I always knew in the back of my mind that I’d do another project with Phil and the Rebirth and last fall I decided that the time was now. Kermit left the band in the early 1990's , and struck out on his own- to great success. I was in the eighth grade, and one day after school, right there lying on the sofa was two new trumpets. My Father and Mother, Lloyd and Esther Ruffins. Right then and there we decided we’d head right back to the French Quarter the next day and almost everyday. The name of the group was, well, the name was “The Group.” We were playing our butts off for tips and making what we thought was big money at the time. We all knew what we wanted to do, and that was play music! The 40-year-old trumpet player came blasting out of high school with the Rebirth Brass Band. That summer I went to Summer Band Camp at Lawless. I found myself sitting in last chair which meant I wasn’t very good. I’m talking about the late ’70’s and early ’80’s! We had the time of our lives. They let us play at basketball games, you know, during time out or halftime and what have you. Rebirth Brass Band discography and songs: Music profile for Rebirth Brass Band, formed 1983. 2 / Mexican Special (feat. First of all, many thanks to God for this blessed life in New Orleans…. Somebody played one of his tunes and I was like “Who in the hell is that?” I never will forget hearing his raspy voice and all those high trumpet notes that day. Connect your Spotify account to your Last.fm account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform. We were the first one. He and Rebirth are still closely associated.Kermit is much beloved in his home town, and is thought of as 'Mr Treme'. Though he has a successful solo career, he performs with The Rebirth Brass Band all over New Orleans, and it was truly the best live show I have ever seen. One day, we were playing a party in one of the projects for an organization called “Rebirth.” It was a guy named Bobby Leonard who was trying to help out the kids and all. Many of the songs are built on blues riffs or vamps, and when these guys start blowing it’s hard to sit passively during a hard-hitting groove like “Make Way for the Rebirth” or Dr. John’s “Mardi Gras Day.” ” – Mike Shanley, JazzTimes, Troy Andrews – Trombone Solo on “ Mardi Gras Day”, Mary Griffin – Vocals on “Just A Closer Walk With Thee” and “Up In Tha Hood”, David Torkanowsky – Wurlitzer on “Up In Tha Hood”, Christina Ruffins, Neshia Ruffins, Jimmy Slack, III and A’Jon Jones – Vocals on “Happy Weekday Blues” and “Happy Birthday”, 11) Rebirth Medley: My Song, Pie Pt. TITLE TIME; 1 Make Way for the ... Rebirth Brass Band) 5:20: 10 Happy Birthday (feat. He made his first recordings with the Rebirth band in 1984. Brown and Jimmie Slack, III. Of course I didn’t know what I was doing other than making noise but it didn’t seem to bother nobody. Kermit Ruffins With The Rebirth Brass Band* ‎– Throwback Label: Basin Street Records ‎– BSR 0105-2 Format: CD, Album Country: US Released: 2005 Genre: Jazz. We couldn’t believe our luck. TITLE TIME; 1 Make Way for the ... Rebirth Brass Band) 5:20: 10 Happy Birthday (feat. I thought it was cool but you know, you hear a lot of stuff from a lot of people like that. Unfortunately there are no concert dates for Kermit Ruffins scheduled in 2021. “New Orleans native Kermit Ruffins was aptly born on the birthday of one of that city’s most deservedly heralded masters of music, Professor Longhair. Style: Brass Band. This is my fifth record with Basin Street and my great friend Tracey Freeman has produced four of them. I actually discovered Louis Armstrong on a juke box. Complete your Kermit Ruffins With The Rebirth Brass Band… It was me and some cats from the marching band. Every new year is better than the year before. The Rebirth was rolling hard, touring like crazy and I just couldn’t do it anymore. From playing himself in the HBO Series Treme, to barbecuing outside his bar, Kermits Treme Mother-in-Law Lounge, to sitting in with Jon Batiste and Stay Human on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the trumpeter/vocalist keeps himself busy when he isnt on stage doing what he does bestentertaining and sharing his love of life with the world. To Mark Samuels for giving me the opportunity of recording tunes of my desire, such as second