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Kermit's Second Line - Kermit Ruffins

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The first time I saw Kermit Ruffins’s name, I thought it said Kermit Ruffians. Naturally, I anticipated a punk or ska band with a sense of humor. To my delight, I was instead presented with some great New Orleans jazz. The beginning of the trumpet player’s Kermit’s Second Line always makes me think of how The Music Goes Round and Round starts. Both songs get The Kermit Ruffians would be a fantastic name for a punk band, but until someone picks up on that idea and sends me a copy of their record, I’ll have to be satisfied with enjoying the trumpet-playing Kermit Ruffins. I think I can live with that.

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