The Neville Brothers comprised of:
Arthur Lannon ‘Art’ Neville (b. 17th December 1937, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. d. 26th April 2018, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)
Charles Neville (b. 28th December 1939, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.)
Aaron Neville (b. 24th January 1941, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.)
Cyril Garrett Neville (b. 10th October 1948, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.)
Ivan Neville (b. 19th August 1959, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.)
The Neville Brothers were formed in New Orleans in 1977.
The Wild Tchoupitoulas - 1976
A year earlier, the brothers recorded sessions for the group The Wild Tchoupitoulas, a group fronted by an uncle of theirs called George Landry.
After approaching Dr John’s manager, Art Neville suggested the brothers record as a group.
Neville Productions, Inc. was set up as a result.
The group’s manager became their CEO, whilst the four Neville brothers were all appointed as directors.
Set up to protect the family group, the company covered all of the Neville family members, protecting their rights within the music business.
the neville brothers - 1978 / fiyo on the bayou - 1981 / neville-ization - 1984 / uptown - 1987
The Neville Brothers group were signed to Capitol Records in 1978 (featuring ‘Bird on a Wire’).
In the following years, the group switched labels a couple of times, releasing ‘Fiyo On The Bayou’ (in 1981) and ‘Neville-ization’ (in 1984).
In 1987, the group released ‘Uptown’ on the EMI imprint.
The album featured Branford Marsalis, Keith Richards, and Carlos Santana.
yellow moon - 1989 / brother's keeper - 1990 / family groove - 1992 / valence street - 1999
In 1989 they released ‘Yellow Moon’ on A&M Records (featuring ‘Healing Chant’ which won best pop instrumental performance of the Grammy Awards).
In 1990, the Neville Brothers contributed the song ‘In the Still of the Night’ on the AIDS benefit album ‘Red Hot + Blue’.
Also that year, they appeared at the Glastonbury Festival, in the U.K.
They, also released their own album, entitled ‘Brothers Keeper’, which featured
‘You Can't Stop Running Water’ and ‘Sons and Daughters.
Due to the health issues, concerning Art Neville, the group kept low profile for a while.
out in the streets - 2002 / walkin' in the shadow of life - 2004
In 2004, they released the album ‘Walkin' In The Shadow Of Life’, on the Back Porch Records imprint.
Having resided in New Orleans all their lives, after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005 Cyril and Aaron Neville moved out of the city.
In 2008, the group returned to perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Charles Neville died in 2018 from pancreatic cancer.
as the Wild Tchoupitoulas:
The Wild Tchoupitoulas (Antilles Records 1976)
as the Neville Brothers:
The Neville Brothers (Capitol Records 1978)
Fiyo On The Bayou (A&M Records 1981)
Neville-ization (Black Top Records 1984)
Live At Tipitina's (Spindletop Records 1985)
Neville-ization II (EMI Records 1987)
Uptown (EMI America Records 1987)
Live At Tipitina's Volume 2 (Demon Records 1988)
Yellow Moon (A&M Records 1989)
Brother's Keeper (A&M Records 1990)
Family Groove (A&M Records 1992)
Live On Planet Earth (A&M Records 1994)
Mitakuye Oyasin Oyasin/All My Relations (A&M Records 1996)
Valence Street (Columbia Records 1999)
Out In The Streets (Documents Records 2002)
Live On Planet Earth (EMI Records 2004)