Art “Poppa Funk” Neville came into this world on December 17, 1937. It became evident at quite an early age that Art, along with his three siblings - Charles, Aaron and Cyril – were gifted musically. As a child, Art learned to play the piano and was influenced heavily by many R&B legends of that time, including James Booker, Lloyd Glenn, Bill Doggett and Professor Longhair – just to name a few. By the tender age of 17, while still attending high school, Neville joined his first official band...
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