Don Was on Brian Wilson’s New LP, the Rolling Stones’ ‘Sticky Fingers’ and the Sinatra Album that Almost [Ahem] Was
Don Was says he and Bob Dylan had a great idea for a late-career Frank Sinatra project: “We wanted him to do an album of Hank Williams songs.”
“The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles” airs on CBS Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. ET.
We’re grateful that some of the greatest artists of all time are still adding to their respective legacies with excellent new albums. Here, then, are five great albums that legends released in 2013.
All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman” will feature a lineup of major stars paying tribute to the Allman Brothers Band’s leader.
Aaron Neville is a bit of a genre chameleon, recording albums in styles ranging from funk and R&B to country and gospel. For his latest, My True Story, he re-envisions doo-wop, but the album isn’t just a stylistic change musically. Instead of showing off his sizable biceps with his signature sleeveless t-shirts, Neville went all-in for the classic doo-wop vibe with suits, at least while promoting the new album.
Don Was told Radio.com that his greatest GRAMMY night was on February 21, 1990, the year Bonnie Raitt took home an armful of awards for her triumphant comeback album, Nick Of Time.
New Orleans legend Aaron Neville has listened to doo-wop music for his entire life, but until today (January 22), he’d never released an album paying tribute to the genre. His latest effort, My True Story, is his first for Blue Note Records, and was produced by the label’s President, Don Was, along with Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones.
Tuesday (January 22) sees the release of Aaron Neville’s new album, My True Story. A collection of classic doo-wop numbers, Neville teamed up with a pretty heavy-duty production team for the album: Don Was and Keith Richards.
Last year saw the quiet release of Van Morrison’s 34th album, Born To Sing: No Plan B. One of the reasons that it didn’t get a lot of press was that Van historically isn’t fond of doings interviews or promotion. But Radio.com talked to Don Was — the president of his record label, Blue Note Records — about the album.
2012 saw the return of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Aerosmith and (sort of) Led Zeppelin. 2013 promises lots of great albums, films and tours from some of music’s greatest legends.