Aaron Neville, 'My True Story' (January 22nd)
"It was just a dream," says Keith Richards, who co-produced and played guitar on Aaron Neville's upcoming doo-wop LP, featuring soulful covers of hits famously recorded by artists like the Jive Five, Little Anthony and the Imperials and the Drifters. "I grew up with doo-wop and soul the same as Aaron," says Richards. "I knew all these songs well, but I never expected to play them!" The LP was cut with producer Don Was over a productive week at New York's Electric Lady Studios with a band including drummer George Receli, keyboardist Benmont Tench, bassist Tony Scherr and guitarist Greg Lease, who played live as Neville nailed classics like "Ruby Ruby" and "Money Honey." "Each night, when I opened the door to get back on the street, I was expecting a Fifties Studebaker to go by," Richards says with a laugh. "What a voice, man. You can't go wrong playing behind that."