Brother Jess interviewed Aaron Neville on his Gospel show on WWOZ. Brother Jess always closes his show with Neville's "Going Home."
Hazel was pulling the lps and CDs for her Old Time Country and Bluegrass Music show, which followed Brother Jess. Neville asked her if she'd play some Sons of the Pioneers, perhaps "Roundup in the Sky."
Hazel asked him if he'd stick around and be interviewed about his love of cowboy music and he said, yes, he loved the Sons of the Pioneers, Roy Rogers, and Gene Autry. He'd be glad to talk about them.
"They'd just stop riding and play," he said. "They didn't need electricity."
Neville even sang a Jimmie Rodgers song, a capella, and yodeled at the end.
Neville played Man with Gun in Everybody's All-American, with Dennis Quaid. Filmed in nearby Baton Rouge.
Sometimes, he said, he felt like he had a hellhound on his trail. An allusion to the classic Robert Johnson blues song. Johnson did have a hellhound on his trail. And stones in his passway.
Neville pointed over his shoulder at Larry Schlueter, husband of Hazel, and Jack Saunders, friend of Larry and Hazel, grinning like a pair of fools, one of them with coffee spilled down his shirt. Out in public. A gunfighter with no gun is scary.
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