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1533 St. Philip Street


Download links and information about 1533 St. Philip Street by Kermit Ruffins. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 53:34 minutes.

Artist: Kermit Ruffins
Release date: 2001
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 12
Duration: 53:34
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No. Title Length
1. Ole Miss Blues 4:14
2. Drop Me Off In New Orleans 4:31
3. Tillie 3:09
4. Bye and Bye 4:44
5. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams 3:36
6. Black and Blue 3:56
7. I Still Get Jealous 5:01
8. Jack, I'm Mellow 4:08
9. Meet Me At the Second Line 5:13
10. Keep Walkin' 5:46
11. In the Bag 3:55
12. Some of These Days 5:21



Kermit Ruffins' flamboyant showmanship doesn't let up on his third Basin Street release, named for the street address of Jazz and Blues Hall, the trumpeter's own New Orleans club. On his horn, Ruffins likes to channel Louis Armstrong, but his singing voice is actually far closer to Dizzy Gillespie's. (Check out his unhinged scat chorus on the blues "Keep Walkin'.") His funny, deliberately old-fashioned brand of jazz harks back to the prewar era, when musicians viewed themselves as entertainers rather than unapproachable artists. Listening to these tracks, one can practically taste the often bawdy ambiance of New Orleans. Speaking of taste, Ruffins includes in the liners a detailed recipe for rabbit ("Lapin de Kermit"), underscoring his culinary skills, which he considers closely related to his musical skills. Look to Ruffins to show you a good time, not to stretch the boundaries of jazz as we know it — although the post-bop piano of David Tornakowsky does contrast nicely with the vintage sounds of Dr. Michael White's clarinet and Detroit Brooks' banjo. ~ David R. Adler, Rovi