Release Year: 2015
Cyril Neville is a member of New Orleans’ First Family of Funk, The Nevilles. He was also a member of The Neville Brothers, The Meters, The Wild Tchopitoulas, and recently is with Royal Southern Brotherhood and Voice of the Wetlands Allstars. He started performing professionally with his older brother Art’s band Art Neville and the Neville sounds at the age of fifteen.
This is Mr. Neville’s first solo attempt at writing a book. He participated in the writing of the book The Brothers Neville with his brothers – Art, Aaron and Charles, and Mr. David Ritz. Mr. Ritz also wrote Divided Soul, the Marvin Gaye Story, Brother Ray, and recently the Buddy Guy story!
This book, The Fire This Time, is a tribute to the music and the musician who helped create “Second Line Reggae”! It is also a tribute to New Orleans’ newest legend, Benny’s Bar, where the band The Uptown Allstars because and still are the only Second Line Reggae band in the universe! It is a description of the songs that went into the record, The Fire This Tim and what inspired them to be written.