Live at Vaughan's

Live at Vaughan's

by Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers


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Live at Vaughan's

Since he left New Orleans's seminal second-liners the Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins has cut out an enviable niche for himself as an unapologetic update of Louis Armstrong himself, replete with vocal rasp and Dixieland trumpet. But it's no tourist gimmick, as Live at Vaughan's attests. Recorded at the Bywater dive where he's been holding weekly jazz 'n' bbq nights for years, the album captures Kermit the local phenomenon. What was for Armstrong crossover fare ("I've Got the World on a String") is nothing but Nawlins folk music for the Barbecue Swingers, and their rambunctious take on more contemporary (that is, '70s) soul ("If You Want Me to Stay" and "Ooh Child") as well as street-level second line jams bubbles with excitement and charm.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/03/2007
Label: Basin Street Records
UPC: 0652905010624
catalogNumber: 106
Rank: 90601

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers   Primary Artist
Kermit Ruffins   Trumpet,Vocals
Corey Henry   Trombone
Kevin Morris   Electric Bass
Roderick Paulin   Saxophone
Percy Williams   Percussion
Derrick Freeman   Drums,Vocals
Richard Knox   Keyboards
Neshia Ruffins   Vocals

Technical Credits

Harold Arlen   Composer
William DeVaughn   Composer
Kermit Ruffins   Composer,Producer
Bobby Byrd   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Tracey Freeman   Producer
Bob French   Composer,Introduction
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Louis Alter   Composer
Mark Samuels   Executive Producer
August Msarurgwa   Composer

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