After we came on the scene there were a lot of other young brass bands. Kermit Ruffins is from New Orleans, specifically the Treme area. 100% Cotton, Heavy Duty T-Shirt featuring the album art and images from the Kermit Ruffins & Rebirth Brass Band album, Throwback. Kermit & The Rebirth reunite for this epic party album. I think when you listen to this record you will hear the party in the music. At that time, there weren’t any younger generation brass bands. Of course I didn’t know what I was doing other than making noise but it didn’t seem to bother nobody. Rebirth Brass Band) 2:25: 11 Rebirth Medley: My Song / Pie, Pt. All aboard! We almost went a whole school year knowing of each other but not really hanging out or anything. 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. 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. And sure enough, after a year or so at Grambling, he did come back. Something was changing. First of all, many thanks to God for this blessed life in New Orleans…. Something happened with the tuba player and we needed a strong tuba player for that occasion and Phil got recruited. Javascript is required to view shouts on this page. Kermit Ruffins is from New Orleans, specifically the Treme area. You want to hear more stories? The Rebirth Brass Band was formed in 1983 by tuba player Phil Frazier and his brother, bass drummer Keith Frazier, and trumpeter Kermit Ruffins. Albums include The Way I See It, … He and Rebirth are still closely associated.Kermit is much beloved in his home town, and is thought of as 'Mr Treme'. Me and Phil were tight then and we remained tight and are today. We decided to meet at his house early in the summer to form a new band. Discover releases, reviews, track listings, recommendations, and more about Kermit Ruffins With The Rebirth Brass Band* - Throwback at Discogs. After a long and successful stint with his Barbecue Swingers, Kermit Ruffins has rejoined the Rebirth Brass Band for this delightful funky blue CD. To Tracey Freeman, my producer and to Steve Reynolds of Ultrasonic for letting us have a party while recording. Go directly to shout page. Your email address will not be published. 12″x12″ cloth bandana featuring the album art from Kermit Ruffins’ & Rebirth Brass Band’s album, Throwback. 2018 vinyl reissue features remastered audio specifically for vinyl, and a complete artwork redesign. Formed by the Frazier brothers, Phil and Keith, along with Basin Street labelmate Kermit Ruffins in 1983, The Rebirth Brass Band … TITLE TIME; 1 Make Way for the ... Rebirth Brass Band) 5:20: 10 Happy Birthday (feat. My Father and Mother, Lloyd and Esther Ruffins. In 2005, 12 years after Kermit Ruffins left the Rebirth Brass Band to pursue a solo career, he reunited with his former bandmates to produce this rollicking, party album befitting of both the Ruffins and Rebirth names. I really did have the world on a string. We were playing a tune called “I Can’t Get Over You” and I walked up to Phil and said, “Hey man, give me A LOT of bass!” That was really the first time I talked to Phil. Kermit Ruffins co-founded the Rebirth Brass Band in 1983 while attending Clark High School in the Tremé neighborhood. We hooked up with Jerry Brock to do our first record. My girl’s mom had a neighborhood bar named Lil People’s Place and me and my new combo started playing there on a regular basis. My uncle Percy Williams. My Auntie Carmen Ruffins and Marian and Carolyn. Connect your Spotify account to your Last.fm account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform. Read about Happy Birthday from Kermit Ruffins with the Rebirth Brass Band's Throwback and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. After Lawless, I went to Clark Senior High School and joined the school band. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm. Unfortunately there are no concert dates for Kermit Ruffins scheduled in 2021. The group was inspired by The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, a band of slightly older musicians credited with bringing influences of funk and contemporary bebop into New Orleans style brass bands. Randall produced the type of record I really wanted to make with all of the great, great cats in the city like Danny Barker, Ellis Marsalis, Walter Payton and others. My brothers Lloyd and Ashawn Ruffins. He is featured in the HBO series 'Treme'. I’m talking about Uncle Lionel, Tuba Fats and Benny Jones, cats like that. The Rebirth Brass Band was formed in 1983 by tuba player Phil Frazier and his brother, bass drummer Keith Frazier, and trumpeter Kermit Ruffins.Since the economics of keeping such a large group of musicians on the road in the '90s and into the new millennium was often a daunting task, there have been many personnel changes through the years. He made his first recordings with the Rebirth band in 1984. Formed with tuba player Philip Frazier, the ensemble stormed across 10 years, several continents, and 7 albums before disbanding in 1992. It was perfect timing too. Everybody was in the neighborhood, especially the brass band musicians. Your email address will not be published. The 40-year-old trumpet player came blasting out of high school with the Rebirth Brass Band. 11″x17″ Poster featuring the album art from Kermit Ruffin’s second release, Swing This! 