Genre: New Orleans Jazz
Total Time: 55:38 min
Total Size: 330 MB
1.Chinatown, My Chinatown (6:08)
2.Exactly Like You (4:39)
3.Careless Love (5:27)
4.I'll Get the Papers and Go Home (3:25)
5.Jeepers Creepers (4:16)
6.When It's Sleepy Time Down South (3:29)
7.Treme Second Line Intro (0:45)
8.Treme Second Line (5:06)
9.Over the Waves (5:51)
10.All of Me (5:50)
12.When the Saints Go Marching In (3:56)
Pulling classics from the 20th Century like fedoras from his collection, Ruffins' playful nature breathes new life into versions of 'Exactly Like you' and 'Jeepers Creepers.' With more than a little help from veteran jazzmen like Lucien Barbarin and Shannon Powell (both previously sidemen for Harry Connick, Jr.) Ruffins delivers with a sharp musical elegance, one that would certainly make his progenitors tip their hat.
Boasting a honed raspiness all his own, Ruffins' take on Louis Armstrong's 'When It's Sleepy Time Down South' serves as a calm prelude to his rollicking original, 'Treme Second Line.'
The always triumphant 'When the Saints Go Marching In' finalizes the record along with any doubt that, with his new release, Ruffins gracefully channels the glory of the roaring 20s through the standard of celebration that is life in the Big Easy.
But he may just tell you, 'WE PARTYIN'!'