up
Oh Boy!
Long Tall Sally
Spoken Introductions/Insturmental
Amazing Grace
One Love
Closing Instrumental

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Bird on a Wire1991AM 1499

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Bird on a Wire0SP 12331
Bird On a Wire

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Bird on a Wire1990SP 18036
Bird On a Wire
Bird On a Wire

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Bird on a Wire199075021 1499
Bird on a Wire

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Bird on a Wire/Yellow Moon/Healing Chant199075021 2331
Bird On a Wire
Yellow Moon
Healing Chant

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Brother's Keeper199075021 5312
Brother Blood
Brother Jake
Steer Me Right
Fearless
Sons and Daughters
Fallin' Rain
Jah Love
River Of Life
My Brother's Keeper
Witness
Sons and Daughters (Reprise)
Mystery Train
Bird On a Wire

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Change Is Gonna Come (a)/With God on Our Side1990SP 18011
Change Is Gonna Come (a)
With God On Our Side

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Change Is Gonna Come/Christmas Song (the)/People Say/Tell It Like It Is/Yellow Moon/Shake Your Tambourine1989SP 17931
Christmas Song
Change Is Gonna Come (a)
People Say

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Congo Square/Yellow Moon199431458 8275
Congo Square
Yellow Moon
Congo Square

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Evolution of the Groove 1981 To Now199275021 7350

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Family Groove1992397 180

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Family Groove199275021 5384
Fly Like An Eagle
One More Day
I Can See It In Your Eyes
Day To Day Thing
Line Of Fire
Take Me To Heart
It Takes More
Family Groove
True Love
On the Other Side Of Paradise
Let My People Go
Saxafunk
Maori Chant

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Fearless199075021 7425
Fearless

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Fearless199075021 1533
Fearless

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Fire and Brimstone1989SP 17723
Fire and Brimstone
Fire and Brimstone

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Fire and Brimstone1989SP 17739
Fire and Brimstone

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Fire on the Mountain1996AMCDP 00233
Fire on the Mountain
Fire on the Mountain

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Fiyo On the Bayou199075021 4866
Fire On the Bayou
Brother John/Iko Iko
Hey Pocky Way
Mona Lisa
Run Joe
Sitting In Limbo
Ten Commandments Of Love (the)
Sweet Honey Dripper

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Fiyo on the Bayou1981SP 4866
Hey Pocky Way
Sweet Honey Dripper
Fire On the Bayou
Ten Commandments Of Love (the)
Sitting In Limbo
Brother John/Iko Iko
Mona Lisa
Run Joe

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Fiyo/Yellow Moon/Family Groove031454 0274

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Fly Like an Eagle199275021 1599
Fly Like an Eagle

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Fly Like an Eagle199275021 2401
Fly Like an Eagle (12" Remix)
Fly Like an Eagle (Instrumental)
Fly Like an Eagle (LP Versioin)
Fly Like an Eagle (Slippin' Dub)
Fly Like an Eagle (Into the Future Dub)
Fly Like an Eagle (Bass Like an Eagle Dub)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Fly Like an Eagle199275021 7349
Fly Like an Eagle (7" Remix)
Fly Like an Eagle (Radio Remix)
Fly Like an Eagle (LP Edit)
Fly Like an Eagle (Rock Like an Eagle Edit)
Fly Like an Eagle (LP Version)
Fly Like an Eagle (12" Remix)
Fly Like an Eagle (Slippin' Dub)
Fly Like an Eagle (Into the Future Dub)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Fly Like an Eagle199275021 7341
Fly Like an Eagle (Rock Like an Eagle Edit)
Fly Like an Eagle (Rock Like an Eagle Mix)
Fly Like an Eagle (LP Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Fly Like an Eagle/One More Day/Day Thing199275021 7376
Fly Like an Eagle
One More Day
Day to Day Thing

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Gold20056024988136
Mardi Gras Mambo
Cha Dooky-Do
Over You
All These Things
Tell It Like It Is
Where Is My Baby
Cissy Strut
Look-Ka Py Py
Hercules
They All Ask'd for You
Meet Da Boys on the Battlefornt
Brother John
Dancing Jones
Washable Ink
Sitting in Limbo
Mona Lisa
Fire on the Bayou
Hey Pocky Way
Fear, Hate, Envy, Jealousy
Yellow Moon
Change Is Gonna Come (a)
Sister Rosa
With God on Our Side
River of Life
Brother Blood
Fly Like an Eagle
On the Other Side of Paradise
Voodoo
Let My People Go/Get Up Stand Up
Ain't No Sunshine
Rivers of Babylon
Walkin' in the Shadow of Life

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Greatest Hits199831454 0946
Brother Blood
Yellow Moon
Louisiana 1937
Brother John/Iko Iko
Everybody Plays the Fool
Sister Rosa
Fly Like an Eagle
Close Your Eyes
Brother Jake
Use Me
Bird on a Wire
Family Groove
Don't Take Away My Heaven
My Blood
With God On Our Side

