by Kermit Ruffins


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Kermit Ruffins had a reunion with the Rebirth Brass Band for this 2005 release. Ruffins dominates the music to an extent, contributing the majority of the selections, usually taking a vocal and adding a few spectacular trumpet solos. His good-humored description on "What Is New Orleans, Pt. 2" now sounds nostalgic and a bit wistful since this was recorded right before Hurricane Katrina, and it unintentionally describes what is lost and will hopefully return someday. The Rebirth Brass Band are in fine form, particularly the mighty tuba playing of Philip Frazier. Most of the performances are celebratory and perfect party music (other than the annoying closing rap "Up in tha Hood"), soulful yet tied to the brass band tradition while still looking ahead. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/05/2005
Label: Basin Street Records
UPC: 0652905010525
catalogNumber: 105
Rank: 257294

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kermit Ruffins   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Vocals,Narrator
David Torkanowsky   Wurlitzer
Rebirth Brass Band   Percussion,Vocals
Stafford Agee   Trombone
Keith "Bass Drum Shorty" Frazier   Bass Drums
Philip Frazier   Tuba
Corey Henry   Percussion,Trombone,Vocals
Ajay Mallery   Percussion,Vocals
Derrick Shezbie   Trumpet
Glen Andrews   Trumpet
Ajay Mallory   Percussion,Vocals
Mary Griffin   Vocals
Aaron Jones   Vocals
Derrick Tabb   Snare Drums
Percy Williams   Percussion
Vincent Broussard   Tenor Saxophone
Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews   Trombone
Neshia Ruffins   Vocals
A'Jon Jones   Vocals
Christina Ruffins   Vocals
Keng   Turntables
Alfred Weston   Vocals
Jimmy Slack   Vocals
Reed Weston   cowbell
III   Vocals

Technical Credits

Kermit Ruffins   Composer,Liner Notes
Tracey Freeman   Producer,Audio Production
Dr. John   Composer
Joseph Broussard   Composer
Carol Washington   Composer
Mark Samuels   Executive Producer
LaTosha Williams   Composer
Hal Braden   Graphic Design,Art Direction
Mildred Hill   Composer
Tom Thompson   Art Direction,Management

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