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Wednesday 30th January 2013

Unlikely combination of Aaron Neville and Keith Richards gets praised

NEW ORLEANS-based R&B and pop star Aaron Neville is picking up critical plaudits for his unlikely musical collaboration with Keith Richards on his latest album 'My True Story'. The project, co-produced by Richards and featuring guitar work by the Rolling Stones star, features cover versions of doowop and R&B classics from the '50s and '60s. Wrote reviewer Andy Whitman, "What is it about these unexpected musical collaborations that is so satisfying when they work? Part of the reason, I'm sure, is the simple delight in experiencing seemingly incongruous sounds that no one ever expected to hear together. But I also suspect that Jesus may have been onto something. Different-sometimes very different-personalities and backgrounds create a synergy that is greater than the sum of the parts. And when those wildly different personalities, styles, and musical genres collide and spark, sometimes something magical happens." CR

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