My Father and Mother, Lloyd and Esther Ruffins. 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. 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. Listen on Apple Music. That band led to Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers in 1992. 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. “Hey we gonna do this again.” And we did. Yeah it’s hard to believe how fast time passes. Philip "Tuba Phil" Frazier - sousaphone. 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. It was Lawless in the lower 9th Ward. 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. Happy Birthday - Kermit Ruffins & Rebirth Brass Band - YouTube We were the first one. He…. Just like in the early days of the Rebirth, I took my new combo out to the French Quarter to play for tips. Download our mobile app now. Of course I didn’t know what I was doing other than making noise but it didn’t seem to bother nobody. That summer I went to Summer Band Camp at Lawless. After we performed, me and Phil really hit it off. Kermit Ruffins with the Rebirth Brass Band – Throwback. Discover releases, reviews, track listings, recommendations, and more about Kermit Ruffins With The Rebirth Brass Band* - Throwback at Discogs. 35 talking about this. “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. Me and Phil were tight then and we remained tight and are today. He and Rebirth are still closely associated.Kermit is much beloved in his home town, and is thought of as 'Mr Treme'. 11″x17″ Poster featuring the album art from Kermit Ruffin’s second release, Swing This! We sure had some good times! Kermit Ruffins is from New Orleans, specifically the Treme area. 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. 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! I mean, it must have been almost eighty bucks! We don’t have any upcoming events for this artist right now. We wanted to play the trumpet so bad. I tell you what. I actually discovered Louis Armstrong on a juke box. I was totally burnt out on the road. It just so happened that a cat from a record company in Houston saw my combo gig at the Jazzfest. The Rebirth Brass Band was formed in 1983 by tuba player Phil Frazier and his brother, bass drummer Keith Frazier, and trumpeter Kermit Ruffins. 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. Just grab your partner and dance for your life! It wasn’t long that I was soaking up every Louis Armstrong record or video that I could find. He and Phil Frazier started the Rebirth Brass Band in the early 1980's. Not on a stage, mind you, but just to march around the fairgrounds. “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. And the Rebirth hasn’t skipped a beat. . Something was happening inside of me, that’s for sure. Something happened with the tuba player and we needed a strong tuba player for that occasion and Phil got recruited. New Orleans' own Grammy-Award Winning Rebirth Brass Band. And to Ms. Barbara Frazier for all her years of support. Those cats are bigger than ever. 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. When I was a young kid, my dad was the manager of a band called M.G. He and Phil Frazier started the Rebirth Brass Band in the early 1980's. 100 signed (by Kermit Ruffins) and numbered copies available exclusively from the BSR web store. Man, we took that money and went straight to Popeye’s before we went got us some beer. 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 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. 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. Reviews. His name was David Thompson and after the set he came over to me and gave me. We had the time of our lives. Louis Armstrong has been a big influence on me, my music and my career. 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. First of all, many thanks to God for this blessed life in New Orleans…. My nieces and nephews, Milan and Zavier Arriola, Bryce and Paige Ruffins, and Jade A. They also collaborated with members of a school marching band … Style: Tracklist . To Mark Samuels for giving me the opportunity of recording tunes of my desire, such as second line, jazz, funk and rap. With several of his fellow students from high school, Ruffins started the Rebirth Brass Band. Currently you have JavaScript disabled. He and Rebirth are still closely associated.Kermit is much beloved in his home town, and is thought of as 'Mr Treme'. The 40-year-old trumpet player came blasting out of high school with the Rebirth Brass Band. Rebirth Brass Band) 7:04: 12 Up In Tha Hood (feat. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. 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. TITLE TIME; 1 Make Way for the ... Rebirth Brass Band) 5:20: 10 Happy Birthday (feat. To scratch my new itch, I formed a combo on the side. It was sort of just a band to have fun. They kept tipping and we was trippin! We had another cat sit in on tuba during that time, but it was always Phil’s spot if he wanted to come back. And thanks to all the people up in da “hood”! 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. 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. Our senior year at Clark was full of music and full of fun. The Tremé was full of bars, little corner hangouts with live music everywhere. It was Allison who made sure our paperwork was taken care of as far as publishing and stuff. Mask like few others. Kermit & The Rebirth reunite for this epic party album. Ruffins continues making his imprint on the world with wider exposure including appear… 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 … I was in the eighth grade, and one day after school, right there lying on the sofa was two new trumpets. Allison really did a lot for us business-wise. Formed with tuba player Philip Frazier, the ensemble stormed across 10 years, several continents, and 7 albums before disbanding in 1992. Kermit Ruffins & Rebirth Brass Band - Happy Birthday - YouTube The Rebirth Brass Band are originally from the home of jazz and blues, New Orleans. I found myself sitting in last chair which meant I wasn’t very good. I think when you listen to this record you will hear the party in the music. Kermit left the band in the early 1990's , and struck out on his own- to great success. Having formed in 1983 by tuba player Philip Frazier along with his brother drummer Keith Frazier and trumpeter Kermit Ruffins. Allison Miner gave us a spot on the stage she ran at Jazzfest and I had no idea how much that one gig would change my life. 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! “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 Rebirth Brass Band is a New Orleans brass band. Kermit Ruffins co-founded the Rebirth Brass Band in 1983 while attending Clark High School in the Tremé neighborhood. He decided he wanted to be our manager and we all said “Why not?”. 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. Javascript is required to view shouts on this page. 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. I did this for about a year and all the while me and my brother kept after my mom and dad for trumpets. I thought it was cool but you know, you hear a lot of stuff from a lot of people like that. 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 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. 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. 2 / Mexican Special (feat. Every new year is better than the year before. They let us play at basketball games, you know, during time out or halftime and what have you. We played all of the big festivals and stayed in the finest hotels. 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. Your email address will not be published. That gig lasted a long time. Unfortunately there are no concert dates for Kermit Ruffins scheduled in 2021. It is obvious that these pieces have all been well polished in regular club dates. 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. Any unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws. Eventually Slim and the band went separate ways and our new manager was Allison Miner. The next day when we went to school we joined the marching band. We did our first recording on Arhoolie Records. To everyone at Basin Street Records for all of the great work. After we came on the scene there were a lot of other young brass bands. Mark and Tom put together Basin Street Records and my live record at Tipitina’s is the very first one on the label. After my audition, I took first chair. All aboard! And sure enough, after a year or so at Grambling, he did come back. Find Rebirth Brass Band bio, music, credits, awards, & streaming links on AllMusic - Formed in 1983 when its principal members were… He and Phil Frazier started the Rebirth Brass Band in the early 1980's. Kermit Ruffins is from New Orleans, specifically the Treme area. 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. Sure enough, Justice Records signed me and another one of my dreams came true. 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. It was perfect timing too. 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 went crazy! 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