line, jazz, funk and rap. We wanted to play the trumpet so bad. I did three records on Justice and after I un-retired from the road, I’ve been all over the world with my quintet, the Barbecue Swingers. I was married by then and had two baby daughters. It was Lawless in the lower 9th Ward. He and Phil Frazier started the Rebirth Brass Band in the early 1980's. We hooked up with Jerry Brock to do our first record. Well, I guess I’m really gonna have to write that book! Leave feedback. He and Rebirth are still closely associated.Kermit is much beloved in his home town, and is thought of as 'Mr Treme'. He decided he wanted to be our manager and we all said “Why not?”. I even told him that very day, “Now Phil you know they are gonna talk shit about us saying we’re mad with each other.” Phil said “Yeah I know, but we know the truth.”. It is obvious that these pieces have all been well polished in regular club dates. To scratch my new itch, I formed a combo on the side. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. He and Phil Frazier started the Rebirth Brass Band in the early 1980's. Derrick "Big Sexy" Tabb - snare drum. We played birthday parties, second line parades and just about any kind of neighborhood gig you could play. Eventually Slim and the band went separate ways and our new manager was Allison Miner. Jerry was running WWOZ on top of Tipitina’s at the time. He said he saw it coming and there were no hard feelings at all. Here reconvened, they’ve lost none of their exuberant flair and verve. The band was about to leave for a month long tour of Africa when I broke the news to Phil. But she was great to us, God bless her soul. Just like in the early days of the Rebirth, I took my new combo out to the French Quarter to play for tips. Kermit Ruffins With The Rebirth Brass Band* ‎– Throwback Label: Basin Street Records ‎– BSR 0105-1 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo Country: US Released: 2018 Genre: Brass & Military. New Orleans' own Grammy-Award Winning Rebirth Brass Band. We hooked up with a manager known as “Ice Cube Slim.” Slim booked us on tours all over the world, all over Europe and everything. Something was happening inside of me, that’s for sure. I’d have to write a book to tell you all of the stories! We don’t have any upcoming events for this artist right now. Rebirth Brass Band) 2:25: 11 Rebirth Medley: My Song / Pie, Pt. My Uncle Percy, who played the trumpet in the band, was always over at the house and always let me blow on his trumpet. People were digging it and they were giving us cash money for hanging out playing music! Tremé was where all the older cats hung out. He and Rebirth are still closely associated.Kermit is much…, Kermit Ruffins is from New Orleans, specifically the Treme area. 12″x12″ cloth bandana featuring the album art from Kermit Ruffins’ & Rebirth Brass Band’s album, Throwback. And the Rebirth hasn’t skipped a beat. “Lots of good, greasy fun” – Rick Anderson, All Music Guide “Kermit plays a sweet, sweet horn” – Newsweek.com “A musical good-time tour of the Crescent City” – Larry Applebaum, Jazztimes, An unabashed entertainer who plays trumpet with a bright, silvery tone” – Jon Pareles, NY Times “A universal call to party” – Jeff Kalis, Jazziz “Channeling the free spirit of Satchmo” – C. Michael Bailey, AllAboutJazz.com Top local CDs of 2001 – Times-Picayune Best Traditional Jazz Album – OffBEAT Best of the Beat Awards, Be the first to review “Kermit Ruffins with the Rebirth Brass Band – Throwback”. I fell in love with everything he did. Listen to your favorite songs from Kermit Ruffins with the Rebirth Brass Band. If there was ever such a thing as fraternity rock, New Orleans Style, this would be it. The 40-year-old trumpet player came blasting out of high school with the Rebirth Brass Band. 2, Mexican, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Ruffins dominates the music to an extent, contributing the majority of the selections, usually taking a vocal and adding a few spectacular trumpet solos. When I was a young kid, my dad was the manager of a band called M.G. He is featured in the HBO series 'Treme'. I wanna tell you a li’l story about New Orleans, y’all . I’m talking about Uncle Lionel, Tuba Fats and Benny Jones, cats like that. 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