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Kermit Ruffins


  • Type LP 12inch
  • Label Basin Street
  • UPC 0652905010518
  • Catalog number BSRLP 01051
  • Release date 05 October 2018
Physical (LP 12inch)

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About the album

In 2005, Basin Street Records released this outstanding album reuniting Kermit Ruffins and Rebirth Brass Band. Now, as part of the Basin Street Records 20th anniversary celebration, the album has been remastered and redesigned for vinyl! Coming in September 2018, the vinyl can be purchased from the Basin Street Records website NOW. All purchases of vinyl from the Basin Street Records website include a digital download of the album. Also available exclusively from the BSR website are the limited quantity of 100 signed (by Kermit Ruffins) and numbered copies. Hear what these critics have to say about this iconic album:
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. The trumpet player came blasting out of high school with the Rebirth Brass Band. Formed with tuba player Philip Frazier, the ensemble stormed across 10 years, several continents, and 7 albums before [Kermit left the band] in 1992. Here reconvened, they’ve lost none of their exuberant flair and verve. The seven originals by Ruffins are mixed with numbers by the city’s current elder statesman, Mac Rebennack, as well as Ray Charles, Mildred Hill’s perennial “Happy Birthday,” and more. Unobtrusively produced, the set bristles with the immediacy of a true celebration. — David Greenberger
The reunion of the RBB with its original trumpet man-who left to get off the road and explore a solo career-explodes with the enthusiasm of a backyard barbecue, with everyone digging into the funk and singing along. 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

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    Make Way For The Rebirth
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    Mr. Big Stuff
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    Here To Stay
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    Mardi Gras Day (feat. Trombone Shorty)
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    It's Later Than You Think
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    I Got A Woman
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    Happy Birthday
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    Up In Tha Hood (feat. Mary Griffin)

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