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Aaron Neville: Doo Wop: My True Story

Airs Monday, March 4, 2013 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Iconic soul and R&B vocalist and multiple Grammy Award-winning artist Aaron Neville performs songs from his upcoming doo-wop inspired album "My True Story."

Iconic soul and R&B vocalist and multiple Grammy Award-winning artist Aaron Neville is featured in a special concert performing songs from his upcoming doo-wop inspired album "My True Story," produced by Keith Richards and Don Was. This program was recorded at the Brooklyn Bowl in November 2012.

Courtesy of Sarah A. Friedman

Iconic soul and R&B vocalist and multiple Grammy Award-winning artist Aaron Neville performs songs from his upcoming doo-wop inspired album "My True Story."

Courtesy of Aaron Neville

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An exceptional array of musicians and guests joined Neville, including Greg Leisz on guitar (Beck, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams), George G. Receli on drums (Bob Dylan, James Brown), Tony Scherr on bass (Bill Frisell, Norah Jones, Rufus Wainwright), Charles Neville on saxophone (Neville Brothers), Michael Goods on organ/piano, Joel Katz, David Johnson and Earl Smith, Jr. on background vocals and special guests Paul Simon and Joan Osborne.

The concert, captured in high definition with 5.1 surround sound audio, featured other special guests including Eugene Pitt of the Jive Five (who co-wrote the album’s title song) and Dickie Harmon from the Del-Vikings.

All of the songs on "My True Story" were hand-picked by Neville and have remained close to his heart since he was a child.

The selections include classics by vocal group giants such as Little Anthony and the Imperials (“Tears on My Pillow”), Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (“Work With Me Annie”), and The Drifters (“Money Honey,” “Under the Boardwalk,” “This Magic Moment”).

To Neville, though, these songs weren’t just the soundtrack to his youth; they became the underpinning for all of the remarkable music he has created across five decades.

Aaron Neville is on Facebook, and you can follow @aaronneville on Twitter.

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Above: Recorded at the Brooklyn Bowl in November 2012, this special features an incredible array of musicians along with special guests including Paul Simon, Joan Osborne, Eugene Pitt of the Jive Five, and Dickie Harmon from the Del-Vikings. The concert is airing in March, 2013 on most PBS stations.