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 Farewell Poppa Funk! (RIP Art Neville) 
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Post Farewell Poppa Funk! (RIP Art Neville)
Excerpt from NOLA.com's obituary:
(link- https://www.nola.com/entertainment_life ... 9ebd6.html )


"It was peaceful," said Kent Sorrell, Neville's longtime manager. "He passed away at home with his adoring wife Lorraine by his side. He toured the world how many times, but he always came home to Valence Street."

Arthur Lanon Neville was born on December 17, 1937, the same day as New Orleans piano legend James Booker. As a boy, he lived in the Calliope housing development and Uptown on Valence Street. He was drawn to the Orioles, the Drifters and other doo-wop groups, as well as the piano-driven music of Professor Longhair and Fats Domino.

He attended St. Augustine and Booker T. Washington high schools before earning his GED from Walter S. Cohen, where he’d hang out in the music room with fellow members of the Hawketts, the group he joined in 1953.

He was barely 17 when, in 1954, he sang lead on the Hawketts’ remake of a country song called “Mardi Gras Mambo.” Local deejay Jack the Cat convinced the Hawketts to record "Mardi Gras Mambo" at his radio station. Little did they know that, more than 60 years later, the song would still be a Carnival staple.

“I was so happy to record,” he recalled in a 2013 interview. Jack the Cat “had this song. It sounded good to me. We cut it in the station, with two or three microphones. I knew it felt good to do it. But I had no idea that it would still be around.”

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Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:31 am Profile
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Post Re: Farewell Poppa Funk! (RIP Art Neville)
In my eyes Art and his bands were “World Famous” and pioneered their sound into the music of New Orleans! Maybe not as rich in money as others but happy with the day to day. Good for him! RIP Art Neville

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Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:34 am Profile
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Post Re: Farewell Poppa Funk! (RIP Art Neville)
They don't make them like that anymore. So very sad.

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Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:57 pm Profile
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Post Re: Farewell Poppa Funk! (RIP Art Neville)
Another true giant of the music world, sadly gone. We have lost so many recently... yet, I feel blessed to have seen Art his in various bands over the years. Such a great player, and an influence to so very many!!
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Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:24 pm Profile
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Post Re: Farewell Poppa Funk! (RIP Art Neville)
Check out what other musicians are saying:

https://www.jambase.com/article/musicians-others-remember-art-poppa-funk-neville


Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:16 pm Profile
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Post Re: Farewell Poppa Funk! (RIP Art Neville)
Freebo sighting!
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