- Artist: Kermit Ruffins & Barbecue Swingers
- Format: CD
- Release Date:4/21/2015
Beloved New Orleans trumpeter and vocalist, Kermit Ruffins, returns proclaiming his love and pride for his hometown with imsoneworleans. Good times and a carefree attitude permeate this collection of originals and covers that feature the Barbecue Swingers, Kermit's regular gigging band, for the first time in over a decade. The album pulls from various styles including New Orleans classics like 'Jock-A-Mo (Iko Iko)' and 'Tipitina,' vintage Kermit Ruffins originals from his time with Rebirth Brass Band like the Carribean-tinged 'Mexican Special,' and a two-part title-track, a homage to the city he loves so dearly replete with dedications to music legends and anecdotes about his life growing up in the Big Easy. The album also includes two timeless ballads each featuring guest vocalists - Nayo Jones, a regular featured guest at Kermit's live shows, belts her way through Etta James' 'At Last,' and introducing Kaylin Orleans Ruffins, Kermit's youngest daughter, in a heartfelt duet with her dad on 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow.'
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