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. Preview. 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. Find Rebirth Brass Band bio, music, credits, awards, & streaming links on AllMusic - Formed in 1983 when its principal members were… Rebirth Brass Band) 7:04: 12 Up In Tha Hood (feat. I fell in love with everything he did. That same year, he debuted with World on a String for the Houston, Texas-based Justice Records, followed by … And to Ms. Barbara Frazier for all her years of support. To everyone at Basin Street Records for all of the great work. “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 next day when we went to school we joined the marching 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. It was almost at the end of the school year and I was last chair but I was anything but discouraged. New Orleans' own Grammy-Award Winning Rebirth Brass Band. We wanted to play the trumpet so bad. 100 signed (by Kermit Ruffins) and numbered copies available exclusively from the BSR web store. I found myself sitting in last chair which meant I wasn’t very good. What was real important was when Phil’s mom decided to move right into the heart of the Tremé. We all would get together and watch old black and while Armstrong videos. Written by Broussard, Williams, Washington, Caraljo Music Inc (BMI), Malaco Music Company (BMI), Written by Ray Charles, Renald J. Richard, Written by Mildred J. Hill, Patty S. Hill, Written by Kermit ruffins, “Mexican Special” also written by Keith Anderson. I’m talking about the late ’70’s and early ’80’s! Required fields are marked *. If you wanna make a record, he said, give us a call. Mask like few others. 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. Reviews There are no reviews yet. Just grab your partner and dance for your life! To Phil, the Rebirth, and all the cats who played on this record. Well, I guess I’m really gonna have to write that book! Style: Tracklist . Reviews. Throwback Kermit Ruffins Jazz 2005; Listen on Apple Music. Kermit Ruffins is from New Orleans, specifically the Treme area. 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. Phil was the best tuba player on the scene, that’s all there is to it. We played birthday parties, second line parades and just about any kind of neighborhood gig you could play. Kermit Ruffins With Rebirth Brass Band Throwback hyperurl.co/x63z3t Kermit Ruffins Big Easy hyperurl.co/dppr5j Kermit Ruffins 1533 St. Philip Street hyperurl.co/k8th4y Style: Brass Band. I wouldn’t say we were a “brass band” back then. Louis Armstrong has been a big influence on me, my music and my career. Rebirth Brass Band) 7:04: 12 Up In Tha Hood (feat. One day I went down to the Grease Lounge to see if we could play there on Monday nights. It was Lawless in the lower 9th Ward. Throwback Kermit Ruffins Jazz 2005; Listen on Apple Music. Leave feedback. I was married by then and had two baby daughters. Make Way For The Rebirth is a popular song by Kermit Ruffins & The Rebirth Brass Band | Create your own TikTok videos with the Make Way For The Rebirth song and explore 0 … Eventually Slim and the band went separate ways and our new manager was Allison Miner. Listen on Apple Music. He and Rebirth are still closely associated.Kermit is much beloved in his home town, and is thought of as 'Mr Treme'. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. Jerry was running WWOZ on top of Tipitina’s at the time. He went to Grambling to be in that world-famous band. To Mark Samuels for giving me the opportunity of recording tunes of my desire, such as second line, jazz, funk and rap. . The 40-year-old trumpet player came blasting out of high school with the Rebirth Brass Band. Outfits like the Rebirth Brass Band introduced elements from R&B, funk, hip- hop, and modern jazz into traditional music that is famous for its irresistible marching rhythms. As much as it was a dream to go to Africa, I told him it was time for me to get off the road and spend some time with my new family and all. (Tuba player Philip Frazier; his brother, bass drummer Keith Frazier; and trumpeter Kermit Ruffins were among the musicians who founded the group in 1983.) Sure enough, we got some guys together and just practiced and practiced, all summer long. Derrick "Big Sexy" Tabb - snare drum. Stream ad-free with Amazon Music Unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet. The Young Olympia and the Lil Rascals Brass Band were just two of the many young brass bands that sort of followed in the footsteps of the Rebirth. Funk. 2, Mexican Special (7:01), Associate Executive Producer: Will Samuels, Assistant Engineer at Piety Street: Drew Vonderhaar, Mastered by Vlado Meller at Sony Music Studios/ NYC, Art Direction by Hal Braden and Tom Thompson. 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. We had another cat sit in on tuba during that time, but it was always Phil’s spot if he wanted to come back. 