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Kermit Ruffins – Hey Look Me Over

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Trumpeter, bandleader, singer, and songwriter Kermit Ruffins is a mainstay of contemporary New Orleans music and a regular highlight of the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Famous for his frequent barbecue bashes at the bars he and his band regularly perform in, you may also recognize Kermit from HBO’s Treme where he appeared as himself as a recurring character.

Kermit emits joy and passion in his performances which are on generous display on this week’s Top Tune, “Hey Look Me Over” which is a show tune first made popular by Lucille Ball in Cy Coleman‘s 1960 hit musical Wildcat. The tune has been a staple with marching bands for decades and has also been recorded by the likes of Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, not to mention Kermit’s hero, the great Louis Armstrong. Gotta say, it’s Kermit’s version that swings the hardest!

If you’re heading down to New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest, do stop in and see Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers Saturday May 2, 2:45PM. View a full schedule HERE.

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Contact & Licensing info:
Publishing controlled by Notable Music Co.(Cy Coleman) / Contact: Damon Booth Administered by Downtown Music Publishing / contact: Sean McGraw
Publishing controlled by Carwin Music Co. Inc (Carolyn Leigh) / Administered by EMI U. Catalog Inc. /
Master controlled by Basin Street Records.

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Treme’s Kermit Ruffins – new Cy joint, Hey Look Me Over

514tJBawz3L. SL160 AA160 3 150x150 Tremes Kermit Ruffins   new Cy joint, Hey Look Me OverBasin Street Records brings you trumpeter/singer Kermit Ruffins’ new album, Happy Talk. Features Cy Coleman’s Hey Look Me Over.
More info HERE.

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