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The US Navy's 7th Fleet Band Gets Funky With Their Veteran's Day Tribute to Art Neville

The US Navy’s 7th Fleet Band's Orient Express ensemble is known for their covers - but this Veteran's Day, they have decided to pay tribute to one of their own with a video tribute to Navy veteran and music legend Art Neville.  


A video of the band performing The Meters’ “Hey Pocky A-Way” in honor of the New Orleans icon was posted to Facebook - along with this message: 


“In honor of Veteran’s Day we would like to pay tribute to the life and service of Art Neville, a U.S. Navy veteran and an accomplished musician” 





Accompanying the music was this military history of Mr Neville: In 1958, Art joined the U.S. Navy serving as a Commissaryman, and spent part of his tour aboard the USS Independence.  Art returned to civilian life in New Orleans in 1962. 


We join the The US Navy’s 7th Fleet Band in saluting Art and all those who have served in the US Armed Forces