“Happy Talk” by Kermit Ruffins Released Today

Tuesday- October 26, 2010- today’s the day- the latest recording by the trumpeter and vocalist hits the streets nationwide on Basin Street Records.  “Happy Talk” has Ruffins returning to an earlier part of his career when he had a big band.  Several of the cuts feature a full horn section with arrangements by Matt Lemmler.  Standout songs include “Shine,” which has been a staple of his live set for years, and “More Today Than Yesterday,” a classic song from the 1970s that had everyone at his recent gig at Lafayette Square singing along.  The album also features compelling originals that mine his good-time persona.

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