World On a String
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||Monday Night In New Orleans||Kermit Ruffins||3:29||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Honey Chile||Kermit Ruffins||3:20||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I've Got the World On a String||Kermit Ruffins||2:42||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Kermit's Second Line||Kermit Ruffins||3:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Georgia On My Mind||Kermit Ruffins||5:11||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Girl of My Dreams||Kermit Ruffins||5:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Rosetta||Kermit Ruffins||3:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Happy Birthday||Kermit Ruffins||2:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||When It's Sleepy Time Down South||Kermit Ruffins||2:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||When My Dreamboat Comes Home||Kermit Ruffins||4:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Glory of Love||Kermit Ruffins||3:42||$0.99||View in iTunes|
The music on this first solo effort from trumpeter Kermit Ruffins is so good-natured and joyous that one can mostly overlook its derivative nature. Ruffins clearly had a good time playing trumpet (and occasionally singing) on such numbers as "Monday Night In New Orleans," "Girl of My Dreams" and "When My Dreamboat Comes Home." Not everything works on the date: "Rosetta" is taken much too fast for the musicians; there are a few too many average vocals; Ruffins did not have that original a sound yet; and some of the performances are quite predictable. So, although pianist Ellis Marsalis, bassist Walter Payton and banjoist Danny Barker are in the band (along with some younger lesser-known players), this is only a slightly above average set of New Orleans jazz.
Born: 1964 in New Orleans, LA
Years Active: '90s, '00s