Apr 242013
 

In this episode of the Wait Wait… There might be a prettier voice in the world than ‘s, but if there is, it belongs to a bird, and there’s no way that bird looks as good in a leather jacket. Neville has sung duets with Aretha Franklin, has a bridge in India named after him, and has had his voice prescribed by British social workers to help people with depression. He has a new album called My True Story.

One of Neville’s big hits was “Don’t Know Much,” so we’ve invited him to play a game called “I Do Know Much!” Three questions about Jeopardy! champions.

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TOM BODETT, HOST:

And now, the game where we invite big names to answer little questions. There might be a prettier voice in the world than our guest’s, but if there is, it belongs to a bird, and no way that bird looks as good in a leather jacket.

(LAUGHTER)

BODETT: He sang duets with Aretha Franklin, there is bridge in India named after him, social workers in Britain – this is true – have prescribed his voice to help with depression. His new album is “My True Story.” Aaron Neville, welcome to WAIT WAIT…DON’T TELL ME!

(APPLAUSE)

AARON NEVILLE: Can I tell you the name of the group that was in London?

BODETT: Yeah.

NEVILLE: The Bananas. The British Awfully Nifty Aaron Neville Appreciation Society.

(LAUGHTER)

BODETT: That’s great.

ADAM FELBER: Awesome.

BODETT: That’s awesome. So, Aaron, thanks so much for doing this. Have you ever listened to the show?

NEVILLE: I have. And I was listening to it just now. It’s kind of nuts, you know.

BODETT: Yeah, yeah, no, it is.

(LAUGHTER)

BODETT: I’m sorry you had to do that.

(LAUGHTER)

NEVILLE: No, no, I enjoyed it.

(LAUGHTER)

 

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