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Live on Planet Earth199431454 0225
Shake Your Tambourine
Voodoo
Dealer (the)
Junk Man
Brother Jake
Sister Rosa
Yellow Moon
Her African Eyes
Sands of Time
Congo Square
Love the One You're With/You Can't Always...
Let My People Go/Get Up Stand Up
Amazing Grace
One Love/People Get Ready/Sermon

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Mitakuye Oyasin Oyasin (All My Relations)199631454 0521
Love Spoken Here
Sound (the)
Holy Spirit
Soul to Soul
Whatever You Do
Saved by the Grace of Your Love
You're Gonna Make Your Momma Cry
Fire on the Mountain
Ain't No Sunshine
Orisha Dance
Sacred Ground

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Mona Lisa19812384
Mona Lisa

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Mystery Train199075021 7445
Mystery Train

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
One More Day075021 7381
One More Day (LP Version without Rap)
One More Day (LP Version with Rap Edit)
One More Day (One More Mix)
One More Day (Clsssic Song Mix)
One More Day (LP Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
One More Day199231458 8012
One More Day (LP Version)
One More Day (LP Version without Rap)
One More Day (Classic Song Mix)
One More Day (12" Classic Mix)
One More Day (Instrumental)
One More Day (Reprise)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
One More Day/Saxofunk/Wild Injuns199231458 0014
One More Day (One More Mix)
Saxofunk
Wild Injuns

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
River of Life199075021 7403
River of Life (Edit)
Witness (LP Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
River of Life/Witness199075021 1523
River of Life
Witness

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Sister Rosa1989SP 12306
Sister Rosa (12" Remix)
Sister Rosa (Dub Version)
Sister Rosa (7" Edit of 12" Remix)
Sister Rosa (LP Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Sister Rosa1989AM 1410
Sister Rosa

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Sister Rosa1989SP 17732
Sister Rosa
Sister Rosa

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Sister Rosa1989SP 17769
Sister Rosa
Sister Rosa
Sister Rosa
Sister Rosa

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Sister Rosa/Voodoo1989AM 1277
Sister Rosa
Voo Doo

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Sitting in Limbo/Brother John/Iko Iko19812358
Sitting In Limbo
Brother John/Iko Iko

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Snippets from Mitakuye Oyasin Oyasin/All My Relations1996

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Sweet Honey Dripper/Brother John-Iko19812388
Sweet Honey Dripper
Brother John/Iko Iko

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Take Me To Heart199231458 8035
Take Me To Heart (single version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Uptown Rulin'--the Best of Neville Brothers19996069490403
Hey Pocky Way
Sitting in Limbo
Fiyo on the Bayou
Brother John/Iko Iko
On the Other Side of Paradise
Yellow Moon
Sister Rosa
With God on Our Side
Let My People Go
Fly Like An Eagle
Voodoo
Ain't No Sunshine
Love Spoken Here
River of Life
Brother Blood
Will the Circle Be Unbroken

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
With God on Our Side1989SP 17980
With God On Our Side

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Yellow Moon199075021 5240
My Blood
Yellow Moon
Fire and Brimstone
Change Is Gonna Come (a)
Sister Rosa
With God On Our Side
Wake Up
Voo Doo
Ballad Of Hollis Brown
Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Healing Chant
Wild Injuns

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Yellow Moon1989SP 5240
My Blood
Yellow Moon
Fire and Brimstone
Change Is Gonna Come (a)
Sister Rosa
With God On Our Side
Wake Up
Voo Doo
Ballad Of Hollis Brown
Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Healing Chant
Wild Injuns

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Yellow Moon20066024985907
Whiskey Drinkin' Woman
Whiskey Drinkin' Woman
Whiskey Drinkin' Woman
Whiskey Drinkin' Woman
Whiskey Drinkin' Woman
Whiskey Drinkin' Woman
Whiskey Drinkin' Woman
Whiskey Drinkin' Woman
Whiskey Drinkin' Woman

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Yellow Moon1989SP 17834
Yellow Moon
Yellow Moon

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Yellow Moon1989SP 17782
Yellow Moon

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Yellow Moon2016602547 606655
My Blood
Yellow Moon
Fire and Brimstone
Change Is Gonna Come (a)
Sister Rosa
With God On Our Side
Wake Up
Voo Doo
Ballad Of Hollis Brown
Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Healing Chant
Wild Injuns

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Yellow Moon/Healing Chant1989AM 1434
Yellow Moon
Healing Chant


Neville Brothers MUSIC CHARTS

Neville Brothers on Record Charts

US ALBUMS
TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
Brother's Keeper75021 5312Billboard Pop60
Family Groove75021 5384Billboard Pop103
Fiyo on the BayouSP 4866Billboard Pop166
Live on Planet Earth31454 0225Billboard Pop126
Yellow MoonSP 5240Billboard Pop66

No Singles or EPs made it to the charts.