Scott Ramminger | Alive and Ornery

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Alive and Ornery

by Scott Ramminger

High energy groove-oriented live blues and R&B with a New Orleans flavor.
Genre: Blues: Funky Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I Really Love Your Smile (Live)
4:58 $0.99
2. It’s Hard to Be Me (Live)
5:26 $0.99
3. Advice from a Father to a Son (Live)
4:17 $0.99
4. Funkier Than Him (Live)
7:49 $0.99
5. That Rumba Beat (Live)
6:00 $0.99
6. Do What Your Heart Says To (Live)
4:37 $0.99
7. Linda Lu (Live)
5:23 $0.99
8. Nasty Habits (Live)
8:50 $0.99
9. Hokey Pokey Blues (Live)
3:52 $0.99
10. Rebecca, Rebecca (Live)
8:06 $0.99
11. This Town’s Seen the Last of Me (Live)
5:24 $0.99
12. Annandale Girl (Live)
5:24 $0.99
13. Josephine (Live)
4:10 $0.99
14. ‘lizabeth (Live)
5:30 $0.99
15. Ain’t Gonna Do It (Live)
3:39 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
On the heels of his successful Feb. 2017 release, “Do What Your Heart Says To,” songwriter/singer/sax man Scott Ramminger is dropping a new double-disc live release, “Alive and Ornery,” on Sept. 1, 2017.

“Alive and Ornery” was recorded on club dates June 2, 4 & 7 in the Washington DC area. The album features 15 tunes across two discs — ten of them Ramminger’s originals, including one new tune, and five covers.” Ramminger, who moved to Nashville in January, returned to the DC area to make the live record.

The record, like Ramminger’s previous discs, is firmly rooted in blues and R&B, with elements of roots rock, Americana and other musical styles, served up over a wide range of different grooves. “Alive and Ornery” is the first of his records to include some carefully chosen cover tunes. In addition to Ramminger on vocals and tenor sax, “Alive and Ornery” features Pete Ragusa, on drums; Chris Brown on bass; Vince McCool on trumpet; Clarence “The Blues Man” Turner, David Kitchen, and Keith Grimes on guitar; Wes Lanich and Ariel Francis on keys.

“I love to write, and dig the production aspect of making studio records. But I also really like getting out and playing live, particularly with a good band in small or medium-sized clubs,” Ramminger said. “And I’ve always been a fan of live records. I like to hear the interplay between the band and the crowd, the musical conversations on the bandstand, a little bit of banter and the odd drunken howl from the audience. And it was also cool getting some of my favorite DC players on a record after making the previous two albums mostly in New Orleans.”

“Alive and Ornery” is Ramminger’s fourth record since 2011’s “Crawstickers,” (which earned him a Washington Area Music Award (WAMMIE) for Best Debut Recording), and is his first live release. Ramminger’s February 2017 release, “Do What Your Heart Says To,” spent several weeks at the number one spot on the “Roots Music Report” R&B Album Chart and drew critical praise from both the music and mainstream press, also garnering Ramminger a Silver Award in the MidAtlantic Songwriting Competition. All of his records have garnered positive reviews from a variety of influential music publications, and newspapers, and blogs.

“My previous record, “Do What Your Heart Says To,” turned into quite a production, with guest singers, additional horns, etc. So it was was really fun to make a double CD, start to finish, in two months. I recorded three gigs, picked the tunes, got the record mixed, and that was that. It sounds like what one of my gigs sounds like, which is what I was after.”



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