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Exs & Ohs (with Gwen Hughes)
Exs & Ohs. Video recorded January 2018 at Mike Natchus Video in Atlanta, Georgia. We've been doing some collaborations recently with Atlanta legend Gwen Hughes and here's our take on the Elle King hit Exs & Ohs!
Gwen Hughes - vocals; Rocky Ball - banjo; Marty Martin - trumpet; Jez Graham - piano; Mike Hinton - drums.

The Ballad of Thunder Road
The Ballad of Thunder Road. Video recorded July 6, 2017 at WRFG Radio [89.3] in Atlanta, Georgia. We were playing LIVE in the studios of WRFG for the "Sagebrush Boogie" show hosted by Dave Chamberlain.

Cakewalkin' Babies From Home - 2019
Cakewalkin' Babies From Home. Video recorded January, 2018 at Mike Natchus Video in Atlanta, Georgia. We got "Gorgeous Gwen' Hughes to wail on this venerable Trad Jazz Classic! Gwen Hughes - vocals; Rocky Ball - banjo; Marty Martin - trumpet; Jez Graham - piano; Mike Hinton - drums.

Honeysuckle Rose
Honeysuckle Rose. Video recorded June 2016 at Venkman's in the Old 4th Ward in Atlanta, Georgia. We were playing a Saturday Jazz Brunch and the event was streamed LIVE by Springer Mountain Farms.

Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia
Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia. Video recorded January, 2018 at Mike Natchus Video in Atlanta, Georgia. Another collaboration with guest vocalist Gwen Hughes on an obscure Dixieland classic. Gwen Hughes - vocals; Rocky Ball - banjo; Marty Martin - trumpet; Jez Graham - piano; Mike Hinton - drums.

What A Wonderful World
What A Wonderful World - Recorded live at Steve's Live Music in Sandy Springs, Georgia. We were playing a benefit for our good friend Frank Hamilton (of The Weavers fame) in a memorial to his late wife, Mary Hamilton. [Sunday, March 31, 2015] L-R: Marty Martin-trumpet/vocal; L.A. Tuten-bass; Rocky Ball-banjo.

B - L - T (Ball's Latin Tune)
B • L • T [Ball's Latin Tune]. Video recorded March 3, 2014 in Chamblee, Georgia. An original composition by Rocky Ball, Marty Martin, L.A. Tuten and Hal Johnson. The 'hook' was to create an additional Latin tune for our regular nightly repertoire and to showcase some percussion on the banjo head! Added August, 2014.

St. James Infirmary Blues
St. James Infirmary Blues - Video recorded 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Taste Of Atlanta Festival. This may be one of the oldest songs passed down for years! Here is the Ruby Reds Band featuring Marty Martin on trumpet and vocals; L.A. Tuten on bass; and Rocky Ball on banjo. We used a stationary camera and recorded the audio live in our digital mixer. L.A. Tuten mixed all of the audio. Enjoy!

My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It - Video recorded 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Taste Of Atlanta Festival. Our take on the old Hank Williams composition! Here is the Ruby Reds Band featuring Marty Martin on trumpet and vocals; L.A. Tuten on bass; and Rocky Ball on banjo. We used a stationary camera and recorded the audio live in our digital mixer. L.A. Tuten mixed all of the audio. Enjoy!

Georgia On My Mind
Georgia On My Mind - Video recorded 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Taste Of Atlanta Festival. Hoagy Carmichael composed what would become the state song of Georgia. Here Rocky picks up his "guitjo" - an electric guitar with only 4 strings tuned exactly like his plectrum banjo. Here is the Ruby Reds Band featuring Marty Martin on trumpet and vocals; L.A. Tuten on bass; and Rocky Ball on guitjo. We used a stationary camera and recorded the audio live in our digital mixer. L.A. Tuten mixed all of the audio. Enjoy!

The Second Line / Move It On Over
The Second Line / Move It On Over - Video recorded 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Taste Of Atlanta Festival. Here we 'mashup' two similar songs: the old New Orleans street parade song "The Second Line" and the Hank Williams classic "Move It On Over". Here is the Ruby Reds Band featuring Marty Martin on trumpet and vocals; L.A. Tuten on bass; and Rocky Ball on banjo. We used a stationary camera and recorded the audio live in our digital mixer. L.A. Tuten mixed all of the audio. Enjoy!

Puttin' On The Ritz / Thrift Shop
Puttin' On The Ritz / Thrift Shop - Video recorded 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Taste Of Atlanta Festival. Another 'mashup' between 2 songs, although written 100 years apart, evoke the same message! Here is the Ruby Reds Band featuring Marty Martin on trumpet and vocals; L.A. Tuten on bass; and Rocky Ball on banjo. We used a stationary camera and recorded the audio live in our digital mixer. L.A. Tuten mixed all of the audio. Enjoy!

Thunder Road
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Thunder Road - Video recorded 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Taste Of Atlanta Festival. Robert Mitchum not only starred in the movie "Thunder Road" but composed and recorded the theme song, which became a hit! Here is the Ruby Reds Band featuring Marty Martin on trumpet and vocals; L.A. Tuten on bass; and Rocky Ball on banjo. We used a stationary camera and recorded the audio live in our digital mixer. L.A. Tuten mixed all of the audio. Enjoy!

Borneo
Borneo - Video recorded 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Taste Of Atlanta Festival. Walter Donaldson composed this 20s ditty about life on a South seas island. The recording by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra featuring a jazz solo by legendary cornetist Bix Beiderbeck has become a staple of early jazz. Here is the Ruby Reds Band featuring Marty Martin on trumpet and vocals; L.A. Tuten on bass; and Rocky Ball on banjo. We used a stationary camera and recorded the audio live in our digital mixer. L.A. Tuten mixed all of the audio. Enjoy!

Saints Gospel Medley
Saints Gospel Medley Finale - Video recorded 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Taste Of Atlanta Festival. Over many years we've adopted "When The Saints Go Marching In" as our closing number in concerts (as have most Traditional Jazz Bands!) To give it more sparkle and separate ourselves from many other bands we decided to create a medley of additional traditional gospel songs including "Amazing Grace", "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot", "I'll Fly Away" and, of course, "The Saints". Here is the Ruby Reds Band featuring Marty Martin on trumpet and vocals; L.A. Tuten on bass; and Rocky Ball on banjo. We used a stationary camera and recorded the audio live in our digital mixer. L.A. Tuten mixed all of the audio. Enjoy!

Below see 3 videos from the 1980s that were placed on YouTube® by 'onlookers' who happened upon the band at some public performance and shot video on their own. (This would be the first generation of regulars).

Cakewalkin' Babies From Home
Featuring the late Ernie Carson on cornet, the late Herman Foretich on clarinet and the late Peanuts Fitch on banjo with Ruby Reds Band founder Hal Johnson on tuba. The band played hundreds of commercial gigs for store openings, sales and promotions. This was probably the opening of a Cub Foods grocery store in Atlanta in the late 1970s.

Doctor Jazz
Featuring the late Ernie Carson on cornet, the late Herman Foretich on clarinet and the late Peanuts Fitch on banjo with Ruby Reds Band founder Hal Johnson on tuba. The band played hundreds of commercial gigs for store openings, sales and promotions. This was probably the opening of a Cub Foods grocery store in Atlanta in the late 1970s.

China Boy
Featuring the late Ernie Carson on cornet, the late Herman Foretich on clarinet and the late Peanuts Fitch on banjo with Ruby Reds Band founder Hal Johnson on tuba. The band played hundreds of commercial gigs for store openings, sales and promotions. This was probably the opening of a Cub Foods grocery store in Atlanta in the late 1970s.

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