Herman Ernest III

Herman Ernest III

Real Name:
Herman Roscoe Ernest III
America drummer & percussionist involved in the New Orleans scene.
Hired to the King Floyd road band in 1971, Ernest lll, known as Roscoe, contributed the beat to Lady Marmalade on the Allen Toussaint produced LaBelle - Nightbirds in 1974. Roscoe played on other projects for many years at Toussaint's Sea-Saint Studio. From the early 1990's until his death, he was drummer and bandleader for Dr. John's band The Lower 911.
Roscoe was an active member of his community. Apart from recording, he was a deputy sheriff for the New Orleans Police Department, dedicating time during Mardi Gras & Thanksgiving holidays to ensure peace. He also played drums for his mother's church, the Greater Liberty Baptist Church, and taught drumming techniques to children at the Louis Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp.
Died Mar. 6, 2011 at the age of 59 years from cancer.
(August 12, 1951 – March 6, 2011),

Herman Ernest III Discography


CD BT-1090 Earl King Earl King - Hard River To Cross(CD, Album) Black Top Records CD BT-1090 US 1993 Sell This Version
Dr John* Dr John* - Trippin' Live (Album) Surefire Records Australia 1997 Sell This Version
Dr John* Dr John* - Anutha Zone (Album) Parlophone, Parlophone UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
Dr. John Dr. John - Duke Elegant (Album) Blue Note US 2000 Sell This Version
Dr. John Dr. John - Creole Moon (Album) Blue Note US 2001 Sell This Version
FTN17803 Dr. John And The Lower 911 Them Dr. John And The Lower 911 - Tribal(CD, Album) 429 Records FTN17803 US 2010 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Labelle Labelle - Nightbirds (Album) Epic Europe 1974 Sell This Version
Norma Jean*, Ray J. Norma Jean*, Ray J. - Raising Hell (Album) Hep' Me Records US 1974 Sell This Version
LaBelle LaBelle - Phoenix (Album) Epic Canada 1975 Sell This Version
Richie Havens Richie Havens - The End Of The Beginning (Album) A&M Records, A&M Records Spain 1976 Sell This Version
9153 The Dameans The Dameans - Day Of The Son(LP, Album) TeleKetics 9153 US 1976 Sell This Version
BS 2911 William D. Smith* William D. Smith* - A Good Feelin'(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records BS 2911 US 1976 Sell This Version
Linda Lewis Dreamer Of Dreams (as Herman Ernest) and 3 more… Linda Lewis - Woman Overboard (Album) Arista France 1977 Sell This Version
Richie Havens Richie Havens - Mirage (Album) A&M Records US 1977 Sell This Version
Johnny Adams Johnny Adams - After All The Good Is Gone Ariola Records America US 1978 Sell This Version
Al Johnson Al Johnson - Peaceful (Album) Marina Records (2) US 1978 Sell This Version
Lee Dorsey Lee Dorsey - Night People (Album) ABC Records US 1978 Sell This Version
Patti LaBelle Patti LaBelle - Released (Album) Epic Canada 1980 Sell This Version
Ramsey Lewis Ramsey Lewis - Routes (Album) CBS/Sony Philippines 1980 Sell This Version
MCA-3244 Etta James Etta James - Changes(LP) T-Electric, MCA Records MCA-3244 US 1980 Sell This Version
The Neville Brothers The Neville Brothers - Fiyo On The Bayou (Album) A&M Records Australia 1981 Sell This Version
Louisiana Purchase Louisiana Purchase - Louisiana Purchase (Album) Basin Street Records US 1984 Sell This Version
Aaron Neville Aaron Neville - Orchid In The Storm (MiniAlbum, EP, Album) Passport Records US 1985 Sell This Version
Solomon Burke Solomon Burke - A Change Is Gonna Come (Album) Rounder Records UK 1986 Sell This Version
Irma Thomas Irma Thomas - The Way I Feel (Album) Zensor Japan 1988 Sell This Version