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Rebirth Brass Band - 100% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Funk Jazz R&B / Soul
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Dr. Michael White - 61% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The Dirty Dozen Brass Band - 60% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Blues Funk Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Smiley Lewis - 57% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Overton Amos Lemons, 5 July 1913, DeQuincy, Louisiana, USA, d. 7 October 1966, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. While failing to gain the commercial plaudits his work deserved, this New Orleans-based artist was responsible for some of that city’s finest music. He made his recording debut, as Smiling Lewis, in 1947, but his strongest work appeared during the 50s. ‘The B Read more

Tom McDermott - 50% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Blues Jazz
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Professor Longhair - 44% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Blues Cajun & Zydeco Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Henry Roeland Byrd, 19 December 1918, Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA, d. 30 January 1980, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Byrd grew up in New Orleans where he was part of a novelty dance team in the 30s. He also played piano, accompanying John Lee ‘Sonny Boy’ Williamson. After wartime service, Byrd gained a residency at the Caldonia club, whose owner christened him Professo Read more

Earl King - 31% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Blues Funk
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Earl Silas Johnson IV, 7 February 1934, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 17 April 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The son of a blues pianist, King became an accomplished guitarist and singer with local bands before making his first recordings in 1953 for Savoy Records (‘Have You Gone Crazy’, credited to Earl Johnson) and Specialty Records (‘A Mother’s L Read more

Preservation Hall Jazz Band - 31% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Jazz
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Jessie Hill - 29% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: R&B / Soul
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James Booker - 25% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 December 1939, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 8 November 1983, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. As an exceptionally talented child, Booker studied classical piano, but balanced his virtuosity with blues and boogie learned from Isidore ‘Tuts’ Washington and Edward Frank. In his early teens he appeared on radio WMRY and formed a band he called Booker Boy And The Rhyt Read more

John Mooney - 21% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 April 1955, East Orange, New Jersey, USA. His combination of Delta guitar patterns with New Orleans second-line rhythms gives Mooney the edge when slide guitarists are under consideration. He was 12, living in Rochester and playing guitar to Ernest Tubb songs on the radio when he first heard Son House’s records; four years later he was playing alongside House. After s Read more

Clifton Chenier - 20% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 June 1925, Opelousas, Louisiana, USA, d. 12 December 1987, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. This singer, guitarist, and harmonica and accordion player is regarded by many as the ‘king of zydeco music’. Chenier was given lessons on the accordion by his father, and started performing at dances. He also had the advantage of being able to sing in French patois, English an Read more

Chris Kenner - 19% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s
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25 December 1929, Kenner, Louisiana, USA, d. 25 January 1976, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. This New Orleans-based artist had a US Top 20 R&B hit in 1957 on the Imperial Records label with his own composition, ‘Sick And Tired’, a song later revived by Fats Domino. Kenner was one of the first signings to the Instant label, on which he recorded his three best-know Read more

Dr. John - 19% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Blues Cajun & Zydeco Electronic & Ambient Funk Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Henry Butler - 19% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 September 1949, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. A pianist, vocalist and composer, Butler’s work explores ethnic, gospel, blues and European classical traditions as part of a refreshingly eclectic take on contemporary jazz. Blind since birth, he has also become one of the most prominent sightless photographers in America with exhibitions in several major cities.

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