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. Kermit & The Rebirth reunite for this epic party album $ 10.00 – $ 40.00; Kermit Ruffins • Irvin Mayfield – A Beautiful World #1 Billboard Jazz Albums! When Phil and the guys came to the studio with me, it seemed like we were never apart. I’m talking about the Olympia Brass Band, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and all those old brass bands. He…. Download our mobile app now. After the Justice thing was done, me and Tom joined forces with Mark Samuels. When I was a young kid, my dad was the manager of a band called M.G. The Rebirth started playing some of this swing stuff, in our own style. Ruffins dominates the music to an extent, contributing the majority of the selections, usually taking a vocal and adding a few spectacular trumpet solos. We bugged our parents for a long time. Right then and there we decided we’d head right back to the French Quarter the next day and almost everyday. Be the first to review “Kermit Ruffins & Rebirth Brass Band – Throwback T-Shirt” Cancel reply. A lot of folks assume that I was an admirer of Louis Armstrong from the very beginning but the truth is that when I was young and first starting out, I had no idea who Louis Armstrong even was! Second Line Season begins in the spring in various neighborhoods in New Orleans. Hailed by the New York Times as “a New Orleans institution,” the Rebirth Brass Band have been at the forefront of the brass band revival that they helped kick off over 30 years ago. The band was about to leave for a month long tour of Africa when I broke the news to Phil. I would like to give thanks to the following special people: My girlfriend Karen “Juicey” James for her love and understanding… My kids, Tawanna, Kermit, Christina, and Neshia Ruffins. We did our first recording on Arhoolie Records. When school started for the next year, I was sitting in first chair. The group was founded in 1983 by tuba player Philip Frazier, his brother Keith Frazier and trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, along with other musicians with them at the Joseph S. Clark Sr. High School in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans. Mark and Tom put together Basin Street Records and my live record at Tipitina’s is the very first one on the label. It was me and some cats from the marching band. Ruffins continues making his imprint on the world with wider exposure including appear… Brown and Jimmie Slack, III. After we performed, me and Phil really hit it off. In 2018, this exquisite release was re-mastered, re-designed, and put on Vinyl for the first time providing a new audio experience for lovers of New orleans brass band music. That gig lasted a long time. I loved the whole scene but after catching the Armstrong bug really bad, I wanted to sing and the brass band thing wasn’t exactly the best way to start belting out vocal standards. Not on a stage, mind you, but just to march around the fairgrounds. That band led to Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers in 1992. They also collaborated with members of a school marching band … We don’t have any upcoming events for this artist right now. Kermit left the band in the early 1990's , and struck out on his own- to great success. We didn’t have a car so after the gig, we decided to take a short cut home which would be through the French Quarter and on Bourbon Street. Having formed in 1983 by tuba player Philip Frazier along with his brother drummer Keith Frazier and trumpeter Kermit Ruffins. The 40-year-old trumpet player came blasting out of high school with the Rebirth Brass Band. I never will forget it. I knew what I wanted to do. Phil actually left the band for a while so he  could go off to college. After school started up the next fall, a lady with the Parent Teacher Association asked us to play for a party at a hotel in town. He and Rebirth are still closely associated.Kermit is much beloved in his home town, and is thought of as 'Mr Treme'. Now available to order on Vinyl! Mark has built Basin Street into one of the best labels around, period. . 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. Rebirth Brass Band. Something was happening inside of me, that’s for sure. Man, we took that money and went straight to Popeye’s before we went got us some beer. My sister Imani Nia Ruffins-Arriola. Listen free to Kermit Ruffins with the Rebirth Brass Band – Throwback (Make Way For The Rebirth, Mr. Big Stuff and more). I mean, it must have been almost eighty bucks! Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. He said he saw it coming and there were no hard feelings at all. 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. Eventually Uncle Percy gave me my own mouthpiece and I would take that mouthpiece everywhere I went, blowing on it all throughout the neighborhood. Philip "Tuba Phil" Frazier - sousaphone. I did this for about a year and all the while me and my brother kept after my mom and dad for trumpets. Kermit Ruffins had a reunion with the Rebirth Brass Band for this 2005 release. 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. You know, during time out or halftime and what have you everybody was in the early 's. 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