Rhythm and blues, Composer
Who is Ivan Neville?
He has released four solo albums and had a Top 40 Billboard hit with "Not Just Another Girl" from his first solo album If My Ancestors Could See Me Now. His second single "Falling Out of Love" charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and appeared on the soundtrack for the John Ritter film, Skin Deep in 1989. While it was never a huge charting song, Neville's "Why Can't I Fall In Love" has also become a sleeper fan-favorite, gaining fame from the 1990 Soundtrack to the Christian Slater film, "Pump Up the Volume". Neville and his band Dumpstaphunk, self-released a full-length studio debut, "Everybody Want Sum" the Summer of 2010.
Neville has played with and appeared on several Neville Brother records, as well as his father’s solo records. He performed in Bonnie Raitt's band from 1985 to 1987 and contributed the song "All Day, All Night", co-written with bassist James Hutchison to her Nine Lives album. He also contributed keyboards to two Rolling Stones albums, 1986’s Dirty Work and 1994’s Voodoo Lounge as well as being a member of Keith Richards’ solo band the X-Pensive Winos. In 1988, he toured with Richards after recording Talk is Cheap, and was the opening act for the shows, since If My Ancestors Could See Me Now was released.
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