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Rebirth Brass Band - 100% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Funk Jazz R&B / Soul
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The Dirty Dozen Brass Band - 85% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Blues Funk Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Professor Longhair - 61% 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

Preservation Hall Jazz Band - 59% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Jazz
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Trombone Shorty - 48% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Earl King - 47% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Blues Funk R&B / Soul
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

James Booker - 34% 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

Bobby Charles - 31% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Charles Guidry, 21 February 1938, Abbeville, Louisiana, USA. Charles became well known in the 50s when three of his songs - ‘See You Later Alligator’, ‘Walking To New Orleans’ and ‘But I Do’ - were successfully covered by Bill Haley, Fats Domino and Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry. The composer also recorded in his own right for Chicag Read more

Allen Toussaint - 28% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Blues Cajun & Zydeco Funk Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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14 January 1938, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. This influential artist first came to prominence in the mid-50s as the touring piano player with Shirley And Lee. The duo’s producer, Dave Bartholomew, began using Toussaint on several recording sessions, including those of Smiley Lewis and, on a handful of occasions, Fats Domino. The artist’s solo debut came in 1958 wi Read more

Galactic - 24% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Despite being responsible for such funky sounds, Galactic’s founding members, Jeff Raines (guitar) and Robert Mercurio (bass), were originally in Washington DC, USA-based punk bands. It was only after relocating to New Orleans, Louisiana, that the duo began playing the funk and soul inflected sounds closely associated with the area (the Meters, the Neville Brothers, Dr. Jo Read more

Ernie K. Doe - 23% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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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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Dr. Michael White - 17% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Ellis Marsalis - 16% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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14 November 1934, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Although he has never really been a revolutionary band leader or pianist, Ellis Marsalis’ influence on the American mainstream jazz scene cannot be overestimated. As an inspirational figure to a new generation of artists, and an educator and spokesman, this New Orleans-born pianist is unrivalled. Marsalis’ professional Read more

Kid Ory - 15% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Edward Ory, 25 December 1886, La Place, Louisiana, USA, d. 23 January 1973, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. A gifted, hard-blowing trombonist and a competitive musician, Ory came to New Orleans when in his mid-twenties and he quickly established a fearsome reputation. An aggressive music maker and a tireless self-promoter, he was determined to be successful and very quickly was. By 1 Read more


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