Authorized Bootleg: Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA

Authorized Bootleg: Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA

by Neville BrothersNeville Brothers


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Always a critical success, the Neville Brothers reached a commercial apex in 1989 with the release of their gold-selling album Yellow Moon. Just before that LP's appearance in March, they performed at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco on February 27, a show promoted by Bill Graham and recorded, such that it is now a part of the Wolfgang's Vault collection of recorded concerts and here is issued by the Hip-O Select division of Universal Music. The four Nevilles -- Aaron, Art, Charles, and Cyril -- turn in a fairly typical set beginning with "Fire on the Bayou" from their 1981 Fiyo on the Bayou album and including old favorites like "Hey Pocky Way" and "Iko Iko" (in an extended medley of New Orleans standards). Aaron Neville's R&B ballad "Tell It Like It Is," which put the Neville name on the map when it reached number two nationally in early 1967, is included and demonstrates that the singer retains his angelic tenor. (Just for good measure, he also uses it to inspirational effect on an encore version of "Amazing Grace.") The group naturally introduces songs from the forthcoming album such as the title track, "My Blood," "Wake Up," "Voodoo," and "Sister Rosa." The encores begin with a lengthy rock & roll medley that leans heavily on the hits of the Nevilles' New Orleans predecessor Larry Williams while also including the work of Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Buddy Holly. They play this material with easy authority, then turn around and prove just as assured when performing "One Love" by their protégé from the Caribbean, Bob Marley. Thus, the album is a good representation of the Neville Brothers at a peak period in their career together.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/02/2010
Label: Hip-O Select
UPC: 0602527472393
catalogNumber: 001468202
Rank: 97509

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Neville Brothers   Primary Artist
Aaron Neville   Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals
Art Neville   Keyboards,Vocals
Charles Neville   Percussion,Saxophone,Background Vocals
Cyril Neville   Percussion,Vocals
Kenyatta Simon   Percussion
Brian Stoltz   Guitar,Percussion,Background Vocals
Willie Green   Drums
Aashid Himmons   Keyboards
Tony Hall   Bass,Percussion,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Earl King   Composer
Bob Marley   Composer
Harry Belafonte   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Aaron Neville   Composer
Art Neville   Composer
Andre Williams   Composer
Larry Williams   Composer
Charles Neville   Composer
Earl Gaines   Composer
George Davis   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer
Burgess   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Bobby Freeman   Composer
Ziggy Modeliste   Composer
Cyril Neville   Composer
John Newton   Composer
Leo Nocentelli   Composer
Clarence Paul   Composer
Wardell Quezergue   Composer
Brian Stoltz   Composer
Richard Penniman   Composer
Ebet Roberts   Cover Photo
Willie Green   Composer
Jason Neville   Composer
Lee Diamond   Composer
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell   Composer
Enotris Johnson   Composer
John Marascalco   Composer
Bill Tilghman   Composer
Bill Attaway   Composer
Sonny West   Composer
George W. Meyer   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Michele Horie   Art Direction
James "Sugarboy" Crawford   Composer
Tony Hall   Composer
Charles Moore   Composer
Darryl Johnson   Composer
Barbara Paul   Composer
Gaynielle Neville   Composer
George Porter   Composer
Joel Neville   Composer
Lirya Neville   Composer
Gerald Willman   Composer

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