I never will forget it. After a long and successful stint with his Barbecue Swingers, Kermit Ruffins has rejoined the Rebirth Brass Band for this delightful funky blue CD. His name was David Thompson and after the set he came over to me and gave me. The Tremé was full of bars, little corner hangouts with live music everywhere. He and Phil Frazier started the Rebirth Brass Band in the early 1980's. One day I went down to the Grease Lounge to see if we could play there on Monday nights. He went to Grambling to be in that world-famous band. We actually had a standup piano on wheels and we’d roll it all the way to the Quarter every time we went to play! his business card. Download our mobile app now. I was married by then and had two baby daughters. 100 signed (by Kermit Ruffins) and numbered copies available exclusively from the BSR web store. Just like in the early days of the Rebirth, I took my new combo out to the French Quarter to play for tips. A new version of Last.fm is available, to keep everything running smoothly, please reload the site. 2 / Mexican Special (feat. 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. 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. 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. At that time, there weren’t any younger generation brass bands. 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. Kermit & The Rebirth reunite for this epic party album. Here reconvened, they’ve lost none of their exuberant flair and verve. It was Lawless in the lower 9th Ward. 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. 12″x12″ cloth bandana featuring the album art from Kermit Ruffins’ & Rebirth Brass Band’s album, Throwback. Kermit left the band in the early 1990's , and struck out on his own- to great success. Required fields are marked *. Well, I don’t mean they tossed us out on our butts or anything; it was just that they were serving booze and we were all underage! 35 talking about this. Kermit Ruffins co-founded the Rebirth Brass Band in 1983 while attending Clark High School in the Tremé neighborhood. TITLE TIME; 1 Make Way for the ... Rebirth Brass Band) 5:20: 10 Happy Birthday (feat. Allison really did a lot for us business-wise. 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. 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. I tell you what. He and Phil Frazier started the Rebirth Brass Band in the early 1980's. 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. Ruffins dominates the music to an extent, contributing the majority of the selections, usually taking a vocal and adding a few spectacular trumpet solos. He and Phil Frazier started the Rebirth Brass Band in the early 1980's. We bugged our parents for a long time. With several of his fellow students from high school, Ruffins started the Rebirth Brass Band. Second Line Season begins in the spring in various neighborhoods in New Orleans. Every new year is better than the year before. “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. We were the first one. 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. Mark and Tom put together Basin Street Records and my live record at Tipitina’s is the very first one on the label. All I did that summer was play trumpet! Keith "Shorty" Frazier - bass drum. Kermit Ruffins is from New Orleans, specifically the Treme area. Listen free to Kermit Ruffins with the Rebirth Brass Band – Throwback (Make Way For The Rebirth, Mr. Big Stuff and more). His good-humored description on "What Is New Orleans, Pt. Profile: New Orleans brass band formed in 1983 by Philip and Keith Frazier, jazz trumpeter Kermit Ruffins and other musicians attending Clark High School in Treme at that time. Scrobbling is when Last.fm tracks the music you listen to and automatically adds it to your music profile. 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. Finally, I was swinging out and singing those songs I fell in love with. 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 … He and Rebirth are still closely associated.Kermit is much beloved in his home town, and is thought of as 'Mr Treme'. Rebirth Brass Band) 7:04: 12 Up In Tha Hood (feat. Brown and Jimmie Slack, III. Right then and there we decided we’d head right back to the French Quarter the next day and almost everyday. (Tuba player Philip Frazier; his brother, bass drummer Keith Frazier; and trumpeter Kermit Ruffins were among the musicians who founded the group in 1983.) Now available to order on Vinyl! We played birthday parties, second line parades and just about any kind of neighborhood gig you could play. That band led to Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers in 1992. He and Rebirth are still closely associated.Kermit is much beloved in his home town, and is thought of as 'Mr Treme'. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm. Tremé was where all the older cats hung out. The Rebirth Brass Band is a New Orleans brass band. Derrick "Big Sexy" Tabb - snare drum. Reviews There are no reviews yet. It just so happened that a cat from a record company in Houston saw my combo gig at the Jazzfest. We almost went a whole school year knowing of each other but not really hanging out or anything. After we came on the scene there were a lot of other young brass bands. Those cats are bigger than ever. We all would get together and watch old black and while Armstrong videos. I actually discovered Louis Armstrong on a juke box. The 40-year-old trumpet player came blasting out of high school with the Rebirth Brass Band. And the Rebirth hasn’t skipped a beat. Kermit & The Rebirth reunite for this epic party album $ 10.00 – $ 40.00; Kermit Ruffins • Irvin Mayfield – A Beautiful World #1 Billboard Jazz Albums! A lot of people have tried to stir shit by saying me and Phil broke up on bad terms and what have you, but it never happened that way. 18″x24″ poster featuring the album art from Kermit Ruffin’s album, 1533 St. Philip Street. 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 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. It wasn’t long before we printed up business cards. The Rebirth Brass Band is a New Orleans brass band. 