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Art Neville’s Indelible Impact on the NOLA Music Scene

Art Neville’s Indelible Impact on the NOLA Music Scene

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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