Ruffins, Kermit / Livin' A Tremé Life
Album:Livin' A Tremé Life Collection:Jazz
Artist:Ruffins, Kermit Added:May 2009
Label:Basin Street 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-07-05 Pull Date:2009-09-06 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Sep 6Aug 30Aug 23Aug 16Aug 2Jul 26Jul 19Jul 12

Recent Airplay
1.Jul 26, 2018:No Cover, No Minimum
Didn't He Ramble
4.Feb 25, 2015:2-15-2015
I Can See Clearly Now, Didn't He Ramble
2.Sep 16, 2015:9-16-205
High Heel Sneakers
5.Sep 04, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
Didn't He Ramble
3.Jul 27, 2015:7-27-2015
High Heel Sneakers
6.Aug 25, 2009:At the Cafe Bohemian
High Heel Sneakers

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-06-27 
KERMIT RUFFINS: Living a Tremé Life
Basin Street, 2009

NEW ORLEANS – As he has so many times before, trumpeter/singer Ruffins delivers yet another good-natured, funny and heartfelt love letter to his city. Don’t look for serious jazz here; this is feel-good music, often borderline pop. Light and fluffy, yes, but always sincere.

* * * | Fo’s Picks: 1, 6, 8, 9

1. 5:50 – traditional funeral celebration march; upbeat and shining
2. 5:22 – upbeat stomp, laid-back vocals, silly rhymes, round of short solos
3. 3:33 – relaxed sweet-swinging ditty, with background chorus, scat break
4. 3:14 – midtempo: goofy Allen Toussaint song, chummy 1970s feel
5. 3:53 – cutesy love/party song, a bit naughty with a happy bounce
6. 3:12 – relaxed second-line groove, good drums and fun lyrics
7. 7:23 – warm, optimistic version of 1970s pop hit; better than you’d think
8. 4:10 – classic New Orleans stomp with a “Sesame Street” vamp
9. 4:46 – snappy little groove, silly lyric but gets into some fine soloing
10. 4:15 – soulful version of a jazz standard, including the rarely-used lyrics
11. 4:59 – Isley Brothers smooth soul glide, muted trumpet lead
12. 5:05 – [FCC: “shit”] Mardi Gras jam with his ‘n’ hers rap breaks

[ Fo ] 06/27/09

Track Listing
1.Didn't He Ramble 7.I Can See Clearly Now
2.I Ate Up The Apple Tree 8.High Heel Sneakers
3.Good Morning New Orleans 9.Hello Good Evening
4.Holy Cow 10.Song For My Father
5.Hey Naa 11.For The Love Of You
6.I Got Mine 12.Treme Mardi Gras