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. Kermit Ruffins is from New Orleans, specifically the Treme area. I wouldn’t say we were a “brass band” back then. I wanted to sing. My Father and Mother, Lloyd and Esther Ruffins. I was in the eighth grade, and one day after school, right there lying on the sofa was two new trumpets. Formed with tuba player Philip Frazier, the ensemble stormed across 10 years, several continents, and 7 albums before disbanding in 1992. Read about Happy Birthday from Kermit Ruffins with the Rebirth Brass Band's Throwback and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Philip "Tuba Phil" Frazier - sousaphone. Our senior year at Clark was full of music and full of fun. In those early days of my new direction, I joined up with my present manager Tom Thompson. Javascript is required to view shouts on this page. Jerry was running WWOZ on top of Tipitina’s at the time. “I want y’all to change your name to Rebirth.” The cat never really became our manager, but that is how we got the name Rebirth Brass Band. Reviews. 2018 vinyl reissue features remastered audio specifically for vinyl, and a complete artwork redesign. When Phil and the guys came to the studio with me, it seemed like we were never apart. I’d have to write a book to tell you all of the stories! 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. Style: Brass Band. To Phil, the Rebirth, and all the cats who played on this record. Rebirth Brass Band discography and songs: Music profile for Rebirth Brass Band, formed 1983. First of all, many thanks to God for this blessed life in New Orleans…. It was sort of just a band to have fun. Though I’ve never seen the show, Kermit Ruffins appears on HBO’s Treme as himself frequently. He made his first recordings with the Rebirth band in 1984. 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. Something was changing. To scratch my new itch, I formed a combo on the side. 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. To Tracey Freeman, my producer and to Steve Reynolds of Ultrasonic for letting us have a party while recording. Ruffins continues making his imprint on the world with wider exposure including appear… He…. “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 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. If you were a jazz or blues musician in New Orleans, you hungout in the Tremé. And thanks to all the people up in da “hood”! Your email address will not be published. That gig lasted a long time. We hooked up with Jerry Brock to do our first record. Kermit Ruffins had a reunion with the Rebirth Brass Band for this 2005 release. 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 think when you listen to this record you will hear the party in the music. They let us play at basketball games, you know, during time out or halftime and what have you. 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. We sure had some good times! It was perfect timing too. Unfortunately there are no concert dates for Kermit Ruffins scheduled in 2021. I did this for about a year and all the while me and my brother kept after my mom and dad for trumpets. My nieces and nephews, Milan and Zavier Arriola, Bryce and Paige Ruffins, and Jade A. He and Rebirth are still closely associated.Kermit is much beloved in his home town, and is thought of as 'Mr Treme'. This is where I met Phil Frazier. We played all of the big festivals and stayed in the finest hotels. The Rebirth Brass Band are originally from the home of jazz and blues, New Orleans. To Mark Samuels for giving me the opportunity of recording tunes of my desire, such as second line, jazz, funk and rap. Something was happening inside of me, that’s for sure. When school started for the next year, I was sitting in first chair. Having formed in 1983 by tuba player Philip Frazier along with his brother drummer Keith Frazier and trumpeter Kermit Ruffins. It was me and some cats from the marching band. Kermit left the band in the early 1990's , and struck out on his own- to great success. Something happened with the tuba player and we needed a strong tuba player for that occasion and Phil got recruited. But she was great to us, God bless her soul. 2 / Mexican Special (feat. 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. Preview. Find Rebirth Brass Band bio, music, credits, awards, & streaming links on AllMusic - Formed in 1983 when its principal members were… After all, we were some fun-loving wild cats back in the day and I know we gave Allison a hard time every now and then. It was wonderful fun to record this new record. 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! He decided he wanted to be our manager and we all said “Why not?”. Throwback Kermit Ruffins Jazz 2005; Listen on Apple Music. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. Rebirth Medley: My Song, Pie Pt. Back in those days, the influence was more funk and R&B than jazz for me. I’m talking about the Olympia Brass Band, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and all those old brass bands. Style: Tracklist . We had another cat sit in on tuba during that time, but it was always Phil’s spot if he wanted to come back. 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. Everybody was in the neighborhood, especially the brass band musicians. Kermit left the band in the early 1990's , and struck out on his own- to great success. We had the time of our lives. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. The 40-year-old trumpet player came blasting out of high school with the Rebirth Brass Band. 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. After the Justice thing was done, me and Tom joined forces with Mark Samuels. We did our first recording on Arhoolie Records. They also collaborated with members of a school marching band … I was totally burnt out on the road. Some user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. All vinyl orders from Basin Street Records include digital download of the full album. It wasn’t long that I was soaking up every Louis Armstrong record or video that I could find. He is featured in the HBO series 'Treme'. Complete your Kermit Ruffins With The Rebirth Brass Band… Mark has built Basin Street into one of the best labels around, period. Genres: New Orleans Brass Band, Jazz. Any unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws. 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. The band released its first album in 1984 on Arhoolie Recordswhich was recorded in the Grease Lounge, a Tremé neighborhood bar, and i… We wanted to play the trumpet so bad. Eventually Slim and the band went separate ways and our new manager was Allison Miner. It was almost at the end of the school year and I was last chair but I was anything but discouraged. Before they achieved the popularity which allowed them to play regularly in local music venues, the Rebirth often busked around the French Quarterf… 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.”. Kermit left the band in the early 1990's , and struck out on his own- to great success. The Rebirth started playing some of this swing stuff, in our own style. That same year, he debuted with World on a String for the Houston, Texas-based Justice Records, followed by … It was Allison who made sure our paperwork was taken care of as far as publishing and stuff. That same year, he debuted with World on a String for the Houston, Texas-based Justice Records, followed by … We did it live on stage at Grease Lounge and it was called “Here to Stay” which was also the name of the first tune I ever wrote. The group was founded in 1983 by tuba/sousaphone player Phillip "Tuba Phil" Frazier, his brother, bass drummer Keith Frazier, and trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, along with other classmates and marching band members from Joseph S. Clark Senior High School, which closed in the spring of 2018, in New Orleans’ Tremé neighborhood. Stream ad-free with Amazon Music Unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet. Kermit Ruffins & Rebirth Brass Band - Happy Birthday - YouTube Rebirth Brass Band) 2:25: 11 Rebirth Medley: My Song / Pie, Pt. And sure enough, after a year or so at Grambling, he did come back. It is hard to believe but over twelve or thirteen years have passed since that day I told Phil I wasn’t going to Africa. After we performed, me and Phil really hit it off. 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. Of course I didn’t know what I was doing other than making noise but it didn’t seem to bother nobody. The 40-year-old trumpet player came blasting out of high school with the Rebirth Brass Band. You have to do one thing, he said. 2, Mexican, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. The Rebirth Brass Band was formed in 1983 by tuba player Phil Frazier and his brother, bass drummer Keith Frazier, and trumpeter Kermit Ruffins. Louis Armstrong has been a big influence on me, my music and my career. I put together a little band at Lawless on the side. 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. He and Phil Frazier started the Rebirth Brass Band in the early 1980's. The next day when we went to school we joined the marching band. My brothers Lloyd and Ashawn Ruffins. 13 tracks (61:03). After Lawless, I went to Clark Senior High School and joined the school band. 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 knew what I wanted to do. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. Well, I guess I’m really gonna have to write that book! That band led to Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers in 1992. See, they gave me the trumpet solo to play at the graduation and Phil, who was really a trombone player at the time, had to play tuba at the ceremony. Phil actually left the band for a while so he  could go off to college. Just grab your partner and dance for your life! The band was about to leave for a month long tour of Africa when I broke the news to Phil. Yeah it’s hard to believe how fast time passes. Leave feedback. New Orleans' own Grammy-Award Winning Rebirth Brass Band. I’m talking about Uncle Lionel, Tuba Fats and Benny Jones, cats like that. Discover releases, reviews, track listings, recommendations, and more about Kermit Ruffins With The Rebirth Brass Band* - Throwback at Discogs. My uncle Percy Williams. Songkick is the first to know of new tour announcements and concert information, so if your favorite artists are not currently on tour, join Songkick to track Kermit Ruffins and get concert alerts when they play near you, like 12851 other Kermit Ruffins … That summer I went to Summer Band Camp at Lawless. With several of his fellow students from high school, Ruffins started the Rebirth Brass Band. After my audition, I took first chair. In God’s perfect timing, all my dreams come true. Throwback Kermit Ruffins Jazz 2005; Listen on Apple Music. Kermit Ruffins With The Rebirth Brass Band* ‎– Throwback Label: Basin Street Records ‎– BSR 0105-2 Format: CD, Album Country: US Released: 2005 Genre: Jazz. Rebirth Brass Band) 2:25: 11 Rebirth Medley: My Song / Pie, Pt. We couldn’t believe our luck. Once we started hanging out in the Tremé we started to feel like young professional musicians. People were digging it and they were giving us cash money for hanging out playing music! Sure enough, Justice Records signed me and another one of my dreams came true. Well, there we were-we struck up some tunes and people started tipping us. He and Rebirth are still closely associated.Kermit is much beloved in his home town, and is thought of as 'Mr Treme'. To Tom Thompson, my manager of eleven great years, for all his dedication, hard work and support. We had a few tunes so we played the party and it was a lot of fun until the end of the party because they threw us out. I really did have the world on a string. It is obvious that these pieces have all been well polished in regular club dates. What was real important was when Phil’s mom decided to move right into the heart of the Tremé. 11″x17″ Poster featuring the album art from Kermit Ruffin’s second release, Swing This! Kermit Ruffins with the Rebirth Brass Band – Throwback. I think when you listen to this record you will hear the party in the eighth grade, and thought... 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