1988 Ivan Neville – If My Ancestors Could See Me Now

If My Ancestors Could See Me Now is the first solo album by Ivan Neville.

The album had a top 30 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with the first single, “Not Just Another Girl”, when the song reached number 26 on the chart. The second single, “Falling Out of Love”, a duet with Bonnie Riatt, reached number 91 on the Hot 100.

Ivan Neville (born August 19, 1959, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States) is an American multi-instrumentalist musician, singer, and songwriter. He is the son of Aaron Neville and nephew to members of The Neville Brothers.

Tracks

1 Sun (Ivan Neville) 4:33
2 Primitive Man (Ivan Neville) 3:49
3 Not Just Another Girl (Ivan Neville) 4:12
4 Falling Out of Love (Ivan Neville) 3:44
5 Out in the Streets (Ivan Neville) 4:27
6 Money Talks (Ivan Neville) 4:44
7 Never Should Have Told Me (Ivan Neville) 3:31
8 Up to You (Ivan Neville) 3:42
9 Another Day’s Gone By (Ivan Neville) 3:37
10 After All This Time (Ivan Neville) 4:40

Musicians

1 Sun

DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
KeyboardsIvan Neville
Background VocalsJason Neville


2 Primitive Man

DrumsSteve Jordan
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
KeyboardsIvan Neville
PercussionJim Keltner
PercussionJeffrey Porcaro


3 Not Just Another Girl

BassIvan Neville
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
KeyboardsIvan Neville
SaxDanny Kortchmar
PercussionJeffrey Porcaro


4 Falling Out of Love

BassRandy Jackson
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
KeyboardsIvan Neville
PercussionJeffrey Porcaro
PercussionJim Keltner
VocalsBonnie Raitt


5 Out in the Streets

BassRandy Jackson
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
Guitar (solo)Danny Kortchmar
KeyboardsIvan Neville
PianoIvan Neville
SaxDanny Kortchmar
PercussionJeffrey Porcaro


6 Money Talks

BassIvan Neville
DrumsSteve Jordan
Guitar (solo)Danny Kortchmar
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
KeyboardsIvan Neville
PercussionSteve Jordan

 

7 Never Should Have Told Me

DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
KeyboardsIvan Neville
Guitar (solo)Waddy Wachtel
GuitarDanny Kortchmar


8 Up to You

DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
GuitarIvan Neville
KeyboardsIvan Neville

 

9 Another Day’s Gone By

BassRandy Jackson
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
KeyboardsIvan Neville
Background VocalsJohn David Souther


10 After All This Time

DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
KeyboardsIvan Neville
PercussionJeffrey Porcaro
Background VocalsAaron Neville

Liner Notes

Producer – Danny Kortchmar
Producer (Assistant) – Neil J. Atkinson
Engineer (Assistant) – Brian Scheuble, Dan Nash, Rob Jacobs
Recorded By, Mixed By – Marc DeSisto, Shelly Yakus

Art Direction, Design – Larry Vigon Studio
Painting – Larry Vigon
Photography By – Eugene Pinkowski

Recorded At – A&M Studios
Mixed At – A